Reprise: So, You Say You Want Some Self-Defense Ammo?

My friends over at the Liberal Gun Club asked if they could have my BBTI blog entries cross-posted on their site. This is the second in an occasional series of revisiting some of my old articles which had been published elsewhere over the years, perhaps lightly edited...

Reprise: Ammo by the Numbers: What Do All Those Numbers on My Box of Ammo Mean?

My friends over at the Liberal Gun Club asked if they could have my BBTI blog entries cross-posted on their site. I said yes, and got to thinking that perhaps I would revisit some of my old articles which had been published elsewhere over the years, perhaps lightly...

2016 in the rear-view mirror.

Happy New Year! A quick recap of the last year: surprisingly active. It’s interesting to see how things have evolved with BBTI over time. The last test sequence we did was the .45 Super /.450 SMC tests, with the data published in October 2015. So without new...

Comparison shopping.

Remember this graph comparing Muzzle Energy (ME)?   Well, a discussion elsewhere got me to thinking … So, let’s take a look at .45 Super:   See what I see? Yeah, at 3″ and 4″ all the .45 Super loads are superior in terms of ME over...

Working within your limitations.

I love my Cx4 Storm carbine, as I have mentioned and reviewed. Particularly once it was set-up to deal with the additional power of the .45 Super cartridge, it has proven to be a reliable and formidable home defense gun. But there is ONE thing I don’t like about...
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