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Category: Handgun Reloading Tips


Dear Labby: Questions For Our Ballistics Lab

January 9, 2017
Write to us with your ballistics and shooting questions. Dear Labby is here to help.

Handloaders Need a Chronograph

October 7, 2016
We publish our maximum loads with both their velocity and pressure. If you are getting the same velocity as our test loads you also have the same pressure (given a similar barrel length). Higher velocity equals more pressure. The two references go hand-in-hand. If you want to know more about the pressure of your pet load, buy a chronograph. They are a must for serious handloaders.

The .30 Herrett: Steps and Tricks

September 16, 2016
The .30 Herrett was one of the great wildcats of the 70s and 80s. It is still a terrific cartridge.

Testing Self-Defense Ammunition

April 27, 2016
Writer Charles Schwartz explains Quantitative Ammunition Selection and how it can help you make better ammunition choices.

Shotshells for your Handgun

April 20, 2016
Anyone who hates snakes as much as I do will tell you that those CCI shot loads for pistols are useful items.

The .277 Wolverine: Birth of a Wildcat

March 28, 2016
One of the major goals has been to come up with something that is a significant boost in performance over the 5.56, but requires the least amount of proprietary hardware to make it work. Enter the .277 Wolverine.

Looking at Obscure Cartridges: The .270 R.E.N.

February 17, 2016
The Meet the big-bore Hornet: the.270 R.E.N.

What Went Wrong?

February 12, 2016
A few small changes can solve these common problems.

More Thoughts on the 9X19mm Parabellum and some Observations Regarding Accurate #5 and #7

December 11, 2015
Kevin Newberry explains how to get the most out of combat pistols. This is a must read for anyone who carries a handgun for self defense.

The Resurgent 9mm

November 25, 2015
The 9mm is back in police holsters in ever greater numbers, replacing the .40 S&W as the police cartridge of choice. Jim Waddell looks at what is driving this trend.