Gun Tests Ammunition Comparisons

Here's a compilation of our head-to-head ammunition-testing articles. Each title is linked to the original article, so just click to navigate to the full report.

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“Twenty 22 Rimfire Loads Go Head to Head at the Range,” June 2019

“Deep-Penetrating Heavy-Bullet 9mm Loads: Pretty Good Picks,” November 2018

“Affordable Handgun Ammo: Is It Up to Par for Your Firearms Use?” April 2018

“38 Super Loads: We Like Buffalo Bore’s Jacketed HPs,” November 2017

“Slugs For Self Defense: These Shotgun Rounds Rock,” August 2017

“30 Carbine Picks: Hornady, Speer, Buffalo Bore Loads Tested,” July 2017

“.410 Bore Ammo Tests,” July 2017

“357 Magnum Personal Defense Loads: Black Hills Is a Best Buy,” February 2017

“The 44 Special: An Old Number Is Revitalized by Modern Loads,” January 2017

“What About the 20 Gauge for Home and Personal Defense?” September 2016

“380 ACP Loads Update: Choices Are Getting More Interesting,” August 2016

Handgun Bullets: How Do They Penetrate in Home Materials?, November 2015

“Which Is Better: 9mm Luger or 45 ACP? Answer: It Depends,” October 2014

“Light-Recoil 45 ACP Loads: Three Comfortable ‘A’ Choices,” September 2014

“More Dangerous-Animal Ammo: 45 Colt and 45 ACP Loadings,” March 2014

“9mm Short-Barrel Choice: We’d Carry 124-Grain Speer Gold Dots,” October 2013

“Personal-Defense Handgun Pick: 9mm Luger or 357 Magnum?” August 2013

“Testing 223 Remington Rounds For Personal-Defense Use,” May 2013

“40 S&W Ammunition Tests: Black Hills 155s Are Best Buy,”February 2013

“Alternate 1911 Cartridges and Loads: 9mm, 38 Super, 10mm,” January 2013

“38 Specials for Snubbie Carry: We Test Eleven Head to Head,” November 2012

“Frangible Ammunition Testing: We Give Nine Loads a Fair Shot,” July 2012

“Dangerous-Game 357 Magnums: Cor-Bon, Grizzly Clear Winners,” May 2012

“Shotgun Defense Choices: We Pick Two Fiocchi Loads,” November 2011

“9mm +P and Other Powerful Loads: Black Hills Is a Best Buy,” April 2011

“Gauging 380 ACP Loads: FMJ May Be the Only Way to Go,” October 2010

“A Hard Look at 9mm Luger Loadings: Speer, Fiocchi Win,” September 2010

“Personal Defense 45 Colt Loads: Some Are Sedate, Others Sizzle,” August 2010

“High-Velocity 45 ACP Loads: Impressive, But Hard to Handle,” April 2010

“Self-Defense .45 GAP Loads: None Have Everything We Want,” February 2005

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1 COMMENT

  1. Under Gun Tests Ammunition Comparisons,

    the link for “380 ACP Loads Update: Choices Are Getting More Interesting,”

    Is incorrect.

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