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10 GREAT DEFENSE LOADS

SELECTING THE RIGHT BULLET FOR YOUR SELFDEFENSE FIREARM IS CRITICAL. THANKFULLY, THERE ARE GREAT OPTIONS
PHOTOS BY BRAD FITZPATRICK AND THE MANUFACTURERS

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There’s a never-ending and oftentimes ugly debate regarding which cartridges are best suited for personal defense. Fans of the .45 feel that bigger holes are better, while 9mm devotees will argue that modern ammunition is so good that the added capacity of a smaller-caliber weapon trumps bullet diameter.

Some people carry pistols chambered in .380 ACP, while other shooters feel that this mild caliber is one small step above a thrown rock in terms of lethality. Others believe .38 revolvers are best, while some would argue that the stopping power of the 10mm Auto is a fair tradeoff for its increased muzzle blast and recoil.

In most cases, these arguments often overlook one of the most critical aspects of defensive shooting—bullet construction. While bullet diameter, velocity and kinetic energy all play a role in the selection of a defensive load, bullet construction is essential to immediately stopping a threat.

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