About Us

Our name says it all.  Once Fired Lake City Brass is just that – it has only been fired once.

We offer once fired Lake City brass for reloading.  We are a no-nonsense, no frills business.  We purchase large lots of spent brass from military bases all around the United States, clean it up, and resell to you.  That way you don’t have to buy brass by the truckload.

We offer a superior level of quality to our competitors.  Unlike many other brass resellers, we do not offer dirty brass – we clean everything that comes through our door if it is the least bit dull or if was dirty when it arrived.  It’s usually filthy because the places where we get it from are typically stored outdoors until they are auctioned off.  We won’t sell it if we haven’t cleaned it.

We also only work with military bases.  You will not find civilian or law enforcement range brass here, because we simply cannot determine if fired brass from those sources is in fact once-fired.  The military does not use reloaded ammunition.  So, anything that comes originally manufactured by the Lake City Ammunition plant here in Missouri, acquired in a government auction, and has still-crimped primers in place is as strong of a guarantee that we can provide.  That’s how we do business.

Some or even most law enforcement agencies are also required to use factory ammunition.  However, we cannot control who participates in any given LE officer range membership, or the ammo they may bring with them to shoot.  So again, we focus on what we can reasonably guarantee is once fired, high quality spent brass.

We tumble our brass in a mixture of crushed walnut and crushed corn cob for a solid clean and a nice shine.  As we build up a larger customer base, we anticipate upgrading to use stainless steel media, too.


5.56mm brass is like a genie in a bottle.  With a little rubbin, the magic begins to happen.

5.56mm brass is like a genie in a bottle. With a little rubbin, the magic begins to happen.












Lovely, aren't they?

Lovely, aren’t they?


2 Responses to “About Us”

  1. gary January 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    Don’t like to buy from anyone that does not post a phone number. How can I get in touch with you guys?

  2. Greg Bauman January 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm Permalink

    512-809-4401 is my direct line. How’s that? :)

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