Archive for the ‘Ammo’ Category

SIG SAUER Introduces SIG HT Hunting Ammunition in 308 Win

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Newington, NH (April 3, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to expand its SIG HT hunting line of premium-grade rifle ammunition with the addition of 308 Win. Featuring an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and maximum terminal ballistic performance, SIG HT ammunition is supremely accurate and ideal for hunting numerous species of game.

The 150gr 308 Win features a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps and muzzle energy of 2,801 ft-lbs. This SIG HT 308 Win cartridge is excellent for mid-sized game such as deer, antelope, pigs and predators.

“SIG HT ammunition is extremely effective in the field, and our initial SIG HT offering in supersonic 300BLK has been in high demand because of its outstanding performance,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “Retailers and their customers are asking for additional calibers in this lead-free, all-copper hunting round, and we will continue to expand the line to meet even more hunters’ needs.”

SIG HT cartridges are made with premium nickel-plated shell cases, and flash-reduced propellant is used to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigammo.com.

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Jim Schatz – Caseless Ammunition Small Arms

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Late last week we lost Jim Schatz, a true expert in the small arms community. Jim was a presenter at many a NDIA Small Arms Conference and this briefing to the 2012 meeting on Caseless Ammunition Small Arms, is one of his best. Click on the image below to read the briefing slides. While Jim’s discussion is missing, he would always offer some great slides, packed with info. There’s a lot going on with Small Arms these days and we’re going to dip into some of it this week, so consider this a read ahead.



Super Vel Ammunition Returns

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Super Vel PR pic - web size

Renowned for its invention of the jacketed hollow point bullet that revolutionized police ammunition in the 1960s, the Super Vel Cartridge Company® is back in business producing high-velocity handgun ammunition.

“Super Vel founder Lee Jurras was a true visionary. He invented the jacketed hollow point, hosted the first handgun metallic silhouette match and founded the Outstanding American Handgunner Foundation. We’re privileged and honored to have earned Lee’s blessing to resurrect Super Vel,” said Cameron Hopkins, president of the new Super Vel Cartridge Company.

Just like the original company founded in 1963, the new Super Vel specializes in high-performance handgun ammunition using jacketed hollow point bullets at high velocity. Today’s jacketed hollow points have progressed considerably since Jurras’ original designs. Today’s Super Vel hollow points feature skiving cuts (to facilitate reliable expansion), tapered copper jackets and better hollow cavity designs.

38 Super Snub

“Super Vel pioneered the use of lightweight hollow point bullets at extremely high velocity to minimize over-penetration and maximize stopping power. Today’s Super Vel carries that to the next level,” Hopkins said.
The new Super Vel Ammunition line includes specialized loads for niche applications. “Super Snub” is a .38 Special +P load designed specifically for Smith & Wesson J-frames and other snubnose revolvers with a low-flash powder that burns extremely efficiently in barrels as short as 1 7/8-inches. Firing a 90 gr. jacketed hollow point at over 1,300 feet per second from a J-frame, “Super Snub” is the only purpose-driven load on the market made specifically for snubbies.

Hush Puppy® harkens back to a special load that Jurras developed for the Navy SEALs in 1967 for use in the Mk 22 Mod 0 pistol, a highly customized S&W Model 39 that was issued with a wipe-style suppressor and came to be nick-named “hush puppy” for its covert role. Shooting a full metal jacket bullet at subsonic velocity, Super Vel’s new Hush Puppy® load drives a 147 gr. FMJ projectile at 900 feet per second. It’s dead quiet from a suppressed 9mm and also makes for a soft-shooting, low-recoil training round or a 3-gun competition round.

Subcompact 9mm pistols rise to a whole new performance level with Super Vel’s new 90 gr. jacketed hollow point in a +P load. From a Glock 43 (3-inch barrel), Super Vel’s 90 gr. JHP delivers 1,475 feet per second! That’s sizzling for a subcompact! The load produces over 1,650 feet per second from a Glock 17L.

45 ACP

Delivering 1,350 feet per second, Super Vel’s 115 gr. JHP in another +P 9mm Luger load is ideal for compact and full-size 9mm pistols. Rounding out the Super Vel lineup is a +P load in .45 ACP featuring a 185 gr. JHP at over 1,150 feet per second.

J.D. Jones, a legendary ballistics experimenter and one of the original pioneers of Super Vel in the 1960s, is a consultant for the new Super Vel Cartridge Company.

Super Vel Cartridge Company is located in Nevada, proudly employing a 100 percent American workforce.

Headquarters, Research & Development Detachment Shooting Team Selects Inceptor as Exclusive Training Ammunition

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA (February 2, 2017) – Following debut at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, the Headquarters, Research & Development Detachment shooting team stationed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center selected Inceptor® Sport Utility AmmoTM by PolyCase® Ammunition as the exclusive training cartridge in preparation for the All-Army Marksmanship Competition.

“After the teams utilization and evaluation of several brands, we identified Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo by PolyCase as the ideal target and range ammunition for our training needs,” said Justin Coletti, Team Captain of the Headquarters, Research and Development Detachment shooting team. “Our marksmanship team requires the utmost reliability, accuracy and safety,” Coletti went on to say, “The frangibility for close-range use on steel significantly set this ammo apart from all others.”

