LUVERNE, AL --(Ammoland.com)- While you might not know it from the shelves at the Wal-Mart gun counter, American ammunition makers are cranking out ammo faster than they ever have been.
Most of the major manufacturers are running 24/7, 365.
This has not always been the case.
When you increase the production of any product dramatically you risk running into quality control issues.
Higher volume makes it tougher to check and inspect each lot of ammunition. There have been several product recalls during the last few years where the wrong propellant was used, etc.
If you plan to carry a gun for personal defense, you should check and visually inspect each and every round before loading your firearm.
Paul Markel c 2012
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