Bishop Ammunition Cartridge Construction
The boxed ammunition and the bulk ammunition we produce are hand loaded and hand inspected by our staff on Dillon Super 1050 loading machines. Our high quality ammunition is of match quality and is intended for use by the avid sportsman and cowboy action shooter. The bullets used in our boxed ammunition and bulk ammunition are made for us by top American companies, such as Rainier, X-Treme, Barnes, and SinterFire. The boxed ammunition and bulk ammunition use a total metal jacket, (TMJ), frangible, or solid copper bullet.
We are currently producing boxed ammunition and bulk ammunition in 45 Colt (45 Long Colt), 45 Auto (45 ACP), 40 S&W, 41 Magnum, 44 Special, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 38-55, 30-30, and 5.56x45mm NATO (similar to .223 but not identical, with stronger brass). Our boxed ammunition and bulk ammunition are excellent choices for everyday use at the range, training, and competition. Unlike our competitors, we do not skimp on our choice of powders. The smokeless powder we use in our boxed and our bulk ammunition is of American manufacture and we only use the best, top shelf, modern, clean burning smokeless powders available. Our ammunition will leave your handgun, as well as your hands, cleaner than our competition. Beware of marketing catchphrases used to describe smokeless powders. As long as the powder is a top-grade, modern, clean-burning powder, catchphrases are meaningless.
The projectile used in our TMJ ammunition is a double struck lead bullet, which is copper plated and made in the United States. This bullet, being a double stuck bullet, is of match grade and the copper plating virtually eliminates lead vapor and lead exposure to the shooter. This range safe ammunition is your every day choice in ammunition. This ammunition is available in 45 Colt (45 Long Colt), 45 Auto (45 ACP), 40 S&W, 41 Magnum, 44 Special, 38 Special, and 357 Magnum loads.
The projectile used in our self defense, solid copper ammunition is a solid copper bullet is manufactured by Barnes. The TAC-XP bullet is a solid copper bullet. Barnes designed this bullet to expand up to 1 ? times its original diameter, while retaining 100% of its original weight. Pealing open into 6 razor sharp petals, this Barnes solid copper bullet is the choice for the hunter stalking their prey in lead free zones, or the individual who wants maximum stopping power out of their handgun for self defense. This ammunition is available in 45 Colt (45 Long Colt), 45 Auto (45 ACP), 40 S&W, 41 Magnum, 44 Special, and 357 Magnum loads.
We are one of the few manufacturers making solid copper ammunition officially approved for use in the California Condor Zone by the California Department of Fish and Game.
We source our projectiles and powders from well-respected U.S.-based suppliers and manufacturers, as well as the brass used in our brand new ammunition. Our factory machine processed brass used in our remanufactured ammunition may, and probably will, contain a percentage of non-U.S. headstamps.