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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.
1 month 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago

How Fast Does a 9mm Bullet Travel? | Ammunition Depot

The 9mm round is a top choice for everyone from law enforcement and military to professional security personnel and civilians. One of the bigger reasons for its popularity is its speed, which allows the 9mm much of its advantages with respect to concealability and capacity. Let’s take a look at why that is.
4 months ago

How to Store Bulk Ammo | Ammo Storage Tips | Ammunition Depot

Storing bulk ammo is different from storing regular ammo in that you'll need more space. You’ll also want to take precautions about temperature control and moisture control. While these are issues with standard ammo storage, they're amplified with bulk ammo. If you're going to invest in a lot of ammo, you should take the time to learn how to store and protect it below.

4 months ago

What Is Dry Firing a Gun & Should You Do It? | Ammunition Depot

Even if you've been around guns for a while, it's possible you've heard of dry firing but never given it much thought. Regardless of your experience level, it's a good idea to become familiar with dry firing. Read on to discover what it is, and when it’s useful.
4 months ago

5 Gun Training Tips to Improve Your Aim | Ammunition Depot

A lot of things go into being able to consistently hit what you're shooting at, and your aim is a big part of that. What might come as a surprise is that there's more to aiming than looking down the sights. It doesn't matter whether it's an AK-47 or a 1911 chambered in .22 — good aim is good aim. Take a look at these training tips and figure out how to improve yours.
4 months ago

Top 5 AR-15 Tactical Accessories | Ammunition Depot

So, you bought your first AR and you've decided you want to trick it out. Trust us when we say you're not alone. One of the main reasons we all love ARs so much is their modularity. While adding things to your gun will not make you a better shooter, there are a ton of awesome things that you can add to your AR-15 that will improve your overall shooting experience. Let’s take a look at some of the many accessories that are available.
5 months ago