Ammo Review: Winchester PDX1 Elite Defender .40 S&W 165 Grain


The .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge has been called many things since it was introduced in 1990. Slow & Weak Save your bacon & Walk free Sexy & Winchester Shoot & Wound Sledgehammer & Wallop Shortened & Widened Sluggish & Wimpy Slay & Waste Studious & Well-spoken Oh yeah, and Smith & Wesson… Used by […]

Ammo Review: Precious Metal You Can Bank On – Remington Golden Saber .45 ACP 185 grain JHP

Remington Golden Saber .45 ACP ammunition expansion performance

“I love gooooooooold!” Goldmember, 2002 and 1975 We’re developing a fondness for it as well. In its jacketed form anyway. As part of our ongoing Will It Expand series, we’ve been testing lots and lots of ammo. Many of those tests have represented somewhat realistic scenarios. Others?  Not so much. In any case, it’s been […]

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 […]

Ammo Review: Buffalo Bore 9mm +P+ 95 grain Barnes TAC-XP

Buffalo Bore 9mm +P+ Tac-XP ammunition

They say you can blow up a tank with a marshmallow if you can get it moving fast enough. While we’re still waiting on a civilian legal marshmallow rail gun, we’re taking a baby step in that direction by testing this load. With all the shooting of random things we’ve done over the years, we’ve […]

Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Defense Ammo: These Boots Were Made for Shootin’


This week’s episode of ‘Will It Expand’ undresses the heaviest of outerwear – leather. As we had no interest in perforating our nice leather coat, we elected to use an even tougher leather barrier – an old pair of Justin Boots. So – stick with us here – the idea is to shoot hollow point […]