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November 1st, 2021|

GUNS & GEAR

A Holster Full of Boom: Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm

Reports of the demise of the 10mm cartridge have been greatly exaggerated. If new gun launches are any indicator of consumer demand (they are), then the 10mm is alive and kicking; thank you very much.

Anyway, the 10mm has been coming on strong this past year. Considered mortally wounded after law enforcement everywhere moved to the .40 S&W and assumed to be dead and recycled into Shake Weights when law enforcement everywhere moved to the 9mm, it seems to be still kicking. Apparently, it’s the Michael Myers of calibers.

Read More: American Handgunner A Holster Full of Boom: Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm – American Handgunner

Gunnysack: NOVX Ammo

And now for something a little different. NOVX Pentagon ammunition uses a patented two-piece stainless steel case instead of the de facto standard “brass.” Why? Weight is a factor. I weighed an empty case and came up with 32.8 grains. A comparable brass case is about 62. So, we’re talking a weight savings of nearly half. If you’re wondering, that works out to about 1 oz. per 15-round magazine. I did check case volume, too — it’s about the same.

Read More: American Handgunner Gunnysack: NOVX Ammo – American Handgunner

Vantage Point: The French Do Something Right

French military jokes tend to write themselves, and somehow, French arms haven’t always enjoyed the satisfaction of a durable martial reputation.

So, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way so we can proceed to the story at hand … Do you know why French tanks are designed with one forward and five reverse gears? In case they have to retreat straight ahead. Ba-da-bing!

Now I’ve gotten it out of my system; it’s time to heap some well-deserved praise on a French arms maker.

Read More: American Handgunner Vantage Point: The French Do Something Right – American Handgunner

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1,2,3,4… I Declare a Gun Lube War

Like all those “Housewives of Toad Suck, Arkansas” reality TV shows, capitalism is subject to the immutable and universal laws of unintended consequences.

Take the gun lube market, for instance. We all need it, and presumably, there’s always room for a better mouse grease trap. So, in theory, I have no real problem with the onslaught of miracle gun lube products.

Entrepreneurs everywhere have figured out you can package stuff auto repair shops purchase by pallet-loads of 55-gallon drums into teeny, tiny, plastic bottles with eyedropper attachments and charge a per-ounce price equivalent to platinum, and, these days, gasoline. It is not unusual for a container small enough to legally carry on an airplane to cost $15, $25 or even $40. If a container won’t cause anxiety and suffering among TSA agents, it’s small indeed.

Read More: American Handgunner 1,2,3,4… I Declare a Gun Lube War – American Handgunner

Gun Cranks TV: Home Brew Ballistic Testing

This is one you can do at home. Ever wanted to test your reloaded or factory-bought ammunition? The Gun Cranks discuss a variety of ways to test your ammo at home while (maybe) making a big mess in the process.

The more you read, the more things you will know. — Dr. Seuss

AMMO NEWS & AMMUNITION REVIEWS

Gunnysack: NOVX Ammo

And now for something a little different. NOVX Pentagon ammunition uses a patented two-piece stainless steel case instead of the de facto standard “brass.” Why? Weight is a factor. I weighed an empty case and came up with 32.8 grains. A comparable brass case is about 62. So, we’re talking a weight savings of nearly half. If you’re wondering, that works out to about 1 oz. per 15-round magazine. I did check case volume, too — it’s about the same.

Read More: American Handgunner Gunnysack: NOVX Ammo – American Handgunner

Gun Cranks TV: Home Brew Ballistic Testing

This is one you can do at home. Ever wanted to test your reloaded or factory-bought ammunition? The Gun Cranks discuss a variety of ways to test your ammo at home while (maybe) making a big mess in the process.

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