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NovX 9mm Ammo

NovX has released factory ammunition using cutting edge technology, which is sure to influence the defensive ammunition market. The patent pending...
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Handloading +P Brass

Some back-story first. Plus P (+P) brass is designed to be stronger than regular brass in order to withstand the additional pressure of +P rated cartridges....
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AusKur’s...

When I first started handloading more than 60 years ago I was not far removed from the buffalo hunters of the 1870’s. I started with a single cavity Lyman...
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S&W's Model 986 9mm

When His Editorship suggested I do some work with a Smith & Wesson Performance Center gun I was eager to jump on the ship. This was until I found out the...
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Crooked-Seated...

How important is it to seat the bullet perfectly strait in the case? What if the bullet is seated crooked? Does this affect accuracy?
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A .30 Luger...

Late last year I was trying to organize my reloading room a little better and as I was checking out my cabinet full of reloading dies I stumbled on both .30...
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Charter Arms'...

Charter Arms has been going to the dogs for over half a century. In the mid-1960’s Charter Arms combined dogs and the .44 Special when they brought out...
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SAAMI 90 Years...

The year 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, known to most shooters and reloaders simply as...
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Ruger’s SR1911...

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 in 2011, Ruger brought out their first version of the 1911. It was a full-sized, stainless steel .45 with...
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Loading the...

Although we call it the .38 Super the correct name is Super .38. Early advertising, the box it came in, and the guns themselves were all marked: “Super...
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Black Hills Ammo

"Every shipment to military units is manufactured as if each cartridge had to protect a life.” This perspective helped Jeff and Kristi Hoffman start an...
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Sensible...

Standard bullet weights for the .38/357 are normally around 158 grains; for the .44 Special/.44 Magnum, 240–250 grains and in the .45 Colt regular weight...
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Fancy Gun + No...

Where would we be without good bullets? You can own the most expensive, impressive-looking “Holy Grail” handgun — but without a bullet capable of...
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Shell Shock...

Bullets have gone through tremendous advancements, especially in the past 40 years, while cartridge cases have been virtually unchanged since the very...
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Cast Bullets For...

My initial reloading efforts were not the most fruitful. This was in 1956–1957 and I had both a Ruger .357 Magnum 45/8" Flat-Top Blackhawk and one of the...
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Feeding The...

The first thing to learn is that you can’t learn everything. I’ve learned a little about 1911’s. Forty years ago I built a couple from parts. A local...
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Nosedive And...

You finally get to the range for some fun. You insert the magazine, rack the slide, and — it jams. The round has nosedived into the feed ramp and stopped...
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Heavy Defensive...

Buffalo Bore has long been known for producing heavy hunting rounds for leverguns and big bore sixguns. Over the past few years, the line has been expanded...
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Heavy Defensive...

Buffalo Bore has long been known for producing heavy hunting rounds for leverguns and big bore sixguns. Over the past few years, the line has been expanded...
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Helps For...

The first after-market “consumer” cartridge boxes for reloaders I saw needed improvement right off the bat, however they worked much better than the...
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SIG Sauer Ammo

I first encountered the name “SIG” in Jeff Cooper’s first book, Fighting Handguns way back in 1958. Cooper was really just getting started and already...
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Everyday Workin'...

Whether we travel the sagebrush, foothills, forests, or mountains these are the sort of loads which will handle any situation.
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The .32-20

The .32-20 started life in the Winchester Model 1873 and then shortly after was chambered in the newer Model 1892 rifle. The two other members of the...
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Favorite 45 Bullets

Today’s reloader has a nearly endless supply of jacketed and factory cast bullets available for reloading the .45 Colt.
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A Dozen Moronic...

Can a bullet “knock down” an elk? Did the old cowboy’s load their SAA’s with only five-rounds for safety? And more falsehoods undone here ...
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The .40 S&W: Too...

While the price of Maseratis has not risen as fast as the cost of health insurance under the oddly named Affordable Care Act, I’m resigned to live without...
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A Close Look At:...

As I write this, we’re starting to pull out of the empty-shelf syndrome, as ammunition slowly, ever so slowly, starts to reappear on shelves. Even the...
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Handguns Of WWII...

Now that we have covered the particulars of what I consider the most significant handguns used by the major combatant nations of World War II, it’s time...
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Bullet Sizing:

When it comes to factory ammunition or reloading with jacketed bullets we really have very little choice when it comes to bullet diameter.
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Those Fabulous .44s

Not long ago, I wrote about velocity and why we shouldn’t worry about it too much, as long as there’s enough
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Heavyweight...

One of the first manufacturers to offer suitable silhouetting sixguns was Dan Wesson, with their 8" and 10" heavy-barreled .357 Magnum.
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Colt's "New" New...

How does one improve on perfection? The original Colt Single Action Army was a study in perfect pistol perfection when it arrived in 1873.
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Black Powder Basics

Elmer Keith in 1936 writing in his book Sixgun Cartridges and Loads, recommended the novice reloader start out with black powder; he basically said just...
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Big Bullet Baloney

Some of the first heavyweight bullets for both the .44 Magnum and .45 Colt came from J.D. Jones and SSK Industries. He designed a 320-gr. flat...
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True Custom Bullets

Belt Mountain Punch bullets are turned from solid brass one at a time on a lathe. The base is then hollowed out resulting in a core filled with lead while...
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