Good news for y'all reloaders. Expansion Industries based in TX is entering the primer market, but it may be a few months before they start selling direct to consumers.
Expansion Industries May Be the Light at the End of the Tunnel Reloaders Have Been Hoping For - The Truth About Guns
◀Previous Post Next Post▶ Reader C. Allen Cody, Jr. writes . . . Why are ammunition primers scarce? Collusion? Gun Control? Price Controls? Revolution? No one knows for sure, but what we do know is that ammunition primers have been, and will remain, scarce, and there will be limited...
There is a glimmer of hope for reloaders, however. Expansion Industries out of Carrollton, Texas, has entered the primer manufacturing arena and expects to begin shipping primers to wholesalers later in 2022. The author contacted the company regarding the future availability of primers and heard back from Rickie Smissen, Jr., Expansion Industries co-owner and national marketing director.
Smissen explained that the company was formed to fill the imbalance in the retail side and will be supplying both primers and ammunition to the commercial market in the coming months. Smissen noted that initial production will be allocated to its original equipment manufacturer customers first because "they took a chance on us and ordered when no one knew who we were."
Expansion's OEM customers (i.e., small to medium factory operations, mom and pop ammunition shops, online reloading supply retailers) will get their orders filled first before retail customers will be able to purchase product directly from Expansion, but Smissen added that, "eventually they will be able to do so."