Despite the recent influx of once-scarce ammo into the sales pipeline, Clinton Gerner reckons the ammo industry has not yet begun to fight. “It’s not just bad events and anti-2A politics that’s driving demand,” the Marine and Chief Executive of Capital Armament Co. asserts. “There’s been a huge explosion in the shooting sports and serious training for both average shooters and professionals. You’ll see more spikes and lulls in the future, but the general [ammo demand] trend will remain upwards.” CapArms is putting its money where it’s mouth is . . .
The ammo maker’s opening a 28.5k square foot facility in Sibley, Iowa. In the town of just 2,798 souls (up two in ten years) CapArms will soon produce small batches of high-quality ammo, much of it along the same lines as Winchesters ballistically-matched Train & Defend line.
“We released ours first,” Gerner told TTAG. That said, he reckons Winchester and CapArms won’t be alone in this concept going forward.
“When you’re in competition shooting ammo that’s as much as five or six inches off target because it’s not the same as your training ammo, you quickly see the benefit of matched training and competition ammo. For someone using their firearm for self-defense or in the line of duty, it could be the difference between life and death.”
Sibley, IA – Capital Armament Co. (CapArms) conducted a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for their new 12,000 square foot facility in Sibley, IA. This is the first stage of what will ultimately be a 23.5 acre facility with over 28,500 square feet of production and office space as well as 9 product test ranges.
The event was well attended with many local dignitaries as well as many of the key community partners that have help in CapArms’ relocation from their old facility in Minnesota to Sibley.
The company’s continued growth is looked at as a source of development for the Sibley area and has been widely supported by both the City of Sibley and Osceola County. It is expected they will employ over 40 people in the new facility when finished with stage one and close to double that in the next few years.