AMMO

Shelves Bare?

I saw a recent post from someone saying their supplier didn’t have any powder suitable for handgun reloading. There were plenty of “agreeing” emojis....
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Consider Casting

The purpose of guns and cartridges is to direct a bullet into a target. In other words, without bullets, guns are useless.
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Ammo Making Mania

I know … I know … I’m tired of it too. But I know how to make ammo magically re-appear back on the shelves.
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Blasphemy, Or...

Say it ain’t so, Bozo! How can you improve on the sanctity of one of the most beloved, popular, and well known .44 Special handloads of the 20th Century?...
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The .357 SIG:...

I’m a fan of the .357 SIG. It’s a confidence building cartridge that can do phenomenal things down range.
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Reloading Blues

We’ve had plenty of surprises over the past year, although I’m still waiting for those scary flying monkeys from Wizard of Oz to make a dramatic entrance.
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Apocalypse Now...

Who would’ve thought a measly little metal cup could wreak such havoc, desperation, and despair? Of course, we’re speaking about the primer pan(ic)demic...
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The Time For ...

I’m not certain what the definition is of the “Perfect Storm” but we’re clearly experiencing some atmospheric disturbance.
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‘Pipsqueaks’...

My dad once told me about a fellow who was shot in the kneecap with a .22 Long Rifle handgun in self-defense.
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Everyday Workin'...

Whether we travel the sagebrush, foothills, forests, or mountains there are .44 Special loads that will handle any situation we’re likely to encounter.
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How To Make .45...

When I recently decided I needed (okay, wanted) some CCI .45 Colt shotshells, I was shocked at the price of $1.60 per cartridge!
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Pilgrim Ammunition Torch 9mm +P
Pass the Torch:...

Amid an ongoing shortage, one may ask why a new ammunition manufacturer would want to enter the market, but that’s exactly what Pilgrim Ammunition is...
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The Ups & Downs...

While we never master a handgun, there are some peculiarities we can use to improve our performance and understanding of handgun ballistics.
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Gear Spotlight:...

If there was ever a time to seize control of your ammo supply destiny, it’s now.
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The .44 Special...

Early on, during his part-time job moonlighting as a gun writer, Charles A. Skelton exclaimed the merits of the .44 Special.
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rcbs universal...

Since we’re talking about reloading in this issue, it would be a faux pas of epic proportions to not mention the tool I use more than any other
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.25 ACP: Labor...

I like to push my reloading hobby to extremes. Most reloaders don’t bother with the .25 ACP, but if you incorporate a few tips, you can make accurate and...
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dillon super...

We’re in the midst of yet another ammo crisis, meaning you can’t find any. The time is now to begin planning on controlling your ammo supply destiny by...
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American...

American Tactical, Inc., began in 2006 as an importer of foreign firearm products into the American market.
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Beat The Ammo...

Caught with your pants down around your ankles again? After all, we thought the Obama-generated ammo shortage was finally over.
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Control Your...

It’s times like these many explore the world of reloading their own ammo. It’s nice to have some control over one’s shooting destiny, isn’t it?
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Speer Gold Dot...

Vernon Speer has provided rifle bullets, and later, handgun bullets to reloaders since 1943. In the 1960s he started loading those bullets, starting the...
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Winchester USA Ready Defense ammo with handgun
New Winchester...

Primed for 2021, Winchester recently unveiled a large batch of new ammunition offerings for the New Year. Included in the three-day release was a new line...
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Federal Premium...

Technology has been the lifeblood of Federal Cartridge since 1922. Joining forces with Barnes Bullets, Federal continues their advancements in ammunition by...
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Federal Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition
Federal Unloads...

Despite a year of unprecedented demand, Federal has reloaded and announced a new batch of handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition offerings for 2021,...
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norma range...

Norma Precision entered the handgun ammunition market in a big way. Following introduction of their MHP Defensive ammo, Norma’s latest handgun ammunition
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Gear Spotlight:...

While you should always have a handheld light available for searching, a weapon light makes sense for target illumination and final verification.
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E-Z Powder Coating

Powder Coating (PC) is simply the process of treating your cast bullets with a baked-on polymer coating. This coating acts as the bullets’ lubricant as it...
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CCI “Clean”...

Nothing’s cooler than shooting a suppressed .22 and only hearing the muffled cycling of your semi-auto firearm, followed by the telltale “tink” of...
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Buffalo Bore...

Not everyone casts bullets or reloads their own ammo. Several readers have asked what factory ammo I’d recommend as a substitute for those heavy cast...
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Hornady BLACK...

Introduced in 2016, Hornady BLACK ammunition was designed to fit, feed and function in a variety of platforms, offering “versatile loads optimized for...
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NORMA MHP ...

Norma’s MHP (Monolithic Hollow Point) features a solid-copper bullet optimized for personal defensive use.
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The Classic...

When it comes to cast bullets, the term “Keith” bullet has morphed into any slug resembling a semi-wadcutter (SWC) design.
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Federal Premium ...

Here’s another “easier to say than do” apothegm ... Shoot several hundred rounds of your defensive ammo through your carry gun to be sure it’s...
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Winchester...

An extension of the Winchester Wildcat line of rimfire ammo, new Wildcat Super Speed utilizes the versatile copper-plated Dynapoint hollowpoint projectile...
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Handgunner...

But, having started altering the gun, I also caught “the bug” in the process. In search of more suggestions, I went to the best resource for handguns...
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Favorite Slugs...

The .45 Colt is my favorite handgun cartridge. Its voluminous case allows it to be loaded heavy in strong revolvers like Ruger’s full-size Blackhawk and...
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Practice &...

As a cast-bullet shooter for more than 30 years, I’ve found myself shooting nothing but powder coated loads in recent years.
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Most-Wanted...

While revolvers may be simpler in design than most semi-auto handguns, every gun needs accessories. From holsters to speedloaders, sights to ammunition, we...
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Vantage Point...

You gotta love innovation, right? This installment of Cool Gear brings radical ammo design, clever electronic hearing protection, and bluetooth enabled...
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Basic .45 Colt...

When loaded heavy and fired in strong guns like the Ruger Blackhawk and Redhawk, the .45 Colt is one tough hombre.
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Grizzly...

Yahoo! Strap on your spurs, adjust your ten-gallon hat and grab your favorite thumb-buster, hog leg or horse pistol and head into town to give a sixgun...
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Norma MHP...

The folks at Norma have been busy in the secret ammo lab. I've always admired their rifle and rimfire offerings, but haven't followed developments in the...
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Short Brass Long...

One question often arising from handloaders has to do with the use of short brass and long chambers. Cartridges like the .38 Special in .357 Magnum and .44...
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Norma Hexagon...

If it looks like a hollow-point, is shaped like a hollow-point, and has a hole in the front end, is it always a hollow-point? Not necessarily.
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