Checklist of companies using NAS3 9 mm cases

Since more and more companies are loading NAS3 9 mm cases made by Shell Shock Technologies, here is checklist of them for future reference. Soon, they will be adding 5.56x45, 7.62x51, .45 Auto, .40 S&W and .380 Auto cases, so this list will became much more complicated.

  • Alsa Pro s.r.o. / Robin Šebo, Czech Republic (AP RS)
  • American Reserve Munitions LLC (ARM+P -black head- and LTA)
  • Ammo Texas LLC (Omega Ammunition) (Unknown)
  • Anderson Arms, Inc. (AA)
  • Anvil Ammo & Arms LLC (S4 -tri-valent chrome-)
  • ArmTact LLC (Unknown -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Ascendance International, LLC (S3 and DHA)
  • Atlas Arms Research Inc. (Unknown -black head-)
  • Bite The Bullet LLC (S3)
  • Bullet Master Co., Ltd., Thailand (S3)
  • BullsEye Cartridge Company LLC (Unknown)
  • Bushido Arms & Ammunition LLC (Unknown)
  • Center Mass Ammunition, LLC (Unknown)
  • Chesapeake Cartridge Corp. (C3)
  • Crafted Ballistics, LLC (Unknown)
  • Creedmoor Sports, Inc. (SST and S3)
  • Detroit Ammunition Co. LLC (S3, S3 -tri-valent chrome-, S4 -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Diamond Ammunition, Inc. (Unknown)
  • Fallout Ammunition LLC (S3)
  • Fenix Ammunition LLC (S3)
  • Force Kinetics LLC (S3)
  • Forg3D Solutions (S3)
  • Full Throttle Arsenal LLC (FTA)
  • G2 Research, Inc. (S3 and G2R)
  • G9 Bullets, LLC (S3, G9+P -black head-, G9 +P+ and G9)
  • GetLoad s.r.o., Czech Republic (AP RS)
  • girlSHOT, LLC (S3)
  • Grand Prix Guns, LLC (Warhorse Firearms of the Rockies) (S3)
  • Green Country Ammo LLC (S3)
  • Gunfighter Cartridge Company, LLC (S3, unknown -all black case-)
  • Hailey Ordnance Co. (Unknown)
  • Hailey Ordnance Co. (“Seismic Ammunition Company”) (SMAC -red head- and unknown)
  • High Point Manufacturing LLC (American Bullet) (SST)
  • HoleShot Ammunition LLC (Unknown -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Hyperion Munitions, Inc. (S3)
  • Kind Sniper LLC (KIND)
  • International Cartridge Corp. (ICC Ammo) (S3)
  • L-Tech Enterprises, Inc. (L-Tech Ammunition) (SST, S3, LTA and unknown -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Liberty Ammunition, LLC (S3)
  • Long Shot Ammo LLC (S3)
  • Maker Ammo LLC (LTA)
  • Modern Defense LLC (S3)
  • Mountain City Supply LLC (Unknown -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Oak Island Shooting Sports LLC (AA)
  • PBM Ltd. (Blackwater Ammunition) (BWA 9MM LUGER +P -black head-)
  • Precision Delta Corp. (S3)
  • S&M Ammunition (S3)
  • Sentinel Precision, Inc. (No-Nonsense Ammo) (Unknown)
  • Sierra Bullets, LLC (S3)
  • Sim-X Tactical Solutions, Inc. (S3)
  • Spark Enterprises LLC (Blackwater Precision) (S3)
  • Specialty Munitions, LLC (Unknown)
  • Steel Ops Ltd. (S4 -tri-valent chrome-)
  • Still American, LLC (Zinc Point) (S3)
  • T.A.C. Munitions, LLC (S3)
  • The People’s Ammo, LLC (Heritage Ammunition) (S3)
  • Timberghost Tactical, LLC (NovX) (NOVX+P -black head-, NOVX and S3)
  • Underwood Ammo, LLC (S3)
  • Velocity Manufacturing Co., LLC (Fort Scott Munitions) (Unknown)
  • Velocity Munitions, Inc. (VM)
  • Xts, Inc. (dba “Armorup”) (S3 -tri-valent chrome-)
  • KZN Ammunition (Pty) Ltd, South Africa (Unknown)

Regards,

Fede

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Fede!

