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3 boxes of SIG V-Crown ammunition

Ammunition

Range Report: Ammunition Worthy of a Top Tier Gun — SIG Elite

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.

SIG Sauer and Glock pistols

Concealed Carry

Cheap Life Insurance — The Rumorings of Ol’ Bob

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.

Allegiance PowerStrike in ballistic gellatin

Ammunition

Throwback Thursday: Allegiance PowerStrike Frangible Ammo

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.

Two regular round and 2 expanded bullets

Ammunition

Range Report: OATH Ammunition

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…

Expanded Gorilla Silverback 230-grain personal defense load

Ammunition

Range Report: Gorilla Ammunition Silverback

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 Sauer M17 pistol with 9mm+P ammunition

Ammunition

SIG Sauer’s New FMJ Practice Grade Ammunition

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.

cardboard box with bullets spilling out

Ammunition

Top 10 Ammo Posts

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.

Nosler Custom Competition Ammunition

Ammunition

SHOT 2013 Preview: Nosler Custom Competition Ammunition

Nosler’s Match Grade ammunition is designed for precision target shooters and competitors who are looking for match winning accuracy in a factory loaded round. Nosler Match Grade handgun ammunition will be offered in 50 count boxes and is loaded to the strictest of tolerances for maximum accuracy, consistency and dependability.