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Blackwater Ammunition Launches Global Brand, Products and Operations

Monday, March 12th, 2018

World famous Blackwater founder and owner Erik Prince, gun and ammunition designer Nicola Bandini and gun and ammunition importer and distributor James Fenech selected the opening of international firearms, ammunition and hunting exhibition IWA 2018 in Nurnberg, Germany, to announce the birth of a totally new industrial venture, Blackwater Ammunition.

The new commercial Brand, in short named BWA as it appears on the headstamping of the new lines of manufactured centerfire, metallic cartridges, comes as the global offshoot of the parent Company, PBM Limited, the acronym of Precision Ballistic Manufacturing, set in the territory of Malta (EU) a small group of islands not far from the coasts of Italy and Lybia.

At IWA 2018, Blackwater Ammunition introduces a whole line of centerfire metallic calibers both for pistols and rifles, ranging from 9 Luger, to .45 ACP, to .223 REM/5,56×45, .308 WIN/7,62×51 and the mighty 12,7×99/.50 BMG, as well as a line of antiriot shotgun specialty ammunition in the 12 Gauge range, including solid copper expansive projectiles.

.40 S&W and .338 Lapua Magnum will be launched in 2019, as well as a couple of other proprietary calibers for the Military and Law Enforcement uses.

The new centerfire lines will be both available for the commercial, shooter’s and general civilian markets, offered in distinctive black boxes (Standard and Signature Series) as well as to the professional Military, Law Enforcement and Government Agencies worldwide, offered in rugged, all weather desert tan boxes (Professional Line).

Furthermore, in the spirit of the leading wish to innovate, Blackwater Ammunition sets to the world market with a considerable line of proprietary bullets profiles and design, in the field of the green revolution (lead-free), while approaching the large scale manufacturing from a totally new industrial perspective.

The lines of over 20 new bullet designs, ranging in all calibers, including the .50 BMG, are the result of years of study, R&D and hundreds of shooting sessions, both using ballistic laboratory and proof barrels and market standards in rifles and pistols research.

www.blackwaterammo.com

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards Federal Premium Ammunition a .40 HST Ammunition Contract

Monday, March 5th, 2018

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 2, 2018 – U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently awarded Federal Premium a major ammunition contract. Starting delivery in 2018, the contract provides for up to 180 million rounds of .40 caliber Tactical HST duty ammunition to multiple Department of Homeland Security law enforcement components and other federal agencies for up to five (5) years. This contract will provide the organization’s agents and officers with .40 caliber duty and training ammunition.

This contract will provide the organization’s agents and officers with the legendary performance that has made HST a dependable and popular choice with law enforcement worldwide for two decades.

“Law enforcement and federal agencies put it all on the line for our safety and freedoms. They should expect nothing less from their ammunition,” said Mike Holm, Product Director at Federal Premium. “Federal Premium provides the top-quality products they need to have full confidence in any situation. HST has a long history of providing trusted performance time and time again for our nation’s law enforcement.”

HST’s expanded diameter and weight retention produce the desired penetration without over-penetrating. Its bullet nose profile, nickel-plated case, Federal primer, and clean-burning, low-flash propellants provide the ultimate in function and reliability in semi-automatic handguns.

Sellier & Bellot Introduces 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition to US Market

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

February 28, 2018 (Minneapolis, MN) – Sellier & Bellot (S&B) announces an all-new 6.5 Creedmoor round for range and plinking use. This fills a hole in the market for reliable, cost-effective 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition.

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Dating back to 1825, S&B has a long history of manufacturing high-quality ammunition. The new 6.5 Creedmoor round is a solid performer, offering reliable function in bolt or semi-auto rifles. S&B selected a time-tested 140 grain, full metal jacket, lead core 6.5mm bullet. It’s loaded into a premium, Boxer primed, brass case suitable for reloading.

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“There is great demand for 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition. However, many of the currently available options are cost-prohibitive,” said Mike Fisher, Vice President, US Sales and Marketing. “We developed something here that allows more people to get out and shoot their rifles. It’s ideal for training or a fun day of plinking without breaking the bank.”

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Sellier & Bellot has already started shipping this new round. Look for it at your favorite S&B retailer.

SIG SAUER Introduces New Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Newington, NH (February 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces Varmint & Predator (V&P) Elite Performance Ammunition.   This new V&P line of ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed for explosive expansion and match-grade accuracy.  Available in 40gr 223 Rem, 40gr 22-250 Rem and 55gr 243 Win cartridges, these Varmint & Predator rounds feature projectiles that are light for their caliber yielding higher muzzle velocities and flatter trajectories across all practical hunting distances.

The 40gr 223 Rem load has a muzzle velocity of 3650 fps and muzzle energy of 1183 ft-lbs.  The 40gr 22-250 has a muzzle velocity of 3975 fps with muzzle energy of 1403 ft-lbs, and the 55gr 243 Win has a muzzle velocity of 3880 fps with muzzle energy of 1838 ft-lbs.

