Category: Ammunition


Hornady Critical Duty Recall

 

 

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Hornady recently announced a recall of certain 9mm Critical Duty ammunition. The ammo is described as:

  • Hornady Critical Duty
  • 9mm +P 135 grain
  • item# 90226
  • lot# 3141635
  • shipped from factory between 6/5/14 and 7/16/14

The ammo may have light or no powder charges.”

 

 

Thanks to The Firearm Blog for this important recall information 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Bullet Can Change Direction Mid-Air To Track Down Its Target

 

 

 

” The future of war is a laser-guided bullet that can change direction and hit targets at a distance of over one mile away.

  DARPA, the research arm of the Pentagon, has developed the EXACTO system to put a four-inch-long bullet with an optical laser sensor and an eight-bit central processing unit that can compute an algorithm to command electromagnetic steering to give the bullet its deadly precision.

  Unlike most rifle bullets, EXACTO has no spin. Instead, it travels like an electronic dart with fins that can guide it in mid-air.

  A sniper team can control the bullet after firing to ensure accuracy while compensating for weather, wind, target movement, and a range of other factors.”

 

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Big Shots, Little Powder At State Shoot

 

 

 

 

 

” A worldwide shortage of gunpowder won’t silence an estimated 1.5 million shots at this week’s state trapshoot at the Valley Gun Club, according to event media liaison Tom Austin.

“People participating in the state trapshoot may bring their own ammunition or they can buy it onsite from Geiser Guns (of Sunbury),” Austin said. “I’ve been told that Geiser Guns plans to have enough ammo for those who need it at the shoot, but may not have as much for additional purchase.”

  The shortage mainly affects “reloaders,” or trap shooters who prefer to make their own shells as opposed to buying pre-made shells. Competitors typically tend to use store-bought shells instead of custom-made ones. The supply of shells is not as badly affected as that of powder, the shortage of which is becoming more and more of an issue, according to Chuck Fritzges, a manager with the Pennsylvania State Sportsmen’s Association and tournament director.

“Our largest vendors here don’t have any powder,” he said.

  Matt Geisier, of Geiser Guns, said that while shells were not abundant, powder “is in worse shape.” He said he was lucky enough to get a shipment from powder manufacturer Alliant shortly before the shoot started, but his supplies have been going fast. He was sold out of powder in an hour on Saturday and within about two hours on Sunday.

 The shortage is simply due to high demand, he said.”

 

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Hand Cannons: The World’s Most Powerful Handguns

 

 

The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms.  The Zeliska is one of the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at over 13 lbs and having a length of 22 inches. The cylinder section alone weighs 4.5 lbs. The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft. The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.

 

 

 

 

” The .600 Nitro Express Zeliska revolver is an Austrian single-action revolver produced by Pfeifer firearms. The Zeliska is one of the largest handgun in the world, weighing in at over 13 lbs and having a length of 22 inches. The cylinder section alone weighs 4.5 lbs. The Zeliska is also one of the most powerful handguns in the world, producing a muzzle energy of 7,591 foot pounds. The weight of the gun helps control the recoil, making controlled shooting possible. The capacity of a Zeliska is five .600 Nitro Express or .458 Win Mag rounds. The Zeliska fires a .600 Nitro Express slug (900 grain) at 1,950 ft. The cost of a Zeliska revolver is $17,316. Each .600 Nitro Express round costs $40, making this gun very expensive to fire.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

   The Zeliska is truly the world’s most powerful handgun . It makes the .44 magnum and even the Desert Eagle .50 look downright puny  . Watch the video below and see for yourself .

 

 

 

    Of course after seeing the .600 Nitro Express revolver the other nominees for world’s most powerful handgun pale in comparison but they are certainly worth your while if you are a handgun aficionado . Check the others out here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.22 LR – How It Is Made Courtesy Of Ammo Labs From The Outdoor Channel

 

 

 

Published on Apr 29, 2014

” Tactical Girls thought we should share this. From Ammo Labs to you courtesy of Shooting USA from the Outdoor Channel on how ATK’s CCI plant makes .22LR”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentagon Wasting Millions On Ammunition, Report Says

 

 

 

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” The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.

  It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department’s inventory systems can’t share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.

  The result: potential waste of unknown value.

” There is a huge opportunity to save millions, if not billions of dollars if the (Pentagon) can make some common-sense improvements to how it manages ammunition,” said Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “Despite years of effort, the Army, Navy and Air Force still don’t have an efficient process for doing something as basic as sharing excess bullets. This Government Accountability Office (GAO) report clearly shows that our military’s antiquated systems lead to millions of dollars in wasteful ammunition purchases.”

 

Read the rest of this damning report of waste .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Association For Gun Rights

 

 

Ammo Giveaway

 

 

” Dear NAGR Supporter,

NAGR is giving ONE lucky winner a $1,000 gift certificate to AmmoToGo.com!

But you cannot win the gift certificate unless you sign up below.

We will contact you through email if you are selected as the winner!

