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Hydra-Shok Deep Takes 2019 Golden Bullseye Award for Ammunition Product of the Year

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Shooting Illustrated magazine recently honored Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep with its Golden Bullseye Award for 2019 Ammunition Product of the Year. Federal Ammunition representatives accepted the award on April 26, during the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana.

From the No. 1 brand in handgun ammunition, Hydra-Shok Deep bullets feature a more robust center post and a core design that penetrates to critical depths through common self-defense barriers, without over-penetrating. In fact, its updated bullet design penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel and through heavy clothing—the optimal depth according to FBI standards. This results in a significant improvement in FBI protocol score.

“We are proud Hydra-Shok Deep was chosen for the prestigious award,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “To even be considered for a Golden Bullseye, the product must meet a variety of demanding criteria on design, function, value and reliability. We are grateful they found the winner with Hydra-Shok Deep.”

Shooting Illustrated is the NRA’s newest official journal, with a focus on concealed carry, self-defense and tactical shooting. For its Golden Bullseye Award program, the magazine’s staff considers only products that are available to the public and meet or exceeded its testing-and-evaluation protocols. Candidates must offer a unique value to the American shooting public, whether by innovation, affordability or other stand-out qualifications.

Hydra-Shok Deep was initially launched in 9mm Luger 135-grain. Recently, it has also been released in 40 S&W 165-grain and 45 Auto 210-grain, in 20-count packs.

For more information on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Norma Releases ENVY – A Dedicated 9mm Round for Pistol Caliber Carbines

Norma has announced the introduction of their latest line of ammo, dubbed ENVY. The new ammunition, currently available only in 9x19mm, is designed to bring out the maximum accuracy and performance from PCCs, which continue to grow as one of the latest trends in the modern sporting rifle and tactical platforms.

The halls of SHOT Show 2019 are filled with an ever growing crop of pistol caliber carbines, AR and AK pistols, and SBRs.  Several of the new offerings really caught our attention at SHOT Show Range Day and on the show floor itself, so stay tuned to our show coverage for more information about our favorite new firearms from this category.

As the already-high popularity of PCCs has surged in the past few years, so has the need for an improved target load that can bring out the best results for both training and competition. Norma is addressing this need with the ENVY line. With a more precise, uniform bullet design and improved tolerance ranges across production, Norma believes that ENVY is about to set a new standard of accuracy and performance from PCCs.

ENVY is the choice ammunition for extrapolating the utmost accuracy out of a pistol caliber carbine,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “The growing popularity of PCC’s extends out to both competition matches and just general fun at the range. When you can now expect groups of less than an inch at 50 yards, ENVY makes shooting PCC’s that much more fun.”

Norma ENVY 9mm features a 124gr FMJ projectile with a muzzle velocity of 1345 fps. The MSRP for a 50-round box is $13.

SIG SAUER Introduces M17 9mm +P Ammunition

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the SIG SAUER Elite Ammunition product line – the high-performance M17 9mm +P ammunition. This military-grade ammunition is available in 124gr SIG Elite V-Crown Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) personal defense loads, and SIG Elite Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) training loads. SIG M17 ammunition is specifically engineered for exceptional performance in any 9mm +P rated pistol, including the SIG P320-M17.

“The commercial release of the civilian variant of the U.S. Army’s M17 pistol, the P320-M17, has been a tremendous success. We are excited to have the opportunity to offer the M17 9mm +P to our customers who want to shoot an ammunition that combines high-quality SIG performance with a military-grade +P ammunition,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “The M17 V-Crown and FMJ loads are both ballistically-matched, making it easy for our customers to train with the ammunition they carry.”

Both loads have a muzzle velocity of 1,198 fps and muzzle energy of 395 ft.-lbs. SIG V-Crown ammunition features a stacked hollow point cavity, to deliver exceptional on-target energy with maximum weight retention and expansion for the ultimate stopping power. SIG FMJ training ammunition is engineered to match SIG V-Crown ballistics for a more seamless transition from training to carry ammunition and features durable, copper jacketed bullets offering the perfect combination of affordability and performance.

M17 9mm Ammunition MSRP:
– M17 124gr 9mm +P V-Crown $ 20.95 (per box of 20 rounds)
– M17 124gr 9mm +P FMJ $ 18.95 (per box of 50 rounds)

The SIG SAUER M17 V-Crown and FMJ Ammunition is now available for purchase at the www.sigsauer.com/store.

