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TGRSRK Competition Shirts - New Production Run

TGRSRK Competition Shirt

Due to high demand, we are ordering another production run of our popular competition shirts.  You can have your name  - or business name - printed front and back. Order here. by June 23!

Make sure you stipulate printing required for front and back (in the special notes section on check out) and confirm your correct size as per the size chart (US size).

June 17, 2019 by Steve Hoy
The Way of the Dodo

The Way of the Dodo

Following up from our earlier post about APS450 I have completed testing and have put together a report on my findings.

AP70N has long been my favourite for reloading 9MM, it has always performed well for me while others insist AP50 is better and some even preferring AP100.  

With the demise of AP70 the good news is that ADI has released the alternative to AP50 called APS450 and I thought it worthwhile to test it against 70 to see if it could bridge the gap till APS650 becomes available. Other powders were tested as part of the process as well.  For the full report click here

May 31, 2019 by Steve Hoy
The New ADI 450

The New ADI 450

According to ADI there is an imminent announcement about the future of AP70/100. Any gun shop will tell you that they are out of stock and can't get more so it looks as though AP70/100 is going the way of the Dodo. ADI is saying that there will be a replacement for 70 and 100 "soon" (APS650 and APS950) and admit it is a slow process and while many of us have good stock of 70/100 there are many who do not.  So I thought it'd be worth trying one of the new powders closest to my usual go-to choice of AP70 to see how it stacks up. 
APS450 is the replacement for AP50 and as close to AP70 as possible right now.

In comparison to AP70 in 9MM, preliminary testing is indicating that a decreased powder charge of around 0.1 to 0.2 grains is a good starting point for working up a load for APS450. For example, 3.8 of AP70 with a TGRSRK 135GN HP will run at a PF of 131.2 whereas a charge of 3.6 of APS450 will give a PF of 129.8. There are no guarantees that the results for each bullet weight will correlate exactly to a decrease from AP70 of 0.1 or 0.2 and further testing is required. Initial results are as per the picture below.

A full report with additional data and accuracy observations will follow.
May 12, 2019 by Steve Hoy