Who is American Marksman?
Picture this: it's 2009, and a group of passionate individuals set out to revolutionize the ammunition market. Fast forward to today, and that mission has transformed into the thriving enterprise that is American Marksman. But who are we, you ask? Well, let us introduce ourselves as the pioneers of ammo recycling, dedicated to reducing waste and delivering top-notch ammunition products to the recreational and sport shooting communities. From humble beginnings to becoming a trusted name in the industry, American Marksman is here to make a mark. So, buckle up and join us on this exciting journey as we unveil the story of American Marksman, where quality and environmental consciousness go hand in hand.
From the Very Top
Who is American Marksman, you ask? Well, back in 2009, we jumped into the ammo recycling game with one goal in mind: reducing waste in the ammo market. We started out by partnering up with ammo manufacturers across the US to help them make some cash from their non-standard ammo. We would break down those rounds and sell the components to reloading enthusiasts all over the country.
As our operation grew, we scored a sweet deal: the de-mil contract at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP). The LCAAP produces 90% of the small arms ammunition for the US Department of Defense. But hey, even in a top-notch facility like that, there are always some runs that don't quite make the grade, especially when it comes to the military's exacting standards. So, instead of disposing of all those out-of-spec rounds, we work our magic, salvaging the components and helping to make their operation more profitable and eco-friendlier. Plus, we could offer these top-notch Lake City components to the public, known everywhere as some of the best in the biz. And as we grew, we also started supplying those components to other ammo manufacturers.
Bullets 1st and Stryker Ammunition
In 2015, we took things up a notch by acquiring two companies that used our components: Bullets 1st and Stryker Ammunition. With their loaded ammo joining our lineup, we had even more control over the quality. Now we catered to customers who wanted military-grade ammo made with the finest components around.
Stryker focused on small caliber rifle rounds like 5.56, .223, and 300 Blackout, while Bullets 1st specialized in pistol ammo like 9mm, .40 Smith & Wesson, .45 Auto, and larger rifle rounds like 7.62 and .308. And yes, we also loaded and sold the powerful 50 BMG under our own American Marksman brand.
How We Do It: The Secret Sauce
Now, you might be wondering how we manage to keep our quality so dang high. We've made serious investments in machinery that safely breaks down loaded ammo without damaging the components. Then, we put all those components through a thorough inspection using fancy optical and laser tech to catch any flaws. That way, we can pinpoint the exact component that caused the original round to go out of spec. We get rid of those non-conforming parts by teaming up with metal recycling companies across the country. The rest of the components? They get sold to reloading enthusiasts and other ammo companies or used in our Bullets 1st, Stryker, and American Marksman ammo products.
Why People Love Us
So why do people love us? It's simple. Our process ensures that only the best components and ammo reach our customers. Reloaders love our ammo because none of our brass has ever been fired. In fact, much of our brass comes primed straight from LCAAP, meaning the primer is already in place and sealed. And don't get us started on our projectiles—they're top-notch and ready to be loaded in all sorts of ways. Offering high-quality components and loaded ammo at reasonable prices is what our customers have come to expect from us, along with fast shipping and excellent customer service.
So, there you have it! American Marksman, leading the way in ammo recycling and providing top-quality components and loaded ammunition. We've come a long way since our humble beginnings, and we're proud to continue serving our ever-growing customer base with our Bullets 1st, Stryker, and American Marksman products.
Our mission is to supply the highest quality ammunition and reloading components for civilian firearm enthusiasts and sportsmen nationwide. When you shop with us, you can trust that you're getting the best of the best. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction sets us apart.
Whether you're a reloading enthusiast, an ammo manufacturer, or someone looking for military-grade ammunition, American Marksman is here. We will keep delivering the highest quality components and loaded ammo at reasonable prices because that is what we do best!
Thank you for your support and trust in American Marksman. We look forward to serving you and meeting all your ammunition needs!