Tagged: ammunition

Andrew Tuohy: What Impact Does Bullet Setback Have on Function?

Andrew Tuohy of Vuurwapen Blog:

I have been conducting experiments relating to firearms for a number of years, some of them quite mundane and others rather unorthodox. Many of the unorthodox experiments have never come to light, either because nothing of value was learned, or because I had decided to compile their results over a long period of time before releasing the data.

One series of tests which falls into the latter category relates to what, exactly, makes guns blow up. We’ve all seen photos of exploded firearms and bloodied hands or faces that result from a “kaboom,” or catastrophic failure of a firearm or the ammunition it fires. As a result, a lot of people exercise an overabundance of caution relating to any ammunition that “looks funny” to them – even going so far as to discard cases with tiny dents in them, for fear of causing an explosion.

While it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution when working with items that contain 1,000 times more pressure than a car tire, it’s also a good idea to have an understanding of what can really cause a catastrophic failure. And my experimentation has shown to me that the common knowledge relating to this topic is entirely wrong…

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This is a clickbaity sentence, but the results seriously surprised me. Amazing what happens when you actually test things.

Firearm Teaching Tool: Boom Box Expanded Hollow Point Example Set

We’re excited to announce our newest product! The Boom Box Expanded Hollow Point Example Kit. In the handy box (8 1/4″ X 5″ X 1 1/4″), we include fifteen different expanded hollow point bullets.

Expanded hollow points included in the kit, each with one 9mm Luger, one .40 S&W, and one .45 ACP:

  • Barnes TAC-XPD all copper bullets
  • Federal Premium Ammunition HST bullets
  • Hornady XTP bullets
  • Sig Sauer V-Crown bullets
  • Speer Gold Dot bullets

We carefully control the process to get expansion results that match published data. Each expanded bullet has a label on the base, indicating the caliber, bullet type, and weight. They’re also clear coated to keep the exposed lead covered and looking great for years. However, remember to wash hands after handling them.

Price is $69.95. Check it out here at Bullet Bouquets.

Is Ammunition Safe to Store At Home? Over 400,000 Rounds Burned & Abused to Find Out

Ever wonder what would happen to ammo stored in your home in a house fire? So did SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, who burned, blasted, drove into, ran over, ground, and shot other bullets at over 400,000 rounds of handgun, rifle, and shotgun ammo to find out.