Ammunition

Lead free options for the California slug hunter

With California set to prohibit the use of lead bullets for hunting state wide by 2019, it behooves the state’s sportsmen and women to start examining lead-free ammo options. For big game hunters using rifles and small game h...


Introducing the .45 Raptor for the AR-10

The AR-15 has been big-bore capable for more than a decade now with fans of the platform being able to choose from the .450 Bushmaster, the .458 SOCOM, and the .50 Beowulf. The AR-10 platform, however, has curiously remained wi...



Black Rain Ordnance circumvents the SAFE Act with NY compliant ARs

The recent passage of the NY SAFE act in New York State effectively banned citizens from possessing standard AR-15 rifles. Specifically, the law banned the possession of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazine...



The Troy Sporting Rifle: A pump action AR-15

Love the AR-15 but live in a place that makes ownership of standard ARs difficult or impossible? Troy Defense has a possible solution with their pump action Troy Sporting Rifle-PAR. The rifle has the look and feel of a standard...


New from Federal Premium: Vital-Shok 10mm Auto Trophy Bonded JSP

Federal Premium announced this week the release of  a Vital-Shok™ Trophy Bonded®  load in 10mm Auto. The new offering from Federal is said to “restore the capabilities” of the 10mm auto and was designed with h...



Improvised shotgun loads: enjoy the vids, but please don’t try it at home

An interesting, somewhat recent, trend within the YouTube gun community involves perhaps terminally curious firearms enthusiasts packing random substances and materials (ranging from wax and silly putty to chunks of rebar) into...



Personal defense loads for the .22 LR

It’s unlikely that any reputable firearms instructor would recommend anyone ever choose a firearm in .22 LR as a dedicated personal defense weapon, but it’s a fact that any gun is better than no gun at all during a crisis. ...


Cartridges of the 2010s so far

It could be argued that the introduction of new rifle, pistol, and rimfire cartridges to the market is superfluous in 2014 given that by 1960, there were enough extant rounds to fill all hunting and shooting niches many times o...



4 things to know before getting into handloading

At some point, almost every firearms enthusiast has contemplated taking the plunge and investing in a handloading setup. While the art of ammo craft can be enjoyable and rewarding, there are a few key things to consider before ...


Ruger announces introduction of its 50th anniversary model 10/22

Sturm, Ruger & Company recently announced the introduction of its 10/22® 50th Anniversary Design Contest Winning Rifle to its lineup. The rifle, available only in 2014, sports a variety of unique features including a modul...