Frequently Asked Questions

Does Aguila Ammunition sell ammunition directly to the public?

Aguila Ammunition sells to dealers, distributors, big box stores, military, law enforcement and select ranges throughout the continental US and Canada.  However, we do not sell our products directly to the consumer.  If your local dealer or distributor is running low on Aguila inventory, please inform them that they need to reorder and we’ll be sure to fulfill the request.


Where can I find a dealer for Aguila Ammunition products?

Aguila has dealers and distributors all over the United States and Canada.  Please refer to the “Dealer Locator” section of this website to identify the closest Aguila Direct Dealer to you.  There may also be additional dealers in your region, serviced by our distribution network.


Are you still manufacturing 5mm ammunition?

Yes, Aguila still manufactures this very popular 5mm ammunition. However, due to increased .22 rimfire demand, shipments to dealers and distributors have been pushed back to 2017.


What is a dram equivalent?

The dram equivalent is the amount of powder in the cartridge.  A dram is 1/16th of an ounce.  Back when shotgun ammunition was loaded with black powder, the dram was the unit of measure.  Today, this is the term used to indicate the charge of smokeless powder that approximates the velocity and shot weight of a black powder load.


How do I properly dispose of ammunition?

Contact your local hazmat facility.  Each state, county or city may have different regulations for proper disposal.


Is Aguila +P ammunition safe to use in my handgun?

Aguila +P ammunition is manufactured to industry +P standards and is safe to use in any firearm that is regulated to +P pressures.


Will your Aguila “Mini-shell” perform in semi-automatic shotguns?

The mini-shell product works best in pump-action systems and may work in some semi-automatic shotguns with modified feed systems.


What is the advantage of using your Colibri or your Super Colibri, powder-less ammunition?

Both the .22 Colibri and Super Colibri are excellent ammunition for firing in areas where noise is a factor.  Both are “powder-less” rounds and extremely quite.  This is especially beneficial for taking out varmints within residential neighborhoods or areas where there are noise restrictions.


How can I obtain an Aguila Ammunition product catalog?

To obtain an Aguila Ammunition product catalog, simply email us directly at:  [email protected].


How can I become a dealer of your products?

Aguila is happy to add dealers to our network in the rare instance where we do not currently have geographic coverage with existing dealers and/or distributors.  Contact us at [email protected] to find out if your geography is open for new dealers.


Should I lubricate my pistol?

Yes!  All firearms require lubrication.  Please follow your owner’s manual for instructions on proper lubrication.  Aguila Ammunition recommends that you use lubricants specifically designed for firearms applications.


What is SAAMI?

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components.  SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and tasked with:

  • Creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality.
  • Coordinating technical data.
  • Promoting safe and responsible firearm use.

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How can I obtain an Aguila Ammunition product catalog?
Download the 2016 product catalog here.