Fiocchi: By Shooters For Shooters
When Giulio Fiocchi—a bank manager in Milan, Italy—inspected a musket and blackpowder manufacturer in nearby Lecco that defaulted on a loan in 1876, he found all the right ingredients to launch Fiocchi Ammunition. The borrower was insolvent, and with little chance of paying back the funds its skilled metalworkers were about to be jobless.
Although armed with little gun knowledge at the time, he understood the recent introduction of metallic cartridges signaled a revolution in the firearm industry. His brother Giacomo, who had studied engineering at the University of Milan, visited the closing facility and agreed it was ideal for a company specializing in the new ammunition. Giulio’s bank floated a loan, musket production ceased and by 1877 cartridges were coming out of the factory under the Giulio Fiocchi Enterprise name.
Fiocchi During the World Wars
Giulio had 13 children and his belief in family showed with workplace benefits—a rarity at the time. By 1904 he was building employee housing and paying wages generous enough for workers to purchase the homes.
Women were hired long before it was accepted practice and a nursery was established for staff-members’ children. The efforts built a loyalty so deep that it’s not uncommon for an employee today to be a third- or fourth-generation member of their family working at Fiocchi.
The company thrived and during World War 1 Italy relied on Fiocchi to supply its military with ammunition. Carlo inherited the company in 1916 after his father, Giulio, died.
Then Word War II struck. Nazis occupied the factory, only to attempt its destruction once it became obvious Axis powers would be driven from Italy. The effort was thwarted by loyal employees, but the plant ultimately fell victim to Allied bombing.
Family members faced a difficult decision after the war—rebuild or abandon the business? They decided to pour savings into the company, virtually starting from scratch. Everything was retooled, re-machined and modernized, putting it decades ahead of many of its competitors that probably considered emerging from the global conflict unscarred an asset. Without help from the Marshall Plan, the factory rose from the ruins with the latest in technology.
Fiocchi entered into a partnership with Smith & Wesson in the 1950s and opened a plant in Alton, IL—the company’s first entry into the United States. The firms parted ways, though, and the fabled Italian ammunition maker temporarily lost its American footing.
In 1983, sensing the growth of the shooting sports stateside, the company returned by establishing Fiocchi of America in Springfield, MO. They selected Missouri for its shipping-strategic central location, and the company’s ammunition was once again available in the U.S.
Keeping up with the tastes of enthusiasts stateside, however, proved a logistical challenge when loaded shotshells were shipped long-distance from Italy. A year and a half later, the company secured property for a new plant near Ozark, MO, where 90 percent of its American employees work today and more than 75 percent of all Fiocchi ammunition sold in the United States is assembled.
Wads and empty primed hulls are imported from Bashieri & Pellagriand Gualandi and Fiocchi Munizioni, respectively, but all propellant comes from U.S. sources. As for the projectiles, the company has solid working relationships with some of America’s finest.
Today it loads bullets from Hornady and Sierra Bullets, ensuring the kind of exterior and terminal ballistics shooters expect. Naturally, the company has a full lineup of full metal jacket cartridges for high-volume shooters, as well as other styles—even some blanks—from which to choose. Fiocchi has NATO certification, which means much of its ammo is suitable for use by all militaries in the alliance.
The fact that the company’s U.S. sales have increased 500 percent since 2005 speaks volumes for the quality and reliability of its products. A lot that is attributable to Fiocchi’s dedication to innovation in shotshells—where customized loads for its stable of title-holding international shotgunners often migrate into commercial offerings.
Fiocchi Exacta Target Shotshells
Look no further than Fiocchi USA’s Exacta Target Loads if you’re serious about busting clays. The company has developed the kind of shotshells that win at the International level for more than five decades, and the experience shows. They’re available in different load weights and velocities, each tailored to fit different shooter preferences and the nuances of the shotgun they shoulder.
The Little Rinos, for example, are 12-gauge 2 3/4-inch shotshells with a single ounce of either No. 7 1/2 or No. 8 lead shot, your choice. Regardless of the pellet size, muzzle velocity is identical at 1,250 fps. Turning the load up a notch, White Rinos—also part of the Exacta Target line—come in the same length shotshell, and feature 1 1/8-ounce loads of lead shot (same two shot sizes) that still leave the barrel at 1,250 fps. The interior contents are similar in the Crushers and Super Crushers, but muzzle velocities increase to 1,300 fps. Exacta Target loads are also available in 20-gauge and .410-bore. When a title is at stake, Fiocchi understands small tweaks can make a world of difference.
