There is a lot of information on the internet about steel bluing processes and types, but I’ll try to summarize in one single post.
Steel bluing or steel oxidation is a chemical process that creates a protection layer on the surface of the material, which behaves like a corrosion resistant coating. It’s often used in firearms parts in order to (partially) prevent rusting and also to give a better finish.
Lets see some of the most popular types of bluing, what is the exact process and check their pros and cons.
In reloading, especially when talking about pistol calibers, speed is everything. If your shooting rate is high, automatization pays back really fast. But the initial investment sometimes is way too high. Depends on the brand, but you can go from a single stage press and a set of dies for around 100-120€ total, to several thousands for a progressive press with full automation.
In this post I’ll share a 3D project for a bullet feeder I found online and what I used to make it fully functional.
When talking pistol bullets, there are two main types on the market – Full Metal Jacket and Copper Plated bullets. So why they both exists, what’s the difference and which one is for you? We’ll try to cover these questions in this post.
When we talk dynamic shooting (IPSC etc) it’s always about value. Practicing drills on a close range means you wanna shoot a lot, but you don’t want to break the bank. There are many great bullets out there, but when the shooting rate is high, every cent counts. Usually good price means somehow discredited in terms of quality. Not anymore with the brand new LOS bullet – 55gr FMJ BT. It’s affordable, but can compete or even beat some of the much more expensive rivals out there.
Lets have a closer look of how it performs and what you can expect from it.
We are happy to announce that there are fresh new quantities from LOS bullets. Various pistol and rifle calibers are now in stock.
The most popular choice so far is the 124 gr FMJ 9mm from our partner LOS bullets. Affordable, yet very consistent, the FMJ variant is a popular choice among sports shooters.
It’s also the very first time we have in stock the newest bullet from LOS – 22 cal 55gr FMJ. Standard Boat Tail FMJ design, good weight for short and mid-ranges. We already had a chance to test it and we’ll gonna publish the results in a separate post as a mini review.