The bulk of the handguns I evaluate trends toward small-to-medium-sized polymer guns that are optimized for size and weight but…Read More >
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The .45 ACP is my favorite handgun cartridge. I have to get that out of the way before I begin.…Read More >
Among my favorite types of ammunition for personal defense are those using the Hornady eXtreme Terminal Performance bullet. The XTP…Read More >
To be clear, the subject of this report is the alternating of different loads in a handgun. The first couple…Read More >
There are few subjects as prone to create an argument as personal defense handguns and calibers. Some have a “devil may care” attitude and deploy anything, stating most are the same, while others go into great, even minute detail, in their testing and choices. Critical Defense and Critical Duty loads are not really variants of the XTP but fresh designs for a specific purpose. They have Hornady quality in common, however. These loads make the most of a handgun caliber.