Ammo Reviews & Comparisions

If you’re on the fence between 9mm and .40 SW or trying to determine the best home defense ammo or what you should use for plinking, look no further.

April 07, 2022

Bullet Sizes, Types, & Calibers

Modern small arms ammunition can be confusing due to the myriad of common types, calibers, and sizes involved, but with a little research, navigating the “bullet aisle” at your local gun store is a snap. We’re here to hold class on the essentials. This article is part of our series on Gun Basics. If you’re… Continue reading Bullet Sizes, Types, & Calibers

February 24, 2022

The Best 9mm Ammo

Gun Basics Possibly the most popular centerfire ammunition made today, and almost certainly one of the most prolific, landing on the right 9mm ammo load for home defense, plinking, or carry ammo can sometimes get a little overwhelming.  We dive deep into the world of Herr Luger to point you in the right direction for… Continue reading The Best 9mm Ammo

January 09, 2022

The Best Ammo Manufacturers

Gun Basics The history of firearm ammunition in the United States is long and storied. Here in the US we’re lucky enough to have ammo for recreational use derived from military applications. The array of calibers, premium and value-oriented brands and cartridge sizes delivered by reputable manufacturers is unrivalled across the globe. As with our… Continue reading The Best Ammo Manufacturers

June 29, 2021

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: .223 vs 5.56

Headstamp-to-Headstamp One of the most often seen tropes in the gun community– and even by some in the firearms industry to an extent– is that the designations “223 Remington” and “5.56x45mm NATO” are used interchangeably in a sort of “six of one, half a dozen of the other” kind of indifference.  However, there are at… Continue reading Headstamp-to-Headstamp: .223 vs 5.56

May 25, 2021

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 300 Blackout vs 5.56

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. Today, two of the most popular caliber choices for AR-15 style rifles and pistols are in the go-to standard that is 5.56 NATO, and the newer, but no less versatile, .300 AAC Blackout. Choosing between the two takes a little thought and boils down… Continue reading Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 300 Blackout vs 5.56

January 31, 2021

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: Hollow Point vs FMJ

Gun Basics Full metal jacket (FMJ) and hollow point are two popular types of ammunition; with one better used for defensive situations and the other more of a practice round. Though seasoned shooters likely understand the difference between these types of bullets, it can be difficult to define the differences and best applications of both… Continue reading Headstamp-to-Headstamp: Hollow Point vs FMJ

January 30, 2021

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 5.56 vs 7.62

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. It’s September of 1970. After a strongly worded letter from President Johnson and six weeks at Paris Island, a fresh recruit finds himself walking down a trail through a dense section of jungle, a newly minted Private in the Marine Corps. In his hands… Continue reading Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 5.56 vs 7.62

November 18, 2020

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 9mm vs. .380ACP

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. One of the more important choices you’ll need to make when it comes to a concealed carry firearm is the caliber of your pistol. 9mm is the standard for service pistols but it certainly isn’t the only round in town. The .380ACP – often… Continue reading Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 9mm vs. .380ACP

November 01, 2020

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 9mm vs. .40 S&W

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. The debate over the most effective handgun caliber is as old as time itself. In this article, we will compare two of the most popular calibers available today – the 9mm to the .40 S&W.