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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.

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Cartridges of the World: A Great Wildcatting and Reloading Manual

Cartridges of the World: A Reloading Manual, A Wildcatting Guide Now at 13 editions, Cartridges of the World continues to offer reloading data for ammunition from across the planet. The rich, in-depth information makes for an essential reloading manual. It’s also the perfect reference for anyone interested in wildcatting their cartridges. With reloading data...

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Conspiracy Crowd Fearful of Government Ammo Buys

  Should we laugh at how silly it all is, be upset, or write it off as simply more gun ignorance? Hard to say what to make of the new conspiracy theories bouncing around the media of late over ammunition orders by various federal agencies. At issue: Hollow-point handgun ammunition. As FoxNews.com reported, “The...

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A History of AR Cartridges

The original caliber for the AR-15 wasn’t the.223/5.56, it was a slightly smaller cartridge. The .222 Special delivered the kind of performance that the designers wanted, which was basically a 50-grain bullet at under 3,000 feet per second.

Ball ammo is best for survival guns. Choose brass cases.

Ball Ammo: The Best Survival Gun Bullets

  A lot of careful consideration and planning needs to be done in order to make sure you are ready for surviving a long-term calamity.  One area of attention is the type of combat ammunition you will purchase for stockpiling. Recent technological advances in ammunition of all types and calibers have been astounding, particularly...

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Rethinking the Power of the .410

  For those who think of the .410 as a weak sister to heavier gauges, this is not the case. Lethality Penetration tests in plywood sheets and water cartons yielded travel equal to buckshot from a 20-inch 12-gauge riot gun barrel at the same distance. The main difference between the 00 Buckshot and No....

Get handgun training and insights from real-world experience, in "Combat Shooting with Massad Ayoob"

Handloads: Not a Good Idea for Concealed Carry

As an expert witness in shooting cases over the past few decades, Massad Ayoob has drawn a few conclusions about what works and what doesn't. Find out why he avoids the use of handloads in self defense applications.