Posted by Jay Manges on 1/23/2016
Richard Lee once said there is no evidence that clean brass shoots any better than dirty brass. Yet, every reloader I've ever known routinely goes through painstaking lengths to make their brass as pristine as possible.

Perhaps it is personal pride in our workmanship. Perhaps it is our desire not to impart impurities onto our tools to make them last longer. We all have walked our own journey of discovery to make our fired brass look like new again with the least possible amount of time and effort.

Homemade Firearm Cleaners & Lubricants

Posted by on 1/16/2016
This was sent to me by our good friend and master of innovation Dave C.

Homemade Firearm Cleaners & Lubricants

Here by popular request is some information on alternative products and information on making up your own cleaning, lubricating, and related items for shooting and reloading. These products work as well as or frequently better than the commercial products, and the 'product of the month and cost less." (Every penny you save means more components or ammo you can buy!) In addition, many of the brand name proprietary cleaners and lubes are repackaged commercially available compounds and with a little research one can sometimes figure out what they are.

New IMR ENDURON Smokeless Powders

Posted by Jay Manges on 2/16/2015
IMR Legendary Powders has created a new line of sophisticated extruded powders that are loaded with more features than any other brand of powder available today. Better yet, these latest propellants do more than send your projectile down range! Enduron™ Technology features a built in copper fouling eliminator, insensitivity to temperature extremes, small sized grains for easy flow with an ideal loading density, and there are no ingredients considered harmful to the environment


Posted by Jay Manges on 11/16/2014

JM Reloading Supply is soliciting photos for a monthly photo contest. Please submit your best firearm related or hunting shots to our Facebook page.


Photo suggestions include, hunting pictures, favorite firearm, reloading bench, or a day at the range. Please provide details about your photo to add interest.

Each month we will select a winner and send them a free box of bullets of our choice.

No purchase is necessary. All submissions will remain the property of the owner and will not be used by us in any other way. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant or be disqualified.


Posted by Jay Manges on 9/2/2014
We just updated our info with our new toll free number. The new number is 1-844-308-3006. Notice the three cartridge calibers in the number? Should make it easier to remember. Our old number still works fine and there are no plans to change it. However, we are always looking for ways to improve our service and the new toll free number offers several features to help us respond more efficiently to your calls.

California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

Posted by Jay Manges on 8/26/2014
California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners
Associated Press
By DON THOMPSON 15 hours ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii of Fresno ruled late last week that "10-day waiting periods impermissibly violate the Second Amendment" for gun-buyers who already passed background checks or are authorized to carry concealed weapons.

"There is no evidence that a 'cooling off period,' such as that provided by the 10-day waiting period, prevents impulsive acts of violence by individuals who already possess a firearm. A waiting period for a newly purchased firearm will not deter an individual from committing impulsive acts of violence with a separate firearm that is already in his or her possession," he said in his ruling.

Californians buying their first firearm will still have to undergo background checks and the 10-day waiting period under the judge's 56-page ruling, dated Friday.

Ishii delayed the effective date of his order for six months to give the state time to appeal or the Legislature time to adopt new rules. For instance, he suggested lawmakers might want to change state law to allow law enforcement officials to delay the delivery of a firearm if they have reason to suspect that the buyer intends to illegally pass on the weapon to someone else.

A spokesman for the state attorney general, Nick Pacilio, said Monday that officials are reviewing the ruling as they decide whether to appeal. He declined further comment.

Two gun owners and two gun-owner rights groups, The Calguns Foundation and Second Amendment Foundation, sued over the state waiting period in 2011.

Jeff Silvester, one of the gun owners who sued, said in a statement that Ishii's ruling "is a great win for Second Amendment civil rights and common sense."

Jonathan Lowy, director of the Legal Action Project of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said the ruling is narrow but still goes too far.

"There's still justification to have some delay before somebody can accumulate an arsenal," even if they already own a weapon, Lowy said. "Courts should not be second-guessing the judgment of the Legislature."

The decision comes as California lawmakers consider additional firearms legislation after an attack in May that left six people, including the student attacker, dead in Isla Vista, near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

AB1014 would make California the first state to let family members, licensed therapists and health care providers ask a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves. SB505 would require law enforcement officers to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks.

California: Victory in Peruta v. San Diego

Posted by Jay Manges on 2/14/2014

California: Victory in Peruta v. San Diego 

Ninth Circuit Confirms Right to Carry Arms in Public

In a tremendous victory for the right to keep and bear arms, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to carry firearms for self-defense in public.  The landmark decision came in the NRA-supported case of Peruta v. San Diego County, brought on behalf of the CRPA Foundation and five individuals who were denied carry licenses by the San Diego Sheriff.  In its ruling, this federal court struck down a San Diego County Sheriff’s policy that prevented most law-abiding adults from getting a license to carry a firearm.

Just Arrived!

Posted by Jay Manges on 1/24/2014

New Arrival!

Hodgdon H110 Smokeless Powder 8lb

Hodgdon H110 delivers top velocities with top accuracy in the 44 Magnum, 454 Casull, 475 Lineb augh, 300 AAC Blackout, and the 460 and 500 S&W magnums. Silhouette shooters claim it is the most accurate 44 powder they have ever used. In addition, H110 is "the" choice for 410 Bore shotgun, especially among top competitive skeet and sporting clays shooters. It handles all 2 1/2", 1/2 oz. loads, as well as all 11/16 oz. loads for the 3" version. H110 is also a recommended powder for loading the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge with light supersonic bullets.

NSSF Statistics.

Posted by Jay Manges on 1/16/2014

Speaks volumes on its own......

