Headstamp-to-Headstamp One of the most often seen tropes in the gun community– and even by some in the firearms industry to an extent– is that the designations “223 Remington” and “5.56x45mm NATO” are used interchangeably in a sort of “six of one, half a dozen of the other” kind of indifference. However, there are at… Continue reading .223 vs 5.56: A Comparison
Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. Today, two of the most popular caliber choices for AR-15 style rifles and pistols are in the go-to standard that is 5.56 NATO, and the newer, but no less versatile, .300 AAC Blackout. Choosing between the two takes a little thought and boils down… Continue reading 300 Blackout vs 5.56: A Comparison
Gun Basics Full metal jacket (FMJ) and hollow point are two popular types of ammunition; with one better used for defensive situations and the other more of a practice round. Though seasoned shooters likely understand the difference between these types of bullets, it can be difficult to define the differences and best applications of both… Continue reading Hollow Point vs FMJ: A Comparison
Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. It’s September of 1970. After a strongly worded letter from President Johnson and six weeks at Paris Island, a fresh recruit finds himself walking down a trail through a dense section of jungle, a newly minted Private in the Marine Corps. In his hands… Continue reading 5.56 vs 7.62: A Comparison
Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. One of the more important choices you’ll need to make when it comes to a concealed carry firearm is the caliber of your pistol. 9mm is the standard for service pistols but it certainly isn’t the only round in town. The .380ACP – often… Continue reading 9mm vs. .380ACP: A Comparison
Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. The debate over the most effective handgun caliber is as old as time itself. In this article, we will compare two of the most popular calibers available today – the 9mm to the .40 S&W.