Personal Defense

How Do Bullets and Shells Differ?

Once you enter the world of firearms, you quickly start to understand that there are many variations on verbiage. Oftentimes, people are using different words to discuss the kinds of ammo that handguns, rifles or shotguns use — for example, saying that rifles and handguns shoot bullets. When talking about shotguns, people are more likely to use the term shells. But there are real differences between handgun or rifle cartridges and shotgun shells. Read on to learn more about what separates them.
1 month ago

5 Great Guns for Women

Nobody wants to shoot a gun that just doesn't feel like it fits in their hand. So while there’s no type of gun that women inherently prefer, there are certainly a few differences with respect to a gun’s feel that make those firearms a literal better fit. Forget the myth that women don’t like powerful guns and throw away any ideas about what a “woman’s gun” might be — let’s instead delve into what women tend to prefer, and which types of guns might end up being the right match.
3 months ago

What's the Best Handgun I Could Buy for Under $120?

Amidst a global pandemic and an explosion of panic-purchases of everything from ammunition to toilet paper, it's become obvious that being prepared for any situation is no longer something relegated to the realm of paranoia — it's just sensible. For many people, part of that preparedness involves the purchase of a firearm. Setting a budget is absolutely a good place to start, and it’s important to be realistic. Read on to figure out what a pragmatic budget for an affordable handgun can look like, and which kinds of firearms you can get at those price points.
3 months ago

5 Tips for Buying the Right Ammo for Your Gun

New gun owners can be forgiven for thinking a 9mm is a 9mm, and that one box of ammo is as good as any other, but the ammunition you buy makes a real difference in the way your gun performs. Knowing your ammo is part of becoming a better shooter, and there are more than a few ways to get tripped up if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Here’s a guide on how to dodge those pitfalls and find the ammo you’re looking for.
3 months ago

Are Sig Sauer Handguns Worth the Money?

There's never any shortage of extreme division about any subject that arises — least of all firearms manufacturers, and Sig Sauer isn't immune from this. Some people are Sig haters, and some are Sig fanboys, with many people falling in between these extremes. With guns, as with all things, context is king: The real question is whether Sig Sauer handguns are worth the money to you. Find out what makes a Sig special and determine if the classic brand is a fit for your preferred type of firearm.
3 months ago

How Do Double-Action and Semi-Automatic Pistols Differ?

The sheer volume of terminology can be a barrier to entry for new gun owners, with terms like “double-action” and “striker-fired” getting tossed around without much context to shed light on their meanings. While the glossary of terms might seem like the big obstacle in your way, approaching it head-on can actually be a great way to become comfortable in your new hobby. Jump into this straightforward guide on different types of pistols to get started.
3 months ago

Should I Buy a Revolver or Semi-Automatic?

New gun purchases in the United States are at an all-time high, and it's pretty unlikely that big game hunting and target shooting have suddenly gotten popular enough to more than double the number of background checks being run nationwide. Likelier by far is that most of the new gun sales are for self-defense, which is why a lot of people are choosing handguns for their first firearms. This leads to a time-honored question: Which is best for self-defense, revolvers or semi-automatics? There’s no simple answer, so read on to get the rundown on the advantages of each.
3 months ago

What Is the Difference Between 115-grain and 124-grain 9mm Ammo?

Grain is a measure of weight referring specifically to the weight of the bullet itself, but that’s hardly the whole picture. While the basic difference between a 115-grain round and a 124-grain round is their respective weights, to say nothing else would exclude a whole lot of vital distinctions. A heavier round will, for example, alter cycling, impact on the target, and recoil. Read on to learn the ins and outs of how bullet grain can change your shooting experience.
4 months ago

What to Expect When Buying a Gun Online | Ammunition Depot

Everybody buys everything online; it’s not a niche anymore, and it hasn’t been for awhile. It’s possible that as many as a few million people in the United States would like to bargain shop for a gun online given the option, but the dense tangle of state and federal laws makes this problematic. In some ways, the law governing internet gun sales is a half-century behind the tech curve, and plenty of people approach buying a gun online with a great deal of uncertainty. Check out this piece for a quick rundown on what you can expect when you make your first gun purchase online.
4 months ago

Gun Safety for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide | Ammunition Depot

With as many as 393 million guns in private hands in the US, it's inevitable that many families' children will take an interest in shooting. Learning to safely handle a gun is a great way for kids to pick up good habits and become more responsible, and it's important to teach kids right and to do so safely. Here are a few ways you can make sure your kids stay safe while handling guns.
4 months ago