Ammo maker opens in Sarasota

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A box of 230 gn. 45 acp retails for $23 at Amendment II Armory. Staff photo/ Mike Lang.

A box of 230 gn. 45 acp retails for $23 at Amendment II Armory. Staff photo/ Mike Lang.

Two Sarasotans hope to tap into the region’s growing gun trade by offering quality factory reloads at affordable prices.

Amendment II Armory, located at 3512 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, started selling pistol ammunition July 4.

So far, the shop has already churned out more than 100,000 rounds from their two Dillon progressive reloaders.

Jordan Williams works the Dillon reloader. Staff photo/ Mike Lang

Jordan Williams works the Dillon reloader. Staff photo/ Mike Lang

Chris Senterfitte says he and partner Jordan Williams have always been “gun guys,” so they know ammunition.

“We sell out every time we go to a gun show,” Senterfitte said.

Using once-fired brass, Winchester powder and CCI or Winchester primers, the reloads look good. The duo cast their own lead bullets, which are lubed to cut down on fouling.

Right now, they only offer ammo in the most-popular pistol calibers. Prices for the 50-round boxes  are: 380 – $17, 9mm – $17, 40 S&W – $18, 45 acp 230 grain – $23, 45 acp 265 grain – $24, 38/357 – $24.

They plan to use the money they earn from the lead rounds to stock firearms – they are an FFL holder  –  and to  start production of jacketed ammunition, and then rifle rounds – most likely .223 and 7.62x39mm.

Senterfitte’s shop began as a tackle and custom fishing rod store. The walls are covered with rod blanks.

“If someone brings in a five-gallon pail of lead, I’ll trade them a custom fishing rod,” he said.

Amendment II Armory is a family run business, there’s a TV and a play area for their children.

Their hours are: Monday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Chris Senterfitte behind the counter. Staff photo/ Mike Lang.

Chris Senterfitte behind the counter. Staff photo/ Mike Lang.

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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