Fiocchi Shooting Dynamics Target Shotshells
This line is the official ammo of the Professional Sporting Clays Association and there’s good reason. One or 1 1/8 ounce of chilled shot rides atop a one-piece shotcup in the 12-gauge flavors, and when coupled with the company’s precision hull production, delivers the flight reliability required for high-scoring consistency. It’s also available in 20-gauge versions.
Fiocchi Hunting Ammo
The company hasn’t forgotten about hunters and offers a variety of options that include its leaded Game and Target line, Speed Steel tailored for waterfowlers, Golden Pheasant and others. Blanks and rubber buckshot ammo ideal for hazing nuisance wildlife in rural settings are also available, as well as slugs and buckshot tailored for law enforcement, home defense and hunting.
Fiocchi Centerfire Ammo
The unrivaled performance of Fiocchi America shotshells unjustly overshadows its centerfire cartridges. It offers a complete-line of full-metal-jacketed loads for high-volume shooters on a budget, but if connecting at distance is your game, take a close look at the Exacta Match offerings. They feature Sierra MatchKing Bullets and those correspondingly high ballistic coefficients. For hunting the company produces cartridges with Hornady’s famed V-Max or InterLock bullets. Self-defense enthusiasts will appreciate the hollow point loads and the renowned Hornady XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) version. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a hunter, carry concealed or enjoy ringing steel at 1,000 meters.
Fiocchi is still a family-owned and operated business to this day.
Fiocchi 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$27.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9AP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344001623 Cost Per Round 55.7¢ per round
This 9mm Luger ammunition from Fiocchi delivers accurate, reliable performance at a reasonable cost. Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a light 115 grain full metal jacket bullet at 1,200 feet per second, slightly faster than most target loads. This bumps recoil up a little bit and provides a more realistic training experience that simulates full power carry ammunition.
This is not +P ammo, so it can be used in subcompact or older firearms not rated for high pressure cartridges. It uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
A majority of Fiocchi ammunition sold in the US is loaded in Ozark, Missouri, with the rest coming from the company's headquarters in Lecco, Italy.
Fiocchi 9mm 147 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$27.95
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9APD Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344026923 Cost Per Round 55.9¢ per round
While this 9mm Luger ammunition can serve well as a range load for any handgun chambered in this caliber, it is particularly well-suited to suppressed firearms.
With a subsonic muzzle velocity of 975 feet per second, this ammo is powerful enough to cycle semi-automatic firearms while avoiding the sound barrier and allowing the suppressor to provide maximum noise dampening. These cartridges fire heavy 147 grain full metal jacket bullets.
Fiocchi ammo is made in both the USA and Italy using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Fiocchi 12 Gauge 2-3/4" Blanks – 250 Rounds$174.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight Not Applicable Bullet Type Blanks Use Type shooting blanks with your shotgun Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge Manufacturer SKU 12BLANK Shot Material Less-Lethal Primer Type Shotshell Shell Length 2-3/4" UPC Barcode 762344861166 Cost Per Round 69.9¢ per round
Where legal, these 12 gauge blank-firing cartridges be used for filming, early warning tripwire devices, and even fashioned into custom loads by clever reloaders. Since each shell is made using traditional components but lacks projectiles or shot, they are often used for hobby shooting with launchers and other fun devices. Each shell comprises a brass head, 209 primer, and clean-burning powder that is properly contained.
Blank rounds can be loud and should still be used with hearing protection. That being said, these 12 gauge blanks can also be used to train hunting dogs or camp horses, accustoming them to the sound of gunfire without running off as a reaction. Fiocchi is an Italian manufacturer that supports American shooting sports and economy with their wide range of ammunition.
This ammo was designed for less-than-lethal use, however, this ammo could still cause serious injury or death under certain uses and scenarios. One such scenario is using it in close proximity to your target. Be sure to handle a shotgun, rifle or pistol that is loaded with less-than-lethal ammunition in the same way you would any other.
45 ACP - 230 Grain FMJ - Fiocchi - 50 Rounds$36.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU 45A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344001166 Cost Per Round 73.7¢ per round
If you are looking for high-quality target-shooting ammunition for your .45 ACP handgun, this 50-round box from Fiocchi is a smart purchase. Youâ€™ll have 230-grain bullets that use a full metal jacket design, allowing for smooth cycling and less fouling in the barrel. They have the accuracy and consistency you need for a full day of target shooting, making you a better gun owner.
