Handloading Ammo to Beat the Supply Dilemma

By Glen Wunderlich

The ongoing ammunition shortage has many shooters rethinking their supply strategies.  Much like finding a generator in the aftermath of a hurricane, finding ammo or handloading components in today’s marketplace continues to be sporadic and expensive at best. People are settling on whatever they can get their hands on.  Forward-thinking handloaders on the other hand are weathering the storm much better, because of the inherent nature of loading their own.

A recent poll from www.ShooterSurvey.com indicates that the art of handloading may be on the rise.  Although cartridge component availability remains scarce today, many do-it-yourselfers have been able to dodge supply issues with components from their shelves.  Read more

Senate Holds First Hearings of 2013 on Gun Rights

On January 30, the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee held a hearing entitled, “What Should America Do About Gun Violence?” It should have been called, “How Do We Attack Second Amendment Rights?” The hearing (which can be viewed here) consisted of a single panel that included NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Second Amendment scholar David Kopel, attorney Gayle Trotter, Baltimore County, Md. police chief James Johnson, and Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. (Rep. Giffords made a brief opening statement to the committee before the other witnesses took their seats.) Read more

World’s Most Extensive Firearms Guide Released

Los Angeles, CA — The 3rd edition of the Firearms Guide www.firermsguide.com presents over 55,000 firearms and ammunition from 500 manufacturers around the world.
The guide is a stunning and highly-detailed firearm source and much more! The Firearm Guide contains 3,000 printable schematics, parts lists, full specifications and much more on everything from single shot handguns to machine guns.

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Competitive Shooters Get State-of-the-Art Facility

By Glen Wunderlich

Preparing American athletes to win Olympic medals is no small challenge.  USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995 and gets no governmental financial help, as do competing foreign shooters.  And, plenty of practice is required.  However, practice itself doesn’t make perfect; only perfect practice does.

Firearms and technique are most important but until now, our athletes had been at a bit of a disadvantage in the technological aspect of matching ammunition to specific firearms.  Not anymore.

Lapua, maker of some of the most accurate ammunition in the world, has opened new Rimfire Service Center in Mesa, Arizona.  Patterned after the world-renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, this facility Read more

More Obama, More Guns

Aanalysts say and gun owners know that the “Obama effect” has translated into a financial windfall for the gun industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that firearms and ammunition had a $31 billion economic impact in 2011, up from $19 billion four years ago.   Funny, you never hear Obama pat himself on the back for his work on stimulating the firearms industry – and, he didn’t have to extract any of my money to do it!  More on the continuing salses increase here…

Lapua Announces Service Center

GW:  This is exciting news!  Lapua’s facility makes it possible to test various .22 rimfire ammo in particular firearms.  And, then being able to purchase lot numbers in sufficient quantities that works best is how accuracy happens.   And, Lapua is no ordinary ammunition.  I have found it to be the most accurate in my rimfires and use it exclusively for hunting and showing off.

Lapua is pleased to announce the opening of our new Rimfire Service Center in Mesa, Arizona! Patterned after the world renowned Lapua Service Center in Schönebeck, Germany, this facility gives American shooters the same opportunity to test not only various types, but also different lots of rimfire ammunition, in their firearms, under tightly controlled conditions. This assures that the customer will be able to purchase not only the best type of ammunition for his or her particular rifle, but the specific lots of that ammo that performs best in their guns. Read more

D.C. Changes Stance on Handguns

After years of end-runs around the historic decision of Washington D.C. v Heller, some needed changes are coming to its handgun laws.  A five-hour training mandate, ballistics testing, vision testing and the requirement that application documents be notarized are no longer required. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will take photographs of applicants. Registered gun owners will no longer be subject to arrest, if they possess the wrong type of ordinary ammunition.  All this from a unanimous decison of the D.C. Council and more here…

EPA Denies Latest Anti-Hunting Group Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) — an established anti-hunting group — calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. Read more

MidwayUSA’s Choose Your Weapon Debuts Tonight

COLUMBIA, MO -MidwayUSA’s Choose Your Weapon hosts know a thing or two about hunting. Jim Burnworth and Ray Bunney have been hunting most of their lives and have an appreciation for the great outdoors. Because hunting antelope in Wyoming requires a different firearm and hunting method than hunting plains game in Africa, Jim and Ray will pick different weapons, test these weapons and explain why they chose that weapon for that particular hunt. Read more

Another Ammo Shortage Coming

Frank Talk About GunsFrank Talk About Guns
Dear Folks,

 

We made a couple of predictions last month about how to prepare for 2012. If you missed it, we suggested you focus on Ammunition, which we are going to concentrate on in this article.So, for a quick update: specifically, over the last 30 days, while we were following our own advice and preparing for 2012, we have observed that the ammunition manufacturers’ productions are at an all-time high and that the customer demand for ammunition is going to more than likely supersede the 2008-2009 “Election-Year Bubble”. Read more

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