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

    Started by JD, June 1st, 2011 06:14 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 45 acp ammo recall

    Started by tkruf, February 10th, 2011 02:03 PM
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  1. Exclamation Walmart Ammo Supplies Dwindling (Merged)

    Started by ExSoldier, January 14th, 2009 06:43 AM
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    May 2nd, 2010, 08:09 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 07:35 PM
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    • Replies: 412
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    March 5th, 2015, 04:13 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 11:23 AM
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    September 21st, 2010, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  4. Why Is the .40 S&W So Beat Up On These Days?

    Started by bmcgilvray, July 10th, 2012 02:15 AM
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    November 30th, 2014, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  5. What does a JHP really do when it hits real flesh?

    Started by glockman10mm, November 9th, 2014 09:00 PM
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    November 14th, 2014, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Does bullet expansion really matter?

    Started by Tangle, October 21st, 2010 07:35 AM
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    November 2nd, 2010, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  7. 9mm Luger via a LEO's perspective

    Started by CDWolfe, January 15th, 2012 09:35 PM
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    July 23rd, 2013, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  8. What to Believe About Stopping Power

    Started by wrinkles, April 24th, 2014 11:55 AM
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    May 11th, 2014, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Most unnecessary caliber ever made

    Started by rammerjammer, December 20th, 2013 12:25 PM
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    December 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  10. use of .380 fmjs for carry

    Started by patriot1121, February 10th, 2015 09:58 PM
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    March 24th, 2015, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Question 9mm vs 40S&W vs 45ACP vs 10mm, which have you chosen & why?

    Started by Christopher67, April 21st, 2014 03:52 PM
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    September 1st, 2014, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Top 3 Carry Loads in 9mm from a Forensic standpoint

    Started by MATT11B, December 14th, 2014 11:50 PM
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    February 26th, 2015, 05:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Anyone heard of "RIP" ammunition?

    Started by usmcj, January 22nd, 2014 06:48 AM
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    February 13th, 2014, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: Would you be willing to give up some of your rights

    Started by tns0038, August 18th, 2008 03:23 PM
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    October 7th, 2008, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  15. FBI Standards: Should we care?

    Started by smolck, May 12th, 2012 05:34 PM
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    August 4th, 2012, 07:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Understanding The Ammo Stockpile Mentality

    Started by DetChris, June 30th, 2013 09:36 AM
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    October 22nd, 2013, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Good article on the fading popularity of the .40S&W

    Started by TN_Mike, July 31st, 2013 02:52 AM
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    September 15th, 2013, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  18. 45 ballistics

    Started by Daddydon, January 27th, 2014 02:03 AM
    11 Pages
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    January 28th, 2014, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  19. FBI writeup on use of 9mm

    Started by CR Williams, October 6th, 2014 04:57 PM
    10 Pages
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    October 17th, 2014, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  20. .45 ACP vs. 9mm: Here Comes Some Hard Data!

    Started by matt787, March 17th, 2014 05:05 PM
    10 Pages
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    June 9th, 2014, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  21. .45 FMJ or JHP? WHAT TO CARRY?

    Started by justherenow, January 3rd, 2010 09:05 PM
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    February 2nd, 2010, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  22. Question How much SD ammo do you keep on hand?

    Started by Bfunk, February 2nd, 2010 01:59 PM
    10 Pages
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    October 5th, 2014, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  23. Is the .22 magnum ok for self defense?

    Started by sikvenum93, October 5th, 2014 06:10 PM
    10 Pages
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    October 18th, 2014, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  24. Does 9mm have enough stopping power?

    Started by defensive007, September 18th, 2011 04:21 PM
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    October 11th, 2011, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  25. I am officially angry at hoarders

    Started by Bad Bob, April 3rd, 2013 11:58 AM
    9 Pages
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    April 17th, 2013, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  26. High Terminal Performance .38 specials

    Started by Bruce2, October 3rd, 2014 01:33 PM
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    November 27th, 2014, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  27. GLASER Safety Slugs

    Started by Chad0724, April 3rd, 2014 06:40 PM
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    May 31st, 2014, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  28. Your ammo stockpile

    Started by woodrow, May 25th, 2013 02:18 PM
    9 Pages
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    February 23rd, 2014, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  29. Another point for the "Stopping Power" myth.

    Started by AdamSean, July 13th, 2013 01:02 AM
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    August 15th, 2013, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  30. How much defensive ammo have you stockpiled?

    Started by TheDreadnought, March 16th, 2015 10:47 PM
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    April 18th, 2015, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  31. .380 fmj or hollowpoint for defense?

    Started by sikvenum93, November 20th, 2014 07:29 PM
    8 Pages
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    March 30th, 2015, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  32. Cartridge Discussion: .25 ACP

    Started by bmcgilvray, May 20th, 2008 10:37 AM
    8 Pages
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    November 30th, 2013, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  33. RBCD Ammo controversy

    Started by HowardCohodas, July 8th, 2009 11:39 AM
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    March 20th, 2013, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  34. Interesting .380 ballistics test

    Started by Chad0724, April 3rd, 2014 11:03 PM
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    April 27th, 2014, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  35. 9MM VS 40 SW Caliber

    Started by Secretariat, September 16th, 2013 06:03 AM
    8 Pages
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    April 8th, 2014, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  36. I'm a believer in 45 ACP FMJ for defense

    Started by Maverickx50, October 27th, 2011 11:32 AM
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    RKM
    November 18th, 2011, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  37. Personal minimum ammo stash? How much is not enough for comfort?

    Started by MJClark, March 15th, 2013 02:31 PM
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    January 5th, 2015, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  38. Range Asked Me to Leave My Wolf Ammo at the Counter

    Started by skot, October 5th, 2009 06:23 PM
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    November 30th, 2009, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  39. Stop buying ammo

    Started by RickyS, February 26th, 2013 10:47 AM
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    July 23rd, 2013, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  40. Tula Ammo - Any Thoughts?

    Started by Jet Doc, January 22nd, 2011 10:07 PM
    8 Pages
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    December 14th, 2014, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  41. The best 9mm man stopper.

    Started by .357SIG, June 9th, 2014 11:01 PM
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    March 5th, 2015, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  42. Why do people bash the 9mm so much?

    Started by 1911luver, August 2nd, 2010 06:14 PM
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    September 21st, 2010, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  43. 9mm not good enough???

    Started by Joey, January 9th, 2012 03:58 PM
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    March 15th, 2012, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  44. Wife PO'd at my last ammo purchase.. how much should I care?

    Started by JasonJ, July 7th, 2013 09:27 PM
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    September 7th, 2013, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  45. Which would you choose for home defense?

    Started by pdblue, May 22nd, 2014 07:46 PM
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    • Replies: 104
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    June 22nd, 2014, 11:50 PM Go to last post

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