In commenting on the feedback from the Headquarters, Research and Development Detachment shooting team, PolyCase CEO Paul Lemke remarked, “we are delighted with the team’s interest in Inceptor ammunition and the testimony from their team further demonstrates the value our Sport Utility Ammo provides.” A retired US Army officer, Lemke initially founded PolyCase Ammunition to provide safe ammunition solutions to US and NATO military personnel engaged in counter-terrorist operations. “We are committed to providing our customers lasting value, whether they are the US military or a casual enthusiast,” said Lemke.

Designed to match the ballistic performance of the award-winning Inceptor ARX® Preferred DefenseTM and Ruger® ARX Self-Defense lines of ammunition while offering unmatched frangibility. Sport Utility Ammo’s lead-free copper-polymer blended construction was designed for use on hardened steel with safe range distances measured in feet, not yards, for the safest and most realistic training experience. Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo is available in .380 Auto, 9mm, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 Auto and .300 AAC Blackout.

For more information, visit www.polycaseammo.com/project/inceptor

PolyCase Introduces the Most Advanced Range and Target Ammunition

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

SAVANNAH, GA (January 16, 2017) – Following extensive research at the pioneering PolyCase® Ammunition development lab, PolyCase announces Inceptor® Sport Utility AmmoTM for training and target practice. Precision engineered to match the ballistic performance of the award- winning Inceptor® Preferred DefenseTM and Ruger® ARX® Self-Defense lines of ammunition while offering unmatched frangibility, Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo is the ideal practice cartridge for protective and recreational handgun shooting. Announced at today’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, the addition of .300 AAC Blackout introduces a new category of Short Range RifleTM (SR/R) ammunition to the Sport Utility Ammo portfolio.

Featuring SteelSafeTM range-friendly lead free copper-polymer blended construction, Sport Utility Ammo is designed for use on hardened steel with safe range distances measured in feet, not yards, for the safest and most realistic training experience. Inceptor Sport Utility Ammo is available in .380 Auto, 9mm Luger, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 Auto and .300 AAC Blackout. High velocity Sport Utility Ammo cartridges are specially designed and thoroughly tested for reliable performance, unmatched frangibility and consistent accuracy.

For more information, visit: www.polycaseammo.com/project/inceptor-rnp

SHOT Show 17 – Colt Ammunition

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Colt partnered with noted ammunition manufacturer DoubleTap Ammunition to produce a range of branded ammo in both defensive and match-grade loads. The Defensive line consists of standard carry pistol calibers, such as .38 SPL, 9mm, and .45 ACP, with jacketed hollow point bullets. A 62 gr. 223 Rem cartridge is also offered under this line, featuring a bonded defense bullet.


The National Match line consists of various pistol calibers, 9mm; .45 ACP; 10mm, as well as 223 Rem and .308 Win for rifles, manufactured to match grade specification for accurate performance on the range, oriented towards competition use.


Federal Premium to Introduce New Ammunition at SHOT Show

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


ANOKA, Minnesota – January 10, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to introduce a suite of new products at the 2017 SHOT Show that continues the company’s long tradition of craftsmanship while promising to change the face of shooting. The introductions include the game-changing Edge TLR all-range rifle loads, 38 Special +P HST Micro, Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle, Gold Medal Grand, redesigned Black Cloud with FLITECONTROL FLEX, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to visit booth 14551 during the show in Las Vegas, Jan. 17-20 to see the entire new product lineup.

Unlike other so-called long-range projectiles that can fail to perform at lower velocities, the Federal Premium Edge TLR uses an exclusive Slipstream polymer tip to trigger expansion at long range. On closer targets, the copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for consistent, lethal penetration. Ballistics are likewise flawless. Credit the Edge TLR bullet’s sleek boat-tail design, secant ogive and unique AccuChannel grooving, which trim drag to an absolute minimum. Available in 308 Win., 30-06 Spring., 300 Win. Magnum and 300 Win. Short Magnum.

New Federal Premium Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle raises the bar in rimfire, delivering impeccable long-range accuracy and terminal performance. The hollow-point lead bullet is tuned for optimum penetration and expansion out to 100 yards. Plus, high-velocity loading flattens trajectories while packing ample energy to take down any target. A nickel-plated case ensures seamless extraction and inhibits corrosion.

Federal Premium’s Personal Defense HST Micro products provide superior expansion, penetration and terminal performance, with bullet weights and propellants optimized for cycling and accuracy in subcompact concealed-carry handguns. For 2017, the line expands to include a 38 Special +P load with a deeply seated 130-grain bullet that eliminates casing air space for ultra-consistent velocities.

After a decade-long reign as waterfowling’s deadliest load, Federal Premium’s Black Cloud is even better than ever. The new FLITECONTROL FLEX wad improves pattern density and consistency through ported and standard waterfowl chokes, while FLITESTOPPER Steel pellets create massive wound channels. The Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant decrease residue and yield consistent velocities in all hunting conditions. Available in 25 new 12- and 20-gauge loads, including Black Cloud High Velocity and Close Range.


SIG SAUER Introduces 300 Win Mag Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

ewington, NH (January 2, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. continues to expand its Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition line for rifles with the addition of 300 Win Mag Open Tip Match (OTM) rounds. Featuring a 190gr Sierra MatchKing® bullet, this new 300 Win Mag load has a muzzle velocity of 2,850 fps and muzzle energy of 3,426 ft-lbs.

Engineered to excel in today’s precision rifles, SIG SAUER Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition features a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions. Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Match Grade OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency.

“The exceptional quality of our SIG SAUER Match Grade loads makes this line a top choice for professional, competition and recreational shooters alike,” said Dan Powers, president of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division.

All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigammo.com.