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  • Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo

    03/14/2019 12:43:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Democratic Congress members reintroduced the Ammunition Background Check Act on Wednesday, legislation that would require people to undergo an instant, universal background check through the federal NICS databaseeverytime they purchase gun ammunition. The lead sponsors of the bill are Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). The proposal is known as 'Jaime's Law," in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stonemen Douglas High School in February 2018. "Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements that should govern firearm sales: universal background checks," said...
  • Ammo Run at Midnight

    02/04/2019 9:29:17 AM PST · by Freeport · 13 replies
    gcatain.ocm ^ | February 3, 2019 | CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR (Ret.)
    By CW4 Michael W. Carr (Retired) – “Hey, you guys want to haul some ammo and gear out to San Clemente Island for us?” asked the SEAL officer. “Sure”, said the Army Warrant Officer, without really thinking about what his agreement might entail. For the Army Marine Warrant almost any reason to get his 174 ft. LCU underway on a mission was a good idea. Underway was always better than sitting tied to the dock. “Sweet”, the SEAL said. “Here’s what we need you to do,” and he began explaining the process of loading gear and ammo at the...
  • Over One Million Gun Owners Refuse to Obey Ban, No One Turning in Magazines

    12/22/2018 3:21:38 AM PST · by vannrox · 62 replies
    Black Listed news ^ | December 19, 2018 | By Matt Agorist
    New Jersey — Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, then you’ve likely seen the unprecedented push by all levels of government to separate law abiding Americans from their guns. No, this is not some conspiracy theory. The president himself ushered in a new level of gun control doing what his liberal predecessor even refused to do by banning bump stocks. However, as states across the country seek to limit the ability of innocent people to defend themselves, people are disobeying. In May, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law that reduced the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 rounds...
  • Shooting the Stoner: Mk23, Bren, and 63A Carbine

    12/10/2018 5:50:31 AM PST · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | 8dec18 | Ian McCollum
    This article consists of a video found HERE. It's actually a pretty good video. Some comments... Is the Stoner 63 really as good of a gun as everyone says? Today is my first opportunity to try one out on the range, and I’m going to look at it in three different configurations: the Mk23 SEAL light machine gun, the “Bren” style automatic rifle, and the carbine. Let’s see how it handles! I owe a tremendous thanks to Movie Armaments Group in Toronto for the opportunity to take the Stoner kit out to the range! Check them out on Instagram to...
  • ICYMI: Detroit Just Declared War On Gun Rights With So-Called ‘Bullet Bill’(SMDH)

    12/04/2018 7:52:01 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Detroit has decided to follow its deep blue brethren in another assault on law-abiding citizens. They want to limit the amount of ammunition that can be purchased, while undergoing a mental health background check. The bill is straight trash, folks—you already knew that though. It never ceases to amaze me how liberals are just total garbage in their policy prescriptions concerning gun politics. It was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this month (via Fox 2):
  • Hornady ELD Match

    11/05/2018 5:08:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/5/2018 | P Massaro
    Match bullets have long been the best friend of the target shooter, but that relationship has been taken even further in the last decade with the rising popularity of long-range shooting. Where once the simple consistency of a match bullet was enough to give the characteristics a competition shooter desired, taking things well out past 1,000 yards has changed the requirements. Whereas many shooters had no idea what Ballistic Coefficient was, or couldn't explain the difference between a tangent or secant ogive, modern long-range shooters are better educated than ever. Yes, many of our most popular match bullets are still...
  • .300 Win Mag Ammo

    11/01/2018 5:19:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/1/2018 | J Hines
    Why You Should Try the .300 Winchester Magnum If you go through a dedicated hunter’s gun safe, you’re probably going to find at least one gun chambered for the .300 Win Mag cartridge. There are a lot of good reasons for that, and it really is one of the cartridges that every shooter should consider adding to their armory. It is one of the most popular options in spite of the huge variety of cartridges that hunters can choose from because it offers great ballistic characteristics for a huge variety of purposes. It is vital that you understand the cartridge...
  • .44 Magnum

    08/28/2018 4:50:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 66 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/2018 | J Dee
    The iconic .44 Magnum cartridge will keep on trucking for a long time. As time passes this cartridge just gets better and better like the Eveready battery. The .44 Magnum was created when the late Elmer Keith needed more power from a revolver. With a load thats super hot, this cartridge can take down most big-game animal in the U.S. With the advancements in technology, as the big-bore cartridge gets bigger, the .44 Magnum still holds its own as the caliber to go to for hunting. Here are some reasons why the .44 Magnum is a great ammo. Knockdown Power...
  • 6.5 creedmoor vs 243 Comparison

    08/20/2018 5:05:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/20/2018 | J Hines
    Cartridge manufacturer, Hornady introduced the mission-specific 6.5mm, Creedmoor center-fire rifle cartridge in 2008. Since that time, the cartridge has become a hot commodity in the shooting range and the hunting arena. The cartridge was originally designed for competitive shooting, before hunters took notice. The hunters were drawn to the cartridge because hunting specific loads did not exist and also due to its superbly accurate performance in shooting competitions. The other factor is the affordable rates of rifles in the market. There are some talks in the long range community of how the 6.5 Creedmoor perform against the .243. From a...
  • Obsolete Cartridges

