SHOT Show 2019 – First seen last year at IWA, the Blackwater Ammunition revolutionary .50 BMG loads were on display, with a quite special host introducing them: Erik Prince
First established last year, the Blackwater Ammunition company is a relatively new comer to the global market of ammunition, but is already affirming itself due to a markedly above-average strive for development and an ingenious mix of innovative concepts and latest-generation technology.
The full Blackwater Ammunition product line made its debut on the U.S. market at the 2019 edition of the NSSF SHOT Show, in Las Vegas – spearheaded by Blackwater Ammunition’s own, revolutionary .50 BMG / 12,7x99mm monolithic ammunition, available in several different loads.
First introduced during World War I as an anti-tank round and nowadays used commonly as an extreme long-range shooting ammunition, .50 BMG has been manufactured essentially in the same way for the past one hundred years. Until now.
Blackwater Ammunition is on its way to revolution the way .50 BMG is made and the way it behaves on the field thanks to a “Super-Ultra-Match” line of monolithic, machined bullets that offer a standard on its own in terms of trajectory, stability, range, accuracy, and performance on target.
Even more noteworthy, from a technological and logistical point of view, are the Blackwater Ammunition .50 BMG two-part cases, built around two components that are machined internally and externally to make them one-third lighter than most equivalent 12,7x99mm loads.
Each 100 rounds box of .50 BMG Blackwater Ammunition will be about 3 to 4 kilograms (6 to 8 pounds approximately) lighter than a 100-rounds box of equivalent .50 BMG ammunition manufactured by any competitor: a considerable advantage in terms of logistics for conventional ground forces, airborne troops, and special operations unit.
In this video we have asked Nicola Bandini and Erik Prince to explain the basic characteristics and advantages of the .50 BMG Blackwater Ammunition
Inside the Blackwater Ammunition booth we have seen also pistol and rifle ammunition, a full line of professional silencers and what looked like to be a new line of individual equipments for professional operative uses. We will try to understand more about all this in the future.