Nevins Ammunition was a small manufacturer of handgun ammunition in Boise, Idaho from 1980 to 1987. The company produced 38, 357, 45, 44 and 9 mm in a variety of different loads and bullet types for law enforcement and sporting goods stores in the Pacific Northwest. The majority of the ammunition made was “remanufactured” for law enforcement training. The company was the first to produce a high pressure, high velocity-training round with a lead bullet in 38 Special. A special process was developed with a small bullet manufacturer in California to produce a lead bullet that would not leave any residue in the barrel at a high velocity. The company was also the first to introduce the “Twelve Pack” of handgun ammunition to the retail sporting goods industry. The brass you have with the Nevins headstamp was manufactured for the company by one of three suppliers; Starline, Winchester or Norma of Sweden. The company produced in excess of 5 million rounds each year with sales primarily in the Northwest, with the exception of government contracts that were shipped globally.
I still have a few boxes of Nevins .38 ammo! Awesome stuff. I used to go by the Nevin's place and buy it directly from the shop. I was wondering if I could ask: Who supplied the great bullets you used, and can their process be duplicated? I reload, and I am wanting to do more shooting in SAS and with other competitions.
If I was able to produce enough to make it worthwhile to go through the ATF process, I might even think about that.
I really have some great memories with your ammo! It was great to see you make comments. It made me register just to visit with you.
Hey Terry's or Pumpkinheaver, I have 20 year old son that I named Nevin. Would it be possible to pick up a few different brass from you? He just bought his girlfriend a 60ls lady smith (with pink grips). I think it would be neat to load her a few rounds of personal loads from him.
Or if anyone could lead me to a few it would be great!