Fiocchi was just as frustrated as the rest of us when it came to the company’s inability to keep up with the rising demand for ammunition last year. The bad news is that 2014 is expected to play out much the same. Maybe by the end of the year the increased production investment from Fiocchi and the other major ammunition manufacturers will catch up with demand. In the meantime, Fiocchi did have some good news to report. It is a new line of ammo called “Canned Heat” in reference to the nifty sealed cans, complete with desiccant, that the ammo comes in. These cans have a plastic top a la Tupperware, or clamp-on lids that you can use to reseal them. It’s not only more convenient than cardboard boxes, but also keeps your ammo clean and dry. Canned Heat comes in the most common .223 flavors, as well as .308 and 12 gauge. Fiocchi was also highlighting the Golden Pheasant loads with nickel-plated shot. The nickel plating makes the shot harder for better penetration. Brand new steel slugs for rifled barrels, called Boar and Buck Slayer, were also on display. It can be used where lead ammo is prohibited and the segmented slug ensures fast, humane kills. If bacon wrapped venison is your delicacy of choice, these breakthrough rounds will definitely get the job done. I have found Fiocchi ammo to be dependably high in both quality and performance. Whether your needs run to cowboy action shooting, hunting, classic gun ammo, or self defense, Fiocchi has you covered. Check out what they have to say.