Week 26 of data! Look out for the Mid Year Summary also posted today. There has not been a clear winner for a new caliber to replace 300BLK. There is still time to vote in the comments…! We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this [Read More…]
LooserRounds got its hands on a PDF document from the FBI Training Division going into detailed justification of the 9mm Luger pistol round for Law Enforcement. My take? Makes sense for law enforcement, but the caliber wars are far from over. Full text of the [Read More…]
A few months back I posted information on an interesting new round in development by Whiskey 3 Precision Systems called the .375 Reaper. That story can be found here. Now three months later, they have some real world numbers on velocity that they recently posted. They [Read More…]
As the panic buying began to taper off, PRIME Club introduced a new model for procuring ammunition for the shooting community. Shooters were able to purchase a membership and receive minimum guaranteed ammo shipments on a quarterly basis (a [Read More…]
Last year the Governor of California signed into law a bill that will ban all hunting in the state with lead-based ammunition by mid-2019. Because of this ban, the NSSF has been investigating the production of non-lead ammunition. They have just published a report [Read More…]
Preppers may want to pay attention: Federal has gone live with nitrogen-purged “fresh-fire” packs for 5.56 rounds. Federal is packaging 30 rounds (coincidentally ideal for most standard-capacity magazines) of 5.56 in (very) long-term storable containers. The [Read More…]
Terry sent us this nifty photo he took at a AZGO Forum shoot. The revolver being fired is chambered in the .41 GNR, a wildcat designed for hunting large game. Reloading equipment for the .41 GNR is manufactured by Reeder Custom Guns … 41 GNR#2..This is a very [Read More…]
Week 24. Overall it looks like more vendors have slight reductions in PPR than have increased. There is some 22LR for $0.10 (but only 3 boxes when I compiled this); otherwise it is still silly expensive. Or maybe we just need to move on and accept that these are the new [Read More…]
Saw this on Every Day No Days Off. Mike, of ENDO, posted a video by The Ammo Channel. The Ammo Channel looks at an internet myth of loading bullets backwards to increase damage. The results are interesting but it doesn’t seem like a good idea.
Demolition Ranch tests out an AR500 armor plate against 50 slugs. The most challenging aspect of this test appears to be finding a method of holding the AR500 steel still for multiple shots.
Lehigh Defense recently introduced a new ammunition line that uses unusually shaped, solid copper bullets. According to the company, the “resulting permanent wound cavity is two to four times greater than that of a flat or ball nose bullet and often larger than [Read More…]
Week 23. It seems like there was less pistol available around the net this week. Plenty of .223 Rem and 7.62x39mm though. 22LR is still challenging to find in bulk. Again, keep up the voting on which caliber you would like to see added next quarter. We do appreciate the [Read More…]
The city of London does an excellent job of maintaining it’s medieval heritage even unto the 21st century. The streets are spontaneous and winding, just as Jack the Ripper wanted them to be. Tower of London is still as ominous, except instead of slicing heads, [Read More…]
UTM Worldwide is now making the first ever 7.62mm man marker NLTA (Non-Lethal Training Ammunition) in existence now with their new 7.62×51 and 7.62×39 rounds. Both rounds will be available in a loose and linked rounds which will help to spread the training [Read More…]
Royal Nonesuch was asked to try shooting CO2 cartridges out of his home made shotgun. The results were rather interesting.
The last couple of years of “strong consumer demand” (panic buying) has finally come to an end. .22 LR ammunition is still thin on the ground (although easy to purchase online) but centerfire inventory is good, retailers are flush with AR-15 rifles and there [Read More…]
Week 21. What other calibers would you like to see starting next quarter? So far there have been requests for: 6.8 SPC and 38 Special? Vote for your favorites in the comments. Also, I should be bringing back Freedom Munitions (as well as a couple of others) into the [Read More…]