What Has More Energy? A 3 ½” 12 Gauge Buckshot Load or a Throat Punch By Mike Tyson?

American Standard Cartridges - The Cartridge Comparison Guide

Find out with the Cartridge Comparison Guide, Second Edition I now have all the answers. Not because I’m some sort of genius, but because I met the guy who HAS found all the answers at this year’s Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Conference. His name is Andrew and he created the Cartridge Comparison Guide, now […]

Ammo Review: Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 180 Grain Hollow Point

Speer Gold Dot 40 S&W 180 grain ammunition

Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 180 Grain Hollow Point Ammunition It’s a good thing these Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 180 grain self-defense rounds don’t have dystychiphobia. That’s fear of accidents. I say this because in our testing we had a high-speed wreck. One of our projectiles crashed right into the back of another during the […]

Latest Shooting Buyers Guide Additions

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We’re introducing a new weekly article feature, and a whole new section of MyGunCulture.com this week. Our Shooters Buyers Guide provides a quick and easy reference to stuff that is a solid value – and works. Think of it as shooting tips for buyers. We check out a lot of shooting gear – tactical lights, […]

Ammo Review: Speer Gold Dot .30 Carbine

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If only the Marines has Speer Gold Dot .30 Carbine ammunition in 1942… In one of those enduring “after the fact” armchair debates, pundits both praise and condemn the performance M1 Carbine with standard .30 Carbine ball ammunition. While the rifle was handy to carry at about 6 pounds, and the operator could carry large […]

Ammo Review: Federal’s Guard Dog .45 ACP Ammo Is No Chihuahua

Federal Guard Dog EFMJ Ammunition expansion performance

We’re putting a Springfield Armory TRP Armory Kote 1911 through it’s paces for a future story and have run 13 different types of .45 ACP ammo through it so far. On a whim, we picked up some Federal Guard Dog .45 ACP to try out. Not having shot this particular ammo  before, we weren’t sure […]

American Eagle .223 Ammo – Reloaders Bargain

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We picked up a supply of American Eagle (by Federal) .223 ammo recently to test for reliability. And reloadability. We were looking for some decent plinking .223 ammo for the DPMS A3 Lite that wouldn’t break the bank – and that had brass cases acceptable for reloading. We’ve had decent success with some of the […]

Hornady Critical Defense .38 Special +P 100 grain Ammunition

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We’ve been testing a lot of Hornady Critical Defense ammunition and with rare exception, we’ve observed excellent results. Critical Defense is designed with a polymer plug in the hollow point cavity which aids with bullet expansion – even after the round penetrates barriers that would clog a normal hollow point round. We’ve shot it through […]

Ammo Review: Buffalo Bore .380 Auto +P Barnes TAC-XP

Buffalo Bore .380 ACP +P Barnes TAC-XP

Dang. We’re starting to become fans of this Buffalo Bore stuff. We were pleasantly surprised with the results of our test with an uber-velocity, light weight 9mm load. Now we’ve been pleasantly surprised with, of all things, a .380 ACP load. We recently tried a similar load from Doubletap Ammunition and were a bit perplexed […]

Speer Gold Dot 9mm +P Bonded Hollow Point Ammunition

Speer 9mm Gold Dot 124gr HP bonded hollow point ammunition

With all the ammo testing we do here, we keep coming back to Speer Gold Dots. Is it the newest? No. Does it contain exotic metals called something-illium? No. Does it play tricks with hyper-velocity? No. It just works. We find it expands reliably after penetrating all sorts of barriers. Just as importantly, the 124 […]