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…]
There was an explosion at the Nosler plant. KTVZ report … A massive explosion at an ammunition plant sent shock waves through southwest Bend Wednesday afternoon, but a quick evacuation helped save all 100 workers inside. Now, investigators are trying to figure out [Read More…]
They need to feed the 100,000 AK-103 rifles they bought from Russia. “The ammunition plant will be capable of producing over 50 million rounds annually,” said Nikolai Maslyaev, general director of the Izhevsk-based design bureau for automated assembly lines. [Read More…]
The Marine command has been slow to field the new and improved SOST ammunition. Marine Times reports … Marine Times reports “I got mine from a [military policeman] attached to the company, but I haven’t shot them yet,” said a lance corporal who serves as a [Read More…]
The .410 shotshell chambered Taurus Judge has created a niche in the ammunition market for defensive .410 ammunition. The Home Defender ammunition from Lightfield Less Lethal packs three rubber buckshot into a .410 shotshell. The company is selling this as [Read More…]
Gun Blogger Art is looking for information.
Remington has revealed how their new Xelerator Wad technology, which is used in the HyperSteel ammunition, works. An extra powerful primer ignites a column of power contained inside the wad. For very brief period of time wad rockets forward, much like a simple [Read More…]