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  • The Ammunition Bubble: Substitute 12 guage for .22?

    06/09/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The two boxes of ammunition cost about the same on today's market The price of 12 gauge hunting ammunition has dropped back to near pre- ammunition bubble levels.    Wal-mart had 100 rounds of birdshot loads priced at $19.97 a couple  of days ago.   That is 20 cents per round, or $5 per box of 25.  Before the Barack Obama ammunition bubble, the ordinary price was a little lower, perhaps $4.50, with sales just before dove season as low as $3.00. .22 rimfire ammunition, particularly .22 long rifle (LR) ammunition prices are at an all time high.  This is a...
  • ‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed as a ‘One-Shot Manstopper’

    01/27/2014 7:05:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/14 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite. G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to “take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.” G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.” The G2R website explains the R.I.P. acts like a full metal jacket when it impacts...
  • This is the last bullet you’ll ever need — watch and see the technology for yourself

    06/08/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 73 replies
    RARE ^ | 04 June 2014 | Brandon Morse
    The standard for anti-personnel bullets since time immemorial has always been the hollow point. It mushrooms out on impact, giving the bullet a much larger profile and stopping it inside the target. Unlike the full-metal jacket, which is designed to wound, it will more than likely not pass through what you’re aiming at. However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy and the bullet is not exempt. This newest anti-personnel round not only replaces the hollow point bullet, it also makes it look like a sissy. Meet the...
  • The Coming Crash in Ammunition Prices

    06/08/2014 4:00:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Obama caused bubble in ammunition prices seems ready to bust.   Over the last few years people have seen ammunition prices double or triple.  Handgun and rifle ammunition has been hard to find at times.   .22 long rifle ammunition tripled in price over the last 18 months.   People would line up to buy ammunition at prices two and three times the level that they were just two years ago. All of that is about to change.   Ammunition supply looks as though it is ready to catch up with demand.   Centerfire pistol and rifle cartridges are available on most store...
  • The Battle for Ammunition Hill

    05/28/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    One of the (if not THE) key battles for Jerusalem in 1967 was the battle for Ammunition Hill. Ammunition Hill, which we pass on our way to the Old City - it's probably a five-minute drive from our house - is a small hilltop which was a system of bunkers filled with weapons. The IDF had to conquer it in order to make it to the Old City of Jerusalem and the eastern part of the city. It sits practically on the green line. After the war, this song about the battle was written and performed by an IDF choir....
  • 1 Killed In Blast At Tenn. Ammunition Plant

    04/17/2014 7:36:21 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/2014 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.
  • Ammunition Availability, Shortages, and .22 Production

    03/07/2014 10:05:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The first time I heard about a shortage of ammunition was from my father, who talked about how ammunition was impossible to get during World War II.  As I now own the .22 rifle that had kept much of the neighborhood in venison during the depression (he told me that it had accounted for about 200 deer over the decades, as it was loaned out to neighbors),  I made the mental note that I would not be caught short in a future conflict. As a young adult I noticed a special on Remington .22 ammunition under the Peters brand...
  • Why even the most isolationist and unconcerned Fudd should care about the Ukraine -- Poof!

    03/03/2014 6:05:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    I had a fellow tell me this morning that he was completely unconcerned about the Ukraine situation, believing that Obama would take the "Chamberlain way out" of confrontation. No he won't, I replied, he'll take the Clinton way out -- do nothing about the larger issue but he'll cut off our access to Russian ammunition just like Clinton cut off our access to inexpensive Chinese ammo in the 90s, to "punish them for human rights violations." Didn't think of that one, did ya?
  • Free .22 Ammo at Gun Show

    03/03/2014 5:07:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As I observed the scarcity of .22 ammunition over the last year, and considered the largess that I had accumulated over the previous decades, I considered what to do with it.   I had more .22 ammunition than I would likely shoot over the course of my remaining life.   I shoot less and write more these days. I could sell it.  Prices are high.  But, my church has reminded me that generosity is a virtue.  I decided to give some of it away.   The problem is that people do not value what they get for free.   I wasn't willing to...
  • DHS Contracted to Purchase 704 Million Rounds of Ammo Over Next 4 Years: 2,500 Rounds Per Officer

