As the ammo and ammo components shortage continues, Cheaper Than Dirt! has taken all efforts to make available as much ammunition as possible at competitive prices. That means we have continued to expand our line of ammunition manufacturers, and many are smaller, American-based companies of which you may never have heard. As pressure on the big name brands to produce ammo for commercial and military use builds, the lesser-known brands are picking up the slack. What is better is that those companies use all American-made components, provide top-quality assurance, hand-inspect every round and are run by owners and employees who are firearms enthusiasts. As soon as the word gets out, those American ammunition companies will be household names.
A new US-based ammunition company is bound to take the shooting world by storm. Developing ammunition since 2009, High Precision Range (HPR) ammunition prides itself on using all American components. Located in Payson, Arizona, HPR uses a variety of bullets from leading providers, such as Hornady, X-Treme, and Berry’s. Each round is hand-inspected before packaging. Currently, HPR produces .45 ACP, .223 Remington, .40 S&W, 9mm, .380 ACP and 10mm rounds. HPR Sales Director Ryan Nicholas said .44 Magnum, .45 Colt and .308 Winchester soon will follow.
HPR’s newest innovative product is a 9mm EMCON round specifically made for suppressed weapons. In development for a year, the 9mm EMCON is one of the quietest commercial rounds available. HPR worked with many suppressor companies to perfect the components of the 9mm EMCON to shoot from your expensive can. Utilizing clean-burning powder, the 9mm EMCON functions accurately in suppressed weapons. What is even more exciting is that Nicholas said HPR will extend the EMCON line to include .223 Remington, .300 AAC Blackout, .308 Winchester, .45 ACP and .40 S&W.
Behind the technology of the EMCON is its cleaning-burning powder that HPR calls its proprietary HyperClean technology. The company uses a total-metal-jacket bullet for the round, which reduces lead emissions that would otherwise collect in the suppressor from a normal subsonic round.
HPR Ammo is building a team of more than 100 professional shooters to represent the company in USPSA, IPSC and IDPA competition shooting. Heading up the team is former IPSC World Champion Matt McLearn, who is also HPR’s head of development.
HPR’s cases are shiny and clean; it is obvious their inspectors pay attention to detail. The ammo shoots consistently and accurately. HPR has stringent quality-control standards plus lot and inspector traceability to ensure safety. The price per box is extremely reasonable for their practice and defensive rounds. In comparing prices with big-name brands, I will pay a few extra bucks for HPR’s high-quality, completely-made-in-the-U.S. ammunition.
Have you shot HPR ammo yet? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments section. If you have not had a chance to shoot HPR, then check out our line of HPR ammo here.
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