For freedom,
Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights “

 

Click here for entry page

 

 

 

 

 

 

New 3-D Printed Ammo To End Ammo Drought

 

 

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” 4.1.2014, Palermo, Italy – Italian 3D-printing startup, Brachia Caeli Industries (BCI) announced today at a press conference that it had successfully printed fully functional centerfire ammunition. This comes on the heels of December’s congressional ruling that the Undetectable Firearms Act (UFA), which bans guns not visible to metal detectors or x-ray scanners, does not apply to 3-D printed arms.”

 

 

     We could find no reference to the “start-up” anywhere but Brachia Caeli translates from the Latin to “Arms of Heaven” and we have been unable to determine whether this is an April Fool’s story or not but Guns.com has the details .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBI Raids USA Brass In Bozeman

 

 

 

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” The FBI raided Bozeman based USA Brass Thursday morning. We were tipped off by a viewer who told us federal agents were on scene by 9a.m. Throughout the morning we saw agents from the FBI, EPA Criminal Division, and Bozeman Police come and go from the Bozeman business.”

  Around 12:30 p.m. Agent Bert Marsden identified himself as the resident agent in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Division in Montana.  He told NBC Montana agents were expected on scene through the evening, and gave a short statement about the investigation.

” We are investigating alleged violations of environmental law. An investigation takes as long as it takes, and I can’t provide any details as it relates to that,” said Marsden.

  USA Brass cleans and resells used ammunition casings.  Last fall the Gallatin City-County Health Department reported 22 people, all current or former USA Brass employees showed elevated levels of lead in their blood. In September of 2013 the US Department of Labor cited USA Brass with 10 serious violations and proposed more than $45,000 in penalties and fines.”

 

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The .700 WTF : For Hunting Dinosaurs

 

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” The cartridge, named the .700 WTF (“What The F…”) and is made by fire forming a .50 BMG brass case, trimming it to 3″ in length and then sizing it. The round is loaded with a 1132 grain paper patched .700 lead cast bullet.”

 

 

 

 

” The rifle, with just a 16.25″ barrel, can push the 1132 grain of lead up to 2300 fps. Thats 13,000 ft/lbs of energy, right up there with the .50 BMG and far exceeding the .700 Nitro Express. The cast lead bullet has enough energy to pass clean through a 1/4″ steel plate.”

Read more at The Firearms Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winchester Recalls .22 Long Rifle Rimfire Ammo

 

 

 

 

” The recall is for M*22 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition marked with the symbol number S22LRT and lot numbers GD42L or GD52L.

  The company says they’ve found some double powder charges in these two lots of ammunition. If fired, a double powder charge can render a firearm useless and cause serious injury to the shooter. Basically, if you don’t want to blow your hand off and ruin your gun, make sure you’re not firing a double powder charge.

  For more information or to report recalled ammo, visit Winchester’s website, or call 866-423-5224.”

 

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You Could Win A $2000 Gift Certificate For J&G Sales From The National Association For Gun Rights

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” Dear NAGR Supporter,

  NAGR is giving ONE lucky winner will receive a gift certificate worth $2,000 to use on the website of our sponsor, J & G Sales!

But you cannot win the gift card unless you sign up below.

We will contact you through email if you are selected as the winner!

For freedom,

Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

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Executive Vice President

National Association for Gun Rights”

 

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Pentagon’s Top Tester Gives Sniper Round Passing Grade

 

 

” The Defense Department released it’s annual testing report and unlike other weapons programs, the MK248 Mod 0 Sniper Round got a passing grade.”

 

 

 

 

” Used with the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, the Mk248-Mod0 (A191) .300 WinMag ammunition, is utilized to hit targets up to 1,200 meters out. The sniper system was built to improve the range and accuracy of other comparative systems.”

 

 

 

      More here and see this companion piece : XM2010 New Army Sniper Rifle at the Range . These rifles are also available to the general public … for the tidy sum of $18,000 USFor those interested in the more technical aspects of the new round you can find the report from the Army’s testing lab here in PDF form .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Round You’ll Ever Need

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G2 Research R.I.P. 9mm 
* 16″ Penetration 
* Up to 6″ diameter spread 
* 96 gr projectile 
* 2″ grouping at 25 yrds 
* 1265 FPS / 490 Muzzle Energy 
* 9 Separate Wound Channels 
* Precision Machined 
* Solid Copper / Lead Free
* Defeats all known barriers such as sheet metal, sheet rock, windshields, plywood, heavy winter clothing 

  It started with an un-compromised idea of creating the ultimate personal protection round. The geometry at the tip of the projectile has much to do with the way the projectile travels through tissue. It has been long known in the medical industry that a trocar point penetrates the dermis layer more efficiently… the G2R RIP Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Proposed Bill Publishes Name And Social Security Number Of Gun Owners

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of the genius . How do we continue to elect such morons ?

