The Blog of the 1800GunsAndAmmo Store

The Blog of 1800GunsAndAmmo – Your Firearm and Ammunitions Guide and Discussion Portal

Blog Posts

Reloading Part 2: Getting Started

  By Seth Nadel We will start with the basics – when you fire a round of rifle or pistol ammunition, the primer explodes and sets the powder on fire. As it burns, it generates a lot of gas – in some cases, up to 55,000 pounds per square inch. …

The Alaska-Yukon Moose

  By Pete Rogers The Alaska-Yukon moose is the largest member of the deer family in North America. Among the three huntable subspecies of moose in North America, the Alaska-Yukon is the largest of the lot. The range of the Alaska-Yukon moose covers most of Alaska, the Yukon and the …

Red Vs. Green Lasers: Smackdown

  By Guy J. Sagi Figuring out which color laser-aiming system is best for you—and your budget—can be confusing. Thankfully, it’s not rocket science, although the technology packed into these modern marvels that can make you a better shooter certainly is. Human eyes detect green better than red, an evolutionary …

PU Replicas: Re-inventing the Iconic Russian Riflescope

  By Ilya Koshkin I grew up in Russia (Soviet Union at the time).  I was largely a child of the 80s, but despite the fact that WWII was long over, we were all brought up on a great variety of WWII movies.  We called it the Great Patriotic War, …

Ilya Koshkin

  I hold a B.S. in Applied Physics from Caltech and an MBA from UCLA I have spent most of my professional career working on projects related to test and measurement as well as image and data analysis. I started out working in telecommunications with fiber and micro optics. In …

Going Off The Rails: Key-Mod, M-Lok, Picatinny, Weaver, And Rail Systems Explained

  By Jorge Amselle In the bad old days if you wanted to add an optic to your rifle you had to take it to a gunsmith who drilled and tapped the receiver in order to install scope rings. And if you wanted to get tactical by adding a flashlight …

1800GunsAndAmmo Helps Sponsor Free CHL Course For Service Members

  This past week, 1800GunsAndAmmo helped sponsor a free CHL course for active members of any military service branch as well as their spouses and civilian staff. The free course was taught by Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn, and it was held in nearby Arlington, also the home of …

Taurus 709 Slim Review

  By Jason Herbert I recently exercised my right to carry in Michigan and went with a few friends to take a CPL (Concealed Pistol License) class. I found the class very informative and helpful. After the class, I waited a few months due to finances, and then I finally …

Reloading Part 1: The Key To Being A Better Shot

  By Seth R. Nadel Ahh reloading – an arcane mix of science and alchemy, requiring obscure knowledge of black arts and mystical incantations – NOT. Reloading is a simple mechanical series of process that almost anyone can master. But it is critical if you want to be a better …