Chipola firing range using American-made ammo

Pictured from left, are: Lou Morgan Daniels, Corrections Program Manager; Stephen Stewart, Chipola Law Enforcement Program Director; Ken Ellis, Armada Ammunition; Jamie McAllister, Chipola Public Service Program Director and Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.

Pictured from left, are: Lou Morgan Daniels, Corrections Program Manager; Stephen Stewart, Chipola Law Enforcement Program Director; Ken Ellis, Armada Ammunition; Jamie McAllister, Chipola Public Service Program Director and Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Firing Range recently signed an agreement to purchase ammunition from Armada Ammunition, a veteran owned company based in Gadsden County Florida.

Jamie McAllister, Director of Chipola’s Public Service programs, says, “Armada provides quality ammunition to law enforcement, corrections, training academies and the military. They have offered ammo at 20 cents per round which is a great saving for the college.”

John Coffman founded Armada Ammunition in 2013 after learning of the problems law enforcement, corrections and training academies were having obtaining ammunition in a timely manner. John assembled a team of partners with backgrounds that would complement the company vision of helping these agencies. Armada provides ammunition within 30 days of order while also saving agencies money.

Armada is a community partner working with local officials to support community events and needs. Company officials also are working with local colleges to develop coursework in Ballistic Sciences and manufacturing to help students with career choices.