 

 

” Today Mississippi Representative Omeria Scott (D-District 80) introduced House Bill 231.  In her bill she proposes that anyone who sells ammunition in the State of Mississippi be required to keep records of each sale.  If passed,

  every merchant, dealer or pawnbroker that sells pistol or rifle cartridges, shall keep a record of all sales of such cartridges sold, showing the description of the kind and caliber of cartridges so sold, the name, address and driver’s license or social security number of the purchaser, and the description of and the quantity of cartridges and date of sale.

  These records, which include social security number, name and address would be “open to public inspection at any time to persons desiring to see it.” “

 

 

   Here is the woman’s biopage at Ballotpedia , her Facebook page and her government page with contact information . She has been in office since 1993 and you can view her voting record here . Just remember , if you choose to contact her and let your voice be heard , make it a voice of reason and not a voice of anger and hatred such as is so common coming from her side of the aisle .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Jeff At Bigshooterist

 

 

Published on Dec 5, 2013

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” Great Balls of Fire! New Video using the Slide Fire Stock on a .22lr S&W M&P15/22 testing the Piney Mountain Rimfire Tracer Ammo. We also added a powerful Green Laser to add weight. (Plus, bright lasers are kinda fun on something like this.) This isn’t anything technical, just some fun footage very early in the testing of a new Rifle/Ammo/Accessory combo. “

 

 

HT/BearingArms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOOTING 22LR TRACERS OUT OF A 12 GAUGE | CUSTOM SHOTGUN LOADS

 

   Two very entertaining and informative Youtube firearms channels have united to create an interesting video experiment that combines the divergent specialties of both channels . Demolition Ranch is a channel that specializes in mostly 12 gauge shotgun videos while , as the name implies , 22Plinkster caters to the rimfire crowd . 

   They pooled their talents and handloaded some .22 caliber tracer bullets into twelve gauge shotgun shells and had a blast .Very cool video . It would be even cooler to see them shoot this homemade round at night . It would also be cool to see a target shot by these inventive rounds . Perhaps the boys will treat us to that in the near future .

HT/Bearing Arms

How Many Xboxes Does It Take To Stop A .50 BMG?

 

 

” When you think about what’s inside an Xbox the results aren’t too surprising. Yeah, .50 BMG throws a big bullet plenty fast but put a wall of copper, glass and steel in front of any projectile and see how much luck you have with that.

Fortunately, that’s where the C4 comes in.”

 

 

See how the Xboxes fare vs C4 in slow motion at Guns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever Wondered What Might Happen If You Burned 28,000 Rounds Of Ammunition In A Bonfire?

 

 

 

Published on Nov 28, 2012

” The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI), the standards-setting organization for the industry, has provided this video to fire departments nationwide to help firefighters better address the realities of fires in which sporting ammunition is present.”

    Long time readers may be familiar with this video as we have posted similar videos from SAAMI in the past , perhaps even this one , but we were unable to locate a reference to it in our archives . Anyway , the subject bares repeating as it is comforting to know that large quantities of stockpiled ammunition pose no great explosive hazard . Preppers can rest easy .

HT/Bob Owens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Primary Lead Smelter In U.S. To Close Due To EPA Regulations

 

 

” If the government can’t get enough support from lawmakers to ban guns, ammunition control is the next best avenue for accomplishing the mission.
Once this primary Lead Smelter closes in December, entirely domestic manufacture of conventional ammunition, from raw ore to finished cartridge, will be impossible.

The EPAs National Ambient Air Quality Standard that is now 10 times tighter than the previous standard.
For this reason, in December, the last primary lead smelter in the United States has decided to close its doors.
The Herculaneum, Missouri Smelter, owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has been in existence in the same location since 1892.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY Gun Law’s Required Ammunition Background Checks Not Expected To Start In January

 

 

 

” The state is holstering a key provision of Gov. Cuomo’s gun control law requiring first-ever background checks on ammunition purchases.

Under the gun law passed earlier this year, the state could have begun requiring background checks as of this coming Jan. 15. It also could have ordered sellers of ammunition to begin keeping key information on buyers, including their names, the amount of bullets purchased, their addresses, and occupations.

But the State Police Sunday they are delaying implementation, a move first reported by the Buffalo News, until it can develop the needed database system allowing it to move forward.

Gun advocates argue that the ammo background check delay is further proof the gun law that also expanded the state’s ban on semi-automatic weapons and sought to reduce the size of ammunition magazines was passed in haste in January, just weeks after the Sandy Hook , Ct. mass school shooting.

Cuomo and the Legislature earlier this year were already forced to roll back a centerpiece provision of the gun law–one that required that no ammo magazine be able to hold more than seven bullets. Cuomo said the requirement proved unworkable because most manufacturers don’t make seven-bullet magazines.

Instead, a change was approved allowing for the sale of the old maximum 10-bullet magazines, but with a caveat that owners in most cases not put more than seven bullets in them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… Through Steel, Concrete & Watermelons! Jerry Miculek

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     For those of you unaware , as were we , Remington puts out a very informative free E-zine of 50-60 pages that makes for very interesting reading . The sweepstakes rules and entry information can be found on page 18 or by clicking the picture above .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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