I have to disagree with Robert's comment about most people having never heard of Herters. With Cabelas picking up the rights to the Herters name and having been making ammunition under that label for several years now, has sent many off on a Google search looking for info on Herters.
Their demise was the 68 Gun Control Act. It killed their firearms sales which led to them closing. My friend, Ed Sager has written a book on Herters reloading equipment, mainly focusing on presses and dies. He plans to cover more equipment in a second book.
It has been said many times that they offer many good products and fair prices. They also had very colorful advertising, with exaggerations about many products.
But as I mentioned they sold many quality products. Everyone who has been on the forum or belongs to the CBA knows my affection for Herters Powermag revolvers which were built by Sauer & Sohn in Germany. The craftsmanship on these revolvers are superb.
A fact many may not know of is that most of the Herters brand brass was made by Norma and we know about the quality of that brass.
David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
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