The Vista Outdoor brand has promised to expand its ammo operations citing the massive increase in demand for ammunition in recent months. Vista Outdoor currently produces a variety of ammo brands including Federal, CCI, Speer, and Remington.

Vista Outdoor President of Ammunition, Jason Vanderbrink, said in a video that the company will soon begin to produce more ammunition.

When you talk about what we’ve been through since the surge in demand started, we’ve added about 1,500 new employees,” Vanderbrink said in his video. Vanderbrink would follow this comment up with “as you all know it’s hard to find employees today, so adding 1,500 employees in 18 months is certainly a humongous task, and then we have to train those employees. But it’s safe to say we’re certainly helping the economy out in the manufacturing sector in America.

One important rumor that Vanderbrink addressed in his video was Vista Outdoor’s involvement with law enforcemnt. There is speculation that Vista Outdoor put consumer demand for ammo on the back burner in favor of contracts with the government and law enforcement. In response to these rumors, Vanderbrink said “we are selling and shipping our ammunition to the same customers that we always have. I do think it’s extremely important to say with all the rhetoric around defunding the police, we defend the police. Some of our ammunition goes to law enforcement and it is our obligation to keep supporting law enforcement.

Jason Vanderbrink also commented on the growing demand for ammo in the country and offered a warm welcome to America’s first-time gun buyers.

We need to embrace those new users. We need to take kids hunting. We need to take kids shooting. Embrace the new demographic that we have so our industry is here so our kids and their kids can enjoy the best sport in the world. We also have an obligation to support the organizations who support the Second Amendment. It doesn’t matter what organization that you choose, we have to stay together. And by supporting the new users, supporting youth shooting, supporting hunting, supporting the Second Amendment, we are ready to keep the momentum going.

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