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New Powder Training Ammo Not Affected by Climate

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – (January 19, 2010) The latest trend to hit the less-lethal training industry is a .43 caliber powder marking round first introduced by Umarex. The company that continues to introduce new and innovative tactical training solutions named the new powder round, “RAM Battle Dust”.

“Battle Dust provides an instant and unmistakable visual,” said Cliff Eisenbarger, Special Markets Coordinator for Umarex, “upon impact, a cloud of dust encompasses its target signaling to everyone within eyeshot that the target was hit.”

RAM Battle Dust is easy to clean up, it just wipes off or rinses with ease. The special makeup of the shell doesn’t bust in markers and shatters when it strikes its target. The .43 caliber powder ball is biodegradable, doesn’t stain, and is non-toxic.

Cliff also stated, “One of the most appealing characteristics for training facilities is that RAM Battle Dust does not have to be stored in a climate-controlled environment. Battle Dust will operate just the same in cold or hot conditions and has an extended shelf life. This is a big advantage over other training munitions that have to be climate controlled for safety and performance reasons.”

Umarex offers RAM Battle Dust in two colors—a green and yellow round with white powder and a pink and yellow round with pink powder.


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Umarex was established in 1972 as “Uma Mayer Ussfeller GmbH” and served the market for tear gas and signal pistols followed by air rifles. After acquiring Reck Sportwaffen Fabrick Karl Arndt, they reorganized ultimately under Umarex. The company’s Reck PK 800 enjoys worldwide acclaim and appears on the market as the perfect replica of the Walther PPK. Umarex has now become the largest maker of replicas by offering numerous German-made air guns, tear gas, signal pistols and now replica firearms. Umarex USA is North America’s fastest growing airgun and replica tactical rimfire gun company. Umarex USA markets their airguns, airsoft, paintball and tactical rimfire products under famous brands such as Walther, RWS, Smith & Wesson, Browning, Heckler & Koch, Ruger, Beretta, Colt, Magnum Research and others.

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