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Where's the Ammo?

describe the image In an industry that has flat lined since the mad rush of last year, ammunition continues to be in short supply.  The limited supply of ammunition has significantly added to the current slump in firearm sales.  

The Impact on the Industry

Many of our dealers have expressed their frustration with the lack of ammunition available and how it has compounded the already slow market.   For example, a customer comes and selects a firearm to purchase, but before completing the sale they ask if they have any ammunition for the firearm? If the answer is no they usually will stop the purchase.  Not only does the dealer lose the firearm sale but the accessories sales as well.  Many customers that may buy the firearm may also purchase additional magazines, ammunition, holsters, slings, scopes, rails, rings, gun cases, cleaning kits, and targets just to name a few items. As illustrated this has far reaching effects on more than just the firearm manufacturers. 

Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

While attending the NRA Show in Indianapolis I spoke to three of the major ammunition manufacturers and all three said that they were working at maximum capacity.  However, only one said that they were expanding their operations by opening a new plant to increase production. 
Due to the BATFE stopping the importation of 5.45x39 Russian ammunition and with Wolf announcing a new line of 6.5 Grendel ammunition, we have recently seen a dramatic drop in 5.45x39 magazine sales and a substantial increase in 6.5 Grendel magazine sales.

This is just to show how this works in reverse and how ammunition drives the trends in firearms and accessory sales.  Having sufficient production and consistent availability of ammunition will definitely help rejuvenate the firearms industry and revive sales. 


Target Is Moving (T.I.M.) Heads to the Range for an ASC Product Review

Target Is Moving

Target Is Moving, creator of the innovative "moving shooting" target, recently took a trip to the range to try out some quality ASC magazines on their own targets.

Here's what they had to say...



Target Is Moving & Ammunition Storage Components

"Of particular importance to us when shooting our moving targets or other competition formats is not just avoiding obvious obstacles like jams, but getting the most out of your AR. Integral to that is making sure that your rifles magazine doesn’t impede your ability to pull the trigger. When the shot is there you need to be able to fire. If your target is moving you only have a brief window to put multiple quick rounds downrange; and that round needs to get into the chamber.

Introducing ASC’s 20 Round 7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel Magazines


We are always listening to our customers. You asked for it, and we made it! We now manufacture a high capacity 7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel magazine in 20 Rounds.

Our customers have been looking for an alternative to the existing 30 Round 7.62 x 39 magazines offered on the market. The answer is this: Ammunition Storage Component’s 20 Round 7.62 x 39 Stainless Steel magazines.

6 Theories Behind the Ammo Shortage in the U.S.

AR-15 Ammo Shortage

As the United States is currently going through a significant shortage of ammunition, firearm enthusiasts and professionals alike are trying to find reasonable explanations. Many wild theories are prevalent, though some certainly make more sense than others. As with most situations like the firearm industry currently finds itself in, the explanation is actually a mixture of several different factors that are all contributing to the shortage in their own special way.

Hoarding Ammunition 

One of the biggest theories as to why there is an ammo shortage in the United States has to do with the idea that civilians are hoarding ammunition. With many proposed changes to firearm regulations in the country on the horizon, nobody is sure exactly how things are going to play out.

Many believe that one day they may be limited on the amount of ammo they will be able to purchase, or they may not be able to get it at all. This thinking has led to people hoarding ammunition. The one thing that people do know is that a firearm is useless without ammunition. As a result, many are buying in excessive amounts, storing, and ensuring they will have it available, if need be.


7 & 8 Round Model 1911 Stainless Steel Magazines

7 and 8 Rd 1900 SS

The NCAA Championships aren't the only noteworthy news in Connecticut..

You asked and we delivered! 

The team at ASC would like to announce the release of our new Model 1911 Stainless Steel Magazines! 

These new magazines are built with only the highest quality materials. They are specifically designed and tested extensively in order to meet manufacturer requirements, while also exceeding all industry standards. 

6 Signs That You Need a New AR-15 Magazine


Sometimes we do not need a single reason to justify purchasing a new magazine; it could simply be a matter of wanting something shiny and new. On the other hand, it may very well be a matter of need. We have provided a few reasons that will convince you that you may, in fact, need a new magazine. Although the listing of reasons can be an infinite number, we have listed six signs that you need a new AR-15 Magazine. 

Can I Store My Firearm Magazine Loaded?

Can I Store My Magazine Loaded?

The storage of firearm magazines can be a tricky subject to navigate. Storing loaded magazines in particular has long been a point of contention between gun enthusiasts and owners alike. There are many opinions, scientific theories, and myths on the topic that need to be explored before a final making a storage decision, but ultimately is comes down to personal preference. 

Types of Damage 

The main matter of dispute is that storing your magazines loaded causes damage to the magazine. Though this has no real validity, there is a bit of wear to contend with.

How to Properly Clean Your ASC Magazine

ASC Magazines

When it comes to proper firearm care, few things are more important than caring for the firearms’s magazine. After all, the magazine is the heart of the firearm. That's why it's critical to clean and care for your magazine just as you care for the rest of the firearm.

OffTheSet Props Review: The ASC 9mm Magazine


The following product review is from Eric Scott of OffTheSet Props:

"I was sent two magazines for review with the Tavor platform and compared them to others. I ordered the following magazines from Brownells and tested them all with several hundred rounds. I was also sent two magazines from ASC for review and tested those as well to report my findings.

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