    02/19/2014 11:55:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2014 - 3:54 PM | Ali Meyer
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is contracted to purchase 704,390,250 rounds of ammunition over the next four years, which is equal to a total of about 2,500 rounds per DHS agent per year, according to a January 2014 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled Ammunition Purchases Have Declined Since 2009.“If DHS were to purchase all 704 million rounds over the next four years, and if they were used by 70,000 DHS agents and officers, it would be roughly 2,500 rounds per agent per year,” David Maurer, author of the GAO report, told CNSNews.com. “That would be higher than what...
  • BREAKING: DHS is not buying up all the ammunition

    02/18/2014 7:39:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 2/17/14 | Bob Owens
    t turns out that the Department of Homeland Security isn’t buying that much ammunition per officer after all… and certainly a lot less per man than most avid shooters go through in a year. Of course, I won’t ask you to take my word for it (the mind control rays could have gotten me, too), so I’ll turn it over to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which provides a link to the Government Accountability Office report for the debunking (PDF) (here’s the direct GAO The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) annual ammunition purchases have declined since fiscal year 2009 and...
  • Sniper Ammunition: Homeland Security Revives The Purchases

    02/11/2014 7:02:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Prepper Podcast Radio Network ^ | February 11, 2014 | James Smith
    "My first shot at a hog with an AMAX out of the 300 SAUM was spectacular. Hit in the neck at 258 yards and there was only a little piece of fur holding the body together at that point. Good terminal performance.” - Mark Swab’s appraisal of the Hornady .308 AMAX sniper ammunition round Despite rising unemployment, record number of people on public assistance, the US Government via the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a solicitation for more sniper ammo, in this order – they are requesting 141,160 rounds of ammunition (7,058 boxes) of...
  • The New Ammunition That Has Gun Owners Drooling

    01/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    The Liberty Digest ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Chad Cunningham
    They call it the R.I.P. round and with good reason. G2 Research has released a new ammo that is taking the market by storm and has gun owners all over the country trying to find where to pick some up.
  • EPA Pushes Gun Control Through Green Ammo Mandate

    12/27/2013 9:36:07 AM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: Thanks to government regulations, the closing of the last U.S. lead smelter and a push for "green" lead-free ammunition, ammo prices will skyrocket. Does the Second Amendment threaten the environment? Having been stymied by court defeats such as the Supreme Court's deciding that the Second Amendment does indeed confer a right to keep and bear arms on individuals throughout the United States, advocates of a gun-free America and a disarmed citizenry are taking a different approach: Go after the ammunition through regulations that stifle domestic production and force the use of more expensive and eco-friendly substitutes. Expanded regulations...
  • 'GREEN BULLETS' OVERTAKING LEAD THANKS TO EPA, STATE REGS, MILITARY

    12/22/2013 9:22:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 19, 2013 | awr hawkins
    As Breitbart News reported on December 1, EPA regulations led to the closing of the Herculaneam lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri, which is expected to push up prices for traditional lead ammo. On top of this are regulations like the recent statewide lead ammo ban in California. Signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on October 11, this ban forces hunters to seek out nontraditional alternatives for their ammunition. In this way, the ban mandates "green bullets" by default. Moreover, as Fox News reports, the military has set 2018 as its target date to have troops operating lead-ammo-free. "Green bullets" have been under testing...
  • Is The Obama Administration The Cause Of Gun Ammunition Shortages?

