Another 1000rds of Fedarm 9mm headstamps


#1

Just sorting through another 1000rds of 9mm reloads from Fedarm which never fails to produce a few odd headstamps. I’m only halfway through checking them all, but approaching the end of the work day I wanted to show a few here.

The WMA 18 is new and is probably what Winchester is packing into the military-looking brown boxes, and would match with what they do in the .45acp boxes of the same style which I know have WMA 18 headstamps as well.

The FM 9mm with odd orientation spacing is new to me. Freedom Munitions I presume?

The real oddball is the EXP-IND.COM headstamp, and is from Expansion Industries. The Expansion Industries website no longer works, and they appeared to have taken a beating with that name in terms of customer reviews for however long they existed. Today they have re-branded as “Expansion Ammunition”, and the website stil shows images of the 9mm headstamp I show here despite the name change. They seem mostly to have only 9mm and .223 in stock right now.
https://expansion-ammunition.com/ammunition/pistol-ammunition/9mm-luger/9mm-luger-115gr-cpb-500rd-loose-pack-new.html

I will sort the remaining ammo tomorrow and see what else turns up.


#2

After sorting the rest of the 9mm in this lot here are the other interesting headstamps. The two that stood out were the lot-numbered Speer case, and a new version of Browning headstamp that I hadn’t seen before. All of the original Browning 9mm from the past 18 months or so were dark-nickeled, and they did not have the Registered Trademark ® symbol like this one. I show it next to an older version headstamp below.


#3

I was looking at the only 3 EXP-IND 9mm headstamps I had found in this Fedarm reloads lot, and I noticed that there are two types. Two of them are the same sort, which are relatively skinny, and wider / larger letters, and the one on the left below has smaller / narrower letters which are a little fatter or more bold. The overall size of the text at 12-o’clock is smaller on the left version, and the “9” is also a more bold / fat font, albeit a smaller font then the two on the right. I have no context for these as far as production time or original packaging since they were in a bulk reloads lot.

Shown below, each of the headstamps is oriented to nearly perfect relative North / South orientation to each other, and they are all resting at the same latitude as if sitting on a flat table next to each other for best comparison of lettering scale: