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Fiocchi Ammo For Sale
Fiocchi Ammunition HistoryItaly has always led the world in engineering. Rome was the first city in the world to have more than one million residents, because Romans knew how to build aqueducts. The same country that invented the first internal combustion engine is now also home to Maserati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Only a select few Italians, however, make something that goes even faster than a Lamborghini.
Giulio Fiocchi joined Napoleon’s army in the early 1800s. Some time afterward he settled into a more comfortable life as a bank manager in Milan. In the 1870s Giulio was assigned to oversee a loan that his bank had granted the owner of a musket and black powder factory in nearby Lecco. When the owner defaulted, Giulio rode to Lecco on horseback to see what he could salvage for the bank. The factory owner was not in good financial shape at that point, so it wasn’t much.
But Giulio saw opportunity in the foreclosed factory. Although no more an expert on firearms than any other soldier, Giulio knew that breech loading weapons were becoming increasingly popular at the time. Giulio sat down with his brother Giacomo, an engineer educated at University of Milan. He asked Giacomo, almost certainly over wine, if he thought producing cased ammunition could turn a profit. Giacomo believed that it very much could.
The brothers convinced Giulio’s employer to lend them money to buy the defaulting factory, putting Fiocchi Munizioni in business in 1876. The brothers ceased all production of muskets the following year, choosing to focus entirely on brass cased cartridges with modern replaceable primers. Some years later they stopped producing unprofitable black powder as well.
Things went well for Giulio and Giacomo. The brothers built houses for their workers to live in, and paid them enough that they could even buy those houses. The school and nursery built for the Fiocchis’ workers are still in operation today!
A Reliable Wartime SupplierGiulio passed away in 1914 while Fiocchi served as Italy’s primary ammo supplier during the war. He had fathered 13 children, and bequeathed his company to his son Carlo. The company has been passed down through the Fiocchi family in that fashion to this day.
Shortly after the Second World War broke out, the Nazis seized control of the Fiocchi factory. Italy was on the same side as Germany, although their attitude toward the war was often more opportunistic than ideologically driven. When things started looking bleak for the Nazis, they decided to blow the factory to smithereens rather than let the Allied Forces take it. The Fiocchi workers managed to foil the Nazis’ plan -- only to see their factory nearly totalled by Allied bombers.
The Fiocchi brothers decided to rebuild instead of disbanding. They took the opportunity to build one of Europe’s most technologically advanced ammunition factories. Many of their new machines were engineered to manufacture cartridges and nothing else.
Fiocchi Heads to the U.S.Fiocchi’s first move to America came in the 50s. They partnered with Smith & Wesson to operate a factory in Illinois, but soon parted ways and withdrew from the U.S. entirely. A newer Carlo Fiocchi, whose mother was British, was placed in charge of the company’s English speaking markets in the 1980s. He too saw an opportunity, in America -- but only if Fiocchi had a physical presence there.
In 1983 Carlo built an importing facility in Springfield, MO, a location he chose in part for its access to trucking and rail routes. Within two years Carlo realized that manufacturing ammo in America would be more profitable than importing it, so he convinced his relative Paolo, then the president of Fiocchi, to let him build a factory. He bought the land he needed from a farmer in nearby Ozark. That farmer probably never had to farm again.
Fiocchi of America’s business was in rough shape after the turn of the millennium. Carlo and his executive team managed to turn things around, and increased sales fivefold within a few years. Today 75 percent of centerfire handgun cartridges and 100 percent of shotshells that Fiocchi sells in America is also made in America.
Fiocchi Ammo Today
Fiocchi remains as one of Italy’s biggest and oldest ammo manufacturers. In recent years the company has distinguished itself by contributing to several Olympic and ISSF World Cup victories, as well as by developing nontoxic and biodegradable tracer shotshells for training in clay shooting. Fiocchi currently offers a great variety of cartridges and shotshells under their Shooting Dynamics, Exacta, Little Rhino, Cowboy Action, and other labels. They are renowned for continuing to produce harder to find cartridges as well. Go with the Shooting Dynamics line if you're looking for a cheap Fiocchi ammo for range training. It offers reliable shooting without more expensive bullets like you'd want to use for hunting or self-defense.
Much of Fiocchi’s success is attributable to its owners’ commitment to innovative engineering. Members of the Fiocchi family are predominantly engineers, and personally design most of the machinery and prototypes used in their factories. The work they do keeps their ancestor Giulio’s vision alive, and his name remembered across the world.
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12 GAUGE FIOCCHI GAME LOADS 2-3/4" #7.5 SHOT (250 SHELLS)This is my first order from AMMOMAN. I very impressed. The price was good. Free, quick shipping and very well package. The only issue I have is the ammo I received was in orange hulls but the pictures online show them in clears hulls. Maybe the pictures need to be updated.(09/25/2022)
45 ACP FIOCCHI 230 GRAIN FMJ (500 ROUNDS)Delivery and ordering were easy and fast as I have come to expect with ammo man. Fiocchi is not a normal brand for me to run, but it seems to work well, may be a little on the dirty side with residue compared to some others.(08/27/2022)
357 MAGNUM FIOCCHI 142 GRAIN FMJ (50 ROUNDS)Preformed well for the intended perpose as a sub for Hornady critical defense 125 gr that seams to work best in this rifle.(08/25/2022)
9MM FIOCCHI AMMO 124 GRAIN FMJ (1000 ROUNDS)Not one jam I was shooting the 9mm ammo through 2 guns a shield and a glock. I had ammo after ordering it within 3 days and ordered on a Sunday great jobs guys Thanks(07/02/2022)
.45 COLT FIOCCHI ACTION SHOOTING 250 GRAIN LRN (50 ROUNDS)Great Ammo,Fast delivery.(06/27/2022)
9MM FIOCCHI AMMO 115 GRAIN FMJ (1000 ROUNDS)I can't believe how fast I got this order. Thank you so much!(06/24/2022)
9MM LUGER FIOCCHI 115 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)Buffman tested this round and got good reliable, if not huge, expansion and very good penetration out of everything from subcompact CCW pistols to an SBR, and got reliable expansion through heavy clothing too. I wish it were loaded a little warmer, but if you're looking for a good standard pressure defensive load in 9mm, this stuff is legit.(06/14/2022)
9MM LUGER FIOCCHI 115 GRAIN JHP (50 ROUNDS)The ammo has good penetration and excellent expansion(06/02/2022)
380 ACP FIOCCHI SHOOTING DYNAMICS 95 GRAIN FMJ (50 ROUNDS)This was the easiest order and the best price.(04/14/2022)
9MM FIOCCHI AMMO 115 GRAIN FMJ (1000 ROUNDS)GOT 200 ROUNDS LEFT CZ HK CANIK SAR ATE IT UP NO PROBLEMS(03/21/2022)