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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 »

DefRev Request: Looking for Info on Operational/Combat Performance of 6.8 SPC

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview would like to get some operational/combat data, including anecdotal information, about the terminal ballistic performance of the 6.8 SPC (6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) in combat. So we’d like to request the assitance of any/all U.S. military Special Operations and law enforcement SWAT/SRT personnel in this endeavor. If you or anyone ... Read More »

6.8x45mm Kramer Urban Combat Cartridge (UCC) for Urban Warfare Ops

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has covered the 6.8 SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) round for quite some time now. We’re a proponent of the cartridge, due to its superior efficacy over 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. within its (6.8 SPC) operational envelope of 400-500 yards, ... Read More »