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Best 380 Ammo: Training & Home Defense

The .380 ACP is enjoying a very healthy resurgence in this modern age. The 380 ACP might be more popular now than when it first came out in the early 20th century. Initially designed for use in simple blowback pistols, it really found its stride in the last…
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Best 10mm Ammo: Training & Home Defense

While it’s not exactly a “Big Bore” caliber, 10mm Automatic ammo packs a punch well above its weight class. It performs every bit like a Big Bore magnum, thumping anything unlucky enough to be on the receiving end with great malice. 10mm was originally conceived to be a…
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Best 38 Special Ammo: Range Training & Home Defense

The .38 Special is a classic revolver caliber, perhaps the classic revolver caliber of modern times. It’s impossible to go into any gun store and not find a selection of used and new revolvers chambered in this classic round. It has a history as a workhorse, and though it…
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Best 45 ACP Ammo: Plinking, Range Training & Home Defense

It’s safe to say that the .45 ACP is the undisputed reigning champ of big bore autoloaders. It didn’t earn this title by sheer power alone, but by it’s enduring staying power, popularity, and sales volume. There are still many law enforcement agencies which issue .45 ACP pistols as their duty…
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Best 9mm Ammo: Plinking, Training & Home Defense

Without a doubt, the 9mm cartridge is the best seller in pistol ammunition at Wideners.com. This is not much of a surprise; it is the NATO standard, used by roughly 30 nations as the preferred military sidearm caliber. The U.S. military alone has several million 9mm pistols and…