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After training hundreds of individuals and doing considerable research on handguns and cartridges, I have come to realize that many shooters do not realize the work a handgun cartridge must do.
SIG offers full metal jacketed training loads in the popular calibers but also hollow point defense loads. Among the most interesting are the three choices in .45 ACP hollow point loads. As with all top tier manufacturers, premium names need to deliver a premium product—preferably at a reasonable price. For this review, we put 185-, 2000, and 230-grain V Crown offering through their paces.
There have always been more cheap guns than good guns in my opinion, and the same is true today. Likewise, there have always been very few inexpensive but good guns. Sometimes when looking over the choices in handguns the heavy hitter may say, ‘What is your life worth?’ This is true enough, but many of us cannot afford an expensive firearm despite our best intentions. Read the full story for the pros and cons of picking your self-defense handgun.
The secret to PowerStrike is its High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) technology. PowerStrike is a Lead-Free powder metal High Energy Transfer (H.E.T.) round designed to create controlled penetrating fragmentation in soft targets. It is excellent for hunting small, large and dangerous game as it can penetrate thick bone and hide. For tactical applications, it can penetrate light barriers to reach the target while still fragmenting inside the target. Read the full review.
OATH ammunition offers loads designed to reduce recoil by using lightweight projectiles that offer good penetration and terminal performance with solid copper projectiles. Wow! That was a mouthful, but the main point is, the bullets are well designed and offer remarkable consistency on the range, for training, or self-defense. WIlburn Roberts popped more than a few primers while proofing the ammo and collecting the data…
I have been using Gorilla Ammunition for only a few months but have come to respect the brand integrity. I often see preposterous claims concerning velocity, expansion or what a bullet may be capable of. The claims are seldom borne out.
SIG has introduced a training line of ammunition to compliment its JHP Elite loads. They are affordable, accurate and cleaning burning. Bob Campbell filled his pockets, grabbed some of his favorite 1911s and a SIG P220 to put the new ammo through its paces.
The biggest lifetime expense of your firearm — even considering the initial purchase cost of the gun — is almost always ammo. Here are 10 of the Cheaper Than Dirt! Shooter’s Log most popular stories about ammunition choice, tuning, and suitability.