A Message From Wideners


From over the transom:

Widener’s offers several different aspects that we think differentiate us from the competition while still offering very competitive prices. We have friendly customer service, ship the same day you order and most of our employees are, themselves, shooters and reloaders. You’ll find we have a great staff that care about all our customer’s needs along with a website that’s thorough and secure for any personal information that is exchanged.


Widener’s got its start in the late 70’s and has been supplying ammo and reloading supplies to shooters for decades. To have the opportunity to serve shooters that long in the competitive world of ammunition and shooting supplies, you need to do what you’ll say you’ll do and treat people right. There may be no better barometer than a decades-long track record to indicate the type of experience you’ll have with a retailer. Widener’s has been shipping packages for decades and we know how to get your ammo or reloading gear to your door in great condition.

No Backorders – Fast Shipping:

We don’t list products on our website that we don’t have in our physical inventory. That means no backorders and no questions about when your order will ship. In fact, the vast majority of our orders are in FedEx or UPS’ hands within 24-hours of the time you place your order. The past few years especially we’ve seen shooters place a premium on shipping speed and we’ve made our warehouse more efficient and brought on additional staff to ensure even when things are busy, orders get to our customers fast.

Customer Service:

When you call Widener’s, there’s a very strong chance you’ll get someone that picks up the phone right away. Plus, that person answering the phone has likely used the product you’re asking about. We don’t have temporary workers or non-English speaking folks answer the phone because we know the majority of our customers want to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about ammo and reloading, friendly, and easy to understand.

If you email us during business hours, our goal is a friendly, complete response to you within 15 minutes. We meet that goal on the majority of customer emails in and we think that has value. There’s peace of mind knowing the people you do business with are receptive and will do all they can to make sure you’re not stuck waiting.

Convenient Site Navigation and Customer Empowerment:

Even for customers that see ammo and reloading gear as a commodity, they value their time. If you have to navigate around a site with poor layout or struggle to understand the SKU of the product you’re looking at, you’re wasting time. We know that time is valuable and we’ve invested in Wideners.com to make it as easy to use as possible to save you time. We know we can’t foresee every question but you’ll find descriptions on all our products spelling out each product’s ideal use situation and all should be new-shooter friendly in terms of jargon.

I hope this helps!

I have used them for years.

Many others here do, too.

While we don’t take advertisers here at WRSA, we do support right-minded, customer-oriented merchants.

I hope you do, too.


11 responses to “A Message From Wideners

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.

  2. All true unless you live in Illinois. Because a county surrounding Chicago has outlawed “hi cap” magazines and “assault rifles”.so no matter what county a custoomer lives in, they just refuse to ship to all of Illinois. Probably the same for MA, NJ, and CA too

    • Add Alaska to your list. Most ammo retailers, maybe all, will not ship (fly) to Alaska due to hazmat costs.

  3. I will add to that- Wideners has done a great job for many years and they have always been responsive to any request. They are the place I go first.

  4. Yup. Somewhere in the way-back times, I think the first time Varget was hard to find. I call the good folks at Widener’s—
    W–“Varget? Yeah, I think we still have some, but I have to go check. Can you hold on?”
    Sound of landline phone on table, footsteps, screen door squeaks and bangs, footsteps recede. A few minutes pass, approaching footsteps, screen door again.
    W–“Yup, we still have some. How much do you need?”
    Always makes me smile when I remember that.

  5. Centurion_Cornelius

    Yep–Widener’s is gtg. Been buying ammo and components from them for years. Good people–got INTEGRITY. No BS.

  6. I’ve loved Wideners for years,, they’re one of the reasons I Hate liveing in NYS,, where I can’t order ammo on line. Great Company

  7. Randall Flagg

    Wideners of today is not the same company it was a few years ago. They don’t deal with MilSurps at all anymore. Just ammo and reloading.

  8. +1 on Widener’s. Used them a lot several years ago.

    For bulk ammo, best prices with shipping clearly stated, fast