Federal Premium Brand Ammunition - FAQ-Utterly Debunks Some Gun Nut Outrage
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We are currently experiencing high demand for our products. We appreciate your patience and support and remain committed to serving all of our customers, from hunters and sport shooters to those who protect our country and our streets.
Does the recent news regarding a major U.S. lead smelter shutting down mean you’ll have trouble obtaining lead for manufacturing conventional ammunition?
At this time we do not anticipate any additional strain on our ability to obtain lead.
Why is ammunition in certain calibers so hard to find?
The current market and environment is causing stronger than usual demand for products in our industry.
Why are you selling all of your ammunition to the DHS?
The Department of Homeland Security contract makes up a very small percentage of our total ammunition output. This contract is not taking ammunition away from civilians. The current increase in demand is attributed to the civilian market. Our production volumes on government contracts have been stable since the mid-2000s.
Are certain contracts taking ammunition away from civilians?
No. We remain committed to serving all channels of our business. The majority of our product serves the commercial market.
Why can’t you just make more ammunition?
Our facilities operate 24-hours a day. We are continually making process improvements to increase our efficiency and investing in capital and personnel where we have sustained demand. We are bringing additional capacity online again this year.