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The Best New Pistol Ammo For 2023

This new pistol ammo is the perfect self defense rounds for 2023.

The Best New Pistol Ammo For 2023

Winchester Big Bore

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Whether you like to pursue big game with your handgun or tote one on your hip for protection from large, toothy predators when roaming the backcountry, Winchester has you covered with its Big Bore. Available for 10mm Auto, 357 Mag, 44 Rem Mag and 45 Colt, this round packs a crazy punch, and the semi-jacketed hollow-point design controls expansion. This newly crafted concave hollow point is a handgun win and will be trusted by shooters for years.

$Prices Vary; winchester.com

Federal Premium Hydra-Shock Deep 380 Auto & 38 Special +P

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A pair of tried-and-true calibers trusted by law-enforcement officers worldwide, Federal's Hydra-Shock Deep 380 Auto and 38 Special +P loads showcase Hydra-Shok Deep's robust center post and compact core design. Both rounds consistently penetrate beyond the FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum through a bare gel and heavy clothing without overpenetration and causing less damage. Both loads promise undeniable performance from any barrel length, and Federal's specially formulated propellant and tried-and-true primers ensure maximum consistency.

$Prices Vary; federalpremium.com


Federal Gold Medal Action Pistol

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Designed for the serious competition handgun shooter, Federal's Gold Medal Action Pistol gives those looking to climb atop the podium incredible accuracy and consistency. Noted by Federal to be a step above its original Gold Medal, Gold Medal Action Pistol is loaded to power-factor requirements. The fully encapsulated FMJ bullet and catalyst lead-free primer ensures cleaner shooting. Available in 9mm Luger and 40 S&W, Gold Medal Action Pistol rounds feature Federal brass and specially formulated propellant.

$31-41; federalpremium.com

Norma NXD 9MM

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A high-velocity, 65-grain self-defense ammo that's nonexpanding, Norma's NXD produces high velocities, and the proprietary flute design maximizes energy transfer and knockdown without giving the shooter the worry of the tip getting clogged by clothing. The solid tip of the NXD allows for excellent feeding, and the reduced recoil is an added element of this ammunition that helps keep the muzzle jump down and the shooter on target.


$16; normashooting.com

Remington Range 9mm Luger

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If you like to hit the range and make your trusty 9mm go boom, Remington's Range ammo is for you. A clean-shooting, ultrareliable round, the 115-grain bullet leaves the muzzle at 1,145 fps, and a temperature-stable propellant ensures consistent shot-to-shot performance. With 250 rounds per box, you can punch paper or steel with these full-metal-jacket projectiles for hours.




$126; remington.com

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