What Is Ball Ammo?

Like most gun terminology, "ball ammunition" is a phrase you may have heard or even repeated pretty often without knowing exactly what it means. Unfortunately, there’s precious little readily-available information about what is and isn’t ball ammo, So we’re going to address it here. Read on to discover what ball ammo is and what sets it apart.
5 day ago

5 Proposed Changes to 2A Rights under President Biden

It’s clear from the Biden campaign’s official statements on the matter that a Biden administration will result in changes for the gun world. So what exactly does life look like for the gun owner during a Biden administration? It may change quite a bit. While no president is ever going to get their full legislative wish list, the Biden campaign has planned to accomplish some of its gun control goals through executive action. This blog post discusses the administration’s proposed policy goals and their implications on gun owners.
12 day ago

Should You Buy an SKS, AK-47 or AR-15 Rifle?

After a little while, most new gun owners eventually tend to wonder: What kind of cool rifle should I get? In the US, there are three that most folks choose between: the SKS, AK-47 and AR-15. Each of these rifles does a similar job, offering more power than handguns and more accuracy than a messy shotgun. So which rifle should you get? Read on to learn more about each.
19 day ago

What Is +P Ammo?

+P ammo is a standard handgun round that has a little more gunpowder in the cartridge, making the round more powerful. For defensive gun owners looking to balance between power and accuracy, +P ammo can offer a great fit. It’s one of the innovations that lets you max out on power without seriously affecting other factors. Read on to get a feel for whether +P ammo is right for you.
26 day ago

What Does Grain Mean in Ammo?

What does grain mean when you're talking about ammo? We could give you the quick, simple answer and tell you it refers to the weight of the ammunition, but this doesn’t really give you a good understanding of how the concept applies to your shooting. In order to learn the history of the term and its contemporary significance, continue reading.
1 month ago

What Is the Meaning of Caliber in Guns?

No matter where you start with your shooting, you will at some point have to decide on a caliber. Which begs the question: What’s a caliber? The short answer is that it’s the measurement of the barrel of a gun, but when hunting down ammo, that answer proves pretty quickly to be insufficient. Learn more about what “caliber” can refer to and figure out which may be best for you.
1 month ago

What Is the Most Common Ammunition in the U.S.?

Maybe you want to buy something a lot of other people want because it signifies it’s a good quality caliber; or maybe you want to buy something that's common in case of emergency. Whatever the reason, it can be helpful to know what types of ammo are most common. Interestingly, there’s more than one answer. Find out which types are most common by reading on.
2 months ago

Why Are Bullets Also Known as Rounds?

Is it a bullet or a round? Which is correct? Is it both? With numerous ways to describe virtually every part of a gun as well as its ammunition, it’s not uncommon for misunderstandings to lead to things being inaccurately described or the correct term being used the incorrect way. Read on to learn more about the history of the “round” and to what the term refers.
2 months ago

How to Buy Ammo in California

If you’re a resident of California, you probably understand that your state is unique in its approach to all things firearms. As a result, buying ammunition in California is considerably different than purchasing ammunition in other states. It can be confusing to try and unravel the many laws and regulations California has passed regarding guns and ammunition. While this is certainly not a definitive guide to the tangled web of California gun legislation, you can read on to get a primer on what the situation tends to look like in the Golden State.
2 months ago

How Is Ammunition Named?

The names for certain types of ammunition are so common that they roll off our tongues without a second thought. We may think of 9mm or .223 instantly without even stopping to wonder how those names came to be. But on second look, it becomes clear that the many, many names we have for different types of ammo are all over the map. How did it get this way? What’s the standard? Learn more about the wonky history of ammo naming conventions by reading on.
2 months ago