These shell carriers fit into a USGI SAW gunner ammo pouch. A pretty nifty idea. More info at Soldier Systems.
Ammunition size comparison over at Traction Control
Army.mil reports on Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli’s visit to the Army-owned (but ATK operated) Lake City Ammunition Plant … And with that, the tour started first with the production lines of 7.62 mm and .50 caliber ammunition [Read More…]
I recently blogged about Tony Williams’ presentation at the NDIA Conference in which he argued that that NATO needs a new rifle and machine gun round. Directly after his presentation Per G. Arvidsson, Chairman of the NATO Weapons & Sensors Working Group, gave [Read More…]
Bloggers listen up! I am running an ammo giveaway contest for Lucky Gunner. In exchange for posting a link to Lucky Gunner (and to this contest) I will enter you in a draw to win 1000 rounds of .380 ACP (Military Ballistics Industries 95 gr FMJ ). Make sure you follow [Read More…]
The Marine Times reports … The Marine Corps intends to purchase 1.8 million rounds of the Army’s new green bullet in addition to the millions of U.S. Special Operations Command cartridges already downrange as the service looks to find the best replacement for [Read More…]
AccurateShooter reports on the Army’s new 5.56mm ammunition … The 62-grain bullet for the new M855A1 ammo is a completely new design. While it may appear to have a plastic “ballistic tip”, that’s deceiving. The new bullet created for M855A1 ammo has a [Read More…]
Solider System saw a demonstration of Federal’s new line of pistol ammunition … The ammo is available in 9mm, .40, .45, and .357 SIG, however the SIG round is too fast, and as a result doesn’t fully open during penetration.
Both the Ruger LCR and LCR 357 pack quite a punch. Sadly physics does allow weight to be decreased without felt recoil increasing. Michael Bane makes the sensible recommendation that recoil sensitive shooters should buy the LCR 357 instead of the standard LCR because it [Read More…]
Lightweight Small Arms Technologies (LSAT) light machine gun (LMG) and rifle project is coming along nicely. Tony Williams, sent me photos and project’s latest news. The LMG now weighs 9.21 lbs in plastic-cased-telescoped (CT) and 9.9 lbs in caseless (CL), [Read More…]
I have always been fascinated with the pinfire cartridge design. The concept of having a separate firing pin in each cartridge may have made sense at the time, but seems ludicrous in hindsight. I was surprised to learn than a French firm, H&R, manufacture pinfire [Read More…]
This photo is form a set of Life Magazine never seen before Korean War photos. Does anyone know what they are doing? It looks like they are loading a case, but that can’t be right … can it? Larger version and other Korean War photos at Life Magazine. [ Many [Read More…]
[ Y-Man, our resident Nigerian shotgunner, continues his series of guest articles about his quest to build the perfect shotgun. Being one of the lucky few in Africa to legally own a gun, he has to fabricate many parts and ammunition himself because supplies of gun parts [Read More…]
The inventor of the LoadMaster System emailed me photos of his invention. It is quite a nifty system that allowed for storage of an extra eight rounds. The price ranges from $89 to $199.
Hiya there. Y-man again. Sorry I have been away for so long. I have been very busy and have been away from access to the internet for some time now. Sadly, I have been away from my beloved shotgun too! Well, I’ve been back for a few weeks now and have done some [Read More…]
This interesting article was written by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary. I reproduced it below in full. The original article can be downloaded from their Manzano Valley Outdoors website [PDF link]. Blackhorn 209 is Smokeless Powder Dr. Jim and Mary Clary Manzano Valley Outdoors [Read More…]
Tony Williams, the co-editor of Jane’s Ammunition Handbook, gave a presentation entitled “The Next Generation: The Case for a New NATO Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridge” at the National Defense Industries Association (NDIA) Joint Armaments Conference last [Read More…]