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"But it's factory ammo!"

"Factory" ammo may not mean the same thing, depending on which factory we're talking about. Some of the most disappointing ammo I'd tried thus far was from a factory. The 124gr Sumbro FMJ ammunition I ran through my M&P9 back in 2015 or so had an extreme spread of 89.2 feet per second. In other words, out of ten rounds that were, not just from the same lot number, but the same box, the slowest round was doing 1,069fps while the fastest was almost a hundred feet per second faster, at 1,158. The...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Ammunition, Boomsticks, Range Notes, Eek


A return to the range...

Would you like to know more? Last winter was a bad one. I barely kept ahead of my writing for work. Output at the blog suffered, and patron-only content at the Patreon blog went entirely dormant. With the sun having returned to the sky and the ability to get out and about more, it's time to crawl out of my blanket fort and get more writing done. The first of a series has gone up at the Patreon, to kick things off. Gelatin was shot...for science! . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Gelatin, Tam, Ammunition, Range Notes


Barnaul Ammunition Releases New Subsonic 9mm Ammo

If you shoot suppressed, you like the quieter experience that a silencer provides. Hearing-safe shooting is the main benefit to a can, right? One issue that may arise is that most common ammo isn’t designed to perform at subsonic levels. This means that even though your suppressor will help in containing the rapidly expanding gases […] Read More … The post Barnaul Ammunition Releases New Subsonic 9mm Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ammo, Barnaul, 9mm, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Ammunition, Product Announcement, Subsonic, Steel Case, Subsonic Ammunition, Barnaul Ammunition Releases New Subsonic 9mm Ammo


Pilgrim Torch Self Defense Ammunition Now Available

Pilgrim Ammunition is a dedicated self-defense ammunition company focusing on lightweight, high-velocity rounds. Their Torch lineup includes 9mm,.380 auto, and .45 ACP, and all three offerings currently use a high-velocity solid copper hollow point (SCHP) Pilgrim Torch Self Defense Ammunition Now Available We designed the Torch™ ammunition line to eliminate threats with one round by […] Read More … The post Pilgrim Torch Self Defense Ammunition Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
Tags: Guns, Daily News, ACP, Ammunition, P, 45 ACP, 380 AUTO, Self Defense Ammo, 9mm +P, Pilgrim Ammunition


CMP Warns Against the Use of Certain .30-06 Ammunition

The Civilian Marksmanship Program offers vintage military rifles and pistols for sale from time to time for a purchase to the general public. In their latest site update, CMP warns against the use of certain types of .30-06 Springfield ammunition inside specific rifles that are at least 70 years or older. The warning is being […] Read More … The post CMP Warns Against the Use of Certain .30-06 Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Cmp, Springfield, Rifles, Ammunition, M1 Garand, M1903, Semi-Auto, M1903A3, Vintage Rifles


NovX Ammo’s New Pentagon Personal Defense Rounds

Back in 2017, a new ammo brand called NovX came onto the scene. Their intended differentiators were supposed to be twofold: the use of Shell Shock NAS3 stainless steel/aluminum casings instead of standard brass, and the use of copper/polymer projectiles. NovX claimed that their designs, specs, and choice of these non-traditional materials had allowed them […] Read More … The post NovX Ammo’s New Pentagon Personal Defense Rounds appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Pentagon, Daily News, Ammo, 9mm, Ammunition, Product Announcement, NovX, Shell Shock NAS3


RCBS Expands Group D And Matchmaster Die Set Lineup

RCBS is one of the biggest names in reloading and also happens to be one of the most trusted companies for purchasing reloading equipment and supplies. The RCBS Matchmaster lineup includes both a neck bushing sizer die and a micrometer adjustable bullet seater die so that reloaders can get their case neck tension and bullet […] Read More … The post RCBS Expands Group D And Matchmaster Die Set Lineup appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ammunition, Reloading, RCBS, RCBS Group D, RCBS Matchmaster, RCBS Expands Group D


Dillon’s Blue Press Goes Digital! Introducing the e Blue Press Catalog

Long-time reloaders who favor Dillon Precision Reloading rigs or components will no doubt be familiar with Dillon’s Blue Press catalog. The bi-monthly catalog is a complimentary subscription service that Dillon Precision offers to anyone who desires it. Inside the small magazine is a full catalog that is updated with every new edition as well as articles […] Read More … The post Dillon’s Blue Press Goes Digital! Introducing the e Blue Press Catalog appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Publications, Daily News, Dillon, Blue Press, Ammunition, Reloading, Dillon Precision, Blue Press Catalog


Remington President says Remington Ammunition is Back in “Full Swing”

Many of you will remember that last year the Remington Arms Company was broken up by several of its component and brand divisions and sold off in what has probably been one of the largest firearms company selloffs in recent memory. Remington Ammunition was acquired by Vista Outdoors and it’s now back in “full swing” according […] Read More … The post Remington President says Remington Ammunition is Back in “Full Swing” appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Vista Outdoors, Remington, Ammunition, Remington Ammunition, Ammo Shortage


Vista Outdoor Announces July Price Increases for Components & Ammo

Vista Outdoor – the parent company for CCI, Federal, Remington, and Speer has just announced that there will be price increases in response to “unprecedented raw material price increases” that have occurred just over the last couple of months. Customers can expect to start seeing the effects of these price increases around July of 2021 […] Read More … The post Vista Outdoor Announces July Price Increases for Components & Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Daily News, Federal, CCI, Speer, Ammunition, Vista Outdoor, 2021 Price Increases, CCI Federal Remington


Fiocchi Announces Ammunition Price Increases for 2021

As supply continues to struggle to meet demand in the ammunition market, several manufacturers have been announcing price increases across the board for all of their rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammunition. Fiocchi just announced in late March that there would be a minimum 5% increase on their rimfire, centerfire pistol, centerfire rifle, slug, buckshot, and […] Read More … The post Fiocchi Announces Ammunition Price Increases for 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Daily News, Fiocchi, Ammunition, Price Increase


Fiocchi Ammunition Announces Launch of Their New Website

Nestled into Italy’s mountainous northern region, Lombardy, you can find the small town of Lecco. This ancient and picturesque settlement has been the proud home of Fiocchi Munizioni for nearly a century and a half. Fiocchi Ammunition has been producing cartridges and shotshells since its inception in 1876, and began importing ammo into the US […] Read More … The post Fiocchi Ammunition Announces Launch of Their New Website appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, US, Italy, Lecco, Daily News, Lombardy, Fiocchi, Ammo, Ammunition, Fiocchi Ammunition, Fiocchi Munizioni


New 6.5 Creedmoor and .223 Remington Hunting Ammunition from Lapua

Do you hunt with the 6.5 Creedmooror or the .223 Remington? Good news for you as Lapua just presented new hunting ammunition that will hit the shelves in the summer. The .223 Rem is loaded with a 3.2 g / 50 gr Lapua Naturalis hunting bullet and the 6.5 mm has a 10.1 g / 156 […] Read More … The post New 6.5 Creedmoor and .223 Remington Hunting Ammunition from Lapua appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Mega, Daily News, Creedmoor, Lapua, Ammunition, Naturalis, Hunting Ammunition, Product Announcement, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 223 Rem Hunting


Ammo InStock: 500 Rounds Wolf, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain, Ammunition Member Price $251.74

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Wolf, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain, Ammunition Member Price Sale USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsmans Guide has in-stock and shipping now 500 Round boxes of Wolf, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain, steel case Ammunition with a Member Price of just $251.74 with FREE shipping. That is $0.503 a unit round. That is a fair price for steel-case in t...
Tags: Guns, Wolf, Berdan, Ammunition News, 9mm, Ammunition, USA Ammoland, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide, FMJ 115 Grain Ammunition


Ammo Scammers ~ GoWild Warns of Spike in Fake Ammo Sales

Ammo Scammers: Warning USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Outdoor social media platform, GoWild, is issuing a strong warning to firearms consumers regarding Ammo Scammers: Fake ammunition scammers are posing as online retail storefronts and aiming to steal your cash and personal information with too-good-to-be-true ammo deals and offers. GoWild’s security team has flagged a record amount of firearms scammers focusing on gun accessories over the last few weeks, especially with ammunition. While GoWild del...
Tags: Guns, United States, Nato, Reddit, Sellier Bellot, Sportsman, Ammunition News, Ammunition, Kentucky Gun Co, Dvor, Optics Planet, GunsInternational, Zack Grimes, GoWild, Magtech CBC, STV Technology Scorpio


11th Edition Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading Coming Soon

As a small glint of hope emerges along the horizon of ammunition and reloading components being back in regular stock, many will want to pick up the hobby of reloading. Reloading is not only a great skill to learn but it can also be a hedge or supplement to the purchase of regular ammunition if […] Read More … The post 11th Edition Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading Coming Soon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Hornady, Handbook, Ammunition, Reloading, 11th Edition


East Meets West – The 5.45x39mm AR-15

Though not common today, the 5.45x39mm AR-15 was popular for a time. There are still a fair number of these guns in circulation but they are something of a novelty today. Why the 5.45x39mm? The USSR issued the 7.62×39 round in the AK-47, AKM, RPK, and others, but there was a desire for a small […] Read More … The post East Meets West – The 5.45x39mm AR-15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, History, Ussr, Editorial, Ar-15, Ammunition, 5.45x39, S&W, 5.45x39mm, AR Patterned


Remington Ammunition, Under New Ownership, Launches New Website

The Remington name has been inextricably linked to the world of American firearms for most of our nation’s history. Eliphalet Remington II, the then-23-year-old son of a colonial-era blacksmith, made his first flintlock rifle barrel on his father’s forge in 1816. The gun was so well received that he immediately began manufacturing more barrels in […] Read More … The post Remington Ammunition, Under New Ownership, Launches New Website appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Daily News, Ammo, Ammunition, Eliphalet Remington, Remington Ammunition, Remginton


Price Increase Announced for Winchester and Browning Ammo

Current ammo prices are painful. If you’ve been shooting for a while, you understand this all too well. The shortage of essentially all common calibers has absolutely rampant for months, and the basic laws of supply and demand are being felt across the industry. Demand has spiked, supply has dropped, and so costs are soaring. […] Read More … The post Price Increase Announced for Winchester and Browning Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Press Releases, Winchester, Browning, Daily News, Ammo, Ammunition, Price Increase, Ammo Crisis, Ammo Shortage


New Military/LE Cartridge: .375 SWISS P

SWISS P, a RUAG Ammotec subsidiary company, has introduced a new sniper rifle cartridge called .375 SWISS P (9.5x70mm). This is a .375 caliber rebated rim bottleneck cartridge. It shares the same rim diameter and overall length with the .338 Lapua Magnum, however, it has a larger (15.73mm (.619″)) base diameter and is advertised as a […] Read More … The post New Military/LE Cartridge: .375 SWISS P appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ammunition, RUAG, MIL/LE, RUAG Ammotec, 375 SWISS P, 9.5x70, SWISS P


US Army’s M1153 Special Purpose 9mm Hollow Point Ammo Tested

M1152 Ball and M1153 Special Purpose 9x19mm cartridges have been adopted by the US military along with the MHS handguns (M17 and M18). The M1152 is loaded with a 115-grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet and the M1153 Special Purpose cartridge utilizes a 147-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP) projectile. The intended use for the M1153 […] Read More … The post US Army’s M1153 Special Purpose 9mm Hollow Point Ammo Tested appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, US Army, Mhs, Daily News, 9mm, Ammunition, JHP, Hollow Point, M1153, Special Purpose


nP Technology Lead-Free Frangible Projectiles for Reloaders

Frangible ammunition has been around for quite some time but many frangible ammunitions currently produced still have some amount of material that occasionally retains its weight and can come back to harm the shooter or bystanders. nP Technology has created a new customizable lead-free frangible ammunition that has no splash back on steel targets even […] Read More … The post nP Technology Lead-Free Frangible Projectiles for Reloaders appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ammunition, Frangible Ammunition, nP Technology


Ted Nugent Auctions off Guns, Bows, Knives, Ammunition, and More

Several of Ted Nugent’s firearms, knives, bows, and other toys are currently up for auction to the general public. Ted Nugent will auction off over 400 items from his personal collection which also includes prototype guitars and personal hot rods. Since Ted is a massive fan of guns, it is no surprise that a big […] Read More … The post Ted Nugent Auctions off Guns, Bows, Knives, Ammunition, and More appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Ted, Auctions, Knives, Daily News, Ted Nugent, Ammunition


New NATO Caliber – FN Herstal’s 5.7x28mm

Thirty-five years after it was invented, the 5.7x28mm caliber is now standardized by NATO. The new standardization comes after the 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers, which were both designed by FN Herstal, and standardized by NATO in 1957 and 1981 respectively. Two other NATO calibers are the 9x19mm NATO and the 12.7x99mm NATO. The main use for […] Read More … The post New NATO Caliber – FN Herstal’s 5.7x28mm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Nato, Daily News, FN Herstal, Ammunition, Herstal, 5.7x28mm, Five-SeveN, STANAG 4509


It’s 308 Day! – 308 Winchester – What, Why, and Our Appreciation for It

Today, March 8th, 2021 is an exciting excuse to go over one of the most popular and widely used cartridges in North America. The .308 Winchester cartridge designed all the way back in 1952. This admirable 30 caliber cartridge is a regular choice whether it is used for medium- to big-game hunting or even a cartridge variation found […] Read More … The post It’s 308 Day! – 308 Winchester – What, Why, and Our Appreciation for It appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, North America, Editorial, Ammunition, 308 Winchester, 308 Day


Ukrainian “Horizon’s Lord” Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle and Its 12.7x114HL Cartridge

Over the past couple of months, the Ukrainian MAYAK arms plant has been quite active on their social media pages publishing information on a variety of new and prototype firearms. Last week we talked about their KalashNash rifle, an AK variant that has a barrel change feature. Today, we’ll take a look at another new firearm designed […] Read More … The post Ukrainian “Horizon’s Lord” Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle and Its 12.7x114HL Cartridge appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Editorial, 50 Cal, Rifles, Ammunition, Anti-materiel, Bolt Action, 12.7x114HL, Horizon's Lord, Volodar Obriyu


Winchester Introduces Two New Loads for 6.5 PRC

Winchester has released two new loads in the 6.5 PRC cartridge that continues to gain popularity in both the hunting and precision shooting disciplines. The cartridge has become so popular that companies like Ruger, Springfield Armory, and Mossberg have created rifles specific to that caliber – mostly for hunters it seems. However, Winchester is offering […] The post appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Winchester, Daily News, Mossberg, PRC, Ammunition, 6.5 PRC, New Ammo, Ruger Springfield Armory


Highlights From SIG Sauer’s New 2021 Catalog

A week or so ago SIG Sauer dropped their 2021 catalog, with a few new gems including new Elite series pistols a new entry to the TREAD line of rifles and SIG’s 277 Furry ammunition. Let’s take a look! Here’s SIG Sauer’s announcement of the new catalog, which is available to view online at sigsauer.com/catalog NEWINGTON, […] Read More … The post Highlights From SIG Sauer’s New 2021 Catalog appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Newington, 1911, Pistols, Rifles, Ammunition, Sauer, Product Announcement, P320, SIG P210 Carry, SIG SAUER Custom Works, SIG Sauer's 2021 Catalog, TREAD SNAKEBITE


It’s 223 Day! – 223 Remington – What, Why, and our Appreciation for It

Today, February 23rd, 2021 is an exciting excuse to go over one of the most popular and even disputed cartridges in North America. The .223 Remington cartridge designed all the way back in 1957. This lovable 22 caliber cartridge is a regular mainstay whether it is used for varmint hunting like coyotes to prairie dogs […] Read More … The post It’s 223 Day! – 223 Remington – What, Why, and our Appreciation for It appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, North America, Editorial, Ammunition, Eugene Stoner, 223 Remington, Ar*15, 223 Day


Sign of the Times

Because I try and keep at least a trickle of ammo coming in for testing purposes, I'm winding up seeing weird stuff in these days of beggars not being choosers. Importers and wholesalers are finding what they can get and selling it on. The most recent acquisition, purchased from Lucky Gunner, was some 9x19mm 115gr JHP from IMI Systems that they're calling "Di-Cut". It comes in brown cardboard fifty-round boxes. The primers appear to be sealed and the bullet has a sort of SXT look to it. I'll ...
Tags: Guns, Times, Tam, Ammunition, Boomsticks, IMI Systems



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