True Velocity’s New Polymer-cased Ammunition
No one was more skeptical of polymer-cased ammunition than I. My first experience with this type of ammunition occurred more than 10 years ago with another attempt at replacing brass. To say that I was “unimpressed” is an understatement. I remember that I could squish those black plastic cases in my hand without much effort, and I could press the projectile into the case or pull it out of the neck with my fingertips. I couldn’t believe anyone would spend money on ammunition like that.
Several weeks ago, my opinion of polymer-cased ammunition did a complete 180-degree turn after visiting the ammunition facility of True Velocity, Inc. It’s located in the great state of Texas.
What is coming out of True Velocity has a good chance of eventually dominating the ammunition market and making brass unnecessary or altogether obsolete. Only time will tell, but these new cartridges with cases made of polymer are lighter and more consistent than any other factory ammunition I’ve tested. The significance of this product introduction takes some time and effort to fully appreciate.
Ammo goes on a diet.
The first and most obvious difference between brass-cased and polymer-cased ammunition is a weight reduction of up to 40 percent that comes as a benefit with polymer. For the average consumer, this savings might not have as much of an effect, but saving weight has a far-reaching impact on our military.
Kevin Boscamp, the chief executive officer of True Velocity, once told a Pentagon purchasing officer, “I’ll give you all the ammo you want, just give me 40 percent of your transportation savings.” Think about that for a minute. Taxpayers everywhere should rise for a standing ovation! Unfortunately, the Pentagon has a hard