I thought this would be a fun picture. I grabbed different types of empty brass that I had lying around and lined them up in ascending order. They include from left to right: .22 LR, .32 ACP, .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .45 Long Colt, .50 AE, .500 S&W.

The last (furthest to right) is the bottom section of a 30 x 173 mm fired from the GAU8 Gatling style cannon. This is the round used in the A-10 Warthog tank killer. Given to me as a gift, it apparently was coated in a lacquer, artistically painted upon, and intended to be used as a shot glass. Considering that this particular round fired depleted uranium projectiles at a velocity of somewhere around 3,300 ft/second and at a rate of 3,900 rounds per minute, it’s no wonder they called the A-10 a tank killer.


Reloads from Dad

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Look what I got today. Every once in awhile Dad will send me some reloads. No, he didn't mail or ship them. We have this mutual arrangement. I give him spent brass (of many types). He gives me some reloaded rounds. Today's batch are .40 S&W … [Click to read the full article]

Happy Father’s Day Present

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My wife and daughter gave me a Glock coffee mug and travel cup today for a Father's Day present. Sweet. … [Click to read the full article]

Toys and Play: Training for Life?


I enjoy watching my daughter play. Some of the things she plays with are Barbies, Legos, Polly Pockets, stuffed animals, board games and various electronic gadgets. After observing her, it has occurred to me on several occasions that play is … [Click to read the full article]

What’s the Deal with Magpul’s New Color: Sand?


For some time now, Magpul has apparently been moving away from some of their previous popular colors (OD Green, Flat Dark Earth, Foliage) and has been returning to basic black. This is especially the case for their pmags. Recently, the company has … [Click to read the full article]