If you're looking for comprehensive information covering a large range of commercial, military and improvised ammunition, you're in the right place!
The following publications explicitly detail such tasks as how to make homemade ammo, correct ammunition storage and handling, as well as many other ammunition related topics and skills.
The design of ammunition is determined by its purpose:
- Anti-personnel shells contain shrapnel and are designed to explode in mid-air, so its fragments will spread over a large area.
- Armor-piercing ammunition tends to be hard, sharp, and narrow, often with lubrication.
- Incendiary projectiles include a material such as white phosphorus which burns fiercely.
- Tracer ammunition emits light as it travels, allowing the gunner to see the path of bullets in flight while using a machine gun.
This section contains a huge range of information and diagrams concerning homemade ammunition and commercial ammunition for a number of weapons.
From blowgun darts to exploding shotgun ammunition to homemade tracer ammo, you will learn how a range of types of ammo for a number of applications are made. You will find diagrams of different types of bullets. Learn how ammunition is safely handled and transported from our official military manuals. Learn how to make homemade ammo and special improvised ammunition for a range of commercial and improvised weapons.
We have full plans and blueprints for homemade ammunition for shotguns, rifles, blowguns, zip guns and more.
This guide to advanced reloading ammunition is an excellent resource that highlights the cost effective benefits of how people can safely reload their own ammunition; an excellent resource for hunters and shooting enthusiasts.
Ammunition Handbook precisely describes strategies, techniques, and processes that are followed by military to handle munitions. Info on tactical unit operations, planning combat, standard army ammunition systems, safety measures while supplying/storing munitions, system of dealing with captured enemy ammunition and a lot more information is covered here.
This handbook provides all-inclusive information regarding Artillery, Ballistics and Ammunition. Internal, external and terminal ballistics are discussed in detail along with ballistic meteorology, accuracy & consistency of artillery fire, fire control data. Detailed info can be found on high explosives, cartridge systems, anti–tank projectiles, fuses, ammunition marking/sorting in this well illustrated handbook.
Complete Guide To Handloading, provides crisp and thorough information that can be used to enhance every handloaders knowledge. Details discussed here include, but is not limited to, various handloading problems, case inspection, case preparation, casting bullets, commercial loading tools, cleaning, ammunition, testing bullets and making muzzle loads perform. Here you will comprehensively get to know all steps and methods relating to handloading.
Conventional Ammunition Operations, details info on how artillery units manage facilities, planning, transition, storage and supply of ammunition for a war or contingency. These guidelines will be useful for anyone who wants to know more about ammunition support operations at the direct and general support levels during peacetime, mobilization, and war or contingency tactical operation (WCTO).
Expedient Homemade Handgun Ammo, gives an account of a simple method to make handgun ammo at home. Learn to make your own improvised but effective handgun ammo with simple materials and tools.
Expedient Homemade Shotgun Ammo, is a beginner’s guide on making shotgun ammo from scratch. Learn how 12g shells can be quickly assembled by means of just a few basic tools and apparatus without difficulty. If you think that making home-produced shotgun ammo is a hard job then this guide will prove you wrong.
Exploding Arrows and Crossbow Bolts, is the ultimate handbook detailing information on building powerful, as well as waterproof, arrows and crossbow bolts that explode on impact. Clear blueprints are provided for better understanding on the subject.
Fin Stabilizing Ammunition – US Patent, provides detailed information on fin-stabilized ammunition and for the most part focuses on the subject of armor piercing fin stabilized discarding sabot with tracer (APFSDS) ammunition. Learn how to make fin–stabilized ammo in this comprehensive guidebook.
Fire Cartridge – US Patent, teaches the reader how to make casing and the pyrotechnic composition of ammunition, designed to be fired from any hand gun and can set the target material on fire. A must read for any ammunition enthusiast.
Handloaders Manual explains everything about old and new methods of Handloading. Here you will also find essentials about modern cartridge components and their assembly by the individual shooter. A straightforward guide with a lot of information on handloading.
This simple and straightforward manual will guide you through the process of making blow darts using easily available materials. These darts are capable of traveling stretched lengths and with good penetration. Don't miss this essential dart making guide.
Large Ammunition Data Sheets, is an easy to follow reference material that will guide you through the planning, training, familiarization and identification of artillery ammunition, including guns, howitzers, recoil-less rifles, mortars, 50mm grenade launchers, and artillery fuzes. Each of the mentioned items are supported with illustrations and descriptions together with characteristics and related data.
This field manual prescribes doctrine for munitions support. It explains in general terms how munitions units operate and how they interact to provide munitions to the user. It is the basis for munitions doctrine, material, training, and organizational development.
Understanding the differences between pistols is a requirement for any gun owner. The pistol ballistics chart is an excellent resource that explains the differences between calibers based on ballistic information, including velocity and energy.
Recommended Reloading Equipment, comprises a list of "must have" items you need to purchases initially. A lot of money can be saved reloading, so get this guide now and start saving.
This digital document will describe exactly how 40mm nylon cases are reloaded and also discusses the process used to ensure these cases can propel a 5–5½ ounce projectile from 160 to 200 yards. This is a great reference book for anyone interested in reloading 40mm nylon cases.
Shotgun Loads, is informative guide on the different types of shotgun loads. Topics covered are Hard Shot, Flechette Load, Teargas Shell, Hardball Load, Aerial Shell, Incendiary Load, Goop and Long Distance Shot. It will discuss and demonstrate instructions on making your own.
Small-Caliber Ammunition Identification Guide, is the ultimate reference manual that will teach you all that there is to know about ammunition such as, various cartridge types, construction, and terminology. Along with detailed identification data such as, identifying military cartridges, country of manufacture, and functional bullet types. This guide will have you an ammunition's expert in no time.
This handbook explains in-depth and simply the method to manufacture ammo for various firearms such as, blowguns, wristrockets, slingshots, firearms, handguns, shotguns, compressed air/gas weapons, B.B. guns and .22 caliber pellet guns. Learn how to make quality exploding ammo here.
This detailed guide provides essential information on specialty shotgun ammunition. If you want to know more about shotgun ammunition, then this is the guide for you.
Do you know what Devel Ammunition is? If not, then “The Devel Ammunition - The Firmness of the Fragility “, will acquaint you with information on the basic principles of designing a radially dynamic bullet, aka Devel bullets, and it's ergonomic description.
This guide explains the fundamental basics of proper tracer ammunition reloading techniques, including how to practice safely reloading ammunition. An ideal guide for any survivalist, gun enthusiast, target shooter or hunter.
This detailed 78-page US Military training resource, written by the U.S. Army, highlights different methods for identifying ammunition, including small arms, artillery, mortar, rocket, hand grenades, land mines, missile ammunition and more!