Tag Archive: Ammunition

For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip To Be ‘Square’





” It’s white. It’s square. And at 1-by-1 inch in diameter, it is the perfect accoutrement to any entrepreneur’s smartphone.

  With its quick swipe capability and ultimate portability, the high-tech Square Reader credit-card processor has become an invaluable tool in today’s economy.

How high-tech credit card vendors and customers get their Second Amendment rights infringed.

Taxi drivers use it—as do trade-show vendors, online retailers and home contractors.

  It is, as the company’s slogan says, a “small credit card reader” that offers “big possibilities.” But some of those big possibilities are apparently being foreclosed by the Obama administration.

  Last summer, around the same time the U.S. Department of Justice’s Operation Choke Point began pressuring banks to drop customers who buy or sell firearms, tobacco and other goods considered “not acceptable” by the Obama administration, Square quietly changed its terms of agreement.

In an alert regarding a change of terms, Square notified vendors:

you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities: …sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury. “


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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










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.”








… Shooting, Ammo Testing, And Explosives With Jerry Miculek

Published on Sep 21, 2013

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” We have our incendiary, armor piercing, tracer ammo. We have our Hornady A-MAX Match ammunition. We have exploding targets. We have our Barrett M107 (updated M82) 50 caliber sniper rifle. That can only mean one thing… 
The long awaited episode of shoot fast is here! The Barrett M107 50 caliber sniper rifle!

Special thanks to FREEDOM MUNITIONS for the special ammunition! http://www.freedommunitions.com/
Hornady .50 BMG A-MAX Match Ammunition
Scope used is Jerry’s signature Vortex Razor HD gen II
Firearm used is a SEMI-AUTOMATIC (one shot per one pull of the trigger) Barrett M107 .50 BMG rifle


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Scope used is Jerry’s signature Vortex Razor HD gen II
Firearm used is a SEMI-AUTOMATIC (one shot per one pull of the trigger) Barrett M107 .50 BMG rifle

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It Is Consumer Demand That Keeps Supplies Of Ammo Nationwide Low



” The NRA is regularly inundated with letters from members requesting an explanation of the nationwide ammo shortage. Some folks merely vent their frustration over the amount of ammo they are able to acquire for range sessions. Some complain about the jump in prices; they insist it can’t all be explained by supply and demand. Others are sure the government is buying up all the ammo so average Americans can’t get their hands on it. Everyone wants to know if we have any inside information.

Whatever you believe to be the cause for the shortage, the fact is ammo continues to be difficult to find. Store shelves are empty. If you’re lucky enough to find a few boxes, chances are either you or the person behind you in line will buy all that either of you can carry and stash it away like Private Pyle hides a jelly doughnut. So, is this the future of ammunition, or is there an end to the madness? I did my homework, and while my conclusions may not be the answers you’re looking for, they are at least based on fact.

Government Purchases 
Let’s start at the rumor mill. The Internet is awash with reports of large acquisitions of ammunition by government agencies, and the pot-stirrers ran with it: They insist “the government took it all.” “








Reading An Ammunition Label Can Seem Like An Exercise In Code Breaking. Here Are A Few Tips To Help You Wade Through What You See On The Dealer’s Shelf.



” So what should you do if you need to buy ammunition, but shooting is not your forte? The best way to avoid the expense and frustration of buying the wrong ammunition is to know what you are looking for before heading out to the sporting goods store. Most modern firearms have the ammunition type stamped on them in a visible location. Usually it’s somewhere on the barrel or the frame. If you have a gun that doesn’t have clear ammunition markings, then take it to an experienced gunsmith to properly identify the right ammunition.

The same caliber and cartridge information stamped on the gun will be included on an ammunition box label, even if it is a bit cryptic. The following tips will help you determine what information a label provides, and how to identify differences in cartridges of the same caliber. This is not an exhaustive ammunition guide, but it should be enough information to get you through a trip to the store.”







5 Handguns We Can’t Afford To Shoot



” We know, we know.  With ammo shortages abounding, these days it may feel like you can’t really afford to shoot any handguns.  But by the virtue of the thousands of pistols and revolvers out there in thousands unique and familiar calibers, it’s inevitable that some weapons are always going to cost more to shoot than others. There are however those select few pistols that, for whatever reason, cost and have always cost a small fortune to take to the range. Guns.com looks longingly at the shortlist of these diamond shooters.


