Handgun ammunition is typically made up of one or more rounds of metal pellets encased in a plastic or paper shell. The type of handgun ammunition you choose will largely depend on the type of gun you are using.
Lead ammunition is the oldest type of handgun ammunition and is still the most common. Lead pellets are small and slow-moving, making it an ineffective choice for handguns that fire faster rounds.
The most common type of handgun ammo is brass-cased ammunition.