Category: Ammunition

DOD brass ban lifted

It looks like the ban has been lifted. Brass casing sold for domestic use will not require mutilation. Georgia Arms have updated their website: Dear Loyal Customers, Thanks to your voice, DOD has rescinded the order to mutilate all spent cases as of 4:30 pm on 3/17/09. [Read More…]

New Blaser Magnum cartridges

Blaser, in partner ship with Norma, will be introducing a new line of magnum cartridges later this year. They are not giving out any detailed information until May, but they have said these are completely new cartridges, not based on any previous designs. 7mm Blaser [Read More…]

Homemade grenade launcher

These photos are apparently of a Palestinian using some sort of homemade grenade launcher. It looks like it could be a 40mm grenade in the barrel, or maybe some type of 40mm less/non-lethal grenade like round, such as tear gas. It appears to work by striking the firing [Read More…]

New 224-32 FA cartridge

Freedom Arms are producing reloading equipment for what is probably the first new cartridge of 2009. The 224-32 FA is a .327 Federal Magnum necked down to .224. The result is a high velocity rimmed revolver cartridge suitable for varminting. It is was not rimmed it [Read More…]

.380 ACP ammo comparison

Gunner’s Journal has compared various .380 ACP rounds: Sounds like the “magic bullet” thing doesn’t it? Nope! I don’t think the .380 can be made into a “stomper” caliber that can compete toe-to-toe with considerably more potent rounds, but I absolutely do [Read More…]

Mystery brass

A couple of days ago The Donovan (via. GunPundit) posted an image of a brass case and asked readers if they could correctly identify it. Today the dangerous set of circumstances that resulted in odd shaped case was revealed.