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Ammunition can refer to any number of war materials, however, it is almost always used to refer to firearms ammunition. Typically this ammunition is used in either rifles, handguns, or shotguns.


Ammunition Index

While many cartridges can be used in multiple types of firearms, most rounds are designed for a specific type of firearm. The cartridges listed below are organized according to their primary firearm type. For shotgun ammunition see the shotgun article.

Rifle Ammunition

Pistol Ammunition

Revolver Ammunition

Jacketed Hollow Point

"Ever since some ACLU types tried to ban hollow points in the early ‘70s, the clueless have been shouting about “malicious intent” to cause “additional pain and suffering” with “more lethal” ammo. We've explained several reasons why it’s used. There’s one more, and it surprises folks until they look at what the courts call “the totality of the circumstances.” One sharp-eyed, sharp-thinking reader, Alonzo Gomez, has already found it. In the last segment, he commented, “…just wanted to add this: stopping who needs to be stopped as fast as possible is not only in the interest of the shooter and any possible bystanders or victims, but also in the shootee’s. While the antis are so busy finding terminal ballistics discussions distasteful and irrelevant to their approach (‘don’t have a gun’), they seem to miss that one effective bullet, as abhorrent as the term ‘effective’ may be to them, is preferable to 12 ineffective ones in the target’s body. Hollow points are actually more humane. Unless they prefer that we load with icepick projectiles so they can better nail us in the courtroom for overkill?” Alonzo nailed it. If you look at the big picture, the guy shot fewer times is probably easier for emergency medical personnel to save, making the expanding bullet literally less lethal. Now, the points of less over-penetration, reduced ricochet, and faster stops are pretty much incontrovertible. This last point is more debatable, because there are so many variables as to where even one bullet can land. But it’s a strong argument for our side, certainly strong enough to serve as an antidote to the poison of the BS “dum-dum bullets are indicia of malice” argument."[2]

See Also

Second Amendment Defenders of American Liberty


  1. Jeff Quinn. Lightweight, Compact Ruger LCR 22 Magnum Pocket Revolver, Accessed 22 January 2014 quote="I am glad that Ruger is including the 22 magnum along with the 22 LR, 38 Special Plus P, and 357 magnum chamberings in this handy little revolver."
  2. 279 word quotation: Fair Use Source: Massad Ayoob. WHY WE USE EXPANDING BULLETS, PART V: THE MOST SURPRISING REASON. Gold Beach, Oregon: Backwoods Home Magazine, 2014. Print. Accessed April 2, 2014

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