Archive for the ‘Ammo’ Category

U.S. Army Selects SIG SAUER Advanced Sniper Rifle Ammunition

Monday, June 13th, 2022

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 13, 2022) – Following the success of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy MK248 300WM Precision Sniper Rifle Contract, SIG SAUER is pleased to announce another U.S. Army award to manufacture the follow-on Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) 300 Norma Mag (NM) and armor piercing 338 Norma Mag (NM) ammunition.  

“This selection by the U.S. Army to manufacture ASR ammunition reinforces SIG SAUER as the leading manufacturer of modern sniper ammunition for the U.S. Department of Defense, and demonstrates confidence in SIG’s ability to deliver the most precise ammunition in the world,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO SIG SAUER, Inc.

The U.S. Army ASR ammunition contract consists of two cartridges: M1163, a 300NM, 215 grain round, and M1162 an armor piercing 338NM, 300 grain round.  The $157MM maximum value contract includes 4.5MM rounds for the first delivery order.

“Sniper ammunition must be manufactured to the most precise standards.  This award, combined with our proven success in the MK248 300WM contract, further demonstrates our most important customer’s confidence in our ability to build and deliver the most precise ammunition,” concluded Cohen.  

All SIG SAUER Ammunition, including the Precision Sniper Rifle MK248, the Advanced Sniper Rifle M1162 and M1163, and the new Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) 6.8mm Common Cartridge, is American made and manufactured at our state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

PCP Tactical Selected to Produce Lightweight Polymer Cased Ammunition for the U.S. Army

Friday, June 10th, 2022

PCP Tactical LLC, a defense contractor headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida has been awarded an Ordnance Technology Initiative Agreement (OTIA) from the National Armaments Consortium – DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium (NAC-DOTC) to produce 7.62mm lightweight small caliber ammunition for the US Army.  This award directly supports Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM MAS) efforts to reduce weight for Army soldiers over-burdened by their combat load. The introduction of lightweight small caliber ammunition in a polymer case material will improve the soldier’s mobility on the battlefield to increase soldier’s lethality and survivability.

“PCP Tactical/Gorilla Ammunition has been designing and delivering weapons and lightweight polymer cased ammunition solutions to the Department of Defense for almost a decade,” said Lanse Padgett, Chief Executive Officer of PCP Tactical and Gorilla Ammunition, “and we are extremely pleased to be chosen by the Army to collaboratively develop polymer cased ammunition.”

The agreement requires PCP Tactical to produce lightweight polymer cased 7.62mm M80A1 and M62A1 ammunition that can function properly at the extreme environmental conditions anticipated on the future battlefield. The ammunition is expected to meet or exceed the internal ballistic and terminal performance requirements of current brass cased ammunition, while reducing the weight by approximately 30 percent. The M240 machine gun is the primary weapon for this effort, but the lightweight polymer ammunition is also compatible with the M14 Semi-Automatic Rifle, M110 Rifle, and the M134 Mini-Gun.  

“PCP Tactical has developed an incredible working relationship with the Army over the past ten years,” said Padgett, “we have provided legacy ammunition calibers as well as next generation calibers to include armor piercing rounds to the Army.  We have also provided enhanced new weapons systems and barrel conversion kits for legacy guns to reduce weight while increasing lethality.  Over the last several years polymer case technology has progressed tremendously, and we are anxious to get the ammunition qualified for use by our soldiers and allies.”

For questions feel free to call PCP Tactical at 772-564-0777.



US Army Awards SIG Contract for .300 NM and .338 NM Sniper Ammunition

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

The US Army has made the following announcement for a contract award for ammunition to be used in the Advanced Sniper Rifle, based on the Barrett Firearms MRAD:

Sig Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $157,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of .300 Norma Magnum M1163 ball ammunition and .338 NM armor piercing M1162 cartridges. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-22-D-0019).

Federal Ambassador Julie Golob Takes Gold and Silver at the 2022 Bianchi Cup

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

ANOKA, Minnesota – June 2, 2022 – Federal Ammunition is proud to congratulate legendary shooter, hunter, author, mother, and U.S. Army veteran Julie Golob on an excellent performance at the 2022 Bianchi Cup. Competitors from throughout the United States and worldwide attended the event, which is the Action Pistol National Championships and International Tournament, held at Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Columbia, Missouri, May 25-27, 2022. Golob took home the Women’s Team Gold Medal and was the Women’s Silver Medalist. She placed 20th Overall in the Open Division.