    10/20/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 20, 2013 | Frank Miniter
    As gun sales break records—partly because of fear of coming gun control from the Obama administration—supplies of ammo ran so low that gun stores and ranges have to ration ammunition. Meanwhile, rumors of mass purchases of ammunition made by government entities began to fly around the Internet. Making all this even worse is that fact that it hasn’t been a short-term supply problem. Now well over a year since the shortages of popular types of ammo began there are still empty shelves and rationing here and there around the United States.
  • Some Points on California's Ban on Traditional Ammunition

    10/14/2013 9:38:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The good news: the ban does not extend to ammunition used for target shooting.The bad news: It extends to more than traditional hunting.    The bill applies to the taking of all wildlife.  From the bill: (b) Except as provided in subdivision (j), and as soon as is practicable as implemented by the commission pursuant to subdivision (i), but by no later than July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition, as determined by the commission, shall be required when taking all wildlife, including game mammals, game birds, nongame birds, and nongame mammals, with any firearm. There is no exemption for self defense, protection of...
  • How to find and buy firearms, ammunition and related items online

    08/30/2013 11:28:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jim Wingo
    Are you having trouble finding firearms or magazines, but especially ammunition in stock and at reasonable prices? I have had a number of people tell me they can’t find ammunition. Since early February, I have bought and sold many rounds of ammunition and a number of firearms, magazines and other accessories over the Internet. I’ve also sold literally thousands of rounds of the ammunition I found to friends and coworkers. I shared with them how I do it, and now I share here as well. I have been so busy in my “day job”, that I had not noticed there...
  • Obama Administration Repositioning Homeland Security Ammunition Containers

    08/29/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The containers (like those pictured) are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except for indistinguishable numbers/letters probably for inventory, routing, etc. Reader Don sent this in recently: Jim – I passed a convoy of olive drab unmarked 40 foot tractor trailers each with four 10 yard ammo bunker boxes chained to them and unmarked armored Hum-Vee’s heading north on I-95 in Brevard County, Florida this past Thursday morning. The “govt” is positioning these ammo storage boxes, I have been told, in strategic places in population centers around the country. They are usually painted olive drab and are unmarked except...
  • Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting

    08/26/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies
    http://thegospelcoalition.org ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Joe Carter
    Courageous and Compassionate Christian Woman Prevents School Shooting The Story: Yesterday a mentally ill man carrying an AK-47 rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition entered an elementary school outside of Atlanta. The potential tragedy was averted when a courageous and compassionate Christian woman talked the gunman into giving himself up. The Background: "He had a look on him that he was willing to kill," said Antoinette Tuff, a school clerk. "He said he didn't have any reason to live, and he knew he was going to die today." According to the Washington Post, Tuff began telling him the story of...
  • CA Set to Become Strictest Gun Control State with Ammunition Registry

    08/12/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-12-13 | Awr Hawkins
    According the San Jose Mercury News, the bills being heard in the state senate on August 12 would create a database of all ammo purchases in the state, "make it crime to have a gun that's not locked up when it's not being carried, and extend the time for which someone is banned from owning a firearm after making a violent threat." On August 13, another slate of bills will come before the State Assembly. These would ban all semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazines, would "make it a crime to leave a gun unlocked when you're out of the...
  • Remington Begins Construction on New Ammo Plant in Arkansas (VIDEO)

    08/09/2013 3:05:17 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Aug 9, 2013 | Max Slowik
    In a move that should make gun owners across the nation happy, Remington just broke ground on their newest ammo plant in Lonoke, Arkansas. This comes at a time where ammunition is scarce and prices are high. The facility is expected to employ 50 to 100 people when it’s up and running, and should have the space and tooling to manufacture something to the tune of 2 to 3 billion rounds of ammo a year. If construction goes according to schedule, the facility will be up and running in June of 2014. It will have 35,000 square-feet of floor space...
  • What’s Inside Ammo? A Cross-Section of Bullets

    08/08/2013 1:24:06 PM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-13-2013 | Sabine Pearlman and Melody Kramer
    Artist Sabine Pearlman headed to Switzerland in 2012 on a unique mission. She was there to photograph 900 cross-sections of ammunition in order to expose the "otherwise invisible architecture" of some of the most destructive weaponry ever created. But in doing so, Pearlman made a conscious choice to not provide her audience with details about specifics: things like the names or purposes of the bullets themselves. "I wanted to keep them out of context, in order to make it possible for people who look at the images to appreciate them for many different reasons," she said....
  • State TV: Jordan seizes ‘large amount of weapons’ near Syria border

