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Tips for Extending the Shelf Life of Ammunition

Extending the shelf life of your ammunition is essential to firearm safety and effectiveness. Proper storage and maintenance can help ensure your ammunition is reliable for as long as possible. Here are the top ways to extend the shelf life of your ammunition: Remember that even with proper storage, ammunition does have a finite shelf […]

Historical firearms and their compatibility with ammunition have evolved over the centuries. Here’s an overview of some key historical firearms and the ammunition they used. Matchlock Firearms (15th-17th centuries) Matchlock muskets were among the earliest firearms. They used a slow-burning match cord to ignite the gunpowder. Ammunition was typically loose powder and ball, and the […]

A Historical Overview of the Evolution of Shotgun Shells Shotgun shells have evolved over the course of several centuries to serve a wide range of purposes, from hunting and sport shooting to military applications. These are the key developments in the evolution of shotgun shell types: Key Advancements in Shotshell Development Early Black Powder Shells […]

The pursuit of maximum terminal performance (a bullet’s ability to incapacitate or kill a target on impact) has driven the development of bullet design for years. Over centuries, bullet design has evolved from simple lead balls to highly engineered projectiles. Historical Perspective Modern Evolution The evolution of bullet design for maximum terminal performance has been […]

Competitive shooting encompasses a wide range of disciplines, each with its own rules, equipment, and techniques. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get started or an experienced shooter exploring new avenues, this guide provides an overview of some popular competitive shooting disciplines. Precision Pistol Shooting (Bullseye or Conventional Pistol): Action Pistol (IPSC and USPSA): 3-Gun […]

Choosing the right ammunition for home defense is critical to keeping yourself and loved ones safe while minimizing the risk to innocent bystanders. Here are some steps to help you make the best choice: Remember that your primary goal in a home defense situation should be to protect yourself and your loved ones while minimizing […]

Competitive Shooting and the Demand for High-Performing Ammunition Competitive shooting competitions have played a significant role in driving improvements in ammunition technology. These competitions provide a platform for shooters to push the boundaries of what is possible in terms of accuracy, consistency, and performance. As a result, the demand for better ammunition has grown, leading […]

Lehigh Defense has established a unique niche in the firearms industry with its groundbreaking innovations in ammunition design. Since its inception, the company has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge Lehigh bullets that exceed performance expectations. This article dives into the fascinating history of Lehigh Defense.  The Formative Years of Lehigh Defense  Lehigh Defense’s […]

For 80 years, RCBS has been a leading provider of reloading equipment. From die and shell holders to bullet casting, to case processing, RCBS manufactures everything a reloading enthusiast needs to keep their ammunition stocked.   In celebration of the company’s 80th anniversary this year, we’re going to take a look at RCBS’s remarkable history, from […]