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, […]

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 […]