4.  Gyro what?


Gyrojet pistol



” Speaking of 1960s and how good concepts turned into bad realties, let’s talk about the Gyro Jet series of pistols. These pistols left the rails of established ballistics and were actually tiny repeating rocket launchers. Yes, kids, instead of shooting cartridges with a bullet pushed out of a case by a propellant powder, the Gyro Jet triggered a tiny rocket that accelerated out of the barrel as a whole unit to impact a target downrange. Bad thing was that the rocket wasn’t very accurate, and because it had to “build up forward momentum” it wasn’t even powerful enough at distances close to the muzzle to cause any damage. Try wrapping your brain around that one.”


GyroJet cartridges



” You can come across these launchers but the ever-shrinking supply of rocket/bullets gets smaller every day, which has made collecting the ammunition a pursuit in itself.  Current prices tend to start at $50 and climb from there. A fully loaded a Gyro Jet will often double its value though it is worth noting that these rockets do not get better with age.”




Here is another video on the Gyro Jet pistol with rocket ammo …



There are a number of other videos available on Youtube for those of you who are interested . 




See the other guns too pricey to shoot here at guns.com





Obama’s EPA Attempts To Ban Ammunition





” A federal court on Thursday halted — at least for the time being — an effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to ban all ammunition containing lead, much to the dismay of gun control groups hoping to use environmentalism to “make an end run around the Second Amendment” right of access to ammunition, according to officials from several organizations representing gun owners and manufacturers.”







Police Chief Asks Citizens For Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response






” As the “Great Ammunition Shortage” continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned to the community for help, and citizens stepped up.

When Wobig turned to the residents of Proctor by putting out a call for help meeting his department’s ammo needs, citizens contacted his office, eager to help.

“The citizens were like, ‘If you need something, we got plenty here,'” said Wobig.”








Armscor Doubles Production Capacity To Meet US Ammo Shortage




” In the face of a national ammo shortage, Armscor USA and Armscor International have doubled their manufacturing capabilities and committed $4 million in new equipment and facilities to support shooting enthusiasts and gun owners.

“At Armscor, we recognize the inconvenience and frustration of gun owners have in finding ammunition and we are doing everything we can to push more product out the door and on to store shelves,” said Martin Tuason, CEO of Armscor International.  “We are at something of an advantage in that our growth in US sales had us already looking at long term expansion so we are really accelerating our timelines.” “








Tracer Rounds Burn Indoor Dallas Gun Range to the Ground (VIDEO)





” DFW Gun Range burned to the ground in a 4 alarm blaze Sunday evening after one of their customers made the mistake of using the unauthorized ammunition at the indoor range.  There were between 50 and 100 people in the range during the time of the fire.  No one was seriously injured but one fireman had to be treated for smoke inhalation.  No charges will be filed against the customer who started the fire.”




Self Defense Inside The Home: Avoiding Over-Penetration 





” Decisions, decisions, decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of themCalibertypemakemodelammunitionstopping powercapacitytraining, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these (and one often neglected) is over-penetration.

Shooting Through Walls

Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (a suburban house, a farm, a studio apartment etc.) and then assess the location and materials used in its construction. These factors will determine your choice of gun and round.”



Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: We’re working 24/7




” Big time ammo company Hornady released a statement Tuesday commenting on the ammo shortage and shed light on some key questions they’ve been asked repeatedly.

“The current political climate has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products, including ours,” Hornady said in the statement. “Empty retail shelves, long backorders, and exaggerated price increases on online auction sites – all fueled by rumors and conjecture – have amplified concerns about the availability of ammunition and firearms-related items.”

In short, Hornady, like many other ammo and gun makers, are producing as much as they can, which is more than last year and a lot more than the year before that. And like any business they want to make their products available for those who want to buy them and in turn win the sale.”

Liberty Ammunition ‘Halo Point’ Civil Defense .40 S&W Gel Test



” Liberty Ammunition makes a radical and different type of lead-free frangible ammunition. It’s designed to break apart on impact, but unlike the majority of frangible ammo, it’s designed to be a no-compromises self-defense load, promising deep penetration in addition to fragmentation.

What makes Halo Point — that is to say Civil Defense — ammo different is that this stuff is hot. Their .40 S&W load uses a 60-grain bullet that promises velocities over 2,000 feet per second; rifle speeds from a handgun.”










