BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I really think that there is a niche for semi-custom ammo for competitors. If you buy "White/Yellow/Red/Blue Box" from the big OEM ammo manufacturers, you're getting good quality, but paying through the nose for it. On top of that, you're getting ammo that is not custom-tailored to the Power Factors that the Action Shooting games require.
I have been looking at the needs of competition shooters, and I've come up with a few loads that I think will work for us:
- 124 grain 9mm at 1050 fps out of a 4.5-inch gun (Glock, M&P, XD, CZ) This load
is consistent and is perfect for folks with fast "eye speed" who don't like feeling like
they're waiting on the gun. I am calling this the "Southside Load".
- 135 grain 9mm at 975 fps out of a 4.5-inch gun. Some folks like a "softer" load
than the 124s. In homage to our northside folks who created it, I'm calling it the
"North Atlanta Load".
- 124 grain 9mm at 1050 from a 16-inch PCC. PCC is funny to load for because of
the pressure curves interacting with a blowback gun, but we have experience in
load development for them.
- 180 grain 40 S&W at 750 fps for a good Minor Load, in both SAAMI-spec length
and 1.185" for the 1911/2011 platform.
- 180 grain 40 S&W at 950 fps for a Major load, again at both lengths.
- 200 grain .45 ACP at 850 fps for 1911 Single Stacks
- 230 grain .45 ACP at 740 fps for 1911 Single Stacks.
- I am considering 9 Major and 38 Super Comp Major and Minor, but brass prices
might bump this out of the realm of "great value".
Components: High quality Xtreme bullets will be used, but any bullets that you prefer can be substituted for actual cost difference. Some may be cheaper; some will be higher.... Fiocchi primers and premium powders will also be used, but you can specify anything that you want.
Quality Control: Each round will be inspected and chamber-checked in Shockbottle case gauges. And, (big surprise here), the Chronograph will be a huge part of quality control. Each lot will be chrono'ed.
Pricing: Transparency is the watchword here. You want value, so you can see it here.
- Basic pricing will be "brass exchange". This will be "cost of components" plus a
little for labor. This pricing will also include the 11% Federal Excise Tax that is
due for all manufactured ammo and guns.
- If you don't have brass, the additional charge will be whatever Brass Exchange
- Here's where you can REALLY save some cash... There is a little-known
exception to the FET rule: if the customer retains constructive title to the brass, it
can be reloaded by a manufacturer without paying FET. I will pass that 11%
discount on to you, but you've got to give me a week or two to process your brass
and get it loaded. And "constructive title" is literal. I have to load Bob's ammo with
Bob's brass. I can't use Tim's brass because it's clean and then give Bob's brass
to Tim later. Also, if you bring me 947 pieces of brass, I can't add the 53 pieces of
brass to it to make an even 1000 without incurring the tax penalty on the whole
Pricing is still pending, as I am waiting to see what packaging will cost. Getting a price list out next week will be a priority.
Gun Cleaning Special: Get the full-house, world-renowned CCGW cleaning job on your match guns, carry pieces, and hunting guns. Most every gun will be only $25 each; complicated guns slightly higher. (Glocks, M&Ps, 1911s/2011s, and the like are simple. Benelli M-4s, piston-driven ARs, etc. are NOT.) Turn-around time is typically less than a week.
We have finally decided to offer complete basic guns built on our Camp Creek Gunworks-branded Lower Receivers, in addition to the full-house competition guns that we've always offered. We're calling these mil-spec guns the "Basic Defense" series. They feature a 16-inch barrel with A2 flash hider, a flat-top upper receiver, free-float handguard, collapsible stock, mil-spec trigger, mil-spec pistol grip, and the Magpul MOE trigger guard. Add a soft case and 30-round MagPul magazine. Of course, like all CCGW products, they're backed by our "We'll make it right" warranty. The price is only $749 plus tax.
Speaking of AR's: we have some Noveske "Pig" compensators available. We have two KX-5s in-stock and one used KX-3. The KX-5 is the skinnier version of the original KX-3 and is available for $150 installed. The used KX-3 is low-mileage and is available for $125 installed. (The REALLY cool thing about the "Pig" is that, although it is not a "Suppressor", it does knock down a lot of the concussion from the .223/5.56 round that will bust an eardrum in confined spaces. It ain't "silent" by any means, but you can definitely tell a difference.)
We have some new-in-the-box Glock .40 cals, with night sights and three magazines. Normally, these would approach the $600 mark, but we've got two for $500 each.
Additionally, we have a very lightly used Glock 34 in-stock for only $525. Currently set up for Limited Minor Division with a magwell and 23-round mags, it'd convert easily for Production Division.
We have a 6-inch 2011 in-stock in .40 S&W. It is built light, so it swings well from target to target. The extra sight radius makes mid- and long-range shots EASY. Only $2700
Until next time, See you on the Range!!