PCP Ammunition will be selling a line of polymer cased ammunition in early 2011. They claim to have fixed the issues that have plagued polymer ammo in the past (case head separation, melting in the chamber). They are offering it in 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC, 7.62mm NATO, .338 [Read More…]
One man has died in an explosion at the Kinematics Research Ammunition plant in Memphis, TN. Very sad indeed. The last ammunition factory explosion in the United States was just 7 months ago and two weeks before that there was another. [ Many thanks to Jeff for emailing [Read More…]
I should have blogged about this last year to ensure the Californian readers are aware of it, but I completely forgot about it in the holiday season madness. I was reminded about the California AB962 “ammo ban” when reading the latest newsletter from online [Read More…]
Caleb has reviewed the Winchester PDX1 self-defense ammunition for the Taurus Judge revolver … The PDX1 round was pretty obviously designed for the Judge, as there are already decent buckshot and slug loads out there for .410 shotguns. This round uses three [Read More…]
“Sir Jeff” at Survival HQ writes … Close to 4 years ago I placed this cache. The gun was lightly oiled and placed with a desiccant pack in a mylar pouch. The magazines were also given the same treatment in their own mylar. Ammo was packed in ziplocks [Read More…]
Bob has the opportunity to try the Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) training ammunition that the Army uses for training with the M16, M4 and M249.
This would make a nice stocking stuffer, although at $35 is it pricy.
Wilson Combat is now selling match.45 ACP ammunition. The Bill Wilson Signature Jacketed Match Load is guaranteed to shoot ten-shot groups at 25 yard through a “fixed barrel testing device” of under 0.5″. The load pushes a 230 gr. Hornady HAP (Hornady [Read More…]
Cool Tools is a very interesting blog for gadget lovers that I have been reading for years. They have posted a review of the Dillon Precision RL-550B Progressive Reloading Press … They tell me that a guy can reload 500 rounds an hour with this machine. I have only [Read More…]
The recently released computer game Fallout: New Vegas allows players to use a reloading bench in the game. This is the first time I have heard of handloading being featured in a computer game! [ Many thanks to Randal for emailing me the link. ]
Robb Allen, who normally blogs at Sharp as a Marble, has reviewed three brands of .45 ACP ammunition for Gun, Holsters & Gear blog.
The Packing Rat reviews the MidwestPX “neutered” PMAGs. They are permanently modified to hold no more than ten rounds, thus making them Cali-legal.
Huey’s Gunsight tests how well brass and steel cased ammunition holds up in field conditions … I had never considered the fact that steel ammunition will rust. I use high quality brass factory ammunition for hunting but the cheapest ammunition I can find for [Read More…]
Olin Corp. is moving its Winchester Centerfire plant to Mississippi after the Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 9. Union rejected their proposed contract for the second time. BND.com reports … The Clayton, Mo.-based company said that its [Read More…]
MagCount attaches to the bottom of a magazine and displays the current round count on an electronic display. It looks pretty cool and futuristic, but I don’t think there is a need for this. [Hat Tip: Fat White Man]
Forster Products are now making reloading dies for the .300 AAC BLK. Full Length Sizing Die only, 300 BLK, Part # 005545 Standard Seating Die only, 300 BLK, Part #006205 Ultra Micrometer Seating Die only, 300 BLK, Part #U00099 Set of Full Length Sizing Die and Standard [Read More…]
Accurate Shooter reports … On October 10th, John Amos Nosler, founder of Nosler Inc., passed away from natural causes at his Oregon home. Considered a true pioneer in bullet and ammunition design, Nosler developed the famous Partition bullet in the 1940s. Born on [Read More…]
Barnes has developed a new .308 caliber TAC-X bullet. The 30 SBR 110 grain TAC-X is designed for maximum expansion at lower velocities than the regular TAC-X bullets. This makes it perfect for short barreled .300 AAC Blackout, .300 Whisper, .30 Remington AR firearms and [Read More…]