” So what is going on? In part, certainly, the perception of a potential shortage due to the policies of the Obama administration has led to the reality of a shortage, as everyone started to stock up. I can understand the mentality: if I wandered into a gun store and found that they had just put 1,000 9 mm rounds on the shelf, I would buy them all. But does that fully explain what is happening? How about the fact that government agencies are buying up billions of rounds? There have been lots of news reports and lots of rumors, but no clear explanation of why the federal government has invested so massively in ammunition–including the most popular civilian calibers–over the last year. One way or another, it seems that there is a story here. But for it to be pursued, we would need “reporters.” Remember them? Nah, that was a bygone era: you probably don’t.”


   If we had a real press instead of a government propaganda machine we might know the truth of the ammunition shortages and the unprecedented massive Federal agency purchases .


   Update : Here is a story that differs from the norm regarding these massive ammo purchases by the “State” . It posits that the story is a clever smoke screen designed to root out malcontents . It’s months old but we had been unaware of it up til now . 

South Carolina Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Exempt State from Federal Gun Ban




” South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) has reintroduced a bill that would exempt any firearm, accessory or ammunition manufactured and kept within the borders of the Palmetto State from federal regulations.

Invoking states rights under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Bright’s legislation – known as the ‘South Carolina Firearms Freedom Act’ – states:

“A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in South Carolina and that remains within the borders of South Carolina is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.”






” The ‘Firearms Freedom Act’ movement has its origins in Montana, where a gun maker by the name of Gary Marbut got sick and tired of the federal government’s overreach with respect to his business.  After closely examining the Constitution, in particular the commerce clause, Marbut conceived the Firearms Freedom Act in 2009. ”




Nation Running Out Of Ammo



” Reaction to threats by Senator Dianne Feinstein and others to ban certain weapons and serverely restrict ownership of guns generally has caused a run on gun stores, as is widely reported.

Less reported is the run on ammunition, leaving ammunition inventories down 93% since election day.

So reports Traction Control blog, Plunge! Ammunition Levels Less Than 10% of Pre-Election Levels:

Ammunition Stock levels have fallen by more than 90% from the pre-Election Day levels. Less than 10% remains available. Available Ammunition links will be updated throughout the day.

Handguns are down by 80%, Long Guns by 63% for an overall 72.2% reduction in firearms inventories.

AR pattern rifles are becoming particularly difficult to source.”







ATF Ruling On Sporting Purposes Exemption To Armor Piercing Ammunition




” Take careful note, too, what they say concerns them: “BATFE also expressed concern that since the law was adopted, various new rifle-caliber handguns have been invented.”

I wonder how many Department of Justice employees are equally concerned when SWAT teams raids the homes of unsuspecting and incorrect targets, such as Mr. Eurie Stamps, or Ms. Zaelit, or Mr. Tuppeny, or Ms.Lloyd, or Thomas and Rosalie Avina, or Mr. Kenneth Wright?  Statists will be statists.  Can a leopard change its spots?

Finally, this issue of the sporting purposes test is laughable.  The ATF didn’t listen when I pointed this out before, and they aren’t likely to start now.  It isn’t that the test is difficult, or convoluted, or hard to apply, but necessary nonetheless because it’s the law.  The issue is that it is self referentially incoherent.  It cannot be logically applied because it presupposes the consequent.

The ATF must decide what is the “sporting purposes” category by populating the list with examples, and then make the claim that such-and-such an example is deemed to be or not to be a “sporting purpose” because it is or isn’t on the list.  It reasons in a circle.

Not that the ATF will care.  And not that they will care what we have to say about ammunition either. ”



From The Comments :

 “On December 11, 2012 at 10:33 am, SDN said:

So the ATF is going to rule that non-lead bullets aren’t legal, while the EPA rules that lead bullets aren’t legal either.

Well, the President did say gun control was going to be under the radar; may be the first campaign promise he’s kept.”




HT/ Professor Reynolds

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We’ll contact you through email on Tuesday, December 11, if you are selected as the winner!Related articles

From The Truth About Guns


 ” … are you concerned about ammo over-penetration during a self-defense scenario? Given the 5.56 round’s performance, I’ve always considered my AR-15 an “outside toy” and relied on my Benelli M2 (loaded with Winchester PDX1-12) for home defense duty … ”


AR Penetration