We take pride in knowing that Shooter’s Ammunition is built with only premium components. We’ve been selective, or as some would say we’ve been picky, when choosing components. This may be to the dismay of some companies who sell components, but it's to please the most important people, our customers. Simply saying we use premium components is hardly enough of a reason for you to believe us. We’d prefer to tell you why we use premium components, and the components we use.
Why We Use Premium Components?
One of the biggest reason we use premium components is that there is nothing in the shooting world worse than pulling the trigger and hearing a ‘click’ when you should hear a boom. To prevent this, we use CCI® primers. CCI® makes some of the best primers in the industry and has established themselves as the industry standard. Premium primers ensure that when you pull the trigger the gun goes bang. Reliable ignition is the first reason we use premium components.
What’s the second worst feeling when firing a gun?
Inconsistent shot grouping. Missing or producing a shotgun pattern group can be traced back a dozen different reasons. One of those reasons being inconsistent ammunition. To ensure consistency we use high-quality Vihtavuori® propellant and our own Polymaxx™ projectiles. Our ammunition is manufactured with a strict eye on quality control, and consistent ammunition weight.
Vihtavuori® has been producing gunpowder for close to a hundred years and manufactures every component in-house. Their propellant is top notch and it ensures consistent velocity and accuracy. The quality control testing they use ensures the rounds perform regardless of the environment.
Our ammunition is also optimized to provide to feed smoothly and reliably in your firearms. This was something we knew was critical, especially since we are one of two companies producing polymer jacketed ammunition. We firmly believe that utilizing a polymer jacket is a better option than a copper jacket and is likely the future of modern ammunition. We knew it had to work, so we made sure it did.
To help enhance accuracy we also use brass cases. When you fire a round of Polymaxx™ ammunition the brass case rapidly expands, creating a tight gas seal. The round then shrinks back to normal and ejects. This tighter gas seal helps keep consistent velocities, which means more uniform accuracy.
Lastly, we use premium components to keep your gun running for as long as possible. The components we use and the way we use them are tailored to ensure your gun has a long life ahead of it. Our Polymaxx™ polymer jacketed projectiles help preserve your barrel by reducing friction and therefore heat per round fired. That’s one of the main advantages of polymer over copper jackets.
Brass cases are also easier on your extractors and chambers than steel. Most modern guns are made to handle brass, so it’s the more reliable choice. In fact, some companies make it a policy that using steel or aluminum cased ammo will violate their warranty.
Where Does It All Come From?
We’ve already covered quite a bit here, but so you can do your own research into our components I’ll provide you with a few links.
CCI® Primers - You probably know CCI® by their popular lines of 22 LR ammo. They’ve been producing handgun, rifle, and shotgun primers way before they ever touched 22 LR. CCI® is the industry standard when it comes to premium primers.
Vihtavuori® Propellants - When you’ve been producing components for close to a century to tend to know what you're doing. Vihtavuori® produces their gunpowder entirely in-house to maintain their strict quality control standards.
Polymaxx™ Projectiles - Shooter’s Ammunition Polymaxx™ projectiles utilize a revolutionary polymer jacket in place of steel or copper. This makes your guns last a bit a longer, and achieve amazing accuracy.
We source our brass from several indoor ranges that require new factory ammo. Our brass is considered certified once fired.
At the end of the day, we have one important reason to use premium components, our customers. If we can’t provide them with a reliable, accurate and consistent form of ammunition then we have failed. To quote Secretary of Defense James Mattis,“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word." That about sums up how we feel about failure.