PolyCase Launches Inceptor ARX Ammunition in .38 Special

PolyCase Launches Inceptor® ARX® Ammunition in .38 Special


PolyCase Ammunition® today announced that Inceptor® ARX® Ammunition is now available in .38 Special. The first dedicated revolver caliber released in the Inceptor line, the .38 Special ARX joins the currently available 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto calibers.


PolyCase Ammunition is currently exhibiting at SHOT Show 2016, and is exhibiting the Inceptor .38 Special ARX for the first time at the show. The Inceptor .38 Special ARX features a 77-grain projectile and a muzzle velocity of 1116 feet per second.


“Our loyal Inceptor customers have been asking for .38 Special since we first introduced the ARX projectile,” says Paul Lemke, PolyCase Ammunition CEO. “With the addition of .38 Special, we now offer the most popular semi-automatic handgun calibers in the world as well as the most widely used revolver cartridge.”


The new .38 Special version of Inceptor ARX Ammunition features the ARX projectile, developed by PolyCase Ammunition. The unique profile of the ARX bullet transfers energy to its target through a fluid dynamic effect. By design, the non-expanding ARX bullet exploits the bullet’s forward velocity to create a localized Venturi effect, whereby fluid matter is accelerated and ejected laterally via the flutes in the bullet ogive. The result is a bullet with stopping power and terminal performance that rivals many expanding handgun bullets.


“The .38 Special is something we are very excited about,” said Drew Gorman, PolyCase VP of Business Development. “Most .38 Special revolvers are small J-frames, intended for concealed carry. Our ultra low-recoil ARX round is designed to maximize the effectiveness of these pocket pistols by delivering impressive terminal performance with very manageable recoil.”


PolyCase Ammunition manufactures its ammunition products, including the new Inceptor .38 Special ARX, using patent-pending injection-molding technology. Inceptor ARX Ammunition is produced by PolyCase in the United States, and distributed domestically and internationally.


About PolyCase Ammunition

PolyCase Ammunition develops, manufactures, markets, and sells world-class, patent pending, small arms ammunition and projectiles used by discerning professionals and sports shooters. The ARX projectile, injection-molded from a proprietary metal-polymer matrix, is the company’s first defensive bullet profile. Made in the USA, using over ninety years of advanced design, materials and manufacturing experience; the twenty-first century products are designed to provide the lethality and consistency expected by PolyCase customers.


The PolyCase Ammunition team consists of experts in chemical, mechanical, advanced materials and industrial engineering, ammunition research, development, testing, and evaluation, precision manufacturing, marketing, and U.S. domestic and international sales. They have proudly partnered with other industry leaders to provide deserving customers with ammunition manufactured using only the most efficient components. PolyCase Ammunition was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

ELEY Expands Ammunition Line for 2016

ELEY Expands Ammunition Line for 2016


ELEY continues to dominate the .22LR Olympic market. They celebrated success at the 2012 London Olympics with 14 out of 18 medals won using ELEY Ammunition and 71% of the 2016 Rio Olympic quota spots have been secured using ELEY. Now the company is using their engineering knowledge and sales expertise to enter new market segments.


Over the past year ELEY has expanded their product offerings by introducing two new semi-automatic rounds. ELEY force is a high velocity round recognized by its unique black oxidized case; and ELEY contact is a subsonic round designed specifically to cycle through semi-automatic rifles. Sales of these new offerings have been strong and continue to grow.

ELEY continues to offer ELEY subsonic hollow, which has been found by an independent test to be the most accurate and best performing subsonic hollow point .22LR round compared to the leading competitor’s hollow point rounds. ELEY subsonic hollow is the number one choice for hunter’s that want a quiet, ultra-accurate round for small game.


With the success of ELEY subsonic hollow, ELEY will introduce ELEY high velocity hollow in Q2 of 2016. ELEY high velocity hollow guarantees world class accuracy, penetration and expansion that delivers a lethal blow to any small game. It is the perfect round for the hunter who wants maximum velocity without compromising accuracy.

