Gear Review: Black Hills 7mm Remington Magnum – 162 A-Max

I’m in the midst of putting the finishing touches on a long range hunting rifle built off a pawn shop Savage action I found earlier this year for $50. When finished, it should be a reach-out-and-touch-’em rifle capable of downing nearly any North American critter, but still comfortable enough to hump up and down the side of […]

SIG SAUER Rolls Out New 300 Win Mag Match Grade Ammo

Since they stood up their ammunition manufacturing facility a couple years back SIG SAUER has been on a roll. Originally intended to give SIG SAUER the ability to be a one stop shop for guns and ammo for military and government contracts, their ammo manufacturing capacity has given them the ability to provide inexpensive quality […]

In Search of…22 Ammunition (Texas Edition)

ED: Our man Weingarten loves him some .22. While he didn’t take the Great .22 Drought personally, Dean has made it his personal mission to keep tabs on the supply of the small caliber ammo as manufacturers worked to satisfy demand. In today’s episode, DW scours Texas during the holiday for the varmint-unfriendly, teach-your-children-well round. […]

Magpul Mags Save the Day for Army/Marines Common Rifle Round (M855A1). Somewhat . . .

Army Round Triggers Problems in Marine M27 Auto Rifle the punny headline at announces. “Preliminary results of an Army test to see how the service’s M855A1 5.56mm round performs in Marine Corps weapons show that the enhanced performance round causes reliability and durability problems in the Marine M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR), service officials say.” […]

What’s So Special About .38 Special?

David Tong writes [via] The “thirty-eight-special,” was a simple lengthening of the .38 Long Colt round that had proved so inadequate against the Moro warriors of the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Developed in 1898, it was first chambered in the original “Military and Police” K-frame revolvers of S&W, the most produced revolver line in history. […]

A Brief History of the .454 Casull Cartridge

David Tong writes [via]:  Americans are smitten by “power.” No question. We love our high horsepower cars, our torque-laden diesel trucks and motorcycles, and of course more germane to this, the most powerful cartridges we can stuff into our firearms. The ink was barely dry on the 1955 introduction of the vaunted .44 Remington […]

Ammo Review: Alchemist Ammunition C3 and Z-Clean

Clark Armory is an online ammo retailer specializing in non-toxic (i.e. lead-free) ammunition options. They set me up with a care package full of two types of ammo from Florida-based manufacturer Alchemist Ammunition, which is one of the more popular brands they sell. One load is called the C3, or Compressed Copper Cartridge, and is a frangible […]

Is .22 Rimfire Ammo Suddenly Plentiful For Everyone?

  One of my friends who is well-connected in manufacturer and dealer circles tells me that a whole lot of wholesalers and manufacturers had been running full-tilt in recent months preparing for a Hillary presidency.  They read the mainstream news and had convinced themselves that 2016 would be 2008 (or 2013, post-Newtown Massacre) all over […]

Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of NSSF and SAAMI Suit to Block CA Microstamping Law

A rare court win for the NSSF and SAAMI in their effort to block California’s microstamping law. Here’s the NSSF’s press release: NEWTOWN, Conn – A California Appellate Court has reversed the Fresno Superior Court’s dismissal of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) lawsuit seeking an […]

Gear Review: Magnetic Ammo Can Labels

Unless you’re a die-hard trial-by-fire kind of individual, at some point you’ll need to organize your ammunition. You may choose to do it at the last minute; while loading mags at the firing line, for instance. Or maybe you’re so organized you apply a FIFO approach to storage and use your ammo based on date […]

Price of .22 Ammunition to Drop?

In the run up to the 2016 election, the price of .22 ammunition has been fluctuating up and down around six cents a cartridge for baseline bulk ammunition. The reasons are clear. Production of .22 ammunition is up by about two billion rounds a year, responding to stiff demand for the last four years. Part of […]