“The new SIG V&P line of ammunition gives varmint and predator hunters access to exceptionally effective hunting rounds with match-grade accuracy,” said Bud Fini, Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and Special Projects.  “We use the same high-quality, single-base extruded powders in these Varmint & Predator cartridges that we do in our SIG Match Grade rounds.  This provides consistent round-to-round muzzle velocities and insensitivity to temperature change, and hunters will especially appreciate the results these performance rounds bring them in the field.”

SIG SAUER Varmint & Predator rounds are produced on state-of-the-art loading equipment with electromechanical monitoring for charge weight consistency and geometric conformity.   All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition.

Speer Secures Long-Term Ammunition Contract from French National Police

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Latest Round of International Contract Highlights Speer’s Commitment to Excellence

LEWISTON, Idaho – February 14, 2017 – The French National Police recently awarded Speer with a long-term contract for its 124-grain, 9mm Luger Gold Dot Duty ammunition. This contract reflects the company’s industry-leading technologies and longstanding commitment to excellence.

“The French National Police are one of the world’s finest law enforcement agencies. We’re proud to provide Speer Gold Dot for their duty ammunition needs,” said Jason Nash, Senior Director of Marketing, “and are honored they selected us for this important contract.”

Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition loaded with true, bonded-core bullets. Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor construction process bonds the jacket to the alloyed lead core one atom at a time. This process virtually eliminates core-jacket separation while guaranteeing uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.

Each Gold Dot hollow-point cavity is tuned by caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum expansion and penetration. Additional Gold Dot features include ultra-reliable CCI primers, plus high-powered, clean-burning propellants and nickel-plated brass cases for smooth function and extreme durability.

Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications.

 

Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer, go to www.speer-ammo.com.

Federal Premium Launches All-New Hydra-Shok Deep Personal Defense Load

Friday, February 9th, 2018

ANOKA, Minnesota – February 8, 2018 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce a new high-performance self-defense load. Hydra-Shok Deep builds off the time-tested Hydra-Shok platform with design improvements that better meet modern performance measurements. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.

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Federal Premium Hydra-Shok ammunition has proven itself for self-defense since 1989. Hydra-Shok Deep’s redesigned bullet features a more robust center post and a core design that provides as much as 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok.

Features & Benefits
• Penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel—the optimal depth according to FBI standards
• 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok
• 70 percent improvement in overall FBI protocol score compared to classic Hydra-Shok
• Iconic center post design has been improved for better integrity and performance through civilian barriers
• Consistent, specially formulated propellant
• Extremely reliable Federal primer

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P9HSD1 / 9mm Luger 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep / $27.95

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to www.federalpremium.com.

Sneak Peek – Edgar Brothers Presents – ‘Reloading with Rosie’

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Edgar Brothers have a very special new mini-series starting with their very own Rosie Jones, whom you may know for her philanthropic work on behalf of UK and US charities as part of the Hot Shot Calendars. You aren’t going to want to miss ‘Reloading with Rosie’.

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Rosie will be joined by some of the most familiar names in the UK reloading scene – sharing their expert tips and tricks. Who knows, you might even be tempted to have a go yourself!

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Simunition Partners With DSG Arms

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Authorized LE Distributor for Texas

Fort Worth, TX, January 29, 2018– Defense Solutions Group, Inc. is pleased to become an authorized distributor for the full array of Simunition® products in Texas.

For the past 15 years, military and police officers around the world have placed their trust in Simunition® – a pioneer and world leader in providing military, law enforcement and approved range members with the most realistic and non-lethal force-on-force, short range simulation training system.

As DSG vice president Zack Jones states: “With increasing pressure on law enforcement everywhere, we are excited to have this opportunity to provide access to a proven non-lethal training system designed to build crucial experience and good judgement in life or death situations.”

DSG will be the Texas distributor for the FX® system, comprised of FX® marking munitions, weapon conversion kits and personal protective equipment. All three essential components are supported by a comprehensive Simunition® Scenario and Safety Certification Training Course.

Available Simunition® Products:

·         FX Marking Cartridges
·         SecuriBlank Loud Cartridges
·         SecuriBlank Quiet Cartridges
·         CQT Cartridges
·         5.56MM Bolt Conversion Kit w/o Sporter Block
·         Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock 19/23 Slide Conversion Kit
·         Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock 17/22/31/35 Slide Conversion Kit
·         Sig P320 Full Size Slide Conversion Kit

To set up a Simunition® product demonstration or sales presentation, please call 1-800-382-7571 or contact DSG Sales Representative James Dykgraaf at 817-806-9242, Ext. 231 or email at jdykgraaf@dsginc.com.  DSG Arms can also assist in arranging for a Simunition® Scenario and Safety Certification Training Course conducted by licensed Simunition® instructors.