“After a challenging 2 years of contending with COVID-19, this sport is building back up to pre-pandemic attendance, which is great to see,” said Golob. “The event consisted of four courses of fire: Practical, Barricades, Falling Plates, and Moving Target. The match tests extreme accuracy and speed. Unlike many other action shooting sports, Bianchi is unique in that there is a perfect score. It allows you to track your progress and test yourself against the best shooters in the world.”

“We at Federal congratulate Julie on her recent wins in Missouri,” said Federal Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “Julie and Federal have been partners for many years. She has done excellent work for us, promoting our brand and products. Especially this year with her efforts in helping us produce our ‘It’s Federal Season’ podcast. We thank her for all she does for us, on and off match stages.”

“I rely on Federal Premium components and use a custom load tuned for my Open Division action pistol that starts with high quality Federal brass and incredibly reliable Federal primers,” Golob said. “Their products build confidence in my performance.”

Federal Ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

KC Eusebio Wins Again!

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

Atlanta Arms congratulates our shooter, KC, on his recent Dragons Cup Championship victory

KC won 1st Place Open using Atlanta Arms’ very own .38 Super Comp Elite ammo. When asked how the day went, KC responded “This was one of the hardest matches of the year. Moving steel targets, sliding moving targets, and 107 degree weather made this competition so challenging. My Atlanta Arms Elite ammunition is the driving force in my marksmanship. Always consistent, always the best. Thank you so much to my Atlanta Arms family for always taking care of me.” Congratulations!

Rheinmetall Supplies 35mm Ammunition to NATO Customers – Contract Value Around € 20 Million

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Rheinmetall has been contracted by several NATO customers to supply 35mm calibre ammunition. Deliveries will take place in 2023 and 2024 and the contract is worth a total of around €20 million. Between 2023 and 2024, Rheinmetall will supply the customer countries with various types of ammunition in 35mm x 228 calibre for infantry fighting vehicles. Rheinmetall works continuously with the user nations to further develop the combat capability of the system.

Against the background of changes in the security situation, many NATO and NATO partner countries have an increasing need for modern ammunition. Rheinmetall offers its customers an extensive portfolio in this regard and is adapting to the higher demand.

Rheinmetall provides a comprehensive medium-calibre ammunition portfolio for its own and other cannons. The portfolio covers a broad range of mission profiles and targets and allows minimizing the number of required ammunition types balancing performance with logistics.

The ammunition combines a high penetration performance, versatility, reliability, low dispersion and handling safety. Corresponding target practice and drill rounds complete the portfolio.

Ammunition Contract Worth Millions: Rheinmetall Wins Framework Contract to Supply 40mm Grenade Launcher Ammunition to Spanish Armed Forces

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Rheinmetall continues to expand its position as a leading systems supplier for 40mm weapon and ammunition systems. The Group’s South African subsidiary Rheinmetall Denel Munition has been awarded a framework contract by the Spanish armed forces for the supply of 40mm ammunition. The contract, which was awarded a few weeks ago, is for a period of four years. It provides for the supply of 40mm x 53 high velocity combat as well as training ammunition. A first call-off in the low single-digit million euro range has already been made. The first ammunition deliveries will start in 2022.

The delivery now ordered by Spain comprises 40mm x 53 high explosive (HE), high explosive dual purpose (HEDP) as well as training ammunition with and without tracer. It is intended for the SB-40 LAG and Mk 19 grenade machine guns. These are used by the army and also by the navy.

The 40×53 mm high velocity (HV) ammunition from Rheinmetall Denel Munition reaches a velocity of 240 m/s and has an effective range of 2,200 metres. The High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) is a multi-purpose ammunition. On the one hand, it has a high fragmentation and shrapnel effect against soft targets, but as a shaped charge ammunition it can also be used against lightly armoured targets or fortified positions. It has a penetrating power of 50mm RHA (Rolled Homogenous Armour).

Rheinmetall’s product portfolio in 40mm calibre also includes 40x46mm Low Velocity and 40x51mm Medium Velocity ammunition for a wide range of applications. In addition, there are fire control systems as well as weapon systems for the grenade gunner.

For Rheinmetall Denel Munition, the framework contract is another sales success in a NATO country. It also confirms the Rheinmetall subsidiary’s competence as a systems house for indirect fire, offering innovative and reliable solutions based on technologies developed in-house.

NRAAM 22 – Elite Tactical Systems

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Elite Tactical Systems calls this the world’s fastest magazine loader and once you see the video, you’ll agree, it’s fast…and easy to use.

There are versions for 9/.40 and 5.56/9/.40. The latter version accepts both rifle and pistol ammo thanks to dual channels.