Great list. Do you know which of these have/had their own headstamps?

Do any of the members know which of these have their own headstamps on these cases?

I will check mine and post them also.

How about the color of the case heads?

Cheers,
Lew

Hi Lew, here is a list of headstamps. Also, I edited my previous post and added each headstamp at the end of the company’s name.

  • AA 9MM LUGER = Anderson Arms, Inc.; Oak Island Shooting Sports LLC (*)

  • AP RS 9MM LUGER = Alsa Pro s.r.o. (loader) / Robin Šebo (IPSC shooter), Czech Republic; GetLoad s.r.o., Czech Republic.

  • ARM+P 9MM LUGER (black) = American Reserve Munitions LLC.

  • ATL = Not observed, from SST list (reversed LTA?).

  • BWA 9MM LUGER +P (black) = PBM Ltd. (Blackwater Ammunition), Malta.

  • C3 9MM LUGER = Chesapeake Cartridge Corp.

  • DHA 9MM LUGER = Ascendance International, LLC (Dark Horse Ammunition).

  • DHD 9MM LUGER = Unknown.

  • FTA 9MM LUGER = Full Throttle Arsenal LLC.

  • G2R 9MM LUGER : G2 Research, Inc.

  • G9 9MM LUGER = G9 Bullets, LLC.

  • G9+P 9MM LUGER (black) = G9 Bullets, LLC.

  • G9 +P+ 9MM LUGER = G9 Bullets, LLC.

  • KIND 9MM LUGER : Kind Sniper LLC.

  • LTA 9MM LUGER = American Reserve Munitions LLC; L-Tech Enterprises, Inc. (L-Tech Ammunition); Maker Ammo LLC.

  • MV = Not observed, from SST list (reversed VM?)

  • NOVX 9MM LUGER = Timberghost Tactical, LLC (NovX).

  • NOVX+P 9MM LUGER (black) = Timberghost Tactical, LLC (NovX).

  • S3 9MM LUGER = Ascendance International, LLC (femme Fatale Ammunition and Dark Horse Ammunition lines); Bite The Bullet LLC; Bullet Master Co., Ltd.; Creedmoor Sports, Inc.; Detroit Ammunition Co. LLC; Fallout Ammunition LLC; Fenix Ammunition LLC; Force Kinetics LLC; G2 Research, Inc.; Forg3D Solutions; G9 Bullets, LLC; Grand Prix Guns, LLC (Warhorse Firearms of the Rockies); Green Country Ammo LLC; Gunfighter Cartridge Company, LLC; Hyperion Munitions, Inc.; International Cartridge Corp. (ICC Ammo); Modern Defense LLC, L-Tech Enterprises, Inc.; Liberty Ammunition, LLC; Long Shot Ammo LLC; Precision Delta Corp.; S&M Ammunition; Sierra Bullets, LLC; Sim-X Tactical Solutions, Inc.; Spark Enterprises LLC (Blackwater Precision); Still American, LLC (Zinc Point); T.A.C. Munitions, LLC; The People’s Ammo, LLC (Heritage Ammunition); Underwood Ammo, LLC.

  • S3 9MM LUGER (blue): girlSHOT, LLC.

  • S3 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Detroit Ammunition Co. LLC; Xts, Inc., dba “Armorup”; Timberghost Tactical, LLC (NovX).

  • S3 A 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Unknown. “A” is a small subscript to identify a second source manufacturer.

  • S3 C 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 CM 9 MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 F 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 G 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 H 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 S 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S3 ST 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) = Same as above.

  • S4 9MM LUGER (tri-valent chrome) (second source manufacturer) = Anvil Ammo & Arms LLC; Detroit Ammunition Co. LLC; Steel Ops Ltd.

  • SMAC 9MM NATO (red) = Hailey Ordnance Co. (“Seismic Ammunition Company”).

  • SST 9MM LUGER = Creedmoor Sports, Inc.; High Point Manufacturing LLC (American Bullet); L-Tech Enterprises, Inc.

  • ST = Not observed, from SST list (9mm Luger+P).

  • VM 9MM LUGER = Velocity Munitions, Inc.

  • Unknown = Ammo Texas LLC (Omega Ammunition); Atlas Arms Research Inc. (black head); BullsEye Cartridge Company LLC; Bushido Arms & Ammunition LLC; Center Mass Ammunition, LLC; Crafted Ballistics, LLC; Diamond Ammunition, Inc.; Hailey Ordnance Co.; Sentinel Precision, Inc. (No-Nonsense Ammo); Specialty Munitions, LLC; Velocity Manufacturing Co., LLC (Fort Scott Munitions); KZN Ammunition (Pty) Ltd.

  • Unknown (tri-valent chrome) = ArmTact LLC; HoleShot Ammunition LLC; L-Tech Enterprises, Inc. (L-Tech Ammunition); Mountain City Supply LLC (MCS).

(*) Anderson Arms, Inc. may have loaded their own ammunition using these cases before the production was leased to Oak Island Shooting Sports LLC.

Also, there are cases with colored heads having no headstamp, but they are only found in Shell Shock Technologies promotional dummies.

Additions are most welcome.

Regards,

Fede

On the Force Kinetics boxes that I have they are S3 headstamps. Those date from when they first made them available on their website. No idea if they have changed since then.

Thanks! List updated.

Fede,
The ARM+P loads have a black head.

American Reserve also made rounds with the LTA headstamp

Finally, there are a set of early prototype unheadstamp cases that were never sold commercially but American Bullet made some sets of these into demo dummies. I believe there are at lease 8 different colors of this unheadstamped case.
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There is also an SST case with a red head! I do not know who it was made for.

Has anyone got a copy of the C3 headstamp?

Cheers,
Lew

Lew, thanks for the additional information. I also added SST for Creedmoor.

As Fede mentioned in his opening post regarding the Shell Shock Technologies, NAS3 9mm cases, that other case types are in the works.

I received a picture yesterday from SST showing their 5.56 head stamp to be used on production cases due out by mid-April. I’m unable to forward a copy but here are the details.

S3 at 12 o’clock
1 at 9 o’clock
8 at 3 o’clock
5.56x45 at 6 o’clock

Some 5.56 cases are out with some of the ammunition loaders who are selling 9x19mm rounds who are working up their loads for 5.56mm. We should see some of these on the market in the next few months.

Cheers,
Lew

I just added two more companies but don’t have information about the headstamp used.

  • Diamond Ammunition, Inc.
  • Hailey Ordnance Co.

One more:

  • Ammo Texas LLC (Omega Ammunition)

No information about the headstamp, but they are offering cases in a new “all brass” looking in both 9 mm and .380 Auto.


0826-600x600

9mm-Luger-124gr-FMJ-600x600

380-ACP-95gr-HP-600x600

More new calibers using these cases. There is also a .300 Blk not shown in these pictures.

7%2C62%20x%2051%20%26%205%2C56%20x%2045%20-%201

380%20ACP%20-%201

Ooo, when that 300 blackout case hits the market there will be a good number of new headstamps as a bunch of small to mid level manufacturers jump at the chance to be part of a new and much hyped thing for their brand to latch onto.

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Uh…is Omega Ammunition’s box art showing a complete cartridge flying through the air?

Another update:

  • Hyperion Munitions, Inc. (S3)

It certainly looks like the entire cartridge is in flight. That’s funny!

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Update.

  • Modern Defense LLC (S3)

Right?? I know everyone has seen a company or something shoot the whole cartridge, but when you actually market ammunition…that’s a dumb thing to do

Lots of trademarks have silly things on them - dogs with wings,
animals and other subjects that don’t exist, art work that in general
doesn’t seem to relate to anything. All for visual impact in advertising.
As they sometimes say, "don’t mean nuthin’ ".

john m.

Update (unknown headstamp).

  • Sim-X Tactical Solutions, Inc.

They don’t seem to offer loaded cartridges using these cases at the moment, but they had dummies (no primer) at the last SHOW Show.