To our loyal Shooters, Fans and Followers:

It is with a heavy heart that the Rio Ammunition family informs you that on Wednesday, April 16th, an accident in our Tennessee facility took from us one of our own. Other members of our team were injured, at least one other seriously. Those injured have received, and to the extent still needed, are getting medical care. We are working closely with regulatory agencies and others to understand the source of this tragic event. We ask that you keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers. We reflect with great pride on the actions of our staff who were not injured to assist those who were. We express appreciation to the professional first responders who answered the call. We would like to thank all of our customers, friends and followers who have reached out with offers of assistance. Your compassion gives us strength beyond words.

While you may have many questions about this event, we respectfully request that you understand the evolving nature of this situation. We hope that you can afford us the time necessary to work through the investigation and to grieve. It will take time and patience, but we will persevere. It is the Rio way.