Thursday, June 7, 2012

This Round's On Us...

I talked to the folks at Pierce Munitions at the NRA Convention in St. Louis. They're a recent (since 2009) manufacturer of hunting and target ammo, and recently signed up as the manufacturer for the Ted Nugent line of ammunition. They're based out of NY, which surprised me given the general firearms climate in NY, and I found it interesting that they would start a business related to shooting in a state where someone like Michael Bloomberg has a position of power...

Well, being me I asked if they could help a brother trapped in a similar oppressive regime out with some ammo for testing, and they surprised me by accepting:


Look at that - everything a growing boy needs. There's .223 Remington and 9mm, for the Bushmaster and the Sig P226; and .45 ACP and .308 Winchester for the 1911s and the Savage Model 10. There's some quality range time in my future - and some of it's on the rifle range!

Now, what's a good brand of chronograph so I can fully evaluate this ammunition?

That is all.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that if one disregards NYC (and possibly Albany) that the STATE of NY is actually a reasonable place in which to live..............unfortunately the city and state tend to be used interchangeably........

Jay G said...

A similar statement could be made about Massachusetts and Boston, really. Ditto IL and Chicago...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Ditto Maryland and DC/Baltimore

Dave H said...

Anonymous is right, although the state does tend to be burdened with laws that are clearly NYC-centric due to the fact that the city has most of the population, and most of the representation in the Assembly. (When a city has the stones to make the state collect its income taxes for it, you know where the power is.) Most of the gun laws pre-date Mayor Bloomberg, but I think he's just an example of the culture in NYC government.

The firearm industry is reasonably healthy in New York. Remington was founded in Ilion, and has a large plant there. Otis Technology (who makes excellent gun cleaning products) is in the Adirondacks. American Tactical Imports, imported of GSG and other guns, is right here in Rochester. Other than the tax and regulatory burdens placed on all businesses, New York doesn't really make life hard for gun makers. Just gun owners.

Erin Palette said...

Dammit, Jay, your ability to procure swag leaves me incoherent with jealousy and envy.

Glenn B said...

Hamburg, NY, the location of this ammo company, is about as far away from Bloomberg as you can get and stil be in the state.

As others have pointed out, there are a good number of firearms related manufacturers in NY State. Kimber is also here as is DeSantis leather. Henry Repeating Rifles used to be here but my guess is they moved to NJ either because of Bloomberg or taxes or both. They used to be located in Brooklyn (which, for aliens from another world, is located in NYC) and thus under the reign of Emperor Mike.

All the best,
Glenn B

Weer'd Beard said...

Chronograph?

In the words of "A Christmas Story": "You'll Shoot your gate out!"

:D

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay,

Maybe you should start whoring to all the ammo companies . . . . after all, blogger-shoot is getting to the point where sponsorship is needed.

Brad

Anonymous said...

Jay,

The preferred would be the Oehler 35P, widely recognized as the best of the "affordable" chronos, though its not in my "affordable" bracket.

http://www.oehler-research.com/model35.html

That is followed by the CED M2:

http://www.cedhk.com/shop/products/CED-M2-Chronograph-Set.html

There are various Chronys in the same range as the M2, and there is much debate about them, but the M2 seems to be the next choice behind the Oehler for serious shooters.

Price wise the Oehler comes with most of the accessories that you would have to buy seperate for the others, and has an impeccable reputation.