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Should I Sort My Pistol Brass by Headstamp?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:35 — 3.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJeff in Holly Springs sends in today’s Q&A podcast voicemail asking about whether or not to sort pistol brass by headstamp to get more consistent ammo. Welp, I’ve never done it, but I don’t feel like it’s necessary. Shooting my Glock 34 off a rest at 20 yards using my non-sorted, mixed headstamp brass reloads, my gun will …

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Is it Bad Etiquette To Pick Up Brass That Isn’t Yours?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:34 — 3.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreJonathan in Cary sends in today’s Q&A show voicemail asking about brass etiquette at matches. Johnathan was the only guy shooting .45, and after the match someone came along and picked up ONLY the .45 brass on all of the bays. Johnathan confronted the guy and got all of his brass back. So, is it okay to pick up …

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Blue Bullets and Brass

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:31 — 4.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWelcome back to Episode 90 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show! Today’s question comes in from Mark in Georgia. If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how. Mark has 2 questions for us: Are lost brass matches a normal thing? He shoots a GADPA match in Georgia where the Match Director …

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Adventures in Reloading #5 – Crappy Brass

I came across this brass while reloading the other day. Headstamp reads “IMT 9mm Luger”. You’ll notice on the cut out piece of brass that there’s a ridge on the inside of the case where the brass gets thicker, as opposed to normal brass that thickens gradually down the length of the case. The trouble I ran into with this stuff was when running it into the crimp die, sometimes they would stick. They would …

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Pic of the Day: .40 Doesn’t Equal .45

This morning I pulled my car up to the range, and opened the door. Just as I was about to step out a couple casings on the ground caught my eye. For a split second I thought they were some exotic bottleneck cartridge, then realized, no, someone just shot a magazine of .40S&W through their .45ACP pistol.

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Adventures in Reloading #3 – Go Buy This

A long time ago Ben told me about this socket timer thing that he bought that would allow his tumbler to run for a certain amount of time, then shut it off. My first thought was “Oh, like a Christmas light timer!” Rong. The thing with a Christmas light timer is that if you tumble the brass, and then you forget to check it before the next day comes around, you will end up tumbling …

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Washing Brass Instead of Tumbling

I attempted washing brass instead of tumbling it using a recipe I found on YouTube. It was a failed experiment, and I’ll be buying a tumbler now. What a mess… (Link for Email/RSS readers)

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