    08/01/2013 7:18:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 2 August 2013 | State TV
    A large amount of weapons and ammunition were seized in the northern border near Syria, the Jordanian Armed Forces said in an official statement aired on the country’s official TV Thursday. “Border guards on the northern frontier – near border city of Al-Ramtha – confiscated large quantities of weapons, ammunition and drugs,” the statement said. The Jordanian Armed Forces, meanwhile, didn’t give further details on the type of weapons that were confiscated. The people attempting to smuggle these weapons were also arrested but their identities were kept anonymous as well. In July, Jordan’s King Abdullah said the kingdom was ready...
  • Amo is scarces...Humor

    07/20/2013 5:09:13 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 48 replies
    email / original source unknown | 7/20 | t1
    Last night a man in his 60's lucked out and was able to buy several boxes of ammo at the sporting goods store. On the way home he stopped at the 7-Eleven gas station where this drop-dead gorgeous younger blonde was filling up her car at the pump next to his. She glanced at the ammo boxes in the back of his Jeep and said in a very seductive voice, "I'm a big believer in barter, old timer. Would you be interested in trading sex for ammo?" The old guy thought a few seconds and asked, "What kinda ammo ya...
  • Why shotshells are still available (and 22 ammo isn't)

    07/19/2013 1:36:37 PM PDT · by varmintman · 59 replies
    For the benefit of anybody who may not have figured this one out yet... Not that there is any shortage of middle class people who are into shotgun sports... But shotgun sports (trap, skeet, sporting clays) ARE in fact also a major hobby of the rich. Were team Obama/Holder to touch or appear to be playing any sort of games with shotshell ammo, I would assume that a significant number of the fat-cats who fund the dem party, not to mention dem pols themselves, would come down on them like a ton of bricks. Decent shotguns start around $1000 and...
  • Steve Hornady Explains Increased Ammo Production Plans

    07/15/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-8-13 | hornadymanufacturing
    For over half a year, Hornady Manufacturing, along with the rest of the shooting sports industry, has experienced an unbelievable spike in demand. This dramatic increase in demand is unprecedented. As stated earlier this year in our "Word on Availability" (www.hornady.com/support/faqs/product-av­ailability) we have been continuously growing for a number of years; adding people, equipment and manufacturing space as rapidly as we can. We are producing and shipping product at record levels and are continually looking to grow and improve our ability to fulfill orders. But the current state of the industry is such that our increase in shipments this year...
  • AMMO!!

    07/05/2013 9:07:59 AM PDT · by Doctor 2Brains · 100 replies
    Vanity
    Can somebody please give me the latest scoop on buying ammo? Somebody around here always has good info. Just after Newtown, I went to the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA and got 4,000 round of 9mm and .45. By the way, don't blame me as a "panic buyer;" for the past 8 years, that's been my usual buy at the NGS. Prics were up by only 1 penny per round, and there was ammo to be had. Now, I'm down to my last 65 rounds, and I'm beginning to freak. The prices at DAG Ammo actually DROPPED last week,...
  • Peace Through Pork – Jihawg Defensive Ammunition

    06/15/2013 11:22:22 AM PDT · by diamond6 · 11 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | June 10, 2013 | Unknown
    DALTON GARDENS, Idaho --(Ammoland.com)- Jihawg Ammo today announced release of the industry’s first truly defensive ammunition. Not only does Jihawg guarantee that all of their ammunition meets or exceeds S.A.A.M.I. standards for velocity, penetration, and accuracy, they also coat each projectile with a special ballistic paint infused with pork to make it “Haraam” or unclean to a radical Jihadist. This makes Jihawg Ammo the only commercially available ammunition with the added deterrent factor of eternal damnation for fundamentalist Islamic Jihadist. Now Americans can defend themselves, their families, their communities, and their country from Muslim terrorists. Jihawg Ammo is the first product...
  • Lapua Brass in Many Popular Calibers Available Now

