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Hollow Point VS FMJ

Hollow Point VS FMJ

If you’re a new gun owner, you may not yet know the differences between Hollow Point VS FMJ. That’s ok, we’ll cover everything you need to know in the article below. One of the most important things you can do is familiarize yourself with a few different bullet types. This knowledge will help you save […]

a photo of the history of ammo

A Brief History Of Ammo

There is no record of the first projectile used by early man, although the odds are good it was a rock lobbed by a hungry caveman. Those humble beginnings lead to the creation of the shepherd’s sling. A leather pouch with two leather thongs attached to either side that increased velocity and accuracy—and many more […]

a photo of a smith & wesson M&P 45 acp pistol with ball ammo

What Is Ball Ammo?

By Guy J. Sagi Shooters often use the term “ball ammo” to describe cartridges with a full metal jacket bullet (FMJ). Although the jargon hints that the projectile is spherically shaped or contains some sort of hidden “ball” within, neither is true. It’s the least-expensive ammunition—on average—available to civilian gun owners and accounts for the […]

photo of an ar-15 rifle outdoors

Best .223 Ammo: Range, Training & Home Defense

.223 Remington and its nearly identical twin brother, the 5.56x45mm NATO, need very little introduction. They represent one of the most common calibers in the U.S., and being the NATO standard, they are in use in various platforms around the world. The data to list the number of world-wide .223 users is surprisingly difficult to […]