For more information on ELEY and ELEY ammunition please visit our website, http://www.eleyammunition.com.

PolyOne Helps PolyCase Win “Ammo of the Year” with Polymer-Based Ammunition

PolyOne Helps PolyCase Win “Ammo of the Year”

with Polymer-Based Ammunition


CLEVELAND – January 13, 2016 – By collaborating closely with PolyCase Ammunition, PolyOne Corporation has helped its innovative customer create and improve performance and manufacturing of its high-performance shooting-range compliant cartridges, using a non-lead, polymer-based formulation.


Citing its innovative design, performance and reliability, Guns & Ammo magazine recently named the PolyCase cartridge “Ammo of the Year.”  Now marketed under the Ruger® ARX® line of ammunition, the projectiles feature a patent-pending flute design molded from Gravi-Tech™ High Density Composite material. PolyOne developed a specific Gravi-Tech formulation that makes it possible to produce the unique geometry of the bullet while maintaining balance and weighting requirements to deliver higher velocity and more efficient energy transfer.


“We deeply value the unprecedented level of collaboration with PolyOne,” said Paul Lemke, founder and chief executive officer, PolyCase Ammunition. “Its market-leading strength in providing specialized polymer-based materials has allowed us to improve our product offerings.  Their additional support has strengthened the PolyCase ammunition manufacturing process while improving our time to market and market penetration.”


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., CEO Michael O. Fifer added, “We were impressed by the innovations PolyCase has developed and incorporated into the ARX bullet technology.  Ruger prides itself on being an industry leader in innovation, so matching up the Ruger brand with cutting-edge PolyCase bullet technology seemed a perfect fit.”


“PolyOne’s ongoing collaboration with PolyCase leverages our technical support capabilities and formulation expertise to supplement their unique and proprietary design,” said Robert M. Patterson, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation. “We are proud to have collaborated with them on this game-changing, revolutionary new product.”



The shooting sports industry is one characterized by loyal, dedicated consumers who value high-performance products and are passionate about their sport.

PolyOne shares their passion and dedication. Last month, PolyOne announced the creation of a dedicated team to serve customers focused on designing and manufacturing equipment and accessories in this growing industry.


Commenting on this recent investment, Mr. Patterson said, “Drawing from our full breadth of services and solutions we are uniquely positioned to help our customers introduce lighter weight, more durable and aesthetically appealing products for the outdoor enthusiast.”


About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.


About PolyCase Ammunition

PolyCase Ammunition develops, manufactures, markets, and sells world-class, patent pending, small arms ammunition and projectiles used by discerning professionals, law enforcement, and sports shooters. Made in the USA, using over ninety years of advanced design, materials and manufacturing experience, our twenty-first century products are designed to provide the performance and consistency expected by our customers. PolyCase Ammunition was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

Cook County Ammunition Tax has passed.

Cook County Illinois proposed an ammunition tax.  Last week it was voted on in committee, and this week went to the county board for vote.  Yesterday November 18th the board passed the ammunition tax.  The roll call is as follows…

The tax is passed by vote of 10 to 7:

Arroyo – Aye
Boyken – Aye
Butler – Aye
Daley – Aye
Fritchie – No
Gainer – No
Garcia – Aye
Goslen – No
Moore – Aye
Morrison – No
Murphy – Aye
Schneider – No
Silvestri – No
Sims – Aye
Steele – Aye
Suffredin – Aye
Tobolski – No


There will no doubt be law suits tied up in the courts for years.  Please be sure to write the Cook county board members who voted No on the Cook County Ammunition Tax and thank them.

This ammunition tax will add $0.01 to every round of rimfire ammunition and  add $0.05 to every round of centerfire ammunition. This ammunition tax was originally a part of the Cook County violence tax which passed in 2012, but was removed from the violence tax before passing vote.