Is Old Ammunition Safe to Shoot?

As a long-time firearms instructor and head of a gun rights group, people ask me all sorts of questions. All questions have merit, especially for people new to guns. Among these questions, folks will ask about the safety of shooting old ammunition. I tell them that in general, old factory-loaded ammunition should be safe to […]

Gear Review: Little Crow Gunworks Precision Prep Tool

Yesterday I detailed the time-saving and simply awesome Little Crow Gunworks World’s Finest Trimmer 2, a must-have for anyone looking to load more than ten rounds an hour. This time we’ll be taking an in-depth look at another Little Crow Gunworks innovation: the Precision Prep Tool. The PPT is essentially a hand-operated prep station that […]

Calibers for Beginners: 6.5 Creedmoor

The debate around 6.5 Creedmoor never seems to end. There have been many times where I’ve discussed this cartridge in my articles and there has always been some level of misunderstanding around it. So let’s talk about what 6.5 Creedmoor is and what it isn’t as far as a new shooter is concerned. The 6.5 […]

Calibers for Beginners: .357 Magnum

The .357 Magnum is a relatively misunderstood cartridge in today’s shooting world. It’s powerful, wonderfully effective, and probably one of the best all-around calibers ever made. But it’s both a great and a terrible beginner’s cartridge, depending on the load and the gun that it’s used in. On the plus side, a novice has the […]

Freedom Munitions Parent Files for Bankruptcy

Dallas NRA attendees were puzzled by the large empty spot in the convention floor that was supposed to be the Freedom Munitions booth location. It looked like it had been partially assembled and then abandoned at the last minute. Now news comes that Freedom’s parent company, Howell Munitions and Technology of Lewiston, ID has filed […]

Calibers for Beginners: .308 Winchester Rifle Ammunition

Following hot of the heels of .223 Remington (see my earlier post here) in terms of general popularity is .308 Winchester. The .308 has enjoyed a reputation of excellence for decades and deservedly so. Most shooters that grew up before and even during the AR revolution that wanted a do-all cartridge went with the .308 because […]