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February 23, 2024

Is there a need for a different ammunition test for civilian self-defense scenarios? It’s a good question and bears first understanding the current testing method and how it came into existence. Traveling back to the 80s and a tragic shootout between federal agents and hardened violent criminal actors brings us […]

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February 13, 2024

Have you ever wondered where accuracy shooting standards came from? How they came to be and why they are important? Accuracy shooting standards were established to best prepare the shooter to manage an unknown, unknowable event. Defensive gun uses are mostly surprise attacks. There is little, if any, warning and […]

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February 4, 2024

As you shoot pistols more often you begin to appreciate their subtleties. You learn more about the equipment as your shooting skills advance. There is no way around developing shooting skills other than to shoot. No short cuts, cheat codes or life hacks—it’s time on the range honing your skill. […]

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January 23, 2024

There are many debates in this world. Whether it be cars, sports teams or barbeque grills, you will find heated debates abound. It can make for lively conversation indeed and the better conversations generally are filled not with opinions, but facts. There will be some sort of metric to help […]

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January 7, 2024

The right ammunition choice when it comes to self-defense is high performance jacketed hollow points. You want to stop the attack as quickly as possible with ammunition that reliably performs. Ammunition must penetrate at least 12 inches and expand at least 1.5 times the original diameter. For the average person […]

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December 19, 2023

When comparing practice ammunition with defensive ammunition you quickly notice the price difference. Double, even triple the cost is normal. The cost may influence your decision to select the cheaper practice ammunition for home defense or everyday carry. The difference in price is a result of a difference in performance—terminal […]

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December 4, 2023

As you become more comfortable carrying a pistol for self-defense, you learn a lot—and you learn all sorts of things. For instance, you learn about the defensive ammunition you use and carry. Surprisingly, there is a high amount of wear and tear that occurs when you carry on a regular […]

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November 27, 2023

Carrying for self-defense becomes a lifestyle choice. No matter how much you try to reduce the impact, or in some cases the inconvenience, it is hard to completely remove them. What I suggest and practice is to live your life but be armed in the process. In the beginning, this […]

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November 13, 2023

When you purchase your first box of ammunition it will be somewhat of a benign event. On the flip side, when you purchase your first case of ammunition it will be exhilarating. There are so many options available today, it can be difficult to know what the best or right […]

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October 30, 2023

When it comes to buying ammunition or ammo, you have several options. The two most popular methods are in-person or online. The current trend favors the internet for ammunition needs. Each has their benefits so what is the difference between them both? Over the years I’ve purchased thousands of rounds […]

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