What Can You Expect From The 300 Blackout?

A few of the "spent" 300 AAC Blackout projectiles tested in ballistic gelatin.

Given the level of interest in the 300 AAC Blackout caliber, and my obsession with unusual chamberings, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at exactly what the 300 Blackout does. As one of the intents behind the development of this cartridge was to provide better terminal effectiveness when fired from […]

I Dig the .357 Sig

A classic example of a great .357 Sig cartridge - Speer's 125 grain Gold Dot.

I dig the .357 Sig. In fact, I dig it so much, I feel like I’m on a one-man campaign to help boost it into the shooting mainstream. One of the biggest gripes people have about the .357 Sig cartridge is the cost, but that becomes a non-issue as more people start to use it. […]

Pic of the Day: Ankles of Doom

Galco Ankle Glove Ruger LCR 357 Hornady Critical Defense

My favorite ankle carry setup? That’s easy. It’s a combination of the Galco Ankle Glove ankle holster, Ruger LCR 357 and Hornady Critical Defense 357 Magnum ammo. I like the ankle glove for a number of reasons. The band is neoprene lined inside with sheepskin, so it’s stable and comfortable – even in hot weather. […]

Dogs Gone By: On the Front Line in the War Against Prairie Dogs

The Battlefield: The Silver Spur Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming.

We awoke at dawn. Most of us were slightly nervous, but energized by the certainty of impending combat. I doubt the enemy ever sleeps. They’re too busy digging a tunnel network to support their underground trafficking enterprise. We’d been the ones to choose the field of battle – the Silver Spur Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming. […]

Top 10 Self Defense Ammo Picks

Top 10 Self Defense Ammo Picks

With a controversial and opinionated topic like this, I have to include a couple of explanations and disclaimers. You do have to be careful about blanket statements when it comes to ammo performance. There are just too many variables. For example, you can’t necessarily say things like “Mega Blaster Yellow Tips” are the best. You […]

Gun Review: Daniel Defense DDM4v5 300 AAC Blackout AR Rifle

Here's a slightly "geared up" Daniel Defense DDM4v5 300 Blackout.

Some phrases are just fightin’ words. “That’s MY horse!” “That’s MY daughter!” “I love the 300 Blackout!” For some reason, virtually any gunny discussion about the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge quickly devolves into a typing wind sprint where the winner itemizes more reasons why the 300 Blackout is not as good as (fill in your […]

Hornady Lock and Load AP Progressive Reloading Press

Hornady Lock and Load Progressive Reloading Press

If you have started the fun and adventurous hobby of reloading your own ammunition, otherwise known as cooking with explosives (OK technically, they’re high burn rate propellants), you might want to check out the Hornady Lock and Load. We’ve been using a Hornady Lock and Load AP progressive reloading press for about 2 years now […]

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: Hornady Critical Defense vs. A Frying Pan

Hornady Critical Defense 45 ACP 185 grain

Our potentially life saving Hornady Critical Defense and Critical Duty ammunition tests have already revealed that… Your odds of prevailing in a commercial bakery gun fight are dramatically increased if you are carrying Hornady Critical Defense. While Activia has been shown to modulate bowel activity, it will not prevent Hornady Critical Defense ammo from expanding. […]

Ammo Review: Hornady Critical Defense vs. Butt Modulating Yogurt

Hornady Critical Defense ammo test shooting yogurt

Admit it. You’ve already got the Activia jingle going in your head. Or at least you’re wondering why a perennial hottie like Jamie Lee Curtis is now hawking butt modulating yogurt. Or what happens when bullets strike Bifidus Regularis bacteria – gajillions of them? Or whether ammunition has occasional irregularity? Or whether prune flavored yogurt […]