Redundant Calibers

The last post was getting a little long, and the subject had plenty of material left, so I'm splitting it off into it's own post.  If I find enough of these little footnotes of history, I may make this into an ongoing series.  Let's begin.   .30-Caliber AR Cartridges The .300 HAM'R is a .223 … Continue reading Redundant Calibers

Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”

This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating.  That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine.  The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”

The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!

Holy smokes, what new hotness has ol' Bill Wilson unleashed on us this time? Huh.  Kinda looks like a .300BLK.  There's probably some sort of ballistic special-sauce that isn't obvious.  Let's look a little closer... That's just re... -dundant. What does this do that the .300BLK doesn't? Uhh... add like 100 fps to a supersonic … Continue reading The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!

Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

First, we need to agree upon terms.  These are what these terms mean, and how they will be used for the rest of the post. Kinetic Energy = (1/2)*mass*velocity², and is measured in foot-pounds. (a grain is 1/7000th of a pound) Momentum = Mass*velocity, and is measured in pound-mass-feet per second Knockdown Power = Fantasy, … Continue reading Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

What Should be Your First Gun? Part 3, Pistol Selection.

So, now that we've decided on buying our carry gun first, and it really should be in 9mm, what gun specifically should we get?  Well, first off... DO NOT CARRY THE SMALLEST GUN YOU FIND. Please.  Why?  Because small guns are harder to shoot. 1: Most importantly, small guns weigh less.  That sounds like a good … Continue reading What Should be Your First Gun? Part 3, Pistol Selection.