    06/12/2013 10:21:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    AccurateShooter.com ^ | 12 Jun 2013 | Daily Bulletin
    A boatload of Lapua cartridge brass has crossed the Atlantic, cleared customs, and is now in warehouses. Many large vendors report that they have ample supplies of Lapua brass in stock now. So if you need some cartridge cases, place your orders today.
  • The Headstamp Trail, A Report On The Ammunition Used During The Libyan Revolution

    06/07/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    TFB ^ | 5 June, 2013 | Steve Johnson
    TFB friend Nic Jenzen-Jones was commissioned by the Small Arms Survey to document the ammunition used in the Libyan Revolution. The report can be downloaded here. Nic discovered that ammunition was procured form the usual suspects (China, Russia, Pakistan etc.) but I was surprised to discover that a lot of FN Herstal made rounds in Gadaffi’s arsenal. FN discovered that by throwing in a few FN303 less lethal launchers in among a lot of ammunition, they could get approval to export a lot of ammunition on humanitarian grounds. A risky move in my opinion. If Britain or the USA had committed ground troops to the civil war it would have been a public relations disaster...
  • AZ:Yuma Ammo Shortage Easing?

    05/30/2013 6:40:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Shelves of the Walmart on 24th St. have a few boxes of .38, .40, and .380 I was pleasantly surprised to see a few boxes of pistol ammunition along with the 12, 16, 20, and .410 birdshot shotgun loads on the shelves of this Walmart. The clerk said that they had been delivered today, but I saw them at 2:30 pm. He said that .223 cartridges were out the door within an hour, as were any .22 that they received. As usual, they had plenty of .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .300 Winchester, .300 WSM, and some .22-250. They also...
  • A Trail of Bullet Casings Leads From Africa’s Wars to Iran

    01/11/2013 1:09:57 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then turned up in 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, Guinea, where soldiers had fired on antigovernment protesters, killing more than 150. For six years, a group of independent arms-trafficking researchers...
  • DHS Ammo Grab: No Longer “Conspiracy” But Plain Reality

    05/20/2013 4:00:08 PM PDT · by Shawn M. Paul · 41 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | March 20, 2013 | Shawn Paul
    It now seems clear that the Department of Homeland Security’s stockpiling of ammunition and other warfare supplies can no longer be dismissed as “conspiracy theory,” but is a very real development in the actions of an overreaching federal government. Many have suggested and assumed that the ammo and gun shortage experienced across the country is the result of private citizens’ unprecedented purchases, in recent years, in preparation for impending gun control measures. While this is true in part, it is only half of the logical explanation that can be assessed based upon available facts. This phenomenon has been described as...
  • Brazos Valley Ammo Watch

    05/12/2013 10:46:45 AM PDT · by ziravan · 17 replies
    BrazosNow ^ | 12 May 2013 | BrazosNow Writers
    Why is there such a shortage of ammunition? Is the FedGov buying it all up so that we can’t get any? When will this ammo crisis end? When and where can you find reasonably priced ammunition in the Bryan/College Station area? The Department of Homeland Security recently put in a five year order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The government contracts provide that Uncle Sam has priority to be supplied first and this allows the government at any time over that five year period to play havoc with the supply of ammunition. There have been calls from prominent Republicans...
  • IRS Blunder Gives Republicans Ammunition in Effort to Defund the Agency

    05/11/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/11/13 | Nancy Cook
    The Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it inappropriately targeted conservative political groups for special scrutiny during the 2012 presidential election only gives congressional Republicans more ammunition as they try to defund and weaken the agency. For the past few years, Republican lawmakers have sought to slash the funding of the IRS. Reducing the agency’s budget makes it more difficult for it to collect taxes and audit individuals. (Score one for Republicans who dislike high taxes). But, more importantly, the IRS is also one of the key agencies that will implement the Affordable Care Act. Much of the funding stream for...
  • Proctor Chief Turns to Citizens During Ammo Shortage

