Spent Brass


Active Member
Feb 9, 2010
Goose Creek
Georgia Arms is the 5th largest retailer of .223 Ammo in America . They sell
9mm, .45, .223 ammunition. They normally buy spent brass from the US
Department of Defense. Spent brass is "one time used" shell cases used by
our Military for training purposes.

They buy the brass, recondition it, and then reload the brass for resale to Law Enforcement, Gun Clubs, Gun Shops, and stores like Wal-Mart. They normally buy 30,000 lbs of spent brass at a time.

This week the DoD wrote a letter to the owner of Georgia Arms and informed
him that from now on the DoD will be destroying the spent brass, shredding it. It will no longer be available to the ammo makers, unless they buy it in a scrap shredded condition (which they have no use for).

The shredded brass is now going to be sold by the DoD to China as scrap metal, after the DoD pays for it to be shredded. The DoD is selling the brass to China for less money than the ammo makers have been paying, plus the DoD has to pay to have the brass shredded and do the accounting paperwork.

This sure helps the economy now doesn't it? Sell cheaper to China , and do not sell at all to a proven US business. Any hidden agenda working here? Obama going after the Firearms Industry and our ammunition! The Georgia Arms owner even related a story that one of his competitors had already purchased a load of brass last week. The DoD contacted him this week and said they were sending someone over to make sure it was destroyed. Shell cases he had already bought!

The brass has no value to the ammo maker if it is destroyed/shredded/melted.
The ammo manufacturer only uses the empty brass cases to reload different
calibers, mainly .223 bullets.

The owner of Georgia Arms says that he will have to lay off at least half of his 60 workers, within 2-3 months if the DoD will no longer sell spent brass cases to the industry. Georgia Arms has 2-3 months of inventory to use, by summer they're out.

If the Reloading Industry has to purchase new manufacture brass cases, then
the cost of ammunition will double or even triple, plus Obama wants to add a
500% tax on each shell.

You can read the information and see the DoD letter to Georgia Arms here:
The Shootist Site
http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod- ... itary.html
https://webmail.metrobrokers.com/exchwe ... ir.asp?URL
http://www.theshootist.net/2009/03/dod- ... itary.html

If you're not outraged at what this administration is doing you
should be! Be Afraid! Be Very Very Afraid! Get involved! It's Your Freedom and Our Country They're Stealing! If You Fail to Act Now, there may not be a
Free United States tomorrow!

I implore you to get involved and forward this to as many people as you can. Contact your legislators and put them on notice, We're fed up with what's going on in the name of stimulating our economy!
Hopefully this doesen't happen. Bill


Well-Known Member
Nov 27, 2010
Yeah...stan is correct. This is old news back in 2009 and they are getting their brass. I do not think it is going to wal-mart though. Please double check your info...i do not think they produce that much 223 as well.



Dec 30, 2011
Regardless of the reversed decision by the DoD, The evil triumvirate of Obama, Reid and Pelosi need to ousted from office. They are the problem. Actually the voters who placed them in office are the real problem. Work to educte the the voting public.