Tag: 40 S&W

Hands-On: New 10mm CMMG Banshee AR Pistol

I’m a HUGE fan of 10mm Auto. It’s powerful, compact, and a great cartridge to carry when “heavy hitting” knock-down power is needed. Where I live we have black bear (lots), and it’s always reassuring to carry something like 10mm or 44 magnum for protection. So when I heard about the new 10mm CMMG Banshee […]

TriggrCon 2017: Rainier Ballistics Bullets

It’s a shame to have a collection of firearms that you don’t shoot often enough. Many things can get in the way of regular shooting, one of them being the high cost of ammunition. That’s where reloading comes in! But reloaded ammunition can still cost enough to put the brakes on shooting. That’s where plated […]

LEE Pistol Dies: Overview and Setup

My very first set of reloading dies were LEE 44 Magnum pistol dies that came with the LEE Pro-1000 press that I started out with. Since then, I’ve acquired many more sets of LEE dies ranging from 30-06 to 9mm to 45 ACP to 357 SIG and quite a few in between. LEE Pistol Dies […]

9mm Pocket Pistol Shootout: Kel-Tec PF-9 Versus Glock 43

Concealed carry is very much a personal thing. Each individual will have their own requirements and persuasions related to chambering/caliber, carry method, and budgetary constraints just to name a few! I’ve personally carried 1911s in 45 ACP, a snub-nose revolver in 38 Special, a sub-compact in 9mm, my Glock 20 in 10mm, a 6″ 357 […]

DIY 40 S&W / 10mm Quick Changeover Setup

My metal lathes are tools that I just can’t do without. I am frequently amazed at how often a metal lathe will come in handy around the house and shop, especially for gunsmithing and reloading accessories/tools. I’ve written several times about how I’ve machined shims for various reloading fixtures. Examples include calibrating my Hornady Lock-N-Load […]

Video: Custom Bullet Feed Setup: Reloading 40 S&W on the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

I enjoy the process of designing and building things, and I guess the “inventor” in me can’t help but want to create new products. It’s always a pleasure to see what other people come up with, and to help them market and sell their inventions (Example: Doug Williams’ 38/357 quick switch kit). Recently, one of […]

Video: Loading 40S&W with the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

40 S&W is one of the most popular cartridges with handgun shooters, and it’s not hard to see why. Packing a powerful punch in a package smaller overall than 45 ACP, it’s a great cartridge for target shooting as well as defense/carry. Recently, I picked up a Glock 20 and 40 S&W conversion barrel, and […]

Glock 20: The Ultimate 10mm and 40S&W Shooting Setup

For a long time I’ve been looking forward to producing a blog/video series covering 10mm Auto and 40 S&W. What’s not to like about taking 9mm to the next power level? 40 S&W essentially does that. Want to go extreme? 10mm Auto packs a major punch, it’s the most powerful semi auto handgun cartridge that […]

Fathers Day Find – Country Store Reloading Gear

It was a truly great Father’s Day. It started with a great breakfast around the house with my family, and we decided it would be fun to go out driving country roads and hitting barn sales. The weather was beautiful, and we were far away from traffic. We didn’t see too many sales right away, but the […]

Getting Ready to Load 40 S&W

Well, it’s getting close to time to actually start loading 40 S&W! I’ve been working on getting ready for a while now (See 40 S&W brass considerations post and Redding GRX Die setup/operation post). Following the cleaning of my 40 S&W brass, it was time to run all of the brass through the Redding GRX […]

Redding GR-X Die: Overview, Setup, Operation

In my first 40 S&W post, I talked about the issues that necessitate special sizing operations for certain classes of range pickup semi-automatic pistol brass. In this video I talk through an overview of the Redding GR-X die for 40S&W, show the setup steps (with optional bottle and bottle adapter), and also show push-through sizing. […]

Reloading 40 S&W – Brass considerations

Hello all- I’m looking forward to bringing you all information about loading 40 S&W and 10mm Auto! We haven’t yet covered that here on http://ultimatereloader.com, and I know a lot of you are interested in this topic, so here goes! Before I get started loading (as always), careful attention needs to be payed to several […]




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