Ransom Rest Ammo Accuracy Project

By | 2018-07-31T18:19:50+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Ammo University, Data|

Have you ever purchased a new handgun and wondered what the most accurate brand of ammo is for it? Or at the very least: what bullet weight your gun prefers? I have. To answer those questions, we have embarked on a very ambitious project to test every brand and bullet weight from all of [...]

A Condensed History of the 9mm Cartridge

By | 2018-07-03T18:12:23+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Ammo University|

We have all heard, or even participated in, the much-heated debate of 9mm Luger vs 45 ACP. One simply needs to look at the comments section of self-defense articles or look on just about any gun forum to find evidence of the “best caliber” war. Many of these heated debates use outdated and inaccurate [...]

Is 380 ACP the new 38 Special?

By | 2017-12-21T09:00:10+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Ammo University, Commentary, Useful Stuff|

Recently, a number of articles appearing in magazines and blogs pertaining to firearms have been touting the 380 ACP as the "New 38 Special".  At first glance we found this amusing as the 380 ACP with its 17mm case length looks absolutely tiny next to a 38 Special round with its 39 mm case length. [...]

450 Bushmaster: Extraordinary Large Bore Cartridge

By | 2017-12-05T21:51:12+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Ammo University, Commentary, Useful Stuff|

There is a long standing debate among avid shooters concerning the effectiveness of small diameter, lightweight, fast moving bullets versus large diameter, heavyweight, slow moving bullets and this debate is especially germane to military personnel. Consequently, ever since the introduction of the 5.56 x 45mm NATO cartridge during the Vietnam [...]