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Your #1 Tool for Reloading: Ammo-Up COMPACT for Brass

Your #1 Tool for Reloading: Ammo-Up COMPACT for Brass
If you love to shoot, you may already be in the good habit of picking up your brass for reloading.  This is a responsible routine to get into after a shooting session because you're cleaning up after yourself and you're saving money by recycling the rounds you've just used.  Reloading may sound tedious to some, but if you have the right tools, it can be a breeze.

The Ammo-Up COMPACT for Brass was designed for the individual shooter.  It's affordable and easy to take on the go.  It's the perfect tool for any shooter who chooses to always reload.  Ammo-Up's President, Silas Dudley, designed this model for collecting and ejecting brass without having to bend over.  This also limits your exposure to lead dust.

The Ammo-Up COMPACT will pick up 9mm, 10mm, 40, 45 Auto, 38 special, 357 SIG, 308 (7.62mm), .223 (5.56mm) and much more. This Ammo-Up will pick up all rifle and pistol brass with the exception of the .22 rim-fire.  Ideal surfaces include concrete, carpet, dirt, sand, and grass up to 4-inches long.

If you need to pick up more brass at once, there are many other Ammo-Up models to choose from.  The Ammo-Up Mini, 18" Ammo-Up, and 36" Push are all great options for larger areas.  The HD 18" Ammo-Up is our newest and most durable model yet for heavy duty jobs. 

Whether your'e looking to get the most out of your personal brass, or you're gathering brass from an entire shooting range, Ammo-Up has the machine for you.  This will make starting the process of reloading fast, easy, and fun. 

Crafty Uses for Brass Casings

Crafty Uses for Brass Casings
These days people come up with crafty ideas using almost anything.  If you've been utilizing your Ammo-Up for picking up brass casings, you might be surprised to discover the many ways people use them in DIY projects.
  
You could collect your brass and sell it on websites like Etsy in a bundle.  For example, Cartridge Commander is an Etsy seller who has a 40 pack of 45 caliber thin sliced bullet casings on sale for about $34.  If you're not planning on using your brass for reloading, you could sell your excess or up-cycle those casings with the following creative ideas.  

Brass casings can be used in home decor projects and you can make them as simple or complex as you want.  Fill a jar or bottle with brass and display it on a shelf.  If you have some time and a glue gun you can try making a bullet flag or decorating a clock or picture frame with your brass.  Make a brass bullet wind chime if you want to get really creative.

You can also make school/office supplies with your brass.  Push pins, key chains, and magnets are just a few examples of what you can create to make everyday supplies unique.

Bullet jewelry is another popular way to use brass.  You can make necklaces, rings, earrings, and even hair barrettes using the casings.  This may take some practice, but the results will be worth it.

The last idea we'll share might be the most unique of all.  If you've ever played the peg game, you know they're typically made from wood.  This version uses 45 mm casings for the pegs.  This would definitely be a conversation piece if you displayed it in your home and it puts a fun spin on the game.
  
To get started, check out the links below for DIY instructions and sources for these ideas.  The caliber sizes you choose to use will depend on which craft you're making and the Ammo-Up machines will pick up any caliber except for .22 rimfire.

Get your Brass Ammo-Up here and start crafting: AmmoUp.com

Check out Pinterest for countless more ideas like these! Click HERE
Sources and Ideas:

Bullet Flag: Click HERE
Clock: Click HERE
Picture Frame: Click HERE
Wind Chime: Click HERE
Push Pins: Click HERE
Key Chains: Click HERE
Magnets: Click HERE
DIY Bullet Necklace: Click HERE
Peg Game: Click HERE

SHOT Show 2020

SHOT Show 2020
Ammo-Up has been exhibiting at The SHOT Show for many years and we're excited to announce we will be there for the upcoming 2020 event.  It will be held January 21-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

So what can you expect from the SHOT Show?  According to the website, "The SHOT Show is the industry's largest dedicated exhibit for shooting sports, hunting, and outdoor accessories."  This is an event for retailers in the industry, range owners, law enforcement and Armed Forces.  

There will be over 2,000 exhibits on display and Ammo-Up will be one of them.  Come by our booth for live demos of our Ammo-Up machines and even try them for yourself.  Other booths will include ammunition, apparel, bags, knives, firearms, safes, holsters, hunting gear, optics, scopes, and more.

There are also many educational courses available.  These are a great opportunity to gain knowledge through Retailer Seminars, SHOT University, Export Training Sessions, and LEEP (The Law Enforcement Education Program).  
As the website explains, "The SHOT Show is your best opportunity to browse manufacturers’ full product lines in addition to their latest tech and product releases."  Attending will give you the opportunity to discuss your business, customer needs, and strategies for driving business sales with other like minded suppliers.

Register now at https://shotshow.org/, and we hope to see you there!