Inceptor Ammunition ( the polymer bullet company) is no more

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  1. TTv2

    TTv2 Member

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    If you remember a few years ago Inceptor ammo was that lightweight polymer/copper blended bullet that had the flutes in the nose to cause damage due to fluid disruption or whatever (it did it's damage from being light and fast and tumbling in soft tissue) has gone out of business and is no more. Not sure when it happened, but if any of you were fans (I liked their .380 ammo, it had less recoil) you're gonna have to find something else.

    For those who are anti Lead like a certain "toxic" bloviator with a youtube channel is, be careful what you wish for.

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  2. milsurpguy

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    I wonder how they pulled that off?
    Maybe they couldn't find any primers.
     
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  3. TTv2

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    That's what I'm thinking. They didn't make their own primers, so they were dependent on other companies to deliver it to them and if you can't make ammo, you can't sell it and pay your bills.
     
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    Do you have a link to this news? Thanks.
     
  5. TTv2

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    Website server is down, phone number when called doesn't work, ammo and bullets shows discontinued everywhere. Not out of stock, discontinued.

    It's pretty obvious.
     
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    I got a divorce and moved from Arizona to Idaho back in 2013. I went to work for an ammo company called PNW Arms as a Quality Control Inspector for a year. They made great ammo and it was in high demand. They even secured a government contract to develop ground-breaking ammo that would perform underwater.

    They had a couple of Russian engineers on site that specialized in submarine screw design that were working on anti-cavitation bullet designs. Very hush-hush and lucrative contract. I got in at the ground level and was having a great time inspecting ammo and hitting on the Russian interpreter chick.

    But, the owners were based in Seattle, and showed very little business sense. They took up valuable factory floor space storing their boats and other toys, and put a woman in charge of the production that had no prior business experience. I was offered a different job at another company for the same pay, but with better benefits. I had to really do some serious thinking about it, but went with the other company. Now, 7 years later, PNW Arms is no more and my current company just posted an amazing 43% increase in profit sharing.

    How a company that makes ammo could go broke and be forced out of business in an election year with record demand for their product is puzzling, but I've seen it before. Never underestimate the ability of stupid rich people to sabotage a great idea.
     
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  7. mcb

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    Could it be they were bought by Ruger? They were loading ammo for Ruger at one point in time.
     
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  8. DTL

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    I liked the .380 as well, have one box yet, will try to find some more until the Underwood Extreme Defender is available again in that caliber.
     
  9. edwardware

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    It's not the slightest bit puzzling. Have you bought a brick of primers lately?

    I would expect most ammo manufacturers that doesn't make their own primers, or have long-term iron-clad futures contracts to secure supply, to vanish for lack of product to sell.

    An unexpected spike in demand is dangerous for businesses that don't own enough of their own supply chain.
     
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    IMHO there are people in the world (sometime very smart) that could not make a profitable business selling ice and water in the desert .
     
  11. WestKentucky

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    And there are some folks who can sell sand at the beach.
     
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  12. WheelGunMan

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    That indeed is sad news. My ammo of choice. I'll have to cross over to the Underwood umbrella.
     
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  13. Mars5l

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    I swear one of the super gun stores near me had pallets of it in the common calibers still
     
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    Was it one of these products where you pay triple the price for half the ammo?

    I'm tired of pricey 20 and 25 round boxes of "self defense" ammo.
     
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  15. TTv2

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    The defense ammo cost about the same as other stuff, but the range ammo was a few dollars more a box of 50 than the cheapest stuff you could get, like PPU, Magtech, Fiocchi, etc.

    I always looked at the Inceptor ammo as best used with either very short barrel guns or smaller caliber, low pressure stuff like .380 or .38 Special because hollow points for those calibers can be iffy.
     
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    That was my go to carry ammo for my LCP, that’s too bad. Might not have been everyone’s cup of tea but it was innovative.
     
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