Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part II
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part II
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part IIIn a previous article I discussed what corrosive shooting residue is, why you want to clean it, and some methods for doing so. In this article, I present a cleaning method an ...
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Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part I
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part I
Cleaning Corrosive Ammunition Residue - Part I by Kirk LawsonThe subject comes up from time to time, how do I clean the corrosive residue from my firearm after shooting corrosive (usually surplus) ammunition in it?Why wo ...
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Ammunition Malfunctions
Ammunition Malfunctions
Ammunition MalfunctionsThere are three common ammunition malfunctions with modern self-contained metallic ammunition, inclusive of both center-fire and rim-fire. In this article we will briefly look at what they are and h ...
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Thoughts on 6 Lee hand-loading systems
Thoughts on 6 Lee hand-loading systems
The Lee Classic Loaders: Add a non-marring hammer and components and you have all you need to load one caliber. Once upon a time they were available for shotshells, and a plethora of rifle and pistol calibers, now they ar ...
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Getting Started: First Reloading Press
Getting Started: First Reloading Press
So...You've been shooting and now you've decided to take that next step. Time to try rolling your own ammo, usually called reloading. People get started doing this for a number of reasons. Sometimes its to try to get bett ...
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Choosing Self Defense Ammunition
Choosing Self Defense Ammunition
Choosing Self Defense AmmunitionIt's a really common question. "What ammunition should I buy for self defense?" It's also a bit of a mire. Of course, it beats not thinking about it at all and just sticking the ...
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Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Super +P
Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Super +P
[Wikipedia Image]The Colt M1900 chambered for the 38acp was a hot little number, firing a 130 grain bullet at 1260 fps. Too hot, in fact, for the M1900 and the velocity was reduced to 1040 fps.In the 1920's the call went ...
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Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Special
Rambling Thoughts on the .38 Special
The 38 special descends from the 36 cap and ball < 38 Colt < 38 Long Colt < 38 Special. [.38 Special loads, right to left - FMJ, LRN, LSWC, JHP (wikipedia image)]The 38 special was introduced in 1898 and first ch ...
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Strategies for long term ammo storage
Strategies for long term ammo storage
If you are a gun owner, ammunition is essential. You should always have on hand at least a one-year normal training supply on hand as a minimum. For a minimum, this should be enough to make four trips to the range. Of cour ...
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In the end, how much ammo is enough ammo?
In the end, how much ammo is enough ammo?
In the epic fluctuations that the supply and demand market on ammunition has brought us in the past few years, one must take a step back and ask yourself the hard question. Shed light on the shadows, pull out the man behi ...
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