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AMMO² Launches Crowdfund to Revolutionize Ammunition Industry

By |2019-12-03T20:32:57-07:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Economics, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , , |

At AmmoSquared, we’re doing something remarkable: changing the way 94m gun owners think about and manage ammunition. We’re making it DIGITAL so it is more convenient to purchase, store, exchange and ultimately… own. How is this possible? We are combining the physical world of hard goods: ammunition, with the soft world of digital products. Our Vision:  [...]

Digital Ammunition Part 2

By |2019-11-16T08:22:01-07:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Commentary, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , |

Digital Ammunition Part 2 Time to pick this crazy idea back up and put some meat on the bare bones I threw out there last week... (Note: If you missed Part 1 of this series you can read it here.) So to recap just a bit, last week I proposed this idea of "Digital Ammunition" that can [...]

Ammunition Reserve

By |2019-06-11T16:08:15-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Features, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , |

Part of what makes AmmoSquared unique is this idea of storing ammunition for customers on a long term basis. While this is unique in the gun industry it is known the world over for precious metal ownership. Our model has elements similar to how custodial gold companies operate: these are companies that let you purchase [...]

How Much Ammunition Should You Stockpile?

By |2019-05-27T13:16:35-07:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Useful Stuff|Tags: , |

While there are rules of thumb and estimates you can use, it is up to you to take the time to determine your future needs and include a buffer for what we'll just call "uncommon events". But how much is that? In this article, I’ll throw some strategies out there and if they are helpful [...]

Self-Defense Handguns: A Good Excuse to be Practical

By |2018-12-28T20:57:05-07:00December 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 |2018-12-28T20:58:31-07:00November 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 [...]

Gun Giveaway and Gear Clearance

By |2018-03-24T11:59:05-07:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: Update, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , |

I just looked at the blog and realized I haven’t written anything for a while now! Well that’s about to change... Here is the roundup: Gun Giveaway! First of all you’ll notice that we’re doing our first ever Gun Giveaway this quarter. This is the start of a trend because we already have next quarter’s [...]

Truck Gun

By |2018-02-20T18:41:37-07:00February 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 |2017-12-21T09:00:10-07:00December 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. [...]

450 Bushmaster: Extraordinary Large Bore Cartridge

By |2017-12-05T21:51:12-07:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Ammo University, Commentary, Useful Stuff|Tags: , , , |

There is a long standing debate among avid shooters concerning the effectiveness of small diameter, lightweight, fast moving bullets versus large diameter, heavyweight, slow moving bullets and this debate is especially germane to military personnel. Consequently, ever since the introduction of the 5.56 x 45mm NATO cartridge during the Vietnam [...]