Winchester Announces Shoot United: A New Way to Bring People to Shooting Sports

  More than 60 million adults participate in the shooting sports each year, making it one of the most popular recreation activities in the country. Yet there are still millions of individuals (young and old) who have never joined family… Read More

The Origin of the .40 S&W – An Ammo History Lesson

American firearms manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester designed and debuted the .40 S&W (10 x 22mm Smith &Wesson) on January 17, 1990. This rimless pistol cartridge was developed in response to a horrific shootout between FBI agents and two… Read More

AR vs AK: What’s the Best Choice for the American Patriot?

The American Patriot has many choices when it comes to selecting a semi-automatic rifle for range, personal/home defense or tactical use. Two of the most popular are based on designs that date back more than 60 years but thanks to… Read More

What is the Difference Between .308 Winchester and 7.62 NATO?

Debate rages in the shooting community about the difference between .308 Winchester and 7.62 NATO. Some say it’s insignificant and in name only. Others say it’s so great as to risk danger to life, limb and gun. We’ll examine the… Read More

How to (and not to) clean your guns

If you’re like most gun owners, you take great pride in maintaining your guns in top operating condition, applying the care and attention they deserve as high-quality instruments you can trust with your life. But is it possible to clean… Read More

Everything you need to know about ballistics

You load your gun, aim at the target and pull the trigger. If your equipment and shooting technique are in good order, the bullet will hit your intended target at the point you aimed. But what happens during that split… Read More

Patriot Defense launches Patriot Defense International Ammunition line

Patriot Defense Ammunition is proud to announce Patriot Defense International, a new line of ammunition that expands the veteran-owned company’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable ammunition to its customer community of local ranges, gunshops, individual gun owners, and other Patriots. … Read More

The history of Winchester Ammunition

For more than 150 years, Winchester has been one of the most famous names in the firearms industry. It’s synonymous with many iconic firearms and some of the most popular calibers of ammunition in the world. Although this post is… Read More

The Russian ammo ban: what you need to know

You’ve heard about the upcoming Russian ammo ban imposed by the Biden administration, but let’s take a closer look at the facts and impact on American shooters. The justification for the ban comes from the State Department’s Fact Sheet: Description… Read More

7 things that will definitely affect ammo prices — sooner than we hope

We all got lucky with a small break from the skyrocketing prices during the ongoing ammo shortage, but those rates are already leveling out.  If you were holding out for more dips — you might want to think ahead:  1. Primer… Read More

PDA + PPU: A partnership forged in mutual respect

We are a young startup in an old industry, but our veteran-owned military pedigree has already helped us build strong, lasting relationships with both our customers and our partners — like the one we are forging with Prvi Partizan (PPU)…. Read More

Get 10% off when you support Warriors’ Ascent!

As a veteran, it feels fitting to type this blog on Memorial Day while thinking of the men I was so honored to serve with who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. Remembering how they lived is much more… Read More

Have a better hunting experience by understanding your ammo

If you’re new to hunting, you’ve probably quickly discovered that it can be daunting to know where to start with what rifle and caliber.  A deeper understanding of the basics actually provides a much more fulfilling hunting experience as you… Read More

Looking for a shooting range? Here are 8 things to aim for.

It can be intimidating to try to find a shooting range that’s right for you. Especially if you’re new to the sport. Indoor ranges. Outdoor ranges. And ranges that offer both indoor and outdoor shooting. Some ranges are handguns only…. Read More

Gun legislation in the news right now – what you need to know

Our mission is access for ALL shooters and Patriots of every star and stripe — so we keep a close eye on gun laws. (Bet you do, too!)  Lately, it’s been a legislative avalanche around gun rights. Here are the… Read More

Here’s what new hunters wish they’d known beforehand

Before the Hunt Hey, Patriots! You’re ready for the hunt — or at least you think you are. But before you charge into the field, take it from us… Most states require a hunter safety course to get a license. Classes… Read More

I finally stocked up on ammo; now where should I store it?

As all our Patriots know, ammo is more precious than ever, so once you finally get your hands on some, you want to make sure to store it securely. We’ve all heard the old adage, “keep your ammo dry,” but… Read More

.410 Bore Shotshell shortage poised to continue through 2024

410 Shotshell ammunition has been somewhere between very difficult to completely impossible find for around 2 years, unfortunately shortage is expected to continue for possibly 2 more years. Major manufacturers are indicating that their production runs are completely sold out… Read More

PDA brings revolutionary approach to ammunition industry

New, veteran owned – minority owned ammunition supplier launches with unique approach Blue Springs, MO (May 28, 2020) – Startup ammunition manufacturer, distributor and retailer Defense Logistics, LLC’s business approach is unique for a major ammo brand. “Reclaim, Recycle, Repurpose”… Read More

A sacred day for shooters

Patriot Defense Ammunition Family: This is a difficult day for me because of the sacrifices I was blessed to witness during my 28 years as a Soldier. Those very sacrifices make Veterans Day so important and special to me. Serving… Read More