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  2. 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage - Wikipedia

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    The 2008–2016 United States ammunition shortage was a shortage of civilian small arms ammunition in the United States that started in late 2008, [1] and continued through most or all of 2010, with an additional shortage beginning in December 2012 and continuing throughout 2013. The 2008 election of President Barack Obama triggered increased ...

  3. List of handgun cartridges - Wikipedia

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    Other cartridges used in handguns. Although not originally designed for handguns, several rifle and shotgun cartridges have also been chambered in a number of large handguns, primarily in revolvers like the Phelps Heritage revolver, Century Arms revolver, Thompson/Centre Contender break-open pistol, Magnum Research BFR, and the Pfeifer Zeliska revolvers.

  4. Caseless ammunition - Wikipedia

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    Caseless ammunition ( CL ), [1] or caseless cartridge, is a configuration of weapon-cartridge that eliminates the cartridge case that typically holds the primer, propellant and projectile together as a unit. Instead, the propellant and primer are fitted to the projectile in another way so that a cartridge case is not needed, for example inside ...

  5. Ammunition - Wikipedia

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    Ammunition. A belt of 0.50 caliber ammunition loaded into an M2 Browning. Every fifth round (red tip) is an M20 (armor piercing incendiary tracer). Ammunition is the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon or weapon system. [1] Ammunition is both expendable weapons (e.g., bombs, missiles, grenades, land mines) and the ...

  6. 9×39mm - Wikipedia

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    The 9x39 is based on the Soviet 7.62×39mm case, but with the neck expanded to fit a 9.2mm bullet. Final design was completed by N. Zabelin, L. Dvoryaninova and Y. Frolov of the TsNIITochMash in the 1980s. The intent was to create a more stealthy cartridge for suppressed firearms used by Spetnaz and other special troops that had more power ...

  7. List of the United States Army munitions by supply catalog ...

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    The SNL was an inventory system used from 1930 to 1958 to catalog all the items the Army's Ordnance Corps issued. The AIC was used by the United States Army Ordnance Corps from January, 1942 to 1958. It listed munitions and explosives (items from SNLs P, R, S, and T), items that were considered priority issue for soldiers in combat.

  8. .22 TCM - Wikipedia

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    The Armscor bulk factory ammo tends to 'spill' leaving unburned powder inside pistol internals. This can cause reliability issues, and big fireballs as muzzle flash. The original 40-grain factory long slug is less than ideal in overall length and ballistic performance. Flat shooting trajectory, accurate, and low recoil from a pistol.

  9. CCI Ammunition - Wikipedia

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    Website. www .cci-ammunition .com. CCI (Cascade Cartridge Inc.), based in Lewiston, Idaho, manufactures rimfire ammunition, centerfire handgun ammunition, and primers for reloaders and industrial ammunition production. CCI made the first mini-mag rimfire ammunition in 1963, and in 1975 developed the Stinger, a high velocity .22 Long Rifle product.