All SIG SAUER Elite Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition

Federal Ammunition Receives Five Year, $41 Million Ammunition Contract for United States Navy

Federal Ammunition was recently awarded a significant contract from U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC), for MK 318 Mod 0 carbine small rifle cartridges. The five (5) year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, is valued at $41 million, and will begin shipping early in 2019, to be utilized by Navy and Marine Corps units.

The MK 318 Mod 0 cartridge, Caliber 5.56mm Ball, Carbine, Barrier is compatible with existing 5.56mm weapons systems and utilizes Federal’s unique barrier defeating projectile. The 62 grain open tip match, lead free projectile is designed to defeat intermediate barriers while providing terminal performance through barriers commonly encountered during warfare, like auto windshields and doors.

“This contract demonstrates the design and production strengths within our business, achieving our goals of meeting customer requirements,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “We are enthused Federal ammunition will continue to serve Navy and Marine Corps units, and their unique needs in combat. Design parameters and development of the projectile, a joint effort between Federal and NSWC, represent the continued innovation, and excellence required to support our units in the field.”

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal ammunition has been providing shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is a world-leading ammunition manufacturer.

The NSWC cohesively and seamlessly operates the Navy’s full spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support centers for offensive and defensive systems associated with surface warfare and related areas of joint, homeland and national defense systems from the sea.

Federal Ammunition – is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal ammunition, go to federalpremium.com.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Awards Federal Ammunition a .223 Remington Ammunition Contract

Federal Ammunition was recently awarded a major contract from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Starting delivery in 2019, the multi-agency contract (MAC) provides for up to $75 million of .223 Rem duty ammunition to multiple Department of Homeland Security law enforcement components and other federal agencies for up to five (5) years. This contract will provide the organization’s agents and officers with .223 Rem duty and training ammunition.

“We are proud to provide the highest quality duty ammunition to DHS agents in the field,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “Officers in the field require the highest quality ammunition at their disposal, in their vigilant fight to protect our freedoms. Federal Tactical ammunition ensures the highest performance threshold, and absolute officer confidence in terminal performance.”

Federal Tactical is a trusted partner for some of the most intense conditions encountered by law enforcement. It achieves accuracy and terminal performance that defeats tough barriers with minimal deviation. The ammunition utilizes the highest quality Federal brass, projectiles and primers. Service to training, full-autos to patrol rifles, Federal Tactical offers outstanding technical performance and value.

ICE, which was created in 2003, is tasked with promoting homeland security and safety, as well as enforcing federal laws governing border control, immigration, customs and trade. The agency has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 stateside offices and 46 foreign countries. Its annual budget is roughly $6 billion. ICE executes its mission through the enforcement of more than 400 federal statutes, and focuses on immigration enforcement, terrorism prevention and combating the illegal movement of people and trade.

Federal Ammunition – is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal ammunition, go to www.federalpremium.com.

Superior Russian Ammunition Now Available

Barnaul brand ammunition is finally available in the U.S.

MKS Supply is the first U.S. company to start working with Barnaul to import/market and sell a wide selection of Barnaul branded ammunition in the U.S.

Barnaul has produced high quality ammunition for more than 70 years. It has been used all over the world, and the company currently produces a variety of privately labeled ammunition sold in the US market by multiple US companies.

Barnaul is one of the few privately owned Russian ammunition companies approved to supply ammunition to the Russian Army. Its high standards and extreme quality control measures have also earned Barnaul the privilege of supplying the Russian Special Forces with its superior ammunition.

The Barnaul brand is new to the U.S. market, but it is known worldwide for providing premium ammunition at an affordable price. Barnaul uses steel casings and evolutionary machining techniques to produce economical ammunition in both polymer and lacquered finishes, while not compromising quality.

MKS Supply (exclusive marketer for both Hi-Point Firearms and Inland Manufacturing) will initially import the following Barnaul ammunition: 7.62×39, .223 (5.56×45 NATO inclusive), 6.5 Grendel, 5.45x 39, .308 (7.62×51 NATO), 7.62×54 rimmed, .30-06 Springfield, .45 ACP, and 9mm Browning/Luger/Makarov. Many of the listed calibers will also offer various bullet weights and bullet configurations, including FMJ, SP, HP, FMJBT, HPBT, and SPBT.

Barnaul branded ammunition will be available through retailers nationally beginning the first of December. Drop by the MKS Supply booth 16144 at the 2019 SHOT Show to check out this ammunition, Hi-Point Firearms and Inland Manufacturing.

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