Under the name of Blackwater Ammunition, the famous Blackwater founder and brand owner Erik Prince, together with gun and ammunition designer Nicola Bandini selected the opening of IWA Outdoor Classics 2018 exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany) to announce the birth of a totally new industrial venture
The new BLACKWATER AMMUNITION commercial Brand - in short named BWA as it appears on the head stamping of the new lines of manufactured centerfire metallic cartridges - comes as the global offshoot of the parent Company, PBM Limited, the acronym of Precision Ballistic Manufacturing, set in the territory of Malta (EU) a small group of islands not far from the coasts of Italy and Libya.
“PBM and Blackwater Ammunition are launched as a new, solid and well experienced industrial venture and not as a cosmetic operation” says Nicola Bandini, CEO of the company. “In other words,” continues Bandini “we did not intend to apply a well-known and legendary brand to someone else’s products: this would have been the short way, but short-lived fame as well, especially as we wanted to be our own masters in developing and timing a revolutionary approach in ammunition manufacturing”.
“So, we did it the hard way, waiting a long time to acquire the necessary top-quality machinery, in a time when the centerfire metallic cartridges global demand pressurizes machines manufacturers to push the industry further and further away with delivery” concludes Bandini.
Blackwater Ammunition sets off to the global markets with a staunch approach, while bringing new ideas to a market which is stagnant in terms of real industrial change since over 100 years.
At IWA 2018, Blackwater Ammunition introduces a whole line of centerfire metallic calibers both for pistols and rifles, ranging from 9 Luger, to .45 ACP, to .223 REM/5,56x45, .308 WIN/7,62x51 and the mighty 12,7x99/.50 BMG.
Other calibers are already planned and will add to the line in a second moment, as well as other proprietary calibers for the Military and Law Enforcement uses.
The new centerfire lines will be both available for the commercial, shooter’s and general civilian markets, offered in distinctive black boxes (Standard and Signature Series) as well as to the professional Military, Law Enforcement and Government Agencies worldwide, offered in rugged, all weather desert tan boxes (Professional Line).
Furthermore, in the spirit of innovation, Blackwater Ammunition also introduces a considerable line of proprietary bullets profiles and design, in the field of the green revolution (lead-free), while approaching the large-scale manufacturing from a totally new industrial perspective.
The lines of over 20 new bullet designs, ranging in all calibers, including the .50 BMG, are the result of almost two years of study, R&D and hundreds of shooting sessions, both using ballistic laboratory and proof barrels and market standards in rifles and pistols research.
Some of the new Blackwater Ammunition bullet design are actual Patent Pending, for which separate Press Releases will be circulated soon.