Ammunition

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Cartridge Identification: Start With the Headstamp

Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it's reloading or collecting. While it isn't foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.

The SnagMag yields a spare Glock magazine from a trouser pocket. At rest, it looks like a pocketknife.

Concealed Carry: Is Spare Ammo Necessary?

With the opportunity to expand on his previous work in Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob took the opportunity in "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition" to talk about the issue of concealed carry and spare ammo.

Reloading for Handgunners

Reloading: What Do You Really Need to Get Started?

While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here's some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from "Reloading for Handgunners."

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Find Out Who Won: Reloading Essentials Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win two ammunition reloading essentials from Gun Digest. While there is a handful of partiers among us, it looks like the overwhelming majority will be staying home on New Year's Eve. Notable exceptions are those who will be out there working for our safety and...

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Giveaway: Ammunition Reloading Essentials

Whether you're a new firearms enthusiast, experienced cartridge collector or serious handloader, you'll want to get in on this chance to win two of the best reloading reference guides available.

Highpower rifles, the 10-ring and Xs--Can you hit that at 1,000 yards?

Gun Quotes: Rifles Finer than Minute of Angle

Think your rifle shoots at distance? It doesn’t unless you know minute of angle like a Palma shooter knows minute of angle. “What you have to have is a rifle/ammo combination that you could consistently shoot into 1/2 minute of angle or less with iron sights at 1,000 yards if there were no wind. An...

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“Cartridges of the World” Winner Announced

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to win the latest, greatest edition of "Cartridges of the World." With coverage of more than 1,500 cartridges, including the latest commercial cartridges, wildcats, and old/obsolete rounds, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.