    06/11/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 53 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/2018 | J Hines
    Over the years many firearm calibers come and go. Here are some that didn't catch on but worthy a caliber they were. -.22 Hornet Cartridge This caliber really excels as a varmint reaper rifle. This usually comes in rifle configuration - small, lightweight, low recoil, low noise and very accurate. -.32 Extra Long Rimfire Cartridge If you want a little more punch than a .22 then the Rimfire cartridges was the one to go with. -The .405 Winchester Here’s a big caliber for the larger dangerous game, the .405 Winchester can put it down. Many reloaders are the ones that...
  • Marines Working with the Army on 5.56mm Rifle Round Replacement

    04/12/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Military.com ^ | 11 Apr, 2018 | Matthew Cox
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A senior Marine Corps official confirmed today that the service is lockstep with the Army's effort to search for a rifle round more potent than the current 5.56mm round. For months, senior Army officials have been telling Congress that the current 5.56mm Enhanced Performance Round is not potent enough to penetrate enemy body armor plates similar to U.S. military-issue rifle plates such as the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI. As a solution, the Army is experimenting with a plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbine with futuristic weapons that fire...
  • Winchester 380 95 grain Hollow Point vs Federal 380 Hydra-Shok 90 grain

    03/02/2018 1:38:05 PM PST · by kjam22 · 75 replies
    vanity | 3-2-2018 | kjam22
    Just looking for advice. Purchased a new 380 S&W. Not owned 380 before and trying to decide best round for "when you need it." Not sure I'm smart enough to really know the differences between the two mentioned in the title. (Obviously one is 95 and the other 90 grain) But I would appreciate any advice and specifics on the differences. Thanks much! Hope I'm getting this posted to chit chat....
  • Online retailer says Californians stocking up on ammo ahead of Prop 63

    12/28/2017 6:06:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2017 | Jacki Billings
    California gun owners are making a mad dash for ammo, retailers report, ahead of Proposition 63’s looming deadline. Online ammunition retailer AmmoMan.com said sales have skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to January, with Californians snatching up 50 percent more ammunition than gun owners in other states. “Californians are ordering more than customers in other states right now which suggests that they are stocking up,” Eric Schepps of AmmoMan.com told Guns.com in an email. “What is even more glaring is the number of folks coming to our site right now and buying as opposed to just shopping or reading content....
  • Ammunition Sales Surge as Californians Seek to Beat New Gun Controls

    12/22/2017 9:25:12 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    California ammunition sales are surging as residents rush to beat the January 1, 2018, implementation of new gun controls targeting ammo sales. The incoming controls are the outworking of Proposition 63, passed by voters in 2016. On December 15 Breitbart News reported that California’s war on guns would broaden to include a war on ammo in 2018. These controls include a ban on any ammunition not purchased within the state of California. Moreover, they narrowly define legally purchased ammo as that which is acquired via a licensed dealer in the state. These controls will not only lessen the supply of...
  • Vista Outdoor on .22 Ammo: Supply up, Demand Down, Price Down

    11/23/2017 9:11:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The new .22 rimfire plant in Lewiston, Idaho, is on line. Vista Outdoors owns the CCI and Federal rimfire brands. They have increased production for both brands by 20 percent. With end of the Obama administration, the .22 ammunition bubble is deflating. Most stores have ammunition available. Prices are coming down.From the Lewiston Tribune, November 10th, 2017: Parts of Vista's approach have worked well, such as investing in infrastructure and preserving market share, Metz said.Vista recently debuted a new, 37,000-square-foot, $35 million rimfire ammunition plant near the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, which has resulted in what company officials...
  • .22 LR Prices Below Four Cents Per Round

    11/02/2017 5:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Is the scarcity of .22 LR ammunition over? In this screenshot from an online ammunition search engine, you can see that .22 LR ammunition prices have dropped below 4 cents a round in some cases.Federal American Eagle is as low as 3.8 cents per round, the Federal champion 510 round is just under 4 cents a round, and there are several offerings of Aquila Super Extra Standard Velocity from 3.7 cents to 4 cents a round. The  3.8 cents per round Federal American Eagle ammunition is available at Ammo King. The 3.7 cents per round Aquila Super Extra .22...
  • "What Scares Elitists? Civilians Own 70 Times More Guns Than U.S. Police and Military Combined"

    09/01/2017 5:02:57 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 89 replies
    Pj Media ^ | 073117 | Robert Farago
    “My Trace colleague Jennifer Mascia pulled some numbers from the Small Arms Survey, which gauges gun stockpiles in the hands of civilians, law enforcement, and militaries around the world,” The Trace’s email blaster writes. “She found that with an estimated 270 million firearms owned by everyday Americans, civilians own 70 times more weapons than all police and military services combined.” Boldly played sir!
  • Ammo Prices Drop: Vista Outdoors Looks to Consumer Internet Sales

    08/16/2017 1:44:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Vista Outdoors is one of the major players in ammunition production in the United States and the world. It owns CCI and Federal. With the decrease in demand for ammunition and for sporting goods, its stock price has dropped. A year ago it was over $50 per share. This spring it fell below $20 for a brief period.Most of the drop is likely due to a decreased demand for ammunition. Vista has a strategy to increase ammunition sales, or at least to keep market share and increase profits. From lmtribune.com: Independent retailers and e-commerce will play a key role...
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....