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For safety, follow these practices that will help you avoid using the wrong ammunition.

  • Purchase only the correct ammunition for your handgun. Buy the exact caliber of ammunition for which your handgun was designed.
  • When purchasing ammunition, buy only from a reliable source and read the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Carry only the correct ammunition for the firearm you're using. Never mix ammunition such as carrying a caliber your companion uses.
  • Never use old ammunition. Contact your local law enforcement agency for advice on destroying it.
Handgun with ammunition