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The Best Shotgun Ammo for Home Defense

Best Shotgun Ammo for Home DefenseShotguns have always been the go to weapon for home defense. In a close range scenario like home defense the shotgun absolutely rules. The shotgun is a weapon for those who love options.

A shotgun offers a variety of different options that most weapons cannot come close to comparing to. These options range from ammo selection, action, accessories, stocks, sights, and calibers.

Shotguns can be adapted for a number of different duties while simply switching ammo. Want to hunt squirrels or dove with your twelve gauge? Throw in some bird shot or small games loads and go at it.

You see a buck while squirrel hunting – throw in some buckshot or a slug. Are you a police officer who needs a less than lethal option? Rubber buckshot or rubber slugs work perfectly. Are you a Marine who needs to breech a door? A shotgun can do it, and do it damn well.

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Top 10 Buffalo Bore Loads

Buffalo Bore 45 Colt 255 Grain

Buffalo Bore 45 Colt 255 Grain

If you had three guesses to figure out why a company would call itself Buffalo Bore how many would it take you? A Buffalo Bore is not a misspelled combination of feral swine and a buffalo, but is a reference to shooting buffalo.

Buffalo are known to be hard to kill, and required a hard cast, fast, bullet that still had to be big enough to cause substantial wounds to a an animal that can weight nearly a ton.

Buffalo Bore takes pride in producing loads that tip the scales when it comes to power. The Buffalo Bore takes standard ammunition and beefs it up to some of the hottest factory loads on the market.

These are Buffalo Bore’s top ten loads:

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Best Magazine Pouches to Take a Look At

Blade Tech Eclipse Double Mag Pouch

Blade Tech Eclipse Double Mag Pouch

Anyone who carries a handgun, whether they are police, military or civilian, already knows the benefits of having a side arm. All police and military carry an additional source of ammo, and most often they carry a lot of back up ammunition.

Most concealed carriers think just the weapon and the ammunition it carries is enough. In most cases, it will be, but when it doesn’t, the results can be fatal.

It’s important to know there are easy methods to carry additional ammo for concealed carry. For police and military especially, it’s important to pursue more advantageous options.

5.11 Mag Pouch for Glock Double Stack

5.11 Mag Pouch for Glock Double Stack

5.11 Kydex Pouches

These double mag pouches are made from lightweight kydex material and are designed to handle a multitude of different double stack magazines. The 5.11 holds the mags steady, but are still easy to access when necessary.

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How Much Ammunition Do I Need to Keep on Hand?

When buying a new firearm in a new caliber, most shooters buy a lone box of ammunition along with the purchase. Some purchasers defend this choice by either thinking that is all they need or simply wanting to test-fire the gun before committing to a larger purchase. Still it begs the question: How much ammo should I keep on hand?
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The Best Handgun Calibers for Self Defense

Handgun Calibers for Self DefenseCONSIDERING THIS ARGUMENT HAS BEEN RAGING since handgun bullets were invented, this article won’t help in settling it.

Handgun caliber is a religious choice, and each caliber has many adherents.

Terms like knock down power and punch are bandied about by armchair experts and have been for years.

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Choosing the Best Ammunition for Your Firearm

Lots of AmmoSAYING THAT ANY ONE PARTICULAR THING is the best  is almost always subjective. The best of anything is entirely subjective, and ammunition is no different.

There are many factors in selecting ammunition, and the most important factors or considerations for one person when they’re buying ammo might not be the same for another person.

When buying ammo, among the factors you need to consider are: what the intended purpose of the gun is, what you are going to be shooting or may be shooting (targets, animals, possibly people in the event of self defense?), how much money you have to spend, how much ammo you’d like to get in return for that money, etc.

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How Much Ammo Do I Need Just In Case SHTF?

Lots of Ammunition - Photo Credit ZimbioEVERY TIME A NOVICE BUYS A GUN it seems like the next thing they do is by a single box of ammo to go with it.

They must literally be thinking that 50 rounds is plenty “ hell, it’s enough to kill 50 people!

How much ammunition do you really need? It depends, and there is no correct answer. There are correct practices, however.

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Ammunition – Things to Consider When Buying Ammo

AR15 5.56 Ammunition

AR15 5.56 Ammunition

Buying ammunition really isn’t all that difficult, is it? I mean, don’t you just buy ammo that is compatible with the particular gun you have? That is correct. However, there are many different intended uses for firearms and you want to make sure you have the right tools (ammunition) for the job.

For example, if you want to buy ammo for a handgun, what caliber does it hold? Even beyond that, is the ammo you are looking at going to be used at the range, or is its purpose for home defense? There are different types of ammunition that are best for each.

Same goes with a rifle or shotgun. There are different types of ammo that are best depending on if you’re hunting vs. target shooting vs. the ammo you would use if the weapon were your primary weapon for home defense.

Below are some things to consider when buying ammunition:


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