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Why Are Most Handgun Bullets Round Instead of Pointy?

A lot of science is involved in making firearms and ammo. Modern ammunition features, including the shape of the projectile, are all the result of extensive testing and research. There are a lot of factors that go into the design of a round, and oftentimes the shape of the round is dictated by those other factors. Read on to learn why this has resulted in rounder ammunition for handguns.
2 months 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.
3 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.
5 months ago

Gun Safety for Kids: A Beginner’s Guide | Ammunition Depot

With as many as 393 million guns in private hands in the US, it's inevitable that many families' children will take an interest in shooting. Learning to safely handle a gun is a great way for kids to pick up good habits and become more responsible, and it's important to teach kids right and to do so safely. Here are a few ways you can make sure your kids stay safe while handling guns.
8 months ago

Which Guns Use .223 Ammo? | History of .223 Ammo | Ammunition Depot

You might have noticed there are a lot of options for purchasing .223 Remington ammunition. This is because the .223 Remington is a small-caliber, high-velocity round — it can travel far and still strike with enough velocity to do its job. Quite simply, the .223 Remington is a battle-proven, time-tested round that does exactly what it was designed to do, and that’s why it’s as popular as it is. There are a variety of rifle manufacturers producing guns chambered in this venerable cartridge, including everything from the AR platform to bolt-action rifles. Read on to learn more about them.
8 months ago