I go to SHOT Show nearly every year to keep up with what is new and maintain those industry contacts that we need just to do business. This year I came a couple of days early so I could attend the Anteris Alliance, “Try & Buy”. This is only the second year for this new event and it is not affiliated in anyway with the SHOT, just happens during the same week for what should be obvious advantages for all attending.
The Try & Buy is made up mostly of Anteris Alliance Members who are there showing their wares and building business contacts. One of the big differences from my point of view is the fact that many of the companies are small, often family owned and operated. Which means the are working hard to meet customer needs and satisfaction. Even more important in my mind is the ingenuity and creativity they display.
Big companies have huge resources and can do amazing things to serve the buying public. But, small companies are much more nimble and not only can, but must adapt to a changing market quickly to survive. As a result often these smaller outfits come up with really cool products that deserve wide distribution and press.
Ammunition Incorporated is probably a little bigger than many of the alliance members, many of you may already know their products. For instance these are the guys that make the Jesse James line if ammunition. They also have several proprietary lines of ammunition. Stealth is subsonic, OPS™ or One Precise Shot is their self defense and LE duty ammunition.
STREAK™ is a NEXT – GENERATION “Non-Flammable” visual “tracer style” ammunition, which is a non-incendiary round, safe for indoor and outdoor use. This round allows the shooter to keep a visual on the projectiles path towards the target which is great for training as well as exciting to shoot. The dusk demo of this product was fun to watch, there is phosphor material boned to the base of the bullet and the burning of the powder provides a light charge so that the tracer glows.
The light can only be seen from the shooters point of view with a pretty narrow cone in which observers can see the trace as well. Since it’s not an incendiary there should be little or no restrictions on this ammo in most locals. Of course its up to you to know your local laws.