The first time I saw a device like the Ammo Up was at Gunsite Academy, but instead of being configured like a broom, it was more like a roller. The rubber fingers deftly picked up the brass from the desert as neatly as if the range had been vacuumed. I was told the roller was originally developed for the nut industry that used them to pick up almonds from the ground beneath the nut trees. Pretty cool, but very industrial. Now it looks like the technology has been adapted to individual use with the Ammo-Up COMPACT.
It’s affordable, transportable, and effective. It is engineered to pick up and eject spent cases without bending over while minimizing contact with lead dust. The Ammo-Up COMPACT will pick up .380, 9mm, 10mm, .40, .45 Auto, .38 special, .308 (7.62mm), .223 (5.56mm) and much more. There is also an Ammo-Up COMPACT Shotgun to pick up shotgun shells and wads.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.