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TFB Announcement

Earlier this year TFB writer Nathan S., who worked in the defense industry, told me he wanted to pursue his dream of working in the gun industry. Even though I knew this might mean I would lose one of my team members, I supported him, as I would any one else on my team. [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 08/01/2014

Week 18. There was basically an even amount of price increases vs. price decreases across all of the vectors, so no real movement or spikes that are noteworthy. Ammoman has free shipping and it looks like some of the 7.62x39mm from SWVA Arms also qualifies. We do [Read More…]

CMMG AR-15

CMMG Mk4 Varmint Rifles

CMMG announced a pair of new varmint rifles called the Mk4 V and Mk4 V2.  Both rifles are chambered in 5.56 NATO and are based on the AR-15 platform. Both the Mk4 V and the Mk4 V2 have 24″ fluted barrels made of 416 stainless steel.  A KeyMod handguard is [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 07/18/2014

Week 16. A couple of the vendors contacted me today and wanted to pass on that they are seeing a run on ammo right now, likely due to the sanctions that were recently announced. Also given some of the other world events within the past couple of days we may see some [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 07/11/2014

Week 15 (of data). I took last week off to celebrate the 4th with my family–I hope this didn’t impact your thirst for data trending… I think I’ve found a somewhat reliable way to flag entries if they are free of shipping costs, but it is going to [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 06/20/2014

13th week! The summary article has been submitted and should be live at https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/?p=75836 We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will continue this article series as long as it is productive. As always, if you have comment [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 06/13/2014

12th week. Next week I will do an additional post just breaking down the metrics with some graphs and stats. If there are specific metrics you would like to see, please leave a comment. While 23 vendors increased prices on some calibers, more than 2.5x as many reduced [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 06/06/2014

11th week! Welcome to The Armory! One of you readers suggested it, and it looks like they are the clear winner for the week in terms of lowest priced ammo in almost all categories (sans shipping of course). We do appreciate the support and constructive comments and will [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 05/23/2014

Week nine! I know looking at all this data is just too much work for some of you :), so this week’s new feature is a summary table of the best prices by lot sizes for caliber. The vendor’s name is linked to the ammo page. It looks like LAX Ammunition is [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 05/16/2014

Week eight! Interesting to note that this week, bulk pistol ammo is trending down from previous prices at vendors. Only a couple of vendors have increased. SG Ammo is showing the lowest of the week for 3 types of rifle ammo (in 500 round lots). Bang It Ammo is showing [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 05/09/2014

Seventh week! Again, there are a lot more vendors selling .22LR this week. Most are still at $0.13/rd (or less; which I realize is still hideous). You 300 BLK people need to get some more vendors on board–that stuff is sparse in bulk. I may get the opportunity to [Read More…]

Federal 10mm

New 10mm Ammo from Federal

Federal Premium announced a new 10mm load designed for handgun hunting.  The load uses a 180 grain JSP that is rated at 1,275 fps from the muzzle.  Federal states the load should be good for deer, bear and hog. MSRP is $39.95/box of 20. From Federal: While most [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 5/02/2014

Sixth week! So, I’m not sure why but The Sportsman Guide has 500rds of .380 ACP for less than half of the other vendors with availability. It *is* Wolf, but still… Also, there are a lot more vendors selling .22LR this week. Prices are still a bit [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 4/25/2014

Week 5 ammo prices. Last week a number of you readers took the raw data and ran with it, generating some pretty cool graphs and showing some interesting analytics. Also this week, by popular demand, I have included basic trending by vendor by caliber by lot size, kind [Read More…]

Glock’s War on Replicas

Glock is continues to sue companies manufacturing replica or airsoft guns resembling the Glock pistol. Glock claims replicas violate their intellectual property and the courts have tended to agree with them. Trevor Bach at the Miami New Times reports … Wu says [Read More…]

Ammo Prices: 4/18/2014

Fourth week of prices. My intention was to generate trending graphs this week, but as I started playing with the data I realized this post would become hideously huge. So what I would like the reader base to do is to determine what graphs/trends would be most useful [Read More…]