As the ammo and ammo components shortage continues, Cheaper Than Dirt has made all efforts to making as much ammunition available as possible at competitive prices. This means that we have continued to expand our line of ammunition manufacturers, many of these are smaller, American-based companies that you may have never heard of. As pressure on the big name brands builds to produce ammo for commercial and military use, these lesser-known brands are picking up the slack. What’s better is these ammo companies are using all American-made components, provide top-quality assurance, HPR even hand-inspects every round, and comes from owners and employees who are firearms enthusiasts. I’m sure that as soon as the word gets out, these 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. HPR uses a variety of bullets from leading providers like Hornady, X-Treme, and Berry’s. Located in Payson, Arizona each round is hand-inspected before packaging. Currently, HPR is producing .45 ACP, .223 Remington, .40 S&W, 9mm, .380 ACP, and 10mm rounds. Ryan Nicholas, HPR Sales Director tells me that .44 Magnum, .45 Colt, and .308 Winchester will follow soon.
HPR’s newest and innovative product is their 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 different suppressor companies to get the components of the 9mm EMCON perfect to shoot out of your expensive can. Utilizing clean-burning powder, the 9mm EMCON will function accurately in your suppressed weapon. What is even more exciting is that Nicholas says the EMCON line is extending to include .223 Remington, .300 AAC Blackout, .308 Winchester, .45 ACP, and .40 S&W.
Behind the technology of the EMCON line of ammunition is its cleaning burning powder that HPR is calling their 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 over 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 Head of Development for HPR.
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 and lot and inspector traceability to ensure safety. The price per box is extremely reasonable for both their practice and defensive rounds. In comparing prices with other big name brands, I will pay a few extra bucks for HPR’s high quality, completely made in the USA ammunition.
Have you had a chance to shoot HPR ammo yet? If so, tell me about your experience. If you have not had a chance to shoot HPR, then check out our line of HPR ammo here.
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