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Beans, Bullets and Band-aids

ammo 9mm

That was a common expression in the military.  Well, today, 2 out of three isn’t bad.  We can get the beans, we can get the Band-aids…the ammunition is a little tougher.  When you can find it, the economic laws of supply and demand are in full effect.  Prices are going up with the demand, while availability is, well, challenging. So, what is happening?  According to various sources, people are nervous about pending legislation and are stockpiling ammo.  You would think that would account for a shortage of high powered riffle ammunition, but now, 9mm and .22LR are also really hard Read More

Practice versus Carry Ammo?

Practice versus Carry Ammo

This question comes up a lot in classes, especially with new shooters.  Range, or practice, ammo is often a rounded bullet in a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ). It is available in all the standard calibers and the grains (the weight of the bullet) may vary. It is also less expensive than carry ammo. However, it can, and will, penetrate farther than what we think of as carry ammo, which is why, it isn’t recommended for personal defense. Carry ammo is generally a Hollow Point (or HP).  Again, available in all the standard calibers, various grains, etc. The HP bullet (which is the projectile Read More