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Started cleaning our the garage a little yesterday since that’s the one place I can start packing stuff without messing up the inside of the house. Back in the corner, I had a little shelf I built where some tools I rarely used sat, and under it was my box of 7.62x54R which I had been meaning to bring inside for… well, years. I did move a bunch of ammo inside, but left half of the crate out there. Since I rarely shoot the Mosin, I kind of forgot about the box. And now I have about 400 rounds of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/10/2014 11:56:24 AM | Feedback (17)
There’s a LOT of talk about the G2 Research R.I.P. round, most of it laughably negative. Turns out, for all their slick marketing, it’s not any better than a .22LR. And that’s ok with me. I get it’s gimmicky. I understand that many anti’s are going to pounce on this as proof gun owners are blood thirst cretins (but that’s a Pavlovian response for them and can be ignored). I see that it could very will be just a way to milk the mall-ninjas out of cash. But it’s someone trying something...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/4/2014 9:45:10 AM | Feedback (2)
I shoot. A lot when I can, as much as I can when I can’t shoot a lot. I’ve burned through more ammo than I can possibly count. I’ve reloaded thousands upon thousands of rounds myself. I’ve shot thousands upon thousands of factory ammo. I’ve even carried my own reloads, but of course have recently decided to stop doing so. And now I have no $#&’ing clue what type of Self Defense ammo to purchase for the KRISS. Seriously, I looked through Lucky Gunner for self defense .45ACP ammo and there...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/2/2012 9:47:23 AM | Feedback (37)
Lucky Gunner has delved into the blogging world with their first post of 5.56 vs .223 – What You Know May Be Wrong and it’s a doozy. Tons and tons of actual data, graphs, and tests. I avoided the entire 5.56 vs. .223 debate by just grabbing a 6.8 SPC, but it’s still useful information ;)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/22/2012 8:43:32 AM | Feedback (4)
Have me shoot it! 10mm? TOO EXPENSIVE! TOO RECOILLISH! .40 caliber? TOO EXPENSIVE!! TOO RECOILLISH!!! I’m actually glad we can argue over the finer points of ammo. It’s better than having to talk amongst ourselves about where to find ANY ammo from a black market dealer. But as I said over at When The Balloon Goes Up, the argument truly is academic. There are, at my last count, over 32 million factors that go into what makes a particular shooting effective, 7 or 8 of which you actually have...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/24/2012 10:21:24 AM | Feedback (14)
Each year, millions of people come up with silly resolutions for the new year that never seem to come to fruition. Lose 10 pounds, get that gym membership, thaw the bodies from the deep freezer, etc. but somehow, the months slide by and the weight stays on, the gym only sees you once, and every time you try to toss in a bag of frozen peas, you curse yourself under your breath as there is no more room. I’m not going to bore you with my personal resolutions. Nosireebob. I’m going to bore you...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/2/2012 1:34:35 PM | Feedback (8)
Caleb finds your lack of faith in the .45ACP disturbing Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the .45ACP. I’ve never really cared for the recoil characteristics normally associated with the cartridge, and this is coming from a 10mm guy. And as Caleb has said, you can do more with less these days with modern cartridges. Heck, I’m even starting to lose my taste for the 10mm. I’ve shot better with the M&P 40 than I ever have with the Glock 20 or 29. This could be characteristic of the .40, it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/10/2011 12:43:15 PM | Feedback (25)
So, Silver State Armory sends me an email that they have Factory 2nds of 6.8 SPC at great prices, knowing that I can’t afford a box of 250 rounds at this juncture. Granted, all the good stuff has already sold out.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/6/2011 1:37:10 PM | Feedback (5)
By Richard Johnson at Human Events Online Richard says No matter how good bullet designs are, though, all of them need a minimum amount of velocity to ensure proper expansion.  This is especially important when a hollow point is plugged by the clothing worn by an attacker. Generally, I have found that the narrower the bullet face, the more velocity needed to cause reliable expansion.  In other words, a wide mouth .45 bullet is more likely to expand at lower velocities than a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2011 8:46:40 AM | Feedback (3)

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