Handloading

The .219 Zipper.

Unzipping the Zipper

The .219 Zipper persisted fitfully from 1938 to 1962 in that purgatory reserved for cartridges that look good on paper but somehow never quite measure up in real life. At this late date, it’s difficult to determine exactly how the .219 Zipper ended up on the compost heap of shooting history.

Handloading for semi-auto handguns.

Handloading for the Semi-Auto Handgun

Like any reloading project, building rounds for a semi-automatic pistol has its own set of challenges. Semi-autos have tight tolerances, but many of its bugaboos can be avoided by reloading for accuracy and reliability, not maximum velocity.

Want to save more than 60% on ammo?

According to C. Rodney James, editor of the latest edition of The ABCs of Reloading: “There are at least five good reasons for embarking on the journey of reloading. First is economy.  Someone who has come to enjoy the sport of shooting soon discovers that the cost of factory ammunition has become almost prohibitive....

Favorite Handloads for Deer

Like anybody, Hampton has his favorite handloads. But at the end of the day, it’s best to load what you can shoot confidently.