    05/11/2013 6:04:45 AM PDT · by voicereason · 46 replies
    Northland News Center ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jennifer Austin
    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A nationwide ammunition shortage has police departments across the country counting their bullets. It's no different in Proctor, where the Chief says he was told he'd have to wait months, even a year to get more ammo. "I was really surprised, let's just put it that way," said Chief Walt Wobig of the difficulty getting ammunition. Woberg says that when he asked suppliers for the 1,000 rounds of ammo his officers needed for training, he was told he'd have to wait months. "I go, 'Do you have 40–caliber qualification rounds?' And they go, 'Well, no. It's...
  • Reloaders: solution to ammunition shortage?

    05/09/2013 1:46:51 PM PDT · by topher · 50 replies
    5-9-2013 | vanity
    At one time, it was popular for people to reload their own ammunition. In fact, at one time in American History, it was necessary. It seems like this might be a hot topic for some people so that they can get enough ammunition for target practice, etc. Obviously, those people who do not have ammunition, it would not solve their problems. But if one could buy the brass casings, the bullets, and the gunpowder -- they could make their own ammunition. Is this popular right now? Could someone hundreds of brass casings and bullets along with gunpowder, and keep themselves...
  • Will American Soldiers Fire on U.S. Citizens?

    05/06/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT · by True Grit · 147 replies
    clashdaily.com Blog ^ | 2 May 2013 | By Skip Coryell
    I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, “They don’t.” Of course the follow-up question for him was, “Then why are they buying it?” And that’s the billion-dollar question isn’t it. What is the federal government going to do with all that ammo? Why do they need it? Why are they buying it? It’s unprecedented. Are we on the cusp of physical domination by the United States Federal Government? And, if so, how will the American people...
  • Ammo Accountability Threadd

    05/06/2013 6:24:51 AM PDT · by varmintman · 77 replies
    Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma has publicly stated a belief that the gigantic DHS ammo purchases we read about are intended to dry up national ammo supplies and deny ammo to civilian users: http://freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.wnd.com/2013/05/inhofe-dhs-ammo-grab-to-dry-up-supply/ I asked a number of ammo suppliers and component manufacturers about this at the convention in Houston this weekend and and could not get anybody to admit to anything of this nature, all claimed that they were working at top capacity and that civilian demand alone was distorting the market. I don't buy it. I don't see any way that civilian demand could be keeping 22 ammo...
  • Colorado editor advocates sending NRA ‘monsters’ to Guantanamo

    05/03/2013 5:24:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 5/3/13 | David Codrea
    “I now agree that it’s fruitless to give the benefit of the doubt to people who are so obviously corrupt, so clearly malevolent, so bent on hurting innocent people for their own sick gain,” Aurora Sentinel editor Dave Perry wrote in an April 25 editorial. “No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism. “When the facts are so clearly before all Americans, for the whole world to see, why bother with this country’s odious and cumbersome system of justice?” he asked. “Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in...
  • The Real Reasons Why The Liberty Movement Is Preparing To Fight

    03/19/2013 7:09:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 3/19/13 | Brandon Smith
    1) Because Obama Is Half Black? 2) Because We Are Afraid Of An Economic Collapse That Will Never Come? 3) Because We Are Paranoid Over Unfounded Threats Of Martial Law? 4) Because We Refuse To Accept That The World Is Changing Without Us?
  • Armscor, Rock Island Armory Adding Third Manufacturing Facility, Doubling Ammo Production

    05/02/2013 5:26:38 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Max Slowik
    Armscor, popular manufacturer of a wide variety of approachable and affordable 1911 pistols and other firearms, is expanding with new ammunition and firearms manufacturing facilities in Pahrump, Nevada. In addition to helping gun-hungry people everywhere get their hands on firearms and ammunition, their new faciities are expected to create about 50 jobs and be in full production by this time next year. “We are thrilled with the demand for our Rock Island Armory branded products in the US,” said Martin Tuason, CEO of Armscor and Rock Island Armory. “Our new facility will give us the opportunity to increase production and...
  • GOP Aims To Slow Federal Bullet Buys

    04/29/2013 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2013 | Jody Yager
    Republicans want to limit the number of bullets federal agencies can purchase so American gun owners can buy more.
  • Why Does DHS Need More Bullets Per Officer Than Army?

