When you buy a gun it’s important that you look at the manual since it will highlight the kind of ammunition which you can use with it. It’s also important for you to know the size of the ammunition which you need but also you must consider the purpose for which you intend to use the bullet which you pick.
Purpose of the firearm
Generally, people buy firearms for 3 main purposes which are self-defense, hunting and practicing with it. The purpose for which you intend to use it for will determine what kind of ammunition you will choose for your firearm.
Experts have revealed that the best cartridges or ammunition for range time or practicing with your gun are those which have bullet portion which is fully enclosed in a metal. These are also known as a full metal jacket and they are relatively affordable. At the outside of the box, you will be able to see the grain.
If it’s a 9mm you will be able to see 147, 124, 115 grain (the weight of the bullet). When you see a bullet with a higher number then the heavier it will be.
Personal defense ammunition
Choosing ammunition for personal defense can be somehow challenging. In many cases going through the target, overpenetration or target ammunition can be posed any challenge. During a personal defense situation, getting your bullet passing through the intended target and probably striking an innocent person nearby cannot be something which you intend to achieve.
The ammunition for sale especially for your concealed firearm should be one which is intended for your personal defense for instance cartridge which has a hollow point bullet. The hollow points are designed in such a way that they can open once they boom or enter the target. This will slow down the speed of the bullet thereby decreasing the chances of completely going through the target.
Before choosing any bullet, it’s good that you select the right caliber for your gun. Caliber implies the diameter of the barrel, therefore the diameter of the bullet which is going through it. Some are different types of a caliber which you can get are:
.22LR- It’s a very small round caliber that is used for pistols or ling riffles.
12 Gauge- It’s one of the common bullets which you can get. Mainly used or hunting
.308 and .223- Very large bullets which are used for large guns specifically for hunting.