A Trusted Partner of the U.S. Military
Recently selected to operate the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in addition to our facilities in Oxford, Mississippi, and East Alton, Illinois.
Winchester leads the industry in designing and building small caliber ammunition.
Built by Us and Delivered by Us
Top to bottom management of our worldwide supply chain.
Unmatched Production Capabilities
47,000 BARs and 870 million rounds of ammunition are produced to support the war effort.
Gen. John J. Pershing writes to the employees of the Western Cartridge company (a predecessor of Olin) thanking them for their loyalty and support of the American Expeditionary Forces.
65,000 M1 Garands are ordered by the U.S. military.
Winchester develops the M1 Carbine in 13 days and delivers 800,000 for the war effort.
Winchester produces 15 billion rounds to support the war effort and receives the Army-Navy “E” Award for excellence in production.
Winchester is awarded the Operating Contract for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and produces 8 billion rounds over the next 15 years.
Winchester develops .50 Caliber SLAP.
Winchester produces 2 billion rounds of ammunition supporting the American Warfighter.
Winchester is awarded Urgent Buy contract.
Winchester is awarded Second Source contract.
Winchester conducts acceptance testing and begins delivery on 5.56 A1-EPR.
Winchester conducts acceptance testing and begins delivery on 7.62 A1-EPR.
Winchester is awarded first contract to produce MHS ammunition, and is awarded follow on Second Source contract.
Winchester delivers 400 million primers to LCAAP to sustain production during shutdown.
Winchester is Selected by the U.S. Army to operate and manage LCAAP, and is also awarded sub-contract from Textron Systems to assist in the development of 6.8mm cased-telescoped ammunition for the NGSW program.
Four Unique Trade Channels
- Military: .50 Caliber/7.62mm/5.56mm/9mm NATO/9mm MHS
- Commercial: Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's
- Law Enforcement: DHS/FBI/State and Local
- Industrial: Construction/DIY/Cement Kilns
Trusted Producer of Proven Ammunition
- Premier developer and manufacturer of small caliber ammunition.
Extensive Logistical Network
- Over 1,000 lines of supply.
Unmatched Manufacturing Capabilities
- Capable of manufacturing all major calibers/gauges of centerfire, shotshells and rimfire.
Prioritizing Customer Satisfaction
Winchester is committed to meeting customer expectations 100% of the time.
Maximizing Product Reliability
Our quality management system utilizes cutting-edge technology and business intelligence to ensure product reliability.
Our Systems in Action
Some of the systems and tools Winchester uses to ensure product reliability are Infinity Statistical Process Control, In-Line Laser Detection, High-Speed Vision Inspection, Barcode Scanning Controls and much more.
An Unmatched National and International Supply Chain
Winchester is committed to the intelligent planning and focused effort required to fully utilize our vast logistical network. With 60+ suppliers worldwide, Winchester continues to build and improve an efficient supply chain to ensure our products are delivered on time.
Second Source –
.50 Caliber, 7.62mm, 5.56mm
Delivered 1 billion rounds of ammunition on Urgent Buy and Second Source contracts
Strategic ammunition source geographically separate from LCAAP
Provides a second engineering/technical resource pool
7.62mm - M80A1 enhanced performance round and M80 NATO
.50 Caliber - M33 Ball
Pistol Family –
9mm NATO, .45 Auto, .38 Caliber
Primary supplier over 30 years
2.4 billion total rounds of ammunition delivered
MHS Pistol –
9mm Special Purpose and Ball
Awarded exclusive subcontract from SIG SAUER to supply ammunition
Production and initial deliveries made on schedule
Engineering support with small caliber ammunition efforts
Provides source for R&D expertise
Past Winchester engineering developments for the Army
Shot Shell - 12 Gauge buck shot
Navy 9mm, .40 Caliber and 5.56 Frangible
DHS .40 Caliber, .223 Remington, 9mm