SHOT Show: New Ammo Options From Federal and CCI

From Shorty Shotshells to 10mm HST to extra clean .22 LR, Federal and CCI have a lot of new products for 2019. In fact, Federal in particular has a lot of new options this year. Check ’em out: HST in 10mm has my attention. 200 grains at 1,135 fps? Sure thing. Plus Federal is rolling […]

SHOT Show: Winchester Announces New 350 Legend Cartridge

Winchester surprised this year at SHOT Show by dropping a handful of new products, including a 10/22 magazine-compatible rifle and the 350 Legend cartridge. They’re billing the latter as “The World’s Fastest Straight-Walled Hunting Cartridge.” Indeed, 2,350 feet per second is pretty quick for a 145 grain projectile. And I suppose it’s the world’s fastest […]

SHOT Show: Barnes Bullets New VOR-TX Ammunition for 2019

Randy Brooks built Barnes Bullets on the back of his idea for the first all-copper hunting round, the X-Bullet back in 1985. Barnes has been innovating ever since. And when Barnes was acquired by Remington, they rolled out their first ammunition products. Here’s Mike Painter, Senior Product Manager, to tell us about some of Barnes […]

Battle Born Munitions Sues Dick’s Sporting Goods for Market Manipulation

Battle Born Munitions (BBM), an international supplier of ammunition as well as duty products for governments, is demanding $5 million in damages from Dick’s Sporting Goods, accusing Dick’s of breach of contract, fraudulent promises, and “manipulat[ing] retail markets for its benefit and to the disadvantage of vendors and consumers.” In the filing, BBM asserts that Dick’s failed […]

Is Old Ammunition Safe to Shoot?

As a long-time firearms instructor and head of a gun rights group, people ask me all sorts of questions. All questions have merit, especially for people 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 safe to […]

TacStar’s Brass Catcher: Gimmick or Gear?

TacStar, a subsidiary of Lyman Products, announced an addition to their existing line of aftermarket long-gun products. The newcomer is the TacStar Brass Catcher, a device that mounts to the Picatinny rail of AR-platform rifles. According to the company, the product’s aluminum component is fully adjustable and low profile, meaning it can be used in […]

Would You Trust Frangible Ammunition in Your EDC? – Question of the Day

Prior service U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Paul Lemke founded the company now known as Inceptor Ammunition in 2012. Lemke’s goal was to create innovative frangible ammunition with a twist to differentiate their products from the then-current industry offerings. The majority of frangible ammunition companies today use a sintered copper-tin combination in their bullets, but Inceptors […]

Ammunition. To Hoard or Not to Hoard? That Is The Question

David LaPell writes [via [Ammoland.com]: I recently had a discussion with a gun owner about the availability and cost of ammunition. Only a couple of years ago, it was scarce and expensive — when you could find it. Did he think the availability of conventional ammunition could ever get bad again? He laughed . . . With […]