AAC Soviet Ammo 7.62×39 Steel Case Ammo Now Shipping

Palmetto State Armory sub-company AAC is officially a player in the steel-cased ammunition game. After some previous teases at the SHOT Show, their Soviet Arms steel case 7.62×39 ammo is finally shipping. Let’s see what it offers.

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TFB Review: Stand 1 Armory 9mm "Chubby" Ammo

Stand 1 Armory is a boutique ammunition manufacturer based in north Texas, nestled in the rolling plains just over an hour’s drive west toward the panhandle from the western side of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The company’s story is a tale of resurrection, with the brand’s original ownership having shut down operations in late 2017. After approximately three years of dormancy, 2020 saw the re-emergence of the Stand 1 name under new ownership. They’ve been going strong ever since, thanks in no small part to their signature 9mm “Chubbies”. Among the Stand 1 product catalogue spanning a wide variety of options for both rifle and pistol calibers, the Chubby is offered as a flagship item, purpose-built primarily for competition shooting.

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Is A Global Gunpowder Shortage Coming In 2024?

Before we get started I’d like to point out as of right now this is purely speculation based off of what we’re seeing currently in the market. A few days ago at the start of December, Vista Outdoors, the principal owner of several popular brands of ammunition, powders, and primers, announced a price increase due to begin at the start of 2024. This increase is in reaction to what Vista Outdoors calls an unprecedented demand for and anticipated global shortage of gunpowder. The full press release has been posted below.

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POTD: David And Goliath – .22LR And .500 S&W Revolvers Side By Side

In today’s Photo of the Day, we’re looking at the revolver version of David and Goliath with one of the smallest and one of the biggest production wheelguns on the market. Our photo comes courtesy of our friend  Cédric Armurier, whose work we’ve featured on TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Cartridge Spotlight – .17 Caliber Revolvers

Welcome to TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we explore all that revolves around revolvers. This week, we’ll take a look at .17 caliber revolvers to kick off a gradual series based on our previous 57 Revolver Cartridges article, using it as an overview. In this new Revolver Cartridge Spotlight series, we’ll spotlight each caliber currently chambered in revolvers, the available revolvers that shoot said cartridge, and some pros and cons about them. Without further ado, let’s start off the Revolver Cartridge Spotlight with .17 caliber revolvers.

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Wheelgun Wednesday: Out Of 57 Modern Revolver Cartridges, What's Your Favorite?

Welcome to another of TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday! In this week’s edition, we’ll touch on the 57 modern revolver cartridges that are in current production along with revolvers to shoot them. We always want to hear from our readers, but as the title suggests, we also want to hear what your favorite revolver cartridge is, so please join in on the comment section! Let’s explore the diversity of the 57 modern revolver cartridges.

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Load Up on Magazines and Ammo at The Mag Shack

We’ve covered the Mag Shack before in a previous article talking about how they can help you find some more obscure rifle and pistol magazines that aren’t normally found on some of the larger online retailers out there. In addition to finding mags you’re missing, the Mag Shack also offers fairly priced shipping that’s quick meaning if you’re in a pinch before a big match or a fun weekend shoot, you can probably get the ones you want shipped to you before you head out for the weekend. The Mag Shack can also help you fill those magazines with their well-stocked ammunition selection. Today we’ll explore a few of the options that they have and see how their prices compare to the going averages on the web.

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AMMO Inc Gains Board of Directors Seat at SAAMI

SAAMI, (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) plays a vital role in the firearms industry by setting and maintaining standards for firearms, ammunition, and their components. As an association comprised of leading firearms and ammunition manufacturers, SAAMI serves as the authoritative source for technical expertise, safety protocols, and industry coordination that makes things like manufacturing firearms safe for everyone – not just those who developed the technology. Through extensive research, testing, and collaboration, SAAMI ensures that firearms and ammunition meet rigorous performance and safety standards, promoting responsible manufacturing and enhancing the overall safety and reliability of firearms in the sporting and commercial markets. SAAMI just recently announced that they’ve added a new board of directors seat for AMMO Inc – known not just for producing ammunition, but also for being the principal owner of the gun auction website Gunbroker.com. With this seat on the board of directors, AMMO Inc will have a direct influence on things like cartridge standardization.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 57: Get the Lead Out with These Summer Deals

Hello and welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 57! Ammunition is probably the single biggest and most ever-present cost you have in your life as a firearms owner. While it can be relatively inexpensive to shoot something like 22LR (about a dime per shot), 9mm (a quarter) and 5.56 (fifty cents) are still pretty expensive when fired in high volumes for competition or purposeful training. So this week we’re gathering up some ammunition-related deals in addition to our regular deals in the hopes you can restock some of your dwindling supply, or add to your growing stockpile for a rainy day.

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[SHOT 2023] New 6 ARC, 6.5 PRC, and 10mm Loads From Black Hills

Black Hills Ammunition has a reputation for making high quality ammunition. They now offer a 6 ARC and 6.5 PRC load in their Black Hills Gold lineup. Also new this year is a 10mm load with their HoneyBadger branding.

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[SHOT 2023] New 77-Grain .224 Bullets And Ammunition From Mead Industries

Mead Industries produces projectiles and ammunition under their own branding, and as a supplier for other brands. Mead announced a new 77-grain boat tailed hollow point .224″ bullet at SHOT 2023.

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[SHOT 2023] SIM-X Showcase Their Lead-Free Pistol Ammunition

SIM-X’s leadless ammunition offers some exciting possibilities. We caught up with them at the range today to try out some of their new pistol ammunition. SIM-X have been around for a few years but their product couldn’t be any more timely given the concerns around exposure to lead poisoning and environmental impacts.

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Remington Issues Safety Recall for 12-Gauge AccuTip Slugs

Remington’s 12-gauge AccuTip Saboted Slugs are quite popular for hunters across the nation who choose to hunt with shotguns. The 385-grain saboted slug normally features an advertised muzzle velocity of 1900 fps and the slugs themselves feature a great combination of both accuracy and terminal performance down range. Remington has just announced a product safety recall on specific lots and types of their 12-Gauge AccuTip slugs that may have left the factory with an incorrect propellant change. Remington recommends that if you find that you own some of this ammunition from the specified lot numbers you immediately cease using this ammunition and contact Remington to arrange for free replacement ammunition.

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War in Ukraine Impacts Lapua Ammunition Production

Finnish ammunition manufacturer Lapua have announced the suspension of some of their ammunition components due to “continued high product demand and the prevailing market conditions”. In the announcement, Lapua pointed to the ongoing “Ukraine situation” putting pressure on the availability of some materials used in ammunition production.

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RUAG Voluntary 9mm Ammo Recall

RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc., the owner of the Geco and Norma brands of ammo, has issued a voluntary recall of several lots of 9mm ammo. If you have recently purchased 9mm ammo from either the Geco or Norma brands, please see the notice below to determine if you are impacted.

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