16 responses

  1. Steven H.
    October 30, 2016

    Do I really want to store this information electronically on an app that some third party may have access to without my knowledge? In todays political climate I’m going to have to say “no”. Am I cynical? Yes. Am I paranoid? Maybe. They said the iPhone couldn’t be hacked either.


    • The Dental Warrior
      October 30, 2016

      You can have this entire software and all the data on a thumb drive or external hard drive if you want. So, it doesn’t have to be connected to your computer at all except when you’re using it.

      You can even use an encrypted thumb drive with a combination lock like this one:

      Are you telling me that you have NOTHING on your PC or cell phone that you wouldn’t want to be “hacked?” So, no Quicken banking software? You keep a paper checkbook register? No online banking?

      What about your dental office? Are you running a paper appointment book and a pegboard accounting system? (Are you old enough to even know what those are? 😉 )

      I’d be more worried about someone hacking your Practice Management Software than your guns and ammo inventory. 🙂

      If anyone comes asking about my guns, I’ll just show them this:


  2. Mike
    February 21, 2017

    I studied the training videos on the software website and have read your thorough review. The software looks very good for its intended purposes. My question is whether I could “repurpose” any of its functions to provide additional inventory records for the powder, primers, cases and bullets that I use for my multi-caliber and multi-purpose reloading. I am hoping that you or another user may have already identified existing types of weapon, accessory or ammo records that could be used for this purpose. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!


    • The Dental Warrior
      February 21, 2017

      To my knowledge, the developer is working on a module / app for reloaders as we speak. I’d fire off an email to him and ask about it. 🙂


  3. Mike
    February 21, 2017

    Thanks for the quick response! I posted a similar question on the website for the software shortly after commenting here.

    Thanks also for a really a helpful review!


    • The Dental Warrior
      February 21, 2017

      Great! The program is REALLY well executed. The Range Records are what really tie it all together. Rick, the developer, is very responsive to questions and suggestions, too.


    • The Dental Warrior
      February 22, 2017

      Just got this by email from the folks at 2AFDB!


      SEE IT AT: http://www.reloaderusa.com

      * Keep records of all your presses and be automatically flagged when maintenance is due.
      * Keep records of your entire inventory of BULLETS, POWDER, PRIMERS and BRASS and all costs.
      * Create a reload session in less than a minute. With a click of a button, automatically import and add and substract and manage your inventory.
      * Keep complete records of all reload sessions and even create LOT numbers to instantly duplicate any session.
      * Move your session to it’s own AMMO DUMP, and even export it to your 2nd AFD PRO, along with all the reloading specs.
      * Track costs per round and costs per session.
      * AND MORE!

      (NOTE: WHAT IT DOESN’T DO: It is not designed to suggest any load data recipes or provide any ballistic data or anything similar.
      It also will not do shotgun shells…yet.)

      AGAIN, SEE IT AT: http://www.reloaderusa.com



  4. Greg
    January 11, 2019

    I just started using 2AFDB and had a miner question. I emailed the developer on their web page and received a clear answer in about an hour! Very impressive.
    I have a very large number of paper records from an older data base program I used to enter into 2AFDB so I tried using Dragon Naturally speaking to enter the data verbally. This works great.
    As the developers recommend using an external drive, I picked up (ebay) a Seegate external drive for these records. Also works great. I do remove the USB plug when not in use.


    • The Dental Warrior
      January 12, 2019

      Cool, Greg! Yeah… Rick, the developer, is very responsive (and a nice guy!). I communicate with him fairly regularly, and he’s incorporated several of my ideas in updated versions.

      The more I use 2AFDB, the more I like it. I’m up to almost 70 range records and 11,000+ rounds fired and accounted for. 😀 Besides the Range Records, I find the Ammo Dump very useful.


  5. Bill
    September 12, 2019

    I this a monthly charge deal or a one time purchase?


    • The Dental Warrior
      September 15, 2019

      One time purchase with lifetime updates! 🙂


  6. Richard Swicegood
    November 3, 2020

    I purchased the Pro version last week and spent the last two days documenting my guns, ammo, accessories, contacts and other information. I have to say, like you, the interface was rather busy at the beginning, but I quickly got beyond that and was absorbed in the Database itself.

    The relational aspects and inner workings between the 5 databases were remarkable. Very intuitive to use. The custom fields are also appreciated as I am anal about my gear whether it is guns, photography equipment, coins or other collections.

    It is also great to be using software that is supported. I used MyGunDatabase for about10 years and it recently stopped working. No support and 10 years of work vanished. Thankfully I had exported all the records so I had the information so I was able to use it to populate the 2nd AFAD. As I said it took two full days, but well worth it.

    There are a couple of small issues with the program, but nothing earth shaking.

    I would also like to see an option to use different color schemes. The colors currently in use make the screen look busier than it really is. A cool green or blue scheme would be welcomed!

    Just good stuff all the way around!

    Thank you for the great review and also including the 20% discount.

    My Best!



    • The Dental Warrior
      November 4, 2020

      Thanks for your comment, Richard! If you’re finding any issues, or have suggestions, the developer is VERY responsive!


  7. Allan Harris
    April 14, 2021

    I guess the 20% discount is no longer honored but it’s still a great price for a product that does the job well…!


    • The Dental Warrior
      April 16, 2021

      Aww… if true, that stinks. But, you’re right. It’s a fantastic value, even at full price.

      You can still tell them you found them here. (I get no compensation for referrals, but I like getting the “thank you” emails from Rick!)


  8. Richard Incrocci
    June 10, 2021

    To Allan Harris:

    Sorry, but the ecommerce service screwed up the discount offer. I put in for “repairs” and sent you $14.00 via PayPal.

    Have a great day!



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