H.R. 5103: 20% Federal Tax on Guns, 50% Tax on Ammo

Danny Davis represents Illinois’ 7th congressional district, smack dab in the middle of Chicago. When he isn’t working on bills that would prevent the U.S. from attacking North Korea (read it here) Rep. Davis busies himself sponsoring and co-sponsoring an arsenal of gun control bills . . . H.B. 5103 is his latest brainchild. The bill […]

Introducing Blackwater Ammo. Seriously.

Some people don’t consider Erik Prince a prince among men. Mr. Prince is the former Navy SEAL who founded Blackwater USA, the billion dollar defense contractor infamous for the Nisour Square massacre . Mr. Prince sold Blackwater in 2010 and went on to found the private equity Frontier Resource Group. And now he’s investing in ammo, resurrecting […]

Gear Review: Ammo Ears Real Bullet Earplugs

I think we’ve all seen that old codger screw empty cases or live rounds into his ears as “hearing protection” on the range. If only on TV. But now you can hop over to ConcealedCarry.com and get a set of Ammo Ears, which provide 27 NRR of protection built off of actual, 9mm cases. Case […]

Five Ways to Reuse Spent Cartridges

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — where there’s gunfire, there will be spent casings. Okay, so not in all cases, but the vast majority of firearms leave you with an empty cartridge casing after the shot has been fired. And far too many of those casings (and especially shotshell wads) remain on the ground to […]

Unique Frangible Ammo From Dark Horse Ammunition

Well, at least as far as this gun blogger is concerned, a 242 grain .308 breaching round absolutely qualifies as “unique.” And then some. It also makes quick work of door locks and hinges with barely any spall out the far side . . . At SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range, Dark Horse […]

TTAG’s New Ammo Provider: Freedom Munitions (Also, Happy .223 Day)

February 23rd is known as .223 Day ’round the TTAG offices. Which seemed like the perfect time to announce that Freedom Munitions is officially our new ammunition provider, and that coupon code “TTAG” is live and good for five percent off site-wide. Including on ammo from the ∼22 other brands that FM now carries. Why have we switched […]

10mm Auto vs. 357 Magnum [VIDEO]

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The 10mm Auto, sometimes referred to as the “357 of the Auto Pistol World”, has experienced a resurgence of late. Since its development in the 1980s, the 10mm found sudden popularity only to stagnate and shrink, but now the 10 is back with more pistols and ammunition than ever before. With that increased popularity comes truths […]

X-DEF: New, Affordable Personal Defense Ammo From Freedom Munitions

At at hair under $0.45 per round, Freedom Munition’s new X-DEF is less than (or way less than) half the cost of most premium self-defense ammo. Designed and manufactured entirely in-house, the X-DEF projectiles are engineered to expand reliably, penetrate the FBI-specified 12 to 18 inches in ballistics gel, and retain their full weight. We’d test […]

9mm, .45, 7.62, .416 – Which One’s Fastest?

In the video below, the super slow-mo Joes race a quartet of cartridges. If you don’t know which one’s going to win, welcome to The Truth About Guns! Check out the Guns for Beginners tab above. For the rest of you, guess which one messes-up the melon the best/worst. Also, what rounds should these lab […]

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