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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: An Alternate Look at Handgun Stopping Power

    Started by JD, June 1st, 2011 07:14 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 45 acp ammo recall

    Started by tkruf, February 10th, 2011 03:03 PM
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  4. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Read Me First: Important Posting Information

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  1. Exclamation Walmart Ammo Supplies Dwindling (Merged)

    Started by ExSoldier, January 14th, 2009 07:43 AM
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    May 2nd, 2010, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  2. 10mm for defense. What is the point?? Just go with .45 ACP if you want big.

    Started by TheDreadnought, November 16th, 2014 08:35 PM
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 330
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    December 16th, 2014, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Is there any real evidence that one caliber is a better fight stopper than another?

    Started by Tangle, August 10th, 2010 12:23 PM
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 263
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    September 21st, 2010, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  4. Why Is the .40 S&W So Beat Up On These Days?

    Started by bmcgilvray, July 10th, 2012 03:15 AM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 250
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    November 30th, 2014, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  5. What does a JHP really do when it hits real flesh?

    Started by glockman10mm, November 9th, 2014 10:00 PM
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    November 15th, 2014, 12:25 AM Go to last post
  6. Does bullet expansion really matter?

    Started by Tangle, October 21st, 2010 08:35 AM
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    November 2nd, 2010, 06:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 9mm Luger via a LEO's perspective

    Started by CDWolfe, January 15th, 2012 10:35 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 209
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    July 23rd, 2013, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  8. What to Believe About Stopping Power

    Started by wrinkles, April 24th, 2014 12:55 PM
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    May 11th, 2014, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Most unnecessary caliber ever made

    Started by rammerjammer, December 20th, 2013 01:25 PM
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    December 30th, 2013, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Question 9mm vs 40S&W vs 45ACP vs 10mm, which have you chosen & why?

    Started by Christopher67, April 21st, 2014 04:52 PM
    13 Pages
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    September 2nd, 2014, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  11. Top 3 Carry Loads in 9mm from a Forensic standpoint

    Started by MATT11B, December 15th, 2014 12:50 AM
    13 Pages
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  12. Anyone heard of "RIP" ammunition?

    Started by usmcj, January 22nd, 2014 07:48 AM
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    February 13th, 2014, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  13. Poll Poll: Would you be willing to give up some of your rights

    Started by tns0038, August 18th, 2008 04:23 PM
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    October 7th, 2008, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  14. FBI Standards: Should we care?

    Started by smolck, May 12th, 2012 06:34 PM
    11 Pages
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    August 4th, 2012, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  15. Understanding The Ammo Stockpile Mentality

    Started by DetChris, June 30th, 2013 10:36 AM
    11 Pages
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    October 22nd, 2013, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Good article on the fading popularity of the .40S&W

    Started by TN_Mike, July 31st, 2013 03:52 AM
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    September 15th, 2013, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  17. 45 ballistics

    Started by Daddydon, January 27th, 2014 03:03 AM
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    January 28th, 2014, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  18. FBI writeup on use of 9mm

    Started by CR Williams, October 6th, 2014 05:57 PM
    10 Pages
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    October 17th, 2014, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  19. .45 ACP vs. 9mm: Here Comes Some Hard Data!

    Started by matt787, March 17th, 2014 06:05 PM
    10 Pages
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    June 9th, 2014, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  20. .45 FMJ or JHP? WHAT TO CARRY?

    Started by justherenow, January 3rd, 2010 10:05 PM
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    February 2nd, 2010, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Question How much SD ammo do you keep on hand?

    Started by Bfunk, February 2nd, 2010 02:59 PM
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    October 5th, 2014, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  22. Is the .22 magnum ok for self defense?

    Started by sikvenum93, October 5th, 2014 07:10 PM
    10 Pages
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    October 18th, 2014, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  23. Does 9mm have enough stopping power?

    Started by defensive007, September 18th, 2011 05:21 PM
    9 Pages
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    October 11th, 2011, 05:13 PM Go to last post
  24. I am officially angry at hoarders

    Started by Bad Bob, April 3rd, 2013 12:58 PM
    9 Pages
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    April 17th, 2013, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  25. High Terminal Performance .38 specials

    Started by Bruce2, October 3rd, 2014 02:33 PM
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    November 27th, 2014, 10:42 PM Go to last post
  26. GLASER Safety Slugs

    Started by Chad0724, April 3rd, 2014 07:40 PM
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    May 31st, 2014, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  27. Your ammo stockpile

    Started by woodrow, May 25th, 2013 03:18 PM
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    February 23rd, 2014, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  28. Another point for the "Stopping Power" myth.

    Started by AdamSean, July 13th, 2013 02:02 AM
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    August 15th, 2013, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  29. Cartridge Discussion: .25 ACP

    Started by bmcgilvray, May 20th, 2008 11:37 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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    November 30th, 2013, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  30. RBCD Ammo controversy

    Started by HowardCohodas, July 8th, 2009 12:39 PM
    8 Pages
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    March 20th, 2013, 02:13 AM Go to last post
  31. Interesting .380 ballistics test

    Started by Chad0724, April 4th, 2014 12:03 AM
    8 Pages
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    April 27th, 2014, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  32. 9MM VS 40 SW Caliber

    Started by Secretariat, September 16th, 2013 07:03 AM
    8 Pages
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    April 8th, 2014, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  33. I'm a believer in 45 ACP FMJ for defense

    Started by Maverickx50, October 27th, 2011 12:32 PM
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    November 18th, 2011, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  34. .380 fmj or hollowpoint for defense?

    Started by sikvenum93, November 20th, 2014 08:29 PM
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    December 5th, 2014, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  35. Range Asked Me to Leave My Wolf Ammo at the Counter

    Started by skot, October 5th, 2009 07:23 PM
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    November 30th, 2009, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  36. Stop buying ammo

    Started by RickyS, February 26th, 2013 11:47 AM
    8 Pages
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    July 24th, 2013, 12:09 AM Go to last post
  37. Tula Ammo - Any Thoughts?

    Started by Jet Doc, January 22nd, 2011 11:07 PM
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    December 14th, 2014, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  38. Why do people bash the 9mm so much?

    Started by 1911luver, August 2nd, 2010 07:14 PM
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    September 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  39. 9mm not good enough???

    Started by Joey, January 9th, 2012 04:58 PM
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    March 15th, 2012, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  40. Wife PO'd at my last ammo purchase.. how much should I care?

    Started by JasonJ, July 7th, 2013 10:27 PM
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    September 7th, 2013, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  41. Which would you choose for home defense?

    Started by pdblue, May 22nd, 2014 08:46 PM
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    June 23rd, 2014, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  42. What is the best .25 ACP defensive ammo?

    Started by Ps91two, June 26th, 2010 09:08 AM
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    September 30th, 2014, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  43. I wanted to tell everyone...

    Started by deafdave3, August 25th, 2011 06:10 AM
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    August 29th, 2011, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  44. What is your favorite round for carry

    Started by Daddydon, August 1st, 2013 07:54 AM
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    January 25th, 2014, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  45. 38+P vs. 9mm

    Started by fffabiano, January 12th, 2014 12:54 PM
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