Frog Farts? Have You Ever Tried Ultra-Quiet .22 CB Ammo?

You won’t believe how quiet .22 CB (conical bullet) rounds are. They’re actually quieter than shooting .22LR suppressed. They’re great for teaching a new shooter, plinking, or even for taking down small critters. And no ear pro needed! They come in both short and long rounds. and they’re all kinds of fun to shoot. Pick […]

New York Thinly Disguises Another Gun Control Bill as Environmentalism

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By Jake McGuigan There must be something in the water in the Hudson River. First it was the Bronx and Queens when U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) asserted — with zero scientific evidence — that traditional lead hunting ammunition “poisons everything in sight.” Now, anti-hunting Democratic lawmakers in the state’s capital are pushing an egregiously […]

Ancient Lame Duck Maryland Senator Wants to Limit How Much Ammunition You Can Own

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A Democrat Senator tweeting out a call for another “assault weapons” ban is hardly remarkable. It’s one of those rote talking points they all keep in their rhetorical quivers, ready to pull out at a moment’s notice if, say, there’s a TV camera within the immediate area…or a red-shirted wine mom approaching him on the […]

5.7 Pistol Designs: Different Routes to the Same Destination

The best way to learn any tool is to learn by using it. That’s the reason behind this week’s 5.7 Fest in Louisiana. Writers and manufacturers of 5.7×28 guns, ammo and accessories got together to give an opportunity to invited media to determine for themselves what this diminutive caliber is capable of doing. They also did […]

The 5.7×28 Round is Unique, But Is It Really Useful?

For the record, I own, shoot, and enjoy guns that are chambered for the 5.7×28 round. It’s ultra-fast and uber-fun. But is it another one of those “solutions in search of a problem” like many of the other allegedly hot calibers that have come and gone over the years? That’s the question I’ve come to […]

AOC Knows Even Less About Ammunition Than She Does About Economics

By Matt Manda In a demonstration that America’s outdoors and recreational shooting sports pastimes still bring people together, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 615 in a bipartisan vote, sending the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act over to the U.S. Senate for consideration. The bill is strongly supported by NSSF and would require […]

Who’s Running a Disinformation Campaign Against the Vista/CSG Deal and Why?

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In the outdoor industry handshakes often seal agreements and paperwork is a formality. Sure, deals fall through, but seldom is the problem due to another suitor popping up. That’s why the proposed acquisition of Vista Outdoors’ Kinetic group (the ammunition makers) by Czechoslovakia’s CSG has gotten a lot of attention.  Yesterday, a pair of letters […]

Another New Mini Shell Option – Sterling Mini Slugs

Sterling is a Turkish brand that most famously makes shotgun ammo. That’s seemingly appropriate for a country that exports heaps and heaps of shotguns to the US. The Sterling series of ammo has been pretty standard, pretty affordable, and pretty good. I’ve shot my fair share of it and found it to be a very […]

Handloading Lesson of the Day: Test Your Loads In More Than One Gun

By Austin Knudsen I love the .38 Special round. It’s the grandfather-with-a-flannel-coat-pocket-full-of-Werther’s-Originals of handgun cartridges. It’s also the first handgun cartridge I ever learned to reload.  When I was 18, I made my grandfather sit down and teach me how to reload .38s for my 8 3/8” barrel Smith and Wesson 686 .357 Magnum, as my […]