RELOADING

Sage Advice From The Handloading Gurus

Speedloading Handguns...

Thumbing (electronically) through the July/August 1982 issue of American Handgunner, the editor's note at the end of the "Speedloading Handguns Takes Skill" article by Masaad Ayoob caught my...

Tags: competition, Masaad Ayoob,...
04/07/19

What I Carry: Mike’s...

I’ve almost always been the guy who carries a full-size handgun for CCW. I was willing to forego comfort for capability, wanting to make sure I had a gun both effective and reliable. But, over...

Tags: CCI Maxi Mag Shotshells,...
03/27/19

.38 Special

he .38 Special arrived around 1900 in the S&W Military & Police. It soon became the number one cartridge for law enforcement use chambered in both S&W and Colt revolvers, but performance was...

Tags: 1911, Browning, Colt,...
02/26/19

Roy's Daily Carry Gear

In 2016 we ran a “What do we carry?” feature in Handgunner. In looking back, I wasn’t surprised to note my daily carry stuff has changed a bit. As I said then, with the loons and...

Tags: .380, 9mm, daily carry, gear,...
02/05/19

Loading Data Only New...

Where should we get reloading information? First, let’s look where we should not obtain data. The number one negative source is anonymous information on the Internet. The world is full of...

Tags: Charter Arms, Colt,...
01/08/19

Slugfest

We frequently read we should “slug” our gun barrels so we know what we have to deal with to get the best accuracy. Jacketed bullets right at or .0005" under groove size do just dandy. Cast...

Tags: Ammunition, Feature, Lyman,...
01/04/19
Unique: 5 Grains Is A...

Complaints about Unique being dirty, whether it’s the “old” Unique or the “new” Unique abound, and I don’t understand what the problem is....
Read Full Article John Taffin
When More Means Less

My objectives for reloading rifle cartridges are different than handgun cartridges. The objective for rifle rounds is to develop the ideal load for a...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson
Throat-Choke Is No Joke

I love Ruger revolvers, especially those chambered in .45 Colt. Built tough and able to withstand pressures most other guns can’t, doesn’t mean...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
.44 Wadcutters

The .44 Russian was a very popular target shooting cartridge and around 1900 a man by the name of Himmelwright designed a better bullet for target shooting....
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Conversation With Chris...

After a tumultuous week of gun control demagoguery by business and Capitol Hill anti-gunners, President Donald Trump met with National Rifle Association...
Read Full Article Dave Workman
Reloading The .38 S&W/.38

For most shooters .38 means .38 Special. There is another .38 though, a contemporary of the .38 Long Colt. In 1877 Colt brought forth their first...
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Reloading The .389 S&W/.38...

When I mention “.38 cartridge” what’s the first thing coming to mind? For most shooters .38 means .38 Special, or maybe .38 Super or .38 Long Colt....
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Web Blast: Reloading The...

Today’s crop of .45 ACP semiautos are exceptionally dependable, definitely accurate, and certainly make one of the best, if not the best, option for...
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LEE Auto Breech Lock Pro

I’ll admit it; I’m partial to bargains. If it works and gives me the results I’m after, why not use it? I’ve never been a manufacturer-snob. You...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Exclusive: Handloading...

Frangible bullets are unique. They’re lead-free and made of powdered metal such as copper, tin, tungsten, zinc, bismuth, iron, steel and polymer. The most...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
Exclusive Web Extra:...

My attitude is the major handgun cartridges which saw significant combat in World War II in the hands of infantrymen number seven. They are Soviet/7.62x25mm...

Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino