Ammunition

Up to date ballistic information on multiple calibers. Find out what delays are in current manufacturing and when you can get more of your favorite ammo.

The Civilian PDW Concept, Part 1

The PDW concept came to be at the end of the 1980s and was a product of a NATO request. NATO wanted to replace their 9mm submachine guns. They wanted a weapon that wasn’t as large as a rifle, but more potent than a submachine gun. NATO specifically wanted something that could efficiently defeat body armor. That’s the military/NATO PDW, …

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RECON Drill: Do you set up shoot and move?

Shooting and moving is an important skill to dust off every once in awhile. Sadly it’s raining today so we will live vicariously through YouTube. I did a variation of this early this week and I was… dusty. But by the third run the fail duster had done its job and I was shooting where I wanted to again. Pro …

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Sunday Sermon: Accuracy is Relative

“Most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on ‘pucker factor’ than the inherent accuracy of the gun.” A note on accuracy. It is a widely abused term. If a rifle isn’t ‘Sub-MOA’ (even if the person asking has no notion what that means) or a handgun doesn’t stack rounds at ten yards in their hands then the gun in …

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Trajectory

Trajectory, or bullet flight path, is probably one of the most misunderstood topics in firearms by firearms owners. Bullets do not fly straight. Even when fired out of a barrel that is 100% leveled to the earth the bullet flies in a parabolic and predictable arc. We can predict this and often use optics to assist us in predicting this …

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Short Barrels and Terminal Ballistics

There is a lot of ‘information’ circling about the corners of industry about what short barrels do to a rifle’s effectiveness. I’ve heard a multitude of variations on the actual effects however the two overarching themes are -They are less accurate -They have less ‘stopping power’ Sage Dynamics does an excellent job in this video covering why those two myths …

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3 Gun Fun!

From Team Hollis A few weeks ago my husband and I attended a 3 gun competition at South Kent Sportsman’s Club (http://www.sksc.org/). It was my first three gun match so instinctively I was a bundle of nerves, not knowing expectations and course rules. But after an hour or so of being there I decided that this was going to be …

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YouTube HQ: What We Know. What We Suspect. What We Should Do.

Tuesday at around 12:45 in San Bruno California a middle aged woman, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, attacked and wounded 3 employees at YouTube headquarters. A fourth employee was injured while fleeing but not shot. Aghdam shot and killed herself, ending the attack. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/03/breaking-multiple-shots-fired-injuries-reported-at-youtube-headquarters That is what we know.   Aghdam had a channel(s) on YouTube that was apparently being flagged and restricted …

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A Grand A Day for Your 2A Rights, Deerfield Illinois

Fines up to $1,000 a day for residents of Deerfield Illinois who do not comply with the new ‘Assault Weapon’ and ‘High Capacity Magazine’ ban. High capacity magazines are defined as having a capacity over 10 rounds. Assault weapons are defined as semi-auto rifles and handguns that can take these magazines. AR’s, AK’s, SKS’s, etc. Fairly typical AWB langauge. Deerfield, IL …

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Mr. Hogg… David… Shut Up. Just for a Second, Cool your Jets and then Speak

Mr. David Hogg, You are sabotaging your message more effectively than any external group possibly could. The display of ignorance, arrogance, and vehement disregard of dissent lends you no credence where you need it. You do not need the allies for gun control that you currently have. They were waiting for you or someone like you to advance a tired …

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AmmoToGo Plays with Jello… For Science

The team over at AmmoToGo.com has tested their lineup of hollow point ammunition, which included almost 100 different loads, covering four of the most popular calibers – 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and .380 Auto. They then analyzed and compared the data against the set of performance standards used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This helped them measure variables …

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