The Legendary .357 Magnum

In 1934, the team of Philip B. Sharpe, Elmer Keith, and D. B. Wesson of Smith & Wesson developed .357 Magnum ammo to compete with Colt’s .38 Super Automatic. The round was based on S&W’s .38 Special. At the time, the .38 Super Automatic was the only cartridge on the American market touting a muzzle velocity above 1,000 […]

How to Buy a 9mm Pistol

In 1902, Austrian weapons designer Georg Luger changed the world of munitions when he introduced the Pistole Parabellum (AKA the Luger) and the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. The 9x19mm Parabellum, commonly referred to as 9mm, was designed as a service round. The weapon was revolutionary due to its compact size, accuracy, and its ability to hold […]

Ghost Guns Rise in Popularity

What is a Ghost Gun? Ghost guns do not have serial numbers and are untraceable. Gunsmiths use metal, 3D-printed plastic, or other substances. Police claim criminals are using ghost guns more than ever, particularly in states like California where they are restricted. Who Uses Ghost Guns? People using ghost guns include gun enthusiasts, hobbyists, gunsmiths, […]

What is a Militarized Police Force?

The militarization of police relates to the use of military equipment and tactics by law enforcement officers. The equipment may include assault rifles, armored vehicles, submachine guns, flashbang grenades, sniper rifles, tear gas, and items from the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) weapons list. Police militarization uses information gathering techniques used by intelligence agencies. Law […]

The Rise and Fall of the 10mm Cartridge

In 1983, 10mm ammo was introduced by Lieutenant Colonel John Dean “Jeff” Cooper. Cooper is a firearms experts that has worked with high-level organizations including the FBI, Norma, and Smith & Wesson. His intention was to replace the .45 ACP with a more powerful round. Cooper joined Whit Collins, John Adams, and Irving Stone, cut […]

Ammo 101: History of the Bullet

When it comes to ammunition, few argue against the bullet being, perhaps, the most important aspect of the cartridge. It is, after all, the projectile that spins towards your target and makes an impact. Throughout the history of the bullet, the lead ball changed men’s lives and the history of the world. It’s lead men […]