IMPACT is a new special interest publication (SIP) magazine by Firearms News and it is now on the newsstands. This special issue covers all kinds of tactical ammunition from the newest defensive 9mm parabellum to the long range .338 Lapua. Here are some of the featured articles in this SIP.
My article on the 30 years history of the Chinese 5.8x42mm and how it was started from the late 1970s as the replacement for the 7.62x39mm, evolved to became a universal cartridge that also replaced the 7.62x54R for use up to 1000 meters range in the 2010s.
I also shared my findings on the Chinese 5.8x42mm special loads: the DVC-12 and DBU-141. According to the Chinese sources, both of those are very expensive to make due to the material used and the manufacturing process needed.
Article by fellow Guns&Tech writer, Ben Winslett, on how to buy a M203 under-barrel grenade launcher legally and what kind of reloadable 40mm rounds are available to own.
The mysterious Russian 9x39mm and the history of Russian subsonic ammo article written by none other than Mikhail Dragunov, a well-known Russian gun designer and the son of Yevgeny Dragunov, who designed the SVD sniper rifle.
Black Hills’ Jeff Hoffman shows us how the ammo industry does their ballistic gel test in this write-up.
Jim Tarr’s article on modern defensive 5.56mm load with more gel tests. Who would have known that the cheap steel case WPA soft-point .223 Rem could be make such a good short range defensive round?
Two articles about Sig Ammunition. The overview of Sig’s new ammunition division and their new expandable 300 Blackout rounds by Sig Ammo. Both of those look nasty. Pat Sweeney interviewing John Hollister from Sig’s suppressor division about suppressors and subsonic ammo.
Plus a lot more. See the index of this special issue below. If you can’t find it locally, IMPACT: the Journal of Tactical Ammunition is available mail order online at the Outdoor Sportman Group webstore here.