Category: Ammo

James Yeager Vindicated on Russian Ammo Ban. Ish. reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (and Really Big Fires) is refusing to sign importation docs for 5.45X39 steel core ammunition. So far, it’s still possible for ammo companies to import 7.62X39 ammo. But the President’s recent executive order makes it possible for the CIC to turn-off the spigot at a moment’s notice. Should the Russians invade the Ukraine, it’s do svidaniya Ruskie ammo. Of course, there are other countries that make X39 ammo. But worried gun owners have scarfed – are scarfing – as much X39 ammo as possible, raising prices and reducing immediate availability. As for Yeager’s influence on all this, who cares? What’s more interesting is how much Yeager wants to be loved. And you know what, I’m beginning to take a shine to the guy. You? [h/t HB]

FPSRussia Promotes Over-Hyped Expensive G2 RIP Ammo

Our man ShootingTheBull410 ripped RIP ammo a new one. Using proper FBI protocol, STB410 refuted the company’s claims for the round and concluded “this isn’t all that impressive.” FPSRussia’s latest video uses a different gel and has a different take. “This is a very, very deadly self-defense round,” FPS opines, once again inflicting his painfully pathetic Russian accent on unsuspecting Millenials. Even assuming Kyle doesn’t get a commission from G2 (or free ammo), even assuming the ammo maker didn’t prepare the faux Russian’s ballistic gel, FPS does his viewers an extreme disservice by pretending to know what the hell he’s talking about. Will someone please tell Kyle to please go back to simply shooting stuff with big guns?

Question of the Day: Got Ammo?

(courtesy Wilson Combat)

Ammo’s starting to appear again in most of my favorite flavors. In addition to their usual high-end, high-priced cartridges, Wilson Combat‘s recent email blast offered Remington PMC cartridges in 9mm and .223 ($15.75 and $9.50 a box), thousand-round cases of .223 ($475) and two varieties of 5.56 X 45mm ($9.95). .22LR? Our friends at still ain’t got none. What’s the ammo sitch in your neck of the woods?

Don’t Believe the Ammo Conspiracy Theories. At Least Not This One

By Brandon Robinson

The recent closure of the 150 year old Doe Run lead smelting plant in Herculaneum, Missouri caused quite a stir. Conspiracy theories continue to abound in a community used to finding new gun control schemes under every rock from D.C. and San Francisco. For many, this closure was, at best, an example of the heavy-handedness of the EPA, again wreaking havoc on a beleaguered manufacturing sector. At worst, the closure was a malicious attempt by the Obama administration to use the EPA’s thugs to further squeeze the civilian market for ammunition. In this case, however . . .

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Question of the Day: How Much Ammo Is Enough?


I’m cribbing this question from the good folks Responses to their HMAIE enquiry ranged from “Everything from ‘if you’re not drowning or on fire, you can’t have too much ammo’ to a slightly more normal ‘thinking 1,000 rounds per gun or per cal owned then buy a box shoot a box’ to a recent moron saying ‘So you’re advocating that everyone reading this article should continue to hoard and buy everything in sight, furthering the shortage that is a direct result of the behavior you advocate for?’ My take: unless you’re preparing for an extended ammo drought you only need enough ammo to maintain a reserve (vs. your ammo depletion rate). Remembering that there’s only so much ammo you can carry. Of course, you may need to hand out guns and ammo to your neighbors in a short-term disaster scenario. I guess it depends on how paranoid/prepared you are. So how prepared/paranoid are you?