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PRIME Ammunition Faces Litigation


PRIME ammunition has made a name for itself as high-quality match grade ammunition. However, PRIME did not manufacture its own ammo but relied on a third party RUAG Ammotec which loaded the ammo for PRIME based on their specs. RUAG now claims that PRIME hasn’t been paying their bills. RUAG issued the following press release about their legal action:

RUAG Ammotec Press Release

RUAG Ammotec has taken contractually-defined recourse on Citizens Ammunition, LLC. RUAG has been loading the PRIME brand ammunition for several years. Well over a year ago Citizens stopped paying RUAG for the ammunition it sold and has refused to make any additional payments on the debt owed. This has forced RUAG to exercise its contractual rights through litigation and product sales.

PRIME Ammunition is delinquent on payments for more than 1.2 million rounds of ammunition sold and received. PRIME’s practice of selling and receiving the product but refusing to pay caused RUAG to act to protect its interests. Any statements, claims or representations to the contrary are simply false.

RUAG’s dedication to quality, manufacturing excellence, and deep product knowledge have supplied PRIME Ammunition and its fans and supporters with ammunition that stands out from the competition. Similarly, RUAG Ammotec supplies world-class components, manufacturing resources and loaded ammunition to leading brands and companies around the world. RUAG Ammotec factory loads the most calibers of ammunition in the world and has production capabilities in five countries. The US market receives top ammunition options for anyone who hunts, shoots, competes, trains, protects, serves or defends from RUAG’s family of brands and products.

RUAG is confident that this matter will be resolved in its favor. RUAG looks forward to continuing to deliver exciting new products and high-quality ammunition to hunters and shooters across the country and throughout the world.

PRIME filed a countersuit against RUAG, which you can read here. PRIME claims that RUAG is trying to “crush PRIME” by demanding payment outside of terms. Additionally, PRIME claims that RUAG threatened to load PRIME-specific loads under the NORMA name.

PRIME CEO and Founder Jim O’Shaughnessy issued the following statement via video:

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