New US Ammunition Plants Coming

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  1. Mark_Mark
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    don’t forget the Primer factories! WE NEED PRIMERS!
     
  2. illinoisburt

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    Norma and Fiocci both make their own primers in their overseas factories, so likely they would supply the facilities here. No idea on Ammo-Inc. My guess would be they are subject to the same limitations as everyone else with all the demand for our few domestic manufacturers.
     
  3. alsaqr

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    i'm seeing much Norma ammunition at Academy and Atwoods.

    "With operations in 12 different countries, Swiss-based RUAG Ammotec develops and produces high-end ammunition for sports shooters, special operations forces, and peace officers worldwide, serving key markets in the military, law enforcement, hunting, and sporting goods sectors. In 2021, Norma Precision Ammunition imported over 400 containers of ammunition from RUAG Ammotec factories in Europe, while also delivering over 30 million cartridges of ammunition made in the U.S."
     
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    Ammo inc will be producing their own Primers. seen it in a interview
     
  5. P5 Guy

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    Kristen Gellibrand NY senator that was a one term House member for the 20th district, they don't come much more anti-gun than her.
     
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    This is good news for us, I wish them great success.
     
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    Actually I'm thinking the ammo and gun manufactures are going to take a hit soon. People have been hoarding ammo and buying a lot of guns the past two years. (If) things get back to near normal I would think people would take a break from buying ammo and start using up some of that hoard. Especially if prices remain high. Some of the ammo manufactures may be laying off soon. A lot of people bought guns in panic soon to realize they really don't need or even don't want one and put them up for sale. Could be a glut of used guns on the market that could dampen new gun sales.
    But who knows. I know that I'm going to keep my ammo stash up and my guns where they are. To be better prepared for next time.
     
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  8. Jim Watson

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    RUAG moving to Georgia, Beretta buying up RUAG.
    Setting up operations in the Colonies where labor is cheap? Cheaper than Europe, I think.
     
  9. Rule3

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    These plus the other 12 or so mentioned in other threads, they should be giving ammo away pretty soon!!:what::eek:
     
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  10. Jim Watson

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    Ammo Inc. mentioned above as meaning to make their own primers,
    Expansion Industries is said to be setting up for primers in Texarkana.
    Sigarms is said to be putting in a primer line in Mississippi.

    Are there others?

    European companies expanding into the Colonies will likely be bringing in primers from the Old World and other new loaders will be drawing on the pool of WW and Vista primers. Therefore just shifting supplies around.
     
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    Good, competition might help get ammo prices in check.
     
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    The more the merrier! May they truly prosper and bring some sanity back to the LGS!

    Stay safe.
     
  13. Speedo66

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    She originally was pro-gun, voted for handguns for DC residents and was pro 2A. She had an A rating from the NRA.

    I guess she realized that wasn't going to help her downstate.

    See this interview: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/27/politics/kirsten-gillibrand-gun-record-nra-cnntv/index.html
     
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    And everyone can just put away their reloading gear and use their powder to fertilize their roses. Wouldn't that be great? ;)

    I'll wait until 9mm goes back to 0.25/rd. before I jump.
     
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    NRA rating has been too freely given. Kristen like most political entities are no better than windsocks
     
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    True, upstate she was pro gun. As soon as she ran for a statewide office, US senator, and needed downstate votes, like most politicians who will lie for a vote, she flip flopped.

    In the interview she atoned for her sins.
     
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    So the industry overall will make more primers. Why haven’t they been doing that the last two years?
     
  18. Jim Watson

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    1. Tooling up for an explosive product is complex and expensive.
    2. You don't want to expand capacity if demand is going to go back down next year, as happened in the Hillary shortages.
     
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    I think we’ve known for quite a while that demand is here to stay. Record gun sales, sold out ammo, it’s been obvious to me, at least.
     
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    What concerns me.... Adding production lines and new factories is a huge expense most companies won't undertake unless they know it will pay off. It appears the manufactures are expecting this shortage and overpricing of ammo to last long enough to recoup the cost. Bad news for us.
     
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  21. Jim Watson

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    Well, if they add much capacity, then there won't be a shortage, and competition will kick in.
    We will not see pre-covid prices again, our best hope is for pre-covid plus Covid incentive driven inflation. Which is more than the government admits, just look at the gas pump.
     
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  22. wbm

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    Great to see more ammunition production in the U.S. My last three ammo purchases were Norma.

    Wonder who will pick up the slack now that Russian ammunition is not available?
     
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    Look on you tube that’s the Co.name Expansion Primer Co .saw a interview with the Co. pres. He sounds
    Like a honest/ ethical man .He said would price according to market prices , .Our problem as I see it is

    The metal global companies are being controlled by not so honest/ethical folks,gun people’s concerns are
    All about: aluminum,brass,steel metal ,copper,lead, even if all these ingredients were owned the biggest gun lubbers and fans,we are hostages to foreign countries Sorry for the rant,Only want to mention positive News
     
  24. Mark_Mark
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    we are talking ounce of metal per 1,000 primers not ounces of gold. Follow the money
     
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  25. Pulldeaux
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    On a brighter note... All that saving, spending ,wheeling dealing ,hoarding,history of our collections Has increasingly raised the value of our PASSION Come on Expansion Primer co!
     
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