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12 and 20 gauge shotshells

Ammunition

Tactical Talk: The 20-Gauge for Defense

If you do not have a problem using the 12 gauge, by all means, feel free to do so. After all with the proper technique, most folks can handle the 12 gauge. However, no matter how good you are, the 12 gauge shotgun kicks and kicks hard with some loads. The question is not whether the 12 gauge is viable for self-defense, but instead an examination of why the 20 gauge may outperform the 12 gauge is a self-defense scenario.

Bob Campbell shooting the Kel-Tec K7 shotgun

Firearms

Review: Kel-Tec K7

Bullpup configurations are nothing new, but Kel Tec’s handling of the design is exceptional. Kel-Tec’s KSG is a double-magazine-tube pump…Read More >

Upset Gorilla Ammunition bullet showing petals

Ammunition

Bullets: Chunky and Slow vs. Fast and Light

Many of the modern, name brand bullets in .45 ACP or 9mm will do the job well. This data should help you realize, with the proper bullets, ammunition effectiveness is not nearly as large a concern as it once was. That is not say that all bullets in 9mm or .45 ACP perform the same. This article looks at data from different ammunition tests and picks the 3 top performers for consideration.

Lyman digital powder scale

General

Should You Avoid Reloaded Ammunition?

Today, as during the Vietnam War, one simple fact remain true: Our firearms are obviously worthless without ammunition that works. I’m sure you’ve heard how many gun activists want to make ammo harder to come by and there is no question that depending on where you live, it’s becoming more difficult to walk into your sporting goods store to buy ammo. This has led to a continuing growing popularity of reloading your own ammo—but should you?