    04/26/2013 3:46:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Federal Power: Homeland Security's procurement officer is grilled in Congress on why federal agents who rarely fire weapons need several times more bullets annually than an Army officer. Who or what are they shooting at? Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Thursday asked Nick Nayak, DHS' chief procurement officer, a question we and others have been asking: Why has the Department of Homeland Security been buying so much ammunition? Dismissed as a concern only of right-wing conspiracy theorists, the reported amounts as high as 2 billion rounds have varied and been explained not as a one-time purchase but a bulk buy...
  • Congressman To DHS: You’re Going Through 1,000 More Rounds Per Person Than The Army

    04/26/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 121 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Apr. 26, 2013 | Dean Garrison
    Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah-3rd District) had serious questions for DHS representatives on Thursday. Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their “massive” bullet buys. “It is entirely … inexplicable why the Department of Homeland Security needs so much ammunition,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at a hearing. The hearing itself was unusual, as questions about the department’s ammunition purchases until recently had bubbled largely under the radar — on blogs and...
  • GOP Lawmakers Hope to Combat Ammunition Stockpiling by Gov’t Agencies With AMMO Act

    04/25/2013 8:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 25, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Republicans in the Senate and House are expected to introduce a joint bill Friday that would limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are allowed to buy and stockpile over the next six months, the Washington Free Beacon reports. The bill, titled the Ammunition Management for More Accountability or “AMMO” Act, is being proposed after several lawmakers have voiced concerns about some federal agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security, seemingly stockpiling large quantities of ammo. “DHS, for instance, has placed two-years worth of ammunition, or nearly 247 million rounds, in its inventory,” the Free Beacon notes. In a...
  • Well-Armed

    04/25/2013 10:23:30 AM PDT · by tentmaker · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reserves the right to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years and currently has “two years worth” of ammo on hand, or around 247 million rounds in its inventory, the department’s top procurement official said Thursday during congressional testimony. DHS has already purchased around 41 million rounds of ammunition this year alone, Nick Nayak, DHS’s chief procurement officer, said during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. Some $37 million in taxpayer dollars will be spent on the purchase of ammunition in the entirety of fiscal year 2013.
  • Executive Action: Obama To Ban Importation of Ammo, Magazines and Gun Accessories

    04/23/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 55 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | April 23, 2013 | Marc Slavo
    Over the course of the last month, while Americans were distracted with the threat of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula and the devastation wrought by the Boston bombings, President Obama was quietly working behind the scenes to craft laws and regulations that will further erode the Second Amendment. Congress, and thus We the People, may have unequivocally rejected federal legislation in March which aimed to outlaw most semi-automatic rifles, restrict magazine capacity, and force national registration, but that didn’t stop the President from ceding regulatory control over firearms importation to the United Nations just two weeks later. What the...
  • On-Line Ammo Prices Starting to Drop (a wee bit)

    04/21/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 37 replies
    556RECON ^ | Apri 21, 2013 | frankenMonkey
    556RECON.com tracks trends and pricing for 5.56x45 NATO from on-line vendors (Cheaper Than Dirt, AmmoNet, etc.), and the average price has started to drop, if just by a few pennies per round. 62gr Green Tip has dropped from $1.10 to as low as $1.03. This is the average price, the lowest PPR is at 70 cents per round. 55gr Average PPR has dropped to $.90, with the lowest price at 70 cents per round. Interestingly, Cheaper Than Dirt, where I (used to) buy, is consistently at the expensive end of the list, with LAX and Palmetto being the best buys....