Brass is a term used to describe the casing of a bullet. It’s commonly made of brass, so the name stuck! Many companies in the United States have made their name in the brass making business, and several of them are still around today developing the same quality brass as they were a century ago.
Perhaps one of the most popular of the bunch, Remington is an international company that sells guns, reloading supplies, and accessories to countries all across the world. The company is based in North Carolina and employs American workers all across the country. The company does very well financially, which isn’t a surprise since they have been around for almost two whole centuries. The company continues to produce gun products for military, personal, and police usage.
Also very popular, Hornady was created when in World War II a solider was discontent with the gun ammunition on the commercial market. He decided to create a better bullet and came up with designs that were made so well that others wanted a piece of the pie. Today Hornady is a leader in brass and reloading equipment, with many different lines of brass available for different occasions. Whether for deer hunting or the practice range, Hornady has a line of brass to do what you need.
A well known gun manufacturer in the security sector, Federal Premium has a knack for creating excellent ammunition for self defense. The company is based in Minnesota, where their 1,000 employees get up every morning and create reloading supplies for handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Federal Premium is also known for their shellshot product that features steel pellets instead of lead. Despite being steel, the pellets perform much better than your average steel shot.
Winchester is another old brand, although it has gone through many changes in the past few decades. Winchester is still in business today, but it lost most of its popularity in the 1960′s when it could no longer compete with the low prices of Remington. Winchester eventually declared bankruptcy and was sold to a Belgium company. Winchester continues on today despite the setback, and produces guns and reloading supplies in the South Carolina plant.
Black Hills is last on the list. They are fairly new to the game, but have developed ammunition for the United States military in several operations. The company is also popular among law enforcement personnel. They sell factory new and remanufactured ammunition, and the discount on the secondhand ammunition makes it feasible for practice shooting.