Pewaukee Wisconsin Police Stockpile 58,000 Rounds of Ammo

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"Pewaukee" means "land of shells" in Potawatomi. And so it is, what with Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reporting that the Wisconsin town has stockpiled 58,000 rounds of ammo. As of the 2000 census, the self-proclaimed "city...

Should We Fingerprint Guns?

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The Holy Grail of gun forensics: a method to definitively match a bullet and/or spent cartridge to a specific firearm. It's also the centerpiece of any number of anti-gun advocates fondest dreams. There's as...

Non-Lethal Rounds Get a Sexy Spokesman

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnwLA8kYIYQ "I am whatever I wish to be," Onision proclaims in his YouTube profile. Does he wish to be right? The stat trotted-out here---that more people are killed by people they know than unfamiliar burglars...

Real Reason for Marines’ Underpowered Rounds Revealed

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According to The Marine Times, the head of Joint Forces Command was trying to get his troops a better rifle with more powerful bullets well before the Corps deployed in Afghanistan. Pre-theater, General James...

Army Considering New Rifles and Bullets for Afghanistan. Still.

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TTAG writer Brad Kozak and I were shooting the breeze (Brad 1, Breeze 0) when we got to talking about the war in Afghanistan. "It looks like we won the war and lost the...

New Extreme Shock™ Bullet – That’s GOT to Hurt

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The key to making any bullet perform is it’s ability to expand when it contacts fluid. Typically, most organic targets contain approximately 65% - 75% water. Once an Extreme Shock™ bullet penetrates into soft...

Vintage Bullets? Why Didn’t I Know That?

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The Truth About Guns went live ten days ago. Truth be told, I'm at the base of a long learning curve. As with The Truth About Cars (sold to the Canucks), I'm starting this...

Shotgun Penetration With Various Rounds

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I've scraped this from commentator Montana Bound's post on the most excellent shotgunworld.com, where it was attributed to a dead link. "All of these shots were taken from a known distance and angle into...

Why Is Ammunition So Expensive?

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Over the last year, ammunition prices have shot through the roof. The price of 9mm and other small caliber handgun rounds have increased by as much as 62 percent. There are plenty of theories...

Marines Punt NATO Ammo for Special Operations Science and Technology (SOST) Rounds

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The Marine Corps Times reports that the Corps has stopped supplying troops with ye olde M855 rounds. Marines will now fire Federal Cartridge's Special Operations Science and Technology (SOST) round. Weighing-in at 62 grains...

Florida Enviro-Cops Switch to Lead-Free Bullets. Ish.

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) is switching to lead-free ammo for target shooting and training exercises. The DEP's press release says the Sunshine State's enviro-cops will now...