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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.
3 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.
6 months ago

What Is Subsonic Ammunition & How Does It Work? | Ammunition Depot

Subsonic ammunition is ammunition specifically manufactured so the round doesn't break the sound barrier, and, despite existing as long as firearms have, it’s currently experiencing a bit of a renaissance. But why the sudden resurgence? Should you need or want it? While it isn't an overly complicated subject, there is plenty to discuss regarding subsonic ammo. Let’s take the time to delve into its specs and its uses.
6 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.
6 months ago

Which Guns Use 9mm Ammo? | History of 9mm | Ammunition Depot

Without question, the 9mm is the single most popular handgun cartridge in the world. The 9mm round is used by everyone from first-time shooters to FBI agents — as such, there are a litany of guns that make use of this extremely versatile ammunition. Read on to discover just how many there are, as well as the practical applications for each.
6 months ago