It’s A New DayBy
It’s a new day and a new millennium. Social media is the way we are all communicating with each other it seams. Email is dead used by the old folks while Facebook, Twitter and texting is the “the Big Thing”.
Here at the Metal Tiger’s home we will be focused on what is happening in the world of home defense, the shooting sports, and all of the legal chatter going on with gun laws. My brother and I will be doing some gun reviews and talking about our hand-loading experience to share tips on different cartridges.
My brother John just purchased a Glock generation 4 model 37 in .45 GAP. This will be the first handgun that we will do extensive testing with and eventually do a review on. You can tell he really enjoys his new companion. The current load for the GAP that we are working on is with new Starline Brass and 230gr FMJ bullets from Montana Gold. The powder is Universal and the data we have suggests a charge from 4.4 to 5.0 grains. With the Universal powder that John prefers I suggested that he start at the middle of the range and work up slowly. So the first rounds will be loaded with 4.6 or 4.7 grains of Universal. We are going to load some of these up and see how they fly. As with any hand-loading data, be sure to follow recognized published data by the powder or bullet manufactures. Getting information off of the web and thinking its all sound wisdom is like taking advice from the homeless on how to refinance your home.
That being said there are very good sources of hand-loading advice and data out there. I have found the The High Road forum to be really excellent for the new hand-loader to get information from. Follow the link and most of all have fun.
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