John Farnham: Be Realistic About Your Defensive Ammo

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John Farnam writes [via ammoland.com] The problem in “researching” pistol ballistic performance is that the only “data base” we have to consult has too few samples, and samples we have…

A Water Hole, Murphy’s Law and a Lesson in Gun Safety at the Ranch

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At the ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling to maintain a water hole. It’s the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction. I keep a game…

Powder Review: Alliant RL-16

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When I first dipped a toe in the reloading pond, I started by concentrating solely on rifles, specifically bolt guns. At this point, I see no reason to stray as…

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Pennsylvania Legislator Wants Licenses for Ammo Buys

Back when I lived in the city that is always home to me, Pittsburgh, I ran into a kerfuffle with Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro didn’t want to ship ammunition…

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Winchester Awarded MHS Ammo Supplier Contract

As you certainly know by now, SIG SAUER won the Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract with a version of their P320. TTAG regularly reminded readers that the MHS contract…

3 Tips for Choosing a Duck Hunting Load

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As is the case with brass-cased cartridges for personal defense, there will always be, uh, “discussion” about which soft-shell load kills ducks the best. Marketing tactics pushing the newest shot…

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Shell Shock Shocker: The End of Brass Casings for Ammo?

Press release: NRA’s Shooting Sports USA, the leading publication for the competitive shooting community, devoted their entire front cover to an image of Shell Shock’s NAS3 cases, and questioned whether…

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.22 Availability Up, Prices Down

I’ve been monitoring the local WalMart to see if the .22 bubble shows any sign of deflating. I haven’t seen any .22 long rifle for months. This afternoon was different….

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Three Best Calibers for Armed Self-Defense

  Caliber wars — gun owners arguing over the relative merits of various calibers of self-defense ammunition — are an ugly, protracted business. This article will do nothing to reduce…

Ammo Weight Contest Winners Announced

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Howdy y’all. I’m now a Texan. As our house won’t be move-in ready for a couple of weeks, one of the first things I did upon arriving was load precisely…

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NSSF: Local TV ‘Investigation’ Misses the Mark on Lead Ammunition

From the nssfblog.com: A local TV station in Iowa just released the results of its so-called “investigation” into the impact of traditional ammunition made with lead components on bald eagles….

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Contest: Guess The Ammo Weight, Win An Aero Precision Complete Upper

In two days’ time my move from Washington to Texas begins. After organizing most of my ammo into boxes on the floor, I began to wonder how much it all…