Basic Ballistics: 5.56 NATO vs. 300 Blackout

By Matt Sandy Yes, another 300 AAC Blackout vs. 5.56 NATO article. However, in this one, I’ll compare the two specifically by looking at their ballistics. Ballistics is a broad term that actually covers three subsections: Internal ballistics, external ballistics. Let’s look at all three. The American-made 300 Blackout was Advanced Armament Corporation’s solution to […]

Florida Reloaders Spark a Fire Igniting 100 Pounds of Powder and 10,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Two people have been hospitalized for burns suffered after touching off a fire, apparently while loading ammunition in a Venice, Florida home. From fox13news.com: The home on Sunset Beach Drive was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Thursday afternoon. They reported hearing the pops of exploding ammunition as the fire burned through the house […]

Caliber Comparison: 9mm vs. .38 Special

When we look at different cartridges there is often a focus on the disembodied numbers that describe them. All too often there’s a mental disconnect between the numbers and reality, and in many cases the numbers are skewed to make one cartridge look “better” than another it ostensibly competes against. Reality is far different than […]

Federal Ammunition’s New Fusion 10mm Auto Hunting Loads

From Federal: Federal ammunition introduces a new load to its popular handgun hunting ammunition lineup. The new Fusion 10mm Auto load uses a 200-grain bullet and 1200 fps muzzle velocity take full advantage of the 10mm Auto cartridge, with more energy and better terminal performance on impact. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive […]

Do You Have Enough Ammunition for the Election?

Ginsburg’s death is merely another “don’t let a crisis go to waste” moment for the ever-ghoulish Democrats. These hypocrites are fond of blaming conservative “rhetoric” for a host of problems but they’re out there throwing around the word “war” a lot since Ginsburg’s passing. They don’t really mean war, of course. Most of them would […]

Happy 9mm Day!

You probably woke up thinking that today is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. Nope…not around these parts. This being the 9th month and the 19th day, we want to wish a happy 9mm Day to those who shoot 9x19mm, 9mm Luger, 9mm parabellum, 9mmP, 9mm NATO, 9×19, simply 9mm, or even the dreaded .9mm […]

An Old Battle Rifle Rides Again: Faithfully Restoring a Karabiner 98k Mauser

Because of my involvement in the Civilian Marksmanship Program sports and similar hobbies surrounding old military rifles, I often find myself in an ethical debate with my fellow competitors and enthusiasts. In a loud world of dime-a-dozen AR clones and wannabe snipers assembling parts builds out of multi-thousand dollar actions, the (relatively) quiet debate over […]

Is Old Ammunition Safe to Shoot?

As a longtime firearms instructor and head of a gun rights group, people ask me all sorts of questions. All questions have merit, especially for people who are 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 […]