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9mm Luger ballistic test, updated.

9mm Luger ballistic test The 9mm Luger, also know as the 9 x 19 Parabellum, was introduced in 1902 by Georg Luger and Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) for the German Luger semi automatic sidearm.  It originated by necking up the  7.65×21mm Parabellum round to .355 . In 1902, Georg Luger demonstrated the 9mm Luger to […]

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Pistol vs Carbine and differences in ammunition performance, updated.

Pistol vs Carbine differences ammunition performance, and it is enough to really matter? It is not feasible to always carry a carbine or rifle as a defensive weapon. Many prefer a pistol for day to day carry and understandably so. Is it worth the extra investment to have a carbine chambered in a handgun caliber […]

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.32 Automatic ballistic test

The .32 Auto, also known as the 7.65mm Browning, was developed by none other than John Browning for the FN 1900 pistol introduced in 1899.  This was JMB’s first handgun cartridge and was designed for a blowback compact pistol design but has since been implemented in locked breech designed handguns. Many say the .32 Auto […]

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More on the 1911 magazine.

Since the subject of magazines comes up a lot… There is only one magazine design that presents the cartridge to the 1911’s chamber correctly and guarantees full controlled feed…as designed and intended. That would be the original or “GI” design that allows the rear of the cartridge to rise at close to the same angle […]

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Compilation of ballistic tests from rangehot

I get a lot of folks inquiring about the ballistic tests I have done so I thought it would be easy to link them all in one post. For each test Clear Ballistics gel was used. Specific details are contained in the reviews.  Velocity and performance were compared over several rounds fired, from about 25 […]

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SIG Sauer Air Guns, solid training platforms.

SIG Sauer has a solid reputation for building fine firearms, but in the recent past they have expanded into silencers, optics, ammunition, and airguns. Now I know what you are thinking, why would a large manufacture diversify into airguns. Well the SIG airguns are not toys, and they are more like clones of their firearms […]

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.40 Smith and Wesson ballistic test, updated.

.40 smith and Wesson ballistics test As one of the most popular defensive calibers it is only logical to include it in the series of ballistic tests I have performed. First, a little history on the .40 S&W, In 1986 Michael Lee Platt and William Russell Matix (men who had met and became friends in […]

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FedArm (Federal Armament) Ammo Review

So, recently at work, one of my LT’s bought a concealable vest from Federal Armament to replace his vest that had been torn up and beat up over almost 20 years. Well, when I went on their sight, I found so many cool things that I kinda geeked out. Well, after talking with their sales […]

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Ballistic test of the .45 Auto,because they do not make a .46

Updated Would you believe there was a time when the .45 Auto was not a standard cartridge? Yea, me neither but it is true. The US Cavalry had been issued double action Colt revolvers chambered in .38 Long Colt in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The .38 Caliber round was less effective against enemies […]

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