Posts Tagged Ammo

Reporter’s Gun Ignorance On Display

From The Federalist:

A Washington Post report on firearm suppressors published over the weekend wildly misrepresented a YouTube video showcasing the sound-suppressing effects of a .22 LR rifle suppressor. The YouTube video formed the basis of Washington Post reporter Mike Rosenwald’s inaccurate conclusion that suppressors can make “high-powered rifles” nearly silent.

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ATF Reclassifies Key Ammo Component Without Warning

UPDATE 9/1/2016:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has walked back an announcement it now viewed wetted nitrocellulose as a high explosive and will work with the firearms industry on clarification.

From Ammoland:

ATF’s sudden and unexpected change in policy on wetted nitrocellulose will likely have a significant impact on industry’s ability to deliver products to the military and commercial markets. Industry members have relied on the exemption for wetted nitrocellulose for many years and are aware of no accidental detonations or diversion of this product into illicit channels. Consequently, it is unclear why ATF believed it necessary to change its policy and, more importantly, why ATF announced the change in a newsletter article with no advance notice to industry.

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Ban On Ammo Upheld

From Seattle Times:

A federal judge in Seattle has upheld a decision by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to ban ammunition originally designed for AK-74 assault rifles.

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Bill Alexander Talks Pros and Cons of 300 BLK

Short interview with Bill Alexander of Alexander Arms:

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Browning Ammo Coming in 2016

Browing Ammo

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Gun Shops Want Ammo And Firearms Found In LA Man’s Estate

From Guns.com:

With the Los Angeles Police Department planning to destroy 6.5 tons of ammo recovered, gun dealers are scrambling to save the more than 1,500 guns collected from a deceased California man.

Now, as police have determined they have more than 1,500 guns and nearly seven tons of munitions on hand, Braun is fielding unsolicited calls from gun dealers looking to move in on the Pacific Palisades man’s estate, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

 

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Suit Against Ammo Seller Thrown Out

From Breitbart.com:

In the opinion, Matsch took time to point out what he saw as the political underpinnings of the Brady Campaign’s suit:

It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center, and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court.

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7.62x54R In Three Platforms

SVD v PSL v VEPR

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DARPA Self Guiding Ammo

From DARPA:

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ATF Backsdown on Bullet Ban

From The Washington Post:

Gun-rights supporters responded angrily. Right-wing media accused the Obama administration of an illegal move to restrict the Second Amendment. U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) wrote a letter co-signed by 236 members of Congress to express their “serious concern.” Fifty-two senators also expressed their displeasure with the ATF’s proposal.

From The New York Times:

But in a Twitter post on Tuesday, the agency acknowledged the intense opposition to the change and said it would shelve the proposal for now.

“You spoke, we listened,” the post said. “@ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP Ammo exemption framework.”

A statement on the agency’s website said the agency had received more than 80,000 opinions even before the comment period for the proposed regulatory change was due to end next Monday. The agency said the “vast majority of the comments received to date are critical” of the proposal.

“Accordingly, A.T.F. will not at this time seek to issue a final framework,” the statement said. “After the close of the comment period, A.T.F. will process the comments received” and “further evaluate the issues raised.”

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M855 5.56 Ammo To Be Banned By ATF?

From Bearing Arms:

SS109/M855 is one of the two most common loadings for 5.56 NATO chambered AR-15 rifles, featuring a 62-grain bullet with a mild steel penetrator core. The cartridge was adopted by NATO in the late 1970s to give soldiers better long range performance, and reduce the possibility of fragmentation seen in the prior 55-grain M193 round cartridge that some viewed as “inhuman” and “devastating.” Civilian shooters like it because it is accurate, plentiful, and relatively economical to shoot.

ATF letter here

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Hornandy Full Boar Ammo

With the increasing proliferation of wild hogs in the U.S. and the need to control their populations comes a new line of ammunition from Hornandy.

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Hornady 9mm Critical Duty Recall

Recall on HORNADY CRITICAL DUTY 9MM 135GR. +P, LOT #3141635.

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Don’t Mix .300 BLK And 5.56

From Bearing Arms:

Tom’s description of the rifle, magazine, and shooter eerily echo that of other 300 BLK/.223 kabooms I’ve heard of, and in each instance, it appears that lighter .300 BLK bullets can be chambered just enough for a firearm to fire, especially with handloads that might not be seated at the correct depth.

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Hornandy Resumes Making Bullets and Cartridges That Were Discontinued

The new products are highlighted in this PDF.

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