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300 AAC Blackout (.300BLK) 7.62x35mm Heavy Supersonic/Subsonic Rifle Cartridge for Military Special Operations Applications: Will it Fly?


by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 24, 2010 Back on September 29 (2010), Rob Silvers from Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) sent DefenseReview (DR), The Firearm Blog, Military Times, and pretty much everyone else (and their mother) an email on the new 300 AAC Blackout (.300BLK) 7.62x35mm supersonic/subsonic rifle cartridge. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to write ... Read More »

The Lucky Gunner Ammo ( Story: The Rise of the Ultimate Online Ammo Store in the Age of Obama


By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 30, 2010 On August 4th, DefenseReview (DR) advertiser and online firearms ammunition store/ammo seller officially came out of “stealth mode” with a press release on PRWeb. is a highly successful and aggressive online ammo store/seller that’s owned and operated by shooting enthusiasts who want to make their customers very ... Read More »

U.S. Army Begins Shipping M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round (M855A1 EPR) a.k.a. “Green Ammo” Improved 5.56mm NATO Round to Warfighters: Green Tip M855 Ball Ammo Gets a Serious Upgrade


The following is a U.S. Army press release: PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 23, 2010) — The Army announced today it has begun shipping its new 5.56mm cartridge, the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, to support warfighters in Afghanistan. The new M855A1 round is sometimes referred to as “green ammo.” The new round replaces the current M855 5.56mm cartridge that has been ... Read More »

Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets: Gorilla’s got weapons AND (more) bullets, now.

Looks like the Gorilla just ate another company. King Kong’s got more bullets… The following is a Freedom Group (Cerberus Capital Management L.P. Subsidiary) corporate press release: Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets™ Freedom Group, Inc., through a wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Barnes Bullets. The transaction closed on December 31, ... Read More »

Chinese Armor-Piercing (AP) Sniper Rounds and XSAPI Body Armor

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 19, 2008 Human Events is reporting on the use of Chinese armor-piercing a.k.a. armor-penetrating (AP) bullets by enemy snipers in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the article, this new Chinese AP rifle ammo is copycatting U.S.-made AP ammo design, and is "sending alarm bells through the Pentagon as it hurries to ... Read More »