The prices of 9 mm ammo have gone skywards, since the ban. Chinese ammo is Rs 120 a pop and Czech Selleir and Bellot is like 180 plus. So in these desolate times, Pakistani ammo has started appearing in the markets. In fact Pakistani ammo has been around since ages, but I would say its quality has improved, well somewhat. There is just one brand which can be called reliable, POF, Pakistan Ordnance Factories have been making 9 mm ammo. There have been quality issues in their ammo but still it is a better brand. Zol is a relatively new ammo in the 9 mm category. When we talk of ammo being made in Darra and Peshawar, basically they don’t make casings, in fact they get used casings, seat the desi primers and fix the projectile. I had actually never used desi or Pakistani ammo, frankly because I never considered it safe. However, after the furore on the Internet, I got a few boxes just to try them out. Well let’s say for practice. If you can get ammo in Rs 20 to 30 a pop nowadays which is safe to shoot then its not a bad deal. But off course it comes with hiccups. Like for instance desi ammo has been found to be corrosive, chiefly because of the primers. And desi ammo is filled to the brim, makes a big bang and I believe not safe. Zol however, has some positive reviews. So then I got myself some Zol and decided to try it out. Let me please say form the onset that this is not an exhaustive review of Zol ammo, neither is it to check the accuracy of this ammo. Well I intend doing that later. This is a just a brief introduction to the ammo produced by Zol. In some little way yes I will comment on the reliability of this ammo. Although 100 rounds is far too less to gauge reliability in its true sense, or to draw conclusions. But it might give an idea or help form an opinion.
Month: June 2020
Bernardelli 12 Guage Single Barrel Beauty
I am not much of a shotgun guy. Primarily because I don’t hunt much. I have but one Winchester 1300 Defender Pump action shotgun, which is an excellent home defense weapon. Sometime back I got gifted this beautiful single barrel 12 Guage Bernardelli shotgun. It belonged to my late father in law and was passed on to me by his son. It was a pleasant surprise. Also the shotgun was in very good condition considering its age. It is from an era when having a shotgun and a revolver in a house was considered respectable and necessary. It is a beautiful weapon for hunting, because it is fold able, has a safety, and comes with choked barrel. Very good for upland hunting as I have seen people carrying heavy Russian repeaters on hunts. Though it is single barrel so means only one cartridge at one time. But I have seen this has improved my shooting skills, because I know I have just one shot, its either a miss or a hit. So I have ot be very careful. Also I have found it to be a better weapon, because you can’t kill too many birds with this thing 🙂 Sorry to poachers and Facebook hunters, who just want their photo on FB after a hunt, or in other words for people who hunt to get famous on FB and end up killing hundreds of birds without worrying for the bag limit. Anyways, coming back to the shotgun itself, there is a recess in front hand guard perfectly sized to house the trigger guard when folded. This reduces the gun width when folded. All in all its a collector’s item which I wanted to share with you guys. Cheers.