A few months back there was some chatter regarding Palmetto State Armory’s parent company acquiring an ammunition manufacturer, which fell through. And then we heard that they were planning to start up a new company that makes ammunition to help fill the void we’re currently seeing with ammo and abnormally high prices.
This was exciting news because when PSA does something they usually go all in and after working out the bugs, they get it done right. An example of this is the PSA AR-15 rifles. I own a couple of them and they work well, even though in the beginning there were some QC issues.
They have come a long way and have grown into one of the biggest AR-15 manufacturers out there. As a plus, they are very pro 2A.
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of touring several of their facilities, and was pleased with what I saw, which included an early prototype of the PSA Dagger pistol.
American Ammunition Company:
Fast forward to the end of 2021, and we see the birth of American Ammunition Company, or AAC. I just received an email from my contact over at the company pointing out that they’re still in the beginning stages of this.
As of right now they just have some projectiles listed on the page but the email says that they will be offering up other components and loaded ammunition in the future.
I don’t have a timeline for any of the above, but it is promising to say the least. Hopefully it doesn’t take as long as their PSA MP5 has taken, and they can help to put a massive dent in the ammo shortage.
I don’t have an insider telling me which calibers they plan to manufacture, but can say that they’re probably going to start with the most popular calibers.
That is exactly what I did when I started my, now closed, ammo distributorship. We started with .223 Remington and then moved to make 9mm. We had plans to expand into 45 ACP and a few of the other more popular calibers but had to shutdown our doors just before this ammo shortage happened, and I’m glad we did.
I can’t imagine trying to find components right now at the prices we needed to stay profitable.
I assume that PSA has similar thoughts regarding which calibers they’ll be making, and I doubt that they’ll do anything like 45-70 or 444 Marlin at any point in the near future. It makes more sense to start with the popular calibers that they’d get the quickest return on investment on.
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