A new online resource I’ve been following lately is GunBot, which helps you find in-stock ammo realtime through various online dealers. You can quickly sort by different calibers and find out the price per round, total cost and even whether it’s in-stock or backorderable (if that’s a word.)
While still in beta, I really like the quick return that GunBot provides and the easy to read break-down of cost per round, etc. If you’re looking for ammo, give GunBot a shot. They’re still in beta, but currently you can search for 2.23/5.56, 7.62×39, 22LR, 9mm, .308/7.62×51, .45 ACP, .300 AAC, Whisper, .40 S&W, 5.45×39, .380 Auto, 5.7×28, 10mm, 30-06 and 6.8 SPC.
Some of the upcoming features that GunBot will be integrating, are magazines, more calibers and even primers for reloading. Here’s the current list of the online retailers that are queried on each search: [Read More…]
Over the weekend I attended the final hours of my NRA RSO (Range Safety Officer), Rifle and Shotgun Instructors training. While I won’t get into the NRA’s embargo on the word “weapon,” or that a few instructors freaked out when I carried a firearm with the muzzle pointed at the ground, I did learn something from our readers on Facebook I’d like to share with everyone.
Throughout my time in the Military, I’d always referred to M855/SS109 5.56 Ammunition (Green Tip) as armor piercing rounds or AP. For the life of me I can’t recall where I first heard that mentioned, but it was fairly common for it to be referred to as that.
One of the final taskers for the NRA courses was to construct a training aid and you’ll see a photo below of what I put together. [Read More…]
A new product was recently brought to our attention by an ITS reader, the Taser XREP.
The XREP is a a self-contained, wireless electronic control device (ECD), that deploys from any 12-gauge pump-action shotgun.
It delivers a similar Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) bio-effect as the handheld TASER® X26™ ECD, but can be delivered to a maximum effective range of 100 feet (30.48 meters), combining blunt impact force.
The battery supply is fully integrated into the chassis and provides the power to drive the XREP projectile engine, while the nose assembly of the XREP projectile contains four forward facing barbed electrodes. [Read More…]