Hornady Ammunition Burnsville MN
West Concord, MN
Grand Rapids, MN
Hornady TAP FPD Ammunition
Personal-defense ammunition goes public
Late in 2004 I began hearing rumors that Hornady was bringing out a new line of superior-quality, high-performance personal-defense ammunition. At that time I didn't know what it would be called, nor did I know what it would look like. Then I received a shipment of several black boxes marked with the familiar Hornady name and carrying a simple "TAP FPD" designation. The ammunition looked special as soon as I opened one of the boxes. It was time to learn more about this new line of ammunition.
Hornady has been in the ammunition business since the end of World War II. Joyce Hornady and Vernon Speer started out by making bullets from spent .22 rimfire cases and rolls of lead wire. The bullet business was good, and their gross sales for 1949 totaled $10,000. Although things slowed down during the Korean War, it didn't take Hornady long to get back into the bullet business when hostilities ended.
Today it's hard to imagine the shooting world without Hornady. The company introduced Frontier Ammunition in 1964. Initially, the line of ammo was loaded in surplus military cases, but when the Vietnam War heated up, Hornady shifted to new cases. ...