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Put a Little Training in your Life

By |2019-07-26T10:53:52-06:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was 17, I nearly shot myself in the head. This isn't a tale of teenage angst and attempted suicide - this is a tale of (very) poor gun handling skills.  You see, when I was a teen I had access to guns but not responsible adult supervision. This story isn't very long but [...]

Political Discrimination by the Banking Industry

By |2019-05-30T12:51:46-06:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , |

Political discrimination in by large corporations is real - I'm a victim of it. If you run a business counter to mainstream "political correctness" you are systematically shut out of many of the tools small businesses depend on to thrive and grow:  including search engine and social media marketing, credit card processing and small business [...]

We’re Not MidwayUSA or Walmart

By |2019-03-29T10:46:39-06:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , |

I just got off the phone with a guy that was interested in our service but didn’t quite understand it. That happens a lot. When your company does something completely different from everyone else, people often have a hard time digesting it and adapting it to their existing world models. In our case, a different [...]

Self-Defense Handguns: A Good Excuse to be Practical

By |2018-12-28T20:57:05-06:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Commentary, Useful Stuff|

Teaching self-defense and concealed carry classes, I’ve noticed a trend these days. For some reason, people seem to be getting nearly apoplectic when it comes to selecting their self-defense handguns and the gear to go with them. Now, I’ll grant you, selecting the right equipment is important, because self-defense is important, but working yourself [...]

Long Range Shooting 101

By |2018-12-28T20:58:31-06:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Commentary, Useful Stuff|Tags: |

Introduction The shooting world can be a bit cyclical, with things going out of fashion and then coming right back when a new technical advantage comes into play. We have seen progression in our understanding of ballistics, and our options for optics have steadily improved. Rifle manufacturers have also noticed the demand for [...]

Lead Free And Loving It!

By |2018-07-02T22:35:49-06:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , |

While there’s nothing wrong with showing some caution regarding lead, in recent years caution seems to have crossed over into paranoia and sometimes borders on hysteria. California, a place that specializes in hysteria, recently banned the use of bullets containing lead for all types of hunting. This measure was meant to safeguard predators from [...]

Variety: The spice of life (and ammunition)!

By |2018-06-17T22:44:18-06:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Commentary, Update|Tags: , , |

You're going to see some new ammo brands in the future... “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”  - Paulo Coelho, Brida A couple months back we had a customer write on our “Keep AMMO² [...]

Truck Gun

By |2018-02-20T18:41:37-06:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Commentary, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , , |

What’s a truck gun?  Well a truck gun, sometimes known as a trunk gun, is a firearm that’s kept in a vehicle for threats a little bigger than your everyday concealed carry firearm can handle. It doesn’t replace your CCW, but allows you to supplement it. The trunk or truck gun is [...]

Is 380 ACP the new 38 Special?

By |2017-12-21T09:00:10-06:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Ammo University, Commentary, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , , |

Recently, a number of articles appearing in magazines and blogs pertaining to firearms have been touting the 380 ACP as the "New 38 Special".  At first glance we found this amusing as the 380 ACP with its 17mm case length looks absolutely tiny next to a 38 Special round with its 39 mm case length. [...]

Why I Started AmmoSquared

By |2018-01-12T14:28:27-06:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|Tags: , , |

Whenever I go to Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, or a local gun store... I'm reminded why I started AmmoSquared. Last night I decided to stop by the Boise Cabela's to look at boots and browse their backbacks (I'm thinking about getting the whole family into backpacking come spring time - but that is another story!). Like [...]