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An Update on the Ammunition Shortage

It's a new year and we have survived the roller coaster that was 2020.  There are still many unknowns ahead and it's important to stay up to date on what's going on with the state of ammunition supply and demand.  Ammunition manufacturers experienced an unprecedented demand for ammo last year, starting in March, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
When news of the pandemic became a daily discussion, followed by riots, a general feeling of uneasiness spread across the country and people began to prepare for the worst.  Not only did they begin to hoard food and toilet paper, but gun and ammunition sales skyrocketed.  More people also took up hunting as a hobby because it's a safe way to get outside and social distance.
John Zent's American Rifleman article explores many factors of the ammunition shortage, with many of the manufacturing companies weighing in themselves.  He focused on Hornady Manufacturing, Vista Outdoor, SIG Sauer, Fiocchi USA, Sierra Bullets, Winchester, and Browning, and they are all working harder than ever to keep up with the ammunition demand.
Hornady Manufacturing explained how they have been impacted by all the events of 2020.  "...COVID is a reality for us, too,” said Hornady. “If an employee has to quarantine, even if they’re not sick, we can’t just send a loading press home with them. We’ve had to spread out and guard against super-spreader events so that it won’t shut down a big part of the factory.”
Back in September, Vista Outdoor acquired Remington Ammunition and according to Chris Metz, who owns Federal, Speers, and CCI, the merger "...couldn’t have come at a better time...”  He continues saying “Supplies of Remington ammunition should be coming back on the market in early January. We all grew up with the brand, we love it, and we know we’re not alone.”
Currently, the rise of ammo sales is continuing, especially with all the unknowns surrounding how Joe Biden could impact gun laws in America.  It's no secret he does not support the second amendment, so law abiding citizens who value their rights must be watchful in the future.

Could an Ammo-Up Machine be the Perfect Christmas Gift? 

Could an Ammo-Up Machine be the Perfect Christmas Gift? 
With Christmas only a few weeks away, you may find yourself scrambling for gift ideas.  An Ammo-Up machine could be the perfect gift for the gun enthusiast or marksman on your list.  Whether your loved one enjoys shooting brass or shotgun shells, Ammo-Up has you covered.  There is also a line of machines designed to pick up paintballs and reballs.
If you're Christmas shopping for someone who loves to shoot, spends a lot of time at the shooting range, and even recycles their ammo, one of these machines would be the perfect surprise.  Not only does the Ammo-Up make collecting your ammo fast, fun, and efficient, using one will also reduce exposure to lead dust.
With so many options to choose from, you'll be able to find the machine that's right for what your loved one needs.  The Compact Ammo-Up is great for small areas because you just stab the machine onto the ground to collect the ammo.  It's easy to store and travel with.  The next size up would be the Mini Ammo-Up and for larger areas you could go with the 18" or 36" Push models.  There is a 36" Pull Behind model for shotgun shells so you can pull the machine behind a mower or tractor.  The newest model is our 18" Ammo-Up HD for Rifle & Pistol Brass.  It has been redesigned to be our most durable machine yet.
Make this Christmas unforgettable and grab an Ammo-Up machine today!
Compact Brass Collector

What is Amy Coney Barrett's Stance on the Second Amendment?

What is Amy Coney Barrett's Stance on the Second Amendment?
This year has been a whirlwind of unknowns, and that could continue into next year.  For gun enthusiasts, it's important to stay up to date on gun laws in your area, as well as potential changes that might arise.  Recently, President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  She was approved on October 27, 2020.
So what is the new Justice's stance on the Second Amendment?  Looking at the recent statement from the NRA, it's safe to assume, she believes it should be protected.  In late October they released a statement saying “On behalf of our millions of members, we offer congratulations to all who participated in the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court,” says Jason Ouimet, executive director, NRA-ILA. “She promises to serve our nation with distinction and honor.”
Another source from Fox News claims she takes the Second Amendment very seriously and believes in the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.  This is good news for gun owners and gives us all hope for the future of supreme court cases.