I noticed today on MidwayUSA a new line of ammo from a company I hadn’t ever heard of before - Ammo Inc., out of Scottsdale, AZ, with a production facility in Payson, AZ. Their Payson production plant is in fact the same one which used to be the facility for AMI / ATAC, makers of HPR ammo (who are now in some sort of legal limbo and might be out of business after some sort of failed attempt at relocating to Tennessee).
Ammo Inc. is run by multi-millionaire former Nascar marketting guru Fred Wagenhals and has a licensing deal with Jesse James of custom motorcycle building fame, for a line of rifle & pistol ammo with Jesse’s name & branding on the boxes. I see two variants - the “Black Label” line which is jacketed hollow points for the pistol calibers with cases that have been either coated with black oxide by Cleveland Black Oxide or maybe dark nickeled by Advanced Plating Technology. Also the “TML” line looks like the same thing, but without the black coating. Hopefully they have custom headstamps - I just ordered some and it should arrive in a few days. They do .300 Blackout and .223 in rifle calibers also.
I called Bobby Davis the head of economic development for Payson, and he confirmed that this company is a new & different group of people / owners from the old AMI HPR manufacturers, and not just a rebranding or restructuring. Though they may have some relationship, who knows. The black coating is obviously reminiscent of the HPR “Black Ops” line which AMI had been doing. Their website at http://www.ammo-inc.com/ doesn’t really show any products, just vague info about the company.