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Got Ammo?

Got Ammo?

Guns Save Lives brought up a very good point Wednesday, noting that the next logical target of Obama Administration sanctions on Russia for the ongoing war in Ukraine is Russian ammunition. An importation ban could […]

The Pentagon Is Not Destroying Civilian Rifle And Pistol Ammunition

The Pentagon Is Not Destroying Civilian Rifle And Pistol Ammunition

Bless their hearts. Some of the more conspiratorial folks out there (including some that should certainly know better) are having near seizures over a news report that the Pentagon is dismantling roughly $1 billion of […]

GovExec: No, the Postal Service Is Not ‘Hoarding’ Ammunition

GovExec: No, the Postal Service Is Not ‘Hoarding’ Ammunition

The “conventional wisdom” among some of the more conspiratorial members of our wide-ranging shooting fraternity is that the federal government is “buying up all the ammunition,” a fear-mongering claim furthered by some not as interested […]

5.45×39 Steel Core Ammunition Importation “Ban”

5.45×39 Steel Core Ammunition Importation “Ban”

There’s been a rumor going around for several days claiming that the ATF has stopped the importation of 5.45×39 military surplus ammunition with a mild steel core. The video below does a pretty good job […]

Clearing of PB Clermont Site Continues: Impact of Explosion Ripples Through Ammunition Industry

Clearing of PB Clermont Site Continues: Impact of Explosion Ripples Through Ammunition Industry

The second largest small arms propellant manufacturer in the world remains evacuated as a French hazardous materials company slowly continues to wet down and clear the site, hoping to avoid triggering a secondary blast or […]

No, Today’s Executive Order Doesn’t Seem To Affect Russian Arms Or Ammo

No, Today’s Executive Order Doesn’t Seem To Affect Russian Arms Or Ammo

There has been a concern that President Obama might use the crisis in Crimea as an excuse (“never let a good crisis go to waste”) to shut down the import of sporting firearms and ammunition […]

PB Clermont Evacuation And Clearing Underway. Ammunition Industry Remains Ominously Silent.

PB Clermont Evacuation And Clearing Underway. Ammunition Industry Remains Ominously Silent.

One week after an explosion at the world’s second largest small arms propellant factory leveled a building, Belgian authorities have evacuated an area 350 meters out from the edges of an “explosion exclusion perimeter.” A […]

Will A Belgian Gunpowder Plant Explosion Affect The U.S. Ammo Market?

Will A Belgian Gunpowder Plant Explosion Affect The U.S. Ammo Market?

PB Clermont, the Belgian subsidiary of EURENCO which claims to have “one of the largest spherical powder production capacities in the world for small and medium calibre ammunition” experienced a significant explosion this past Friday […]

Think the ammo market is about to get better? Think again.

Think the ammo market is about to get better? Think again.

I just had an email exchange with an executive in the ammunition industry. It started out as a conversation on the rumors of the Russians stopping ammunition exports that we discussed yesterday, and then turned […]

Russian Ammunition Cutoff Rumors Are Bogus

Russian Ammunition Cutoff Rumors Are Bogus

A number of blogs and conspiracy theory sites are making claims that Russian rifle ammunition supplies may dry up nearly overnight: The largest wholesale gun & ammo distributors in the US have informed us in […]