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 [...]