New Arrivals 12/19/2013

Posted by Jay Manges on 12/19/2013
JUST ARRIVED!!! Accurate 1680 1lb,Hodgdon BLC2 1lb, Win 748 8lb, H322 8lb, H335 8lb.

Hodgdon Powder Addresses Supply Issue

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/22/2013

Why can’t I find Hodgdon powders?

As you have seen, ammunition and reloading components – including all Hodgdon powders – are hard to find.

Dealer shelves that used to hold cans of powder are empty. Here are answers to your questions straight from Hodgdon.

Q: Are you still making powders?

A: We are shipping more powder this year than we shipped last year. We are shipping as fast as the powder is

available. The real problem why you are seeing empty shelves is demand. The demand for powder (and all

ammunition and components) is far greater than the supply from the manufacturers. We just cannot make

enough to feed this demand right now. No one wants to ship more during this time than we do.

Q: Are you still in business?

A: Yes, Hodgdon is here for the long haul. We are doing everything we can to supply our powders. Dealer’s

shelves are empty because powders are being purchased as soon as they arrive at the Dealer’s stores.

Q: What is causing this high demand?

A: The current political climate can have the regulatory consequence of impacting law abiding, hard working

shooters and hunters. This has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products resulting in empty

shelves, long back-orders, and on-line auction sites asking exaggerated prices.

Q: I have seen/heardmany rumors and conjecture on the cause of this powder shortage.

A: If you do not hear it from Hodgdon Powder Company please don’t believe it.

Q: Is the shortage of reloading powder being caused by Hodgdon shipping their powder to the ammunition

manufacturing companies?

A: No. While we do sell to some ammunition manufacturing companies, we continue to sell over 80% of our

powder to handloaders just like you. Hodgdon has always been committed to the individual handloader.

Q: Whenwill I start to see more powder on Dealer shelves?

A: This level of demand will not last forever. As soon as demand slows a little we will start making headway into

our backlog.

Newly launched-- JOY'S CORNER! Hair Ribbons and bows.

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/22/2013
Newly launched-- JOY'S CORNER!
We have listed some of Joy's handmade hair ribbons on our website. Each on of these ribbons is unique and make a perfect gift for your wife or daughter. See some of her creations at: http://www.jmreloadingsupply.com/Joys-Corner_c_77.html

RANGE REPORT 11/14/2013

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/14/2013
Played hooky from work today to go shooting at the Kern River Valley Gun Association in Kernville. Weather conditions were a beautiful 75 degrees with still wind and plenty of sunshine. Of course, the bonaroo weather conditions brought out the crowds. We saw three other people today. Kind of unusual for a Thursday.

Just Arrived!

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/11/2013
Just Arrived!
Hodgdon Retumbo, Hodgdon H335, Hodgdon BL-C(2), Hodgdon H1000, and Vihtavuori N110.
Not to sound the alarm but we just placed an order for Varget and CFE223. Cross your fingers but it should be in stock in about 7-10 days.

Where can I Buy the Tiffany Blue Kahr Arms PM9?

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/9/2013
Where can I Buy the Tiffany Blue Kahr Arms PM9?
Picture shows a Kahr Arms handgun finished in "Tiffany blue" laying in a box from Tiffany and Co.

California Court of Appeals Confirms Ruling

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/7/2013

California Court of Appeals Confirms Ruling
Striking Down Ammunition Sales Restrictions

Just Arrived!

Posted by Jay Manges on 11/1/2013
Just Arrived!
This evening we received an order of Ramshot TAC and a couple 8 pounders of Accurate 1680. Not expecting this to last beyond the weekend. Good news is, more 8 pounders of 1680 are on the way as well as more H335 which sold out in just a couple hours today.

New Arrivals 10/31/2013

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/31/2013
New Arrivals 10/31/2013.
Just received a very limited quantity of H335 .223/.5.56 Powder. Also, after long anticipation, CFE223 arrived as well as 1 pounders and 4 pounders of Silhouette.

New Arrivals!!!!

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/24/2013
New Arrivals!
Powder is beginning to flow again. This week we received a decent order of Alliant Unique; the powder Elmer Keith made legendary. In addition to this, we also received some Hodgdon H1000, Hodgdon Benchmark, and IMR 4895. More powders are on the way.

Coming Soon!

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/24/2013
As predicted, we sold out on Accurate 1680 very quickly. Good news, more is on the way! In addition, Ramshot TAC, Hodgdon H4350, Hodgdon 223CFE, and, IMR 4064 is also on the way! Expected delivery is next week.

8 pounders of Accurate 1680 have arrived!

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/17/2013
8 pounders of Accurate 1680 have arrived!
Just received a small number of 8 pounders of Accurate 1680. Act quickly, I do not know how long I will be able to keep these in stock.

YouTube: VIDEO: BARRETT 50 cal ARMOR PIERCING round testing through steel, concrete & watermelons! Jerry Miculek

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/17/2013
YouTube: VIDEO: BARRETT 50 cal ARMOR PIERCING round testing through steel, concrete & watermelons! Jerry Miculek

Alliant Unique Smokeless Powder Coming Soon

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/15/2013
Alliant Unique Smokeless Powder Coming Soon!
The powder shortages continue. However, despite it all, we do have a sizable order of Alliant Unique Smokeless Powder coming soon. Look for it somewhere around 10/26.

Who Would Have Figured? Gov Vetoes SB374

Posted by Jay Manges on 10/14/2013
From time to time I get to eat a little crow. This time however, Governor Jerry Brown delivered a whole heaping plate full with his veto of SB374 which would have effectively banned the "bullet button" as well as all semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine.


Posted by Jay Manges on 10/11/2013
We have a shipment of 8lb kegs of Accurate 1680 powder coning in and should be in stock next Tuesday.