Speer was started in 1943 by Vernon Speer, who provided hunting bullets to reloaders that needed accuracy, consistency, and performance. At the time, reloaders were having trouble finding the right components from major ammo companies, so Speer started building them himself and quickly gained a popular reputation.
While his main focus was hunting rifle bullets, he also produced jacketed bullets for handguns. In the 1960’s, Speer used his jacketed bullets to create the famous Lawman ammunition, a line that would become very common among law-enforcement officials.
Vernon had established a tradition of seeing a shooter’s needs and delivering upon that need. This remains a guiding aspect of Speer to this day.
Speer now makes an extensive selection of bullets for rifles and handguns. Each item is created to the most meticulous specifications, allowing precise results for target shootings, hunters, and anyone concerned with self defense.
Speer’s rifle bullets include options for hunting, target practice, and varmint control, while their handgun bullets cover hunting, range, and self-defense options.
The company also creates many of the components that reloaders need, including plastic bullets, shot capsules, and lead round balls. They also have a strong partnership with CCI, a provider of primers that was founded by Vernon Speer’s brother, Dick.
Speer also provides some of the finest loaded ammunition you can purchase. They not only have the famous Lawman brand, they also make Speer Gold Dot, which is a top choice for self defense use.
They also have “Lawman Clean Fire,” which has a clean and reliable ignition, creating less fouling in the barrel. This cartridge allows target shooters to take more shots without harming the barrel or reducing accuracy.
From spending an afternoon at the range to loading your own ammunition at home, Speer has the high-quality, reliable ammo you demand.