Jason Vanderbrink, president of Vista Outdoor’s ammunition brands, has dropped a new video giving gun owners and update on what his companies, including Federal and Remington, have done and continue to do to crank out more ammo for eager gun owners. They’ve overcome a number of challenges including supply chain issues to produce 40% more ammo at Federal, CCI and Speer. And they aren’t easing back on the throttle.
The video, with some breathtaking shots inside Federal facilities, is well worth your four minutes. It looks almost as exciting as printing money.
“And if you add Remington into that,” he continued, “that’s substantially more ammunition.” The Remington plant in Lonoke, Arkansas produces a lot of ammunition on its own.
They’ve added fifteen hundred new employees in the past 18 months. That’s even more remarkable considering the Biden regime has stagnated American economic growth.
In addition to producing up to 40% more ammo, Vanderbrink says they’ve shipped hundreds of millions of primers to the market, too.
He addressed the common sentiment among gun owners who have been desperate for ammo: “Why don’t you build another factory?”
Instead of building them, they bought two; both Remington and Heavy Shot. This, he explains, is helping them add hundreds of millions of new rounds to the market.
This despite many of supply chain challenges that every other industry is facing in today’s Biden economy. It would make no sense to acquire more manufacturing capacity if they couldn’t provide raw materials to their existing facilities.
He also addressed the common gun store rumor that they’re selling all their ammo to the government.
“That’s not the case,” Vanderbrink explained. They’re selling to the same customers they’ve always supplied. At the same time he made it clear their support for American law enforcement is unwavering. “It’s our obligation to keep supporting law enforcement.”
He closed with how we all need to embrace the 12 million new shooters in America. Her urged us to “Take kids hunting. Take kids shooting. And embrace the new demographic that we have” since the surge began.
Here’s a the video. Be sure to watch it in HD.