Choosing the Right Ammunition
Choosing the right ammunition can be daunting, especially for first-time shooters. When faced with this task, here are some questions to ask:
For what purpose will the ammunition be used?
There is a variety of ammunition available in the market to cater to the requirements of each purpose.
Ammunition for personal defense guns differs from those recommended for hunting. When choosing ammunition, always consider your purpose first.
Ammunition for training with will also differ from ammunition for everyday carry (EDC).
Some manufacturers take this into consideration, for example Winchester’s “Train & Defend” line, where ammunition for training with and ammunition for defending yourself with are clearly marked as such on the boxes.
What type of gun will the ammunition be used with?
Handguns, rifles, and shotguns require different ammunition. Check which ammunition will work best with your gun. This must always include making sure you’re using the correct caliber as well.
How much am I willing to spend?
The cost of ammunition depends on your purpose for shooting. Inexpensive rounds might work for casual shooting at the range, but you may want to spend a little more for personal defense guns.
Who is the manufacturer of the ammunition?
Each manufacturer has a distinct story that expresses how its products are unique.
However, it still comes down to personal preference. Experiment with different brands to discover which works best for you.