Shooting Illustrated readers can take some comfort in the fact that during this shaky economy with an increasing number of bank failures, their firearm collection and ammunition does not rely on an under-funded FDIC to maintain its value. The financial turbulence, however, has resulted in at least one company launch a new investment strategy aimed directly at gun owners.
AmmoSquared has a new service that allows customers to accumulate and store physical ammunition holdings off-site, thereby creating a manner of building and protecting tangible wealth largely independent of established financial systems. According to the firm it’s a different way of diversifying assets. The fact it’s also shelter when the next ammunition shortage strikes is a bonus.
“Ammunition is a physical, tangible asset that will never be worth zero,” said AmmoSquared CEO Dan Morton, “It’s more stable than cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which are still too volatile for most people to reliably use as an alternative store of value. Ammunition is more like gold, with intrinsic value based on the effort and cost of raw materials.”
The company has developed a program for enthusiasts to build, store and manage their cartridge inventory online. The platform offers more than 60 different caliber options and a participant’s inventory stores in AmmoSquared’s climate-controlled and secure facilities. AmmoSquared, which was established in 2015, has shipped over 12.6 million cartridges to more than 20,000 subscribers since that time.
If you prefer assets you can pull out of the gun safe and savor periodically, take a look at Rock Island Auction’s May 20 catalog. It features several of one-of-a-kind historical guns virtually guaranteed to increase in value due to scarcity. The list includes the Beaumot-Adams double-action revolver once owned by Jefferson Davis and Zane Grey’s Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1895 rifle.
This above news story covers a new service from a member of the firearm community and should not be construed as financial advice.