LEWISTON, Idaho– CCI took the top spot in handgun ammunition in a recent report released by Southwick Associates which surveyed more than 20,000 hunters and recreational shooters in 2019 through its online HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com consumer panels. Combined with its centerfire sub-brand Blazer, CCI was purchased by more than 24 percent of those surveyed.
“Our workforce in Lewiston, Idaho is very proud that the popularity of CCI’s Blazer Brass centerfire handgun ammunition continues to lead the market. The survey also revealed that CCI is a leader in rifle ammunition with 15 percent of those surveyed reporting purchases of CCI’s rimfire product line for rifle use,” said Rimfire Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “We also think these results reflect how popular our CCI rimfire loads are with target shooting and plinking with handguns. Within the past 10 years the rimfire platform in handguns has skyrocketed.”
More than 100 products were examined in the Southwick Associates 2019 Hunting & Shooting Participation and Equipment Purchases Report. Southwick’s in-depth resources illustrate shopping behaviors, such as where consumers buy, brand preferences, and amount spent. Learn more at www.southwickassociates.com.
CCI’s latest ammunition introductions for 2020 are sure to impress their loyal customer base. New product highlights include:
Blazer by CCI delivers the best in full-power handgun practice. New Blazer Brass 10mm Auto pushes its 180-grain FMJ bullet fast for accurate, realistic training. New Blazer Pour Packs are easy-to-pour carton holds 425 rounds of 22 LR loaded with 38-grain LRN bullets at 1,235 fps. They’re consistent, accurate and built for high-volume
New CCI Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point 22 WMR 46-grain bullet splits into three equal-size pieces on impact. Its polymer coating allows this separation at much lower velocities and longer distances. New Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR utilizes its advanced polymer 45-grain bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor 50 percent for much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance. These are available in 200-count, easy-to-pour bulk packs.
Since 1951, CCI has shaped the industry and served generations of shooters with the most advanced offerings for hunters. For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to www.cci-ammunition.com. For more information on Blazer by CCI Ammunition, go to www.blazer-ammo.com.
About CCI Ammunition
Dick Speer founded Cascade Cartridge, Inc. in 1951 next to the Snake River in Lewiston, Idaho. The company manufactured and marketed centerfire primers for government use in its infancy. CCI now develops them for sporting applications as part of Vista Outdoor and is the world leader in rimfire products. The company also produces industrial powerloads and Blazer ammunition. CCI is part of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation corporation.