Team Never Quit Launches Ammunition Line

Team Never Quit launches ammunition company.

Former SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell teams up to launch new ammo brand What do U.S. Navy SEALs do when they retire? It appears they keep doing what they learned during their active team days: strive to improve on what they did the day before. Retired SEAL Marcus Luttrell, known for his account of Operation Red […]

New 300 AAC Blackout Ammo from Sig Sauer

Sig's new 300 AAC Blackout offering.

After hearing about the new Sig MCX short barrel rifle, the first model of which is optimized for 300 Blackout, I figured Sig would extend the new ammunition line with an optimized round for the MCX. Unlike every other firearm on the market, the SIG MCX was designed from the start for optimum performance with […]

Nine Shooting Industry Predictions for 2015

The NRA Annual Meeting 2014, Indianapolis, IN.

2014 marked a return to some semblance of normalcy in our industry. Whew, the past couple of years have been a pain. Too little product and too high prices. In 2015, we’ll get back to a sane business model with new products and broad availability. Danger looms on the political front with a lame duck […]

How to Find 22LR Ammo

This is 2,900 newly purchased rounds of .22LR ammo. It might last me a month.

This is a real, un-doctored photo, taken just this morning. This ammo was purchased Wednesday evening. Really. And I could have bought more. Yes, .22LR ammunition is a lot more scarce than it used to be, especially those bulk packs of Winchester, Remington and Federal. But just because you don’t see those 300 and 500 […]

New Bullets from PolyCase Ammunition

New 9mm Firefly tracer ammunition (left) and ARX self-defense ammunition (right)

Remember PolyCase Ammunition? They’re the folks that developed disposable polymer cases for a variety of rifle and pistol cartridges. When the great ammunition crunch of 2013 hit, PolyCase, like other ammunition manufacturers, had trouble obtaining the components to load cartridges in the polymer cases. Turning frustration into opportunity, the PolyCase team set about inventing their […]

Surplus Ammunition: Shooting a Little Bit of History, Literally

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Remember when surplus 8mm Mauser ammo was more abundant than White House press conference fibs? I do. Not so very long ago, you could buy as much as you could store for less than 5 cents a round. Now that same round is about 60 cents – if you can find it. Similar scenarios apply […]

Fun and Games with the .257 Weatherby Magnum

The .257 Weatherby Magnum has a lot of cartridge case behind a little bullet.

I’ve got a thing for the more unusual calibers. Probably because I’m a reloading addict. I just don’t care that commercial rounds of .300 AAC Blackout cost over a buck each. Or that .357 Sig pistol ammo is crazy expensive relative to 9mm. Or that no one stocks 6.8 SPC ammo. I don’t know why, […]

New Book! The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition

Learn how to reload ammunition the easy way with the Insanely Practical Guide To Reloading Ammunition!

When I started reloading, I made lots of mistakes. I learned the hard way by screwing things up on occasion. Yes, I had fun, but my learning process might have been more fun if someone had taken the time to explain the procedures and equipment to me. In plain non-engineering oriented English. Fortunately, that’s what […]

Talking Brass: How To Lose Your Frustrations At The Range

Someone figured out how to exercise their demons - with a .30-06.

Anyway, I shoot at an outdoor range where lot’s of folks bring boxes of shiny, new, factory ammunition to shoot – and then they leave the brass lying all over the place. Is there a “clean up after yourself” rant forthcoming? Not on your life. I love these folks. New, once-fired, name brand brass? After […]

Reloading Ammunition in 10 Easy Steps

Birth of a reloaded cartridge, from left to right: dirty, nasty, stinky range brass; shiny cleaned brass; spent primer ready for decapping; decapped brass; resized brass; re-primed brass; ready for powder charge; bullet seating (it's not fully seated here); the finished product!

Now that the infinite gun-gasm known as SHOT Show is over, it’s time to get back to reloading! If you read the first article in this reloading series, “To Reload or Not to Reload: 12 Important Considerations,” and decided reloading might be for you, read on! Today we’ll talk about the basic steps of reloading brass […]