Ammunition is an object propelled by a projectile weapon such a a gun or a bow. Whereas the weapon itself can be used over and over again, the supply of ammunition constantly needs to be replenished or the weapon becomes useless, except perhaps as a deterrent or show of force. In a more loose sense of the term, it can be used to refer to anything being thrown, shot, or otherwise projected towards a target. It is colloquially referred to as "ammo", and most commonly spoken of in the context of a war, the ammunition usually being bullets, grenades, rockets and other modern projectiles.
Bibliography - Further Reading
- Rawles, James Wesley, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It - Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times', New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2009. Released September 30, 2009, 336 pages, ISBN-10: 0452295831, ISBN-13: 978-0452295834, Audible.com Audio book, Amazon.com Paperback. Chapter 10: Home security and Self-defense. Chapter 11: Firearms for Self-sufficiency and Self-defense.
- Rawles, James Wesley, Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2015. Released December 30, 2014, 368 pages, ISBN-10: 0452298121, ISBN-13: 978-0452298125, Reviews, Audible.com Audio book, Amazon.com Paperback. Chapter 11: Rifles, Shotguns, and Handguns