These .45 ACP rounds give you reliable performance from the barrel to the target. They have a muzzle velocity of 860 feet per second, giving the FMJ projectile a muzzle energy of 378 foot-pounds. This means consistent knock-down power for target shooting and elite competitions.
Fiocchi has a history that dates back to the Napoleonic era, but this company is now a modern producer of modern and advanced ammunition products. While the company is based out of Italy, they have served American gun owners through facilities in Illinois and other U.S. locations.
Fiocchi 357 Sig 124 Grain FMJTC – 50 Rounds$39.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 357 Sig Manufacturer SKU 357SIGAP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344028156 Cost Per Round 79.7¢ per round
Match popular defensive ballistic performance choices at your next match or practice session with these .357 SIG rounds from Fiocchi. These rounds are constructed using non-corrosive Boxer primers fitted into reloadable brass casings which are topped with full metal jacket - truncated cone (FMJ-TC) projectiles. FMJ-TC bullets have a sloping conical ogive and a flat top surface (similar to a semi-wadcutter) which leaves nice clean holes in paper and cardboard targets for match scoring. The FMJ-TC shape also reflects a common profile for many .357 SIG hollow-point rounds so that your practice ammo can proof cycling and feeding for your carry/duty ammo.
These bullets weigh in at 124 grains which is light for the caliber and produces an relatively high muzzle velocity of 1,350 feet-per-second. The light weight provides a lighter recoil for the high pressure round while also mirroring the firing and flight characteristics of many .357 SIG defensive cartridges which use 124 grain Hornady XTP projectiles.
Fiocchi is one of Italy's oldest and largest ammunition manufacturers and is located in Lecco at the heart of a close-knit firearms industry community. With nearly 140 years of experience behind them, Fiocchi is one the world leaders in ammo innovation with products aimed to pleased hunters, competitive shooters, law enforcement agencies, and private citizens.
Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 40 S&W 165 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$40.00
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 165 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson Manufacturer SKU 40SWC Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 762344703909 Cost Per Round 80.0¢ per round
This .40 S&W ammunition from Fiocchi is a versatile load suited to both range and target use. Like many defensive loads in this caliber, it is configured to fire a relatively light but fast-moving bullet that produces good expansion without excessive recoil or overpenetration risk.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 165 grain jacketed hollow point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,100 feet per second. This is about 10% faster than typical 180 grain loads.
Most Fiocchi ammunition sold in the US is manufactured in Ozark, Missouri, with the remainder coming from the company's headquarters in Italy. Fiocchi ammo uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.
Fiocchi 7.62x39mm 124 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$16.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU 762SOVA Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344704951 Cost Per Round 84.3¢ per round
If you're looking for high quality, extremely precise, and incredibly reliable ammo, you have come to the right place. As the oldest weapons and ammunition manufacturer in Italy, Fiocchi has built a reputation of being one of the very best ammunition manufacturers in the world.
Instead of getting cheap Russian or Eastern European ammo for your SKS, grab a 20 round pack of these brass cased, boxer primed, reloadable ammunition. With plants in America and still owned and managed by the founding family, you can't go wrong with these fantastic 124 grain, full metal jacket, range training rounds from the oldest ammunition manufacturer in Italy!
Fiocchi 7.63 Mauser 88 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$50.00
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 88 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 7.63 MAUSER Manufacturer SKU 763A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344001487 Cost Per Round $1.00 per round
7.63 MAUSER ammo complete with Brass cases and a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) projectile. Manufactured by Fiocchi to the highest of standards with a Boxer primer and 88 Grain bullet, the quality components come together and add up to a round that's great for . You'll get 50 rounds shipped fast when you order this today.
Fiocchi 300 AAC Blackout 150 Grain FMJ-BT - 50 Rounds$68.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 300 AAC Blackout Manufacturer SKU 300BLKC Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344711010 Cost Per Round $1.38 per round
This .300 AAC ammunition from Fiocchi is a great choice for range use. Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 150 grain full metal jacket bullet at a supersonic muzzle velocity of 1,925 feet per second. While this velocity creates a sonic "crack" that suppressors commonly used with this caliber cannot eliminate, it also gives the round better extended-range performance.
Fiocchi ammunition sold in the US is mostly loaded in Ozark, Missouri, with the balance being imported from Lecco, Italy.
This ammo uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.