Left to right – Master Bulletsmith, Jeff Gilbertson; President, Pat Daly; Master Bulletsmiths Dan Hoke, Scott Jenkins, Bryan Brock; Production Manager, Mike Gunter; Production Lead, Brad Vansell; and Vice-President of Operations, Doug Wickham
Through a newly developed program, Sierra Bullets will train Bulletsmiths through an extensive criteria-based program to be Master Bulletsmiths. Criteria for the Master Bulletsmith designation include a thorough knowledge of all bullet production processes, an exemplary demonstration of all of Sierra Bullets operating procedures, and a reliable, respected leader.
To obtain the Master Bulletsmith designation, each Bulletsmith must be certified to run all Sierra Bullet lines including MatchKing, Tipped MatchKing, BlitzKing, Varminter, GameKing, Pro-Hunter, SportsMaster, Tournament Master, and Sig Sauer V-Crown bullets. Each Master Bulletsmith must be able to proficiently run a bullet press, draw press, and trimmer.
In addition to masterfully crafting bullets with their own bullet press, each Master Bulletsmith will lead a group of Bulletsmiths, serving as an expert those operators can rely upon for guidance in the complexities of bullet craftsmanship.
Kicking off the Master Bulletsmiths will be initial inductees Bryan Brock, Jeff Gilbertson, Dan Hoke, and Scott Jenkins. Together these men bring 99 years of knowledge and experience to the art of making bullets.
Rest assured, the next time you head to the range or hunting with your favorite Sierra Bullets, your bullets bear the quality and accuracy overseen by a Master Bulletsmith.