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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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.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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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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Ballistic test .45 Auto pistol vs carbine.

Ballistic test .45 Auto pistol vs carbine. A few years ago I published the differences in 9mm Luger ammunition performance when fired from a pistol and carbine. You can read that article by following this link. Now I have finished the Hi-Point carbine in .45 Auto review and the new Ruger ARX defensive ammunition I thought […]

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