February 23rd is known as .223 Day ’round the TTAG offices. Which seemed like the perfect time to announce that Freedom Munitions is officially our new ammunition provider, and that coupon code “TTAG” is live and good for five percent off site-wide. Including on ammo from the ∼22 other brands that FM now carries. Why have we switched to Freedom? Glad you asked . . .
The ammo quality from TTAG’s previous gun food provider was top-notch, without a doubt. However, caliber selection was extremely limited. We look to put 500+ rounds through every single review gun that passes through our hands, and those guns come in far more flavors than 9mm and 5.56.
Freedom Munitions definitely has our backs on caliber selection. They manufacture their own brand of ammo in at least 32 calibers and, when you include the other brands they sell, FM offers 82 rifle, pistol, and shotgun calibers / gauges in all. I think we’re covered.
We were surprised to learn just how big Freedom Munitions’ parent company, HMT Group, is, and the volume of components and loaded ammo they make . . .
• Founded in 2011
• HMT Group (Howell Munitions & Technology) consists of Freedom Munitions (loaded ammunition), X-Treme Bullets (brass, projectiles, primers), and Ammo Load Worldwide (commercial-grade ammunition loading machines).
• Located in Lewiston, ID
• Currently producing about one million rounds of loaded ammunition every day (seven days a week)
• One of the top five largest ammo manufacturers in the U.S. for the past several years
• Member of SAAMI
• 450 employees
This is much larger than the perception most folks have of Freedom Munitions! They’re making incredible volumes of brass and bullets — including white labeling for some other manufacturers — as well as loaded ammunition.
In the video above, Guns America made a visit to FM HQ and did a full factory tour. From making brass cases and bullets from scratch to loading, inspecting, and testing, it provides a great look behind the scenes at where your Freedom Munitions brand ammo and components come from.
Keep an eye out for Freedom Munitions ammo being used in our upcoming Gun Reviews. Both their own brand and the other brands they carry. Including Freedom Munitions’ inexpensive reloaded ammo. We’ll keep you apprised of our experience with the various offerings and will typically let you know what was used in a given gun review.
We’re excited to have Freedom Munitions as our new ammo provider! They offer a massive range of calibers and some of the most consistently affordable pricing anywhere.
And now you’ll enjoy 5% off those already-great prices with coupon code “TTAG”. (TTAG receives zero kick-back from use of that coupon code)