Category Archives: Ammunition & Bullets

The Umpqua community college tragedy

Recently a horrible tragedy befell our Nation, a lone gunman opened fire killing ten and wounding nearly twenty others. Now before I even begin this article, I would like to first offer my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. This was a senseless and horrific event that left deep recesses in … Continue Reading ››

LET’S GET STARTED RELOADING: THE RESULTS

Now that you’ve reloaded some ammo, let’s talk about the results. Hopefully everything went smoothly. As I’ve written before, if you are reloading semi-auto pistol rounds, a cartridge gauge is very helpful to eliminate ‘failure to feeds’ in advance. Several online sources such as Midway offer inexpensive go/no go gauges for checking reloads. Just … Continue Reading ››

LET’S GET STARTED RELOADING: THE STEPS

We have talked about the equipment and the components of reloading. Hopefully, you are ready to go. ‘Where do I start?’ you might ask. As I stated in the first blog, you should obtain reloading books and manuals. IMG_20150712_181714050Reloading is serious business and you need … Continue Reading ››

Let’s Get Started Reloading: Components

Metallic cartridge reloading is the ultimate in recycling: you are the recycler and manufacturer of the recycled product. How cool is that! We’ve already touched on the equipment. Now, let’s talk about the components; the bullets and the cases.The best way is, of course, used brass. Hopefully, your own. Discards at the range are good, but … Continue Reading ››