You may not recognize the name Jason Imhoff, and that’s understandable — he’s more of a “works in the background” kinda guy. But he’s been incredibly important to Remington’s ammunition development over the last few years. When 300 AAC Blackout was being developed, he’s the one who designed the projectiles. The recently-released Golden Saber Blackbelt? Yep, his idea, too . . .
He even developed the .338 Lapua rounds for Remington’s precision sniper rifle project they sold to the Army and the Marines as the XM2010 and PSR. He was, if not the driving force, at least actively involved in every one of Remington’s major ammunition projects over the last few years, and now he’s the latest high-level Big Green employee to be poached by Kevin Brittingham for SIG SAUER. The reason? SIG’s getting serious about ammunition, too.
SIG announced their ammo line earlier this year, and while some people may think that it’s just a re-branded load from somebody else, the reality is it’s 100% SIG designed and loaded ammunition. They’ve spun up a completely new ammunition plant, and while the projectiles and cases are currently outsourced to other manufacturers, the design (and the final loading) is completely controlled by SIG.
They want to be a one stop shop for consumers (especially law enforcement and the military, whose contracts usually require ammunition to be included) to buy their firearms and ammo from the same trusted name brand.
And now that Jason is the latest Remmy refugee to make the jump to SIG, Kevin really has put the band back together. The best and the brightest from Remington and AAC seem to be deserting Freedom Group like rats from a sinking ship.