3 Little-Known Ammo Makers That Gun Owners Should Know About


If you’re a gun owner, then you likely know all about the big names in ammunition. Winchester, Remington, Federal and Hornady are popular brands for all forms of shooting – from hunting, to training, to self-defense. But they’re not the only ones.

A recent conference for gun writers in the industry brought three companies to the surface that I suspect many shooters are not aware of, even though these companies have been around for quite some time.

Precision Delta

Based out of Ruleville, Miss., this company has been around since 1982, long enough that I’m embarrassed to say I should’ve known of them. The company is perhaps better known for ammunition components such as bullets. However, the company offers two distinct lines of ammo geared toward training and competition.

Their “Performance Standard” line is remanufactured, using only once-fired cases. This ammo has undergone an extensive case-processing operation to bring it back to factory SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) specifications. Precision Delta uses their own match-grade bullet for this line of ammo. They produce it in 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 Auto, 38 Special, and 223 Remington. While pricing for this line is not at bargain-basement levels, it is reasonable and sold in bulk quantities.

Precision Delta’s next line of ammo is the “Performance Pro.” This line uses the company’s own precision-made jacketed bullet and is engineered for optimum performance. They use new, high-quality brass for this load, specialized for precision and competitive shooting. The Performance Pro line is manufactured in 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 Auto, and 38 Special.

Learn more at Precision Delta’s website.


Mike McNett is the founder and president of DoubleTap Ammunition. He started making his favorite ammunition, 10mm, in his garage in 2002. Since then, the company has grown to be one of America’s largest, producing many loads that are branded under other names. Located in Cedar City, Utah, DoubleTap Ammunition has rapidly gained a reputation for powerful, reliable and accurate ammunition.

“We continue to be at the cutting edge of innovation from defensive ammunition to hunting ammunition,” he said. “Every single round that goes out the door has been touched by our hands and inspected by our eyes.”

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