The AngelFire Story ... So Far
We like to say that AngelFire Ammo started in a shoebox. However, it actually started in the basement of our production manager, Scott in 2011, who originally named the company in honor of his daughter ... his "Angel."
AngelFire eventually caught the eye of Patriot Outfitters, who purchased the company from Scott in 2014, bringing him on to serve as their production manager. It was still, for a short time, a one-man operation. Before long though, we were purchasing commercial-grade loading equipment and hiring help.
By the spring of 2016, we had a full team of inspectors, machine operators, an office monkey, a couple sponsored shooters, and Scott leading the way (we even had a guy to come in and clean the shop on the weekends). Our reputation for providing a top-shelf product and stellar customer service was spreading.
In 2017, when other ammunition manufacturers furloughed employees, laid people off, or closed their doors altogether, AngelFire Ammo continued to expand.
Also in 2017 AngelFire was asked to official ammunition sponsor the 2017 PDN Training Tour, the 2017 Fort Sill Multigun Championship, the 2017 Fallen Brethren 3Gun Challenge, and other competitive shooting events. As AngelFire's reputation for producing high-quality, reliable, accurate ammunition grew, AngelFire quickly became the fastest-growing ammunition in the competitive shooting market.
Though we entered 2020 with hopes of continuing to expand our influence within the shooting community, the world had different plans. With the 2020 election looming, riots in the streets, and a virus from China changing the way the world did ... well ... everything ... toilet paper, hand sanitizer, ammunition, and the component with which ammunition is manufactured all vanished.
Learning how to adequately serve both the dealer and consumer markets in this new world was more challenging that we could ever have imagined. But we persevered and it seems as though we are coming through on the other side.
As we look forward to 2022, we are hopeful that component pricing and availability will stabilize and we will again be able to our dealer and consumer markets with our entire lineup of high-quality, competitor-ready ammunition.