The How and Why of a Bolt Action .450 Bushmaster Hunting Gun

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that old bromide generally holds true. A few years back, the local lord decided to ease back on regulations that…

Carrying With A Disability: A Telling Survey

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I’ve spent a large amount of my life believing myself invincible. No matter the injury or damage, I just wrapped it up, sucked it up, and kept running. There’s a…

Fate or Fashion: Why Some Calibers Live Forever

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The small arms world is ripe with contradictions. In the edifice of ballistic paradox, there resides the haunting presence of some immortal designs. These concepts were likely never expected to…

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Happy 9mm Day!

Happy 9mm Day to the 9x19mm, 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum (“para bellum” meaning “prepare for war” in Latin), 9mmP, 9mm NATO, 9×19, simply the “9mm,” or whatever you prefer to…

Factory Tour of Barnes Bullets

Located between mountains in Mona, Utah, Barnes Bullets is one of the country’s premier manufacturers of premium projectiles as well as loaded ammunition. I popped in last week for a quick…

Ammo Review: CCI COPPER-22, the Fastest .22 LR Ever

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CCI’s new COPPER-22 advertises that it sends a 21 grain lead-free projectile down range at 1,850 fps. Actually meeting that figure would make it the fastest .22 LR on the market — perhaps…

What’s Wrong With This Picture: F-35 vs. F-15 20mm Capacity

The above video shows technicians loading an F-15 with what they say are a thousand rounds of 20mm ammo. (wikipedia.org reports that the F-15 Eagle maxes-out at 940 rounds.) In contrast, the Air…

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NRA-ILA: NJ Wants to Make Armor Piercing FN FiveseveN Ammo Illegaler

The FN FiveseveN is a fine firearm, for what it is. As I pointed out in my review, non-law enforcement folks don’t have access to the FiveseveN’s higher-powered ammo, such as the  SS198LF…

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NWSSE: Freedom Munitions Boar Buster Ammo & Rifles

Freedom Munitions had a large presence at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo, showing off their relatively new Boar Buster line of ammunition as well as a limited edition rifle purpose-built for…

BREAKING: ATF Withdraws Wetted Nitrocellulose Regs Proposal

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“The rumor is circulating that new federal regulations/reclassification of Wetted Nitrocellulose by ATF will put an end to domestic smokeless powder production in the U.S.,” Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) asserts in…

Video Fun With Jeremy and the Desert Tech HTI .50 BMG

Desert Tech loaned me one of their HTI (Hard Target Interdiction) rifles to review. Look for that soon. Spoiler alert: it shoots half-inch pills at half MOA. But I couldn’t hold back…

Ammo Review: Lehigh & Underwood Make .32 ACP Great Again

If you’re shooting to meet FBI specifications for projectile penetration — 12″ to 18″ in 10% ballistic gelatin — you’ll find that the .32 ACP cartridge is a tough nut…