SIG Sauer has announced that its ammunition manufacturing operation will be relocated to a new facility in Jacksonville, Ark. Once renovations are complete, the plant will provide significant room for expansion. The company plans to be up and running by the end of 2016. The move will bring 50 new jobs to the Jacksonville area, with additional openings planned for the future. Company President Dan Powers said, “Our advanced technology will allow SIG Sauer to design and develop world-class, precision-performance ammunition, and our new facility will ensure room for even more state-of-the-art equipment, and a much larger ballistics test lab to facilitate our manufacturing and R&D processes.” sigammo.com
SIG Sauer Opens New Facility
Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?
Born from a desire for a faster and flatter shooting cartridge, the .32-20 Winchester Center Fire cartridge came to the world stage at the end of the 19th century as a popular option for revolvers and lever-action rifles alike, but its popularity eventually dwindled as the 20th century progressed.