Why Do So Few New Calibers Manage to Become Popular?

Despite known gaps in performance between popular cartridges, very few new calibers ever really take off. Some find niche acceptance for certain applications, but almost all of the most popular calibers these days were devised before 1960; some before World War I. According to a Lucky Gunner post from 2013, the 10 most popular cartridges […]

Support TTAG…Buy More Ammo!

As we’ve seen in the results of our recent reader survey, lots of you would like to support TTAG in ways other than wading through a lot of on-screen advertising. That’s an sentiment we fully support. So here’s an easy way to help us pay for what we do while you stock up on sorely […]

Would You Trust Frangible Ammunition in Your EDC? – Question of the Day

Prior service U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Paul Lemke founded the company now known as Inceptor Ammunition in 2012. Lemke’s goal was to create innovative frangible ammunition with a twist to differentiate their products from the then-current industry offerings. The majority of frangible ammunition companies today use a sintered copper-tin combination in their bullets, but Inceptors […]

H.R. 5103: 20% Federal Tax on Guns, 50% Tax on Ammo

Danny Davis represents Illinois’ 7th congressional district, smack dab in the middle of Chicago. When he isn’t working on bills that would prevent the U.S. from attacking North Korea (read it here) Rep. Davis busies himself sponsoring and co-sponsoring an arsenal of gun control bills . . . H.B. 5103 is his latest brainchild. The bill […]

Introducing Blackwater Ammo. Seriously.

Some people don’t consider Erik Prince a prince among men. Mr. Prince is the former Navy SEAL who founded Blackwater USA, the billion dollar defense contractor infamous for the Nisour Square massacre . Mr. Prince sold Blackwater in 2010 and went on to found the private equity Frontier Resource Group. And now he’s investing in ammo, resurrecting […]

Gear Review: Ammo Ears Real Bullet Earplugs

I think we’ve all seen that old codger screw empty cases or live rounds into his ears as “hearing protection” on the range. If only on TV. But now you can hop over to ConcealedCarry.com and get a set of Ammo Ears, which provide 27 NRR of protection built off of actual, 9mm cases. Case […]

Five Ways to Reuse Spent Cartridges

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — where there’s gunfire, there will be spent casings. Okay, so not in all cases, but the vast majority of firearms leave you with an empty cartridge casing after the shot has been fired. And far too many of those casings (and especially shotshell wads) remain on the ground to […]

Unique Frangible Ammo From Dark Horse Ammunition

Well, at least as far as this gun blogger is concerned, a 242 grain .308 breaching round absolutely qualifies as “unique.” And then some. It also makes quick work of door locks and hinges with barely any spall out the far side . . . At SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range, Dark Horse […]

TTAG’s New Ammo Provider: Freedom Munitions (Also, Happy .223 Day)

February 23rd is known as .223 Day ’round the TTAG offices. Which seemed like the perfect time to announce that Freedom Munitions is officially our new ammunition provider, and that coupon code “TTAG” is live and good for five percent off site-wide. Including on ammo from the ∼22 other brands that FM now carries. Why have we switched […]

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