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All our ammo articles from the Best Places to Buy Ammo Online to the best self-defense and range ammo for common calibers.


News

Guns, Ammo Shortage Causes Shifts in Buying Trends

COVID, riots, and an election yielded ammo and gun shortages in 2020. But has that impacted or uprooted traditional buying trends? We investigate. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best .50 BMG Rifles & Ammo [Ultimate Guide]

You want a big caliber? We got a big caliber. We take a look at the .50 BMG round, giving you the best .50 BMG rifles and ammunition. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

How Guns Work [Visual Guide]

How do guns work?!? We'll quickly cover how they work, components of a bullet, various actions, and loading mechanisms. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Clear a Squib Load at the Range

You're bound to encounter a squib load at least once in your shooting career. So, we're filling you in on what to do if a squib happens to you. (Read)

Ammo

Different Ammo in the Same Gun…Kaboom?

Your revolver is .357 Mag, but people say it shoots .38 Spl. Your AR-15 says it can shoot 5.56x45mm, but your friend says get .223. What's going on? (Read)

Ammo

9x39mm: The Ins & Outs of the Russian Round

The 9x39mm is a unique Russian round and we're taking a look at its history, evolution, and modern military and civilian applications. (Read)

Ammo

Best Lead-Free Ammo for Hunting & Shooting [Guide]

Do you use lead-free ammo on hunts and at the range? Maybe you should. Read up on the benefits and see our list of the best lead-free ammo. (Read)

California

[How-To] Buy Ammo in California: Laws, Online Ordering, & COE

In California and want to buy ammunition for your guns? We cover everything you need to know and how to actually buy ammo in the Golden State. (Read)

Ammo

.45 Colt: More Than Just a Cowboy Action Round?

Ever wondered what .45 Colt is and why it might work in an apocalypse? We got all the answers (and more) in this guide to the venerable round. (Read)

Ammo

Best .40 S&W Ammo: Self Defense & Target Practice

Want the best .40 ammo possible...at the best prices? Read on for quick recommendations of self-defense and target ammo based on ballistics gel data. (Read)

Ammo

Which Rifle Round is Better: 7.62 vs. 5.56 NATO

Not sure which rifle round is best for you? We'll cover the pros & cons of 7.62 vs. 5.56, delve into the history, and learn how both are used. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

[Beginner’s Guide]: Buckshot for Home Defense

New to shotguns and on the hunt for the best ammo for home defense? Come read up on buckshot and why you should have some in your safe. (Read)

Ammo

Battle of the Nines: 9mm Luger vs 9×19 vs Parabellum

What's the difference between 9mm, 9x19, 9mm Luger, and 9mm Parabellum? Learn more about the famous 9mm round and its cousins here! (Read)

Shooting

Ballistic Gel: Purpose, Protocol, & Best Ones

How does your ammo really perform? Time to test it with some ballistic gel. We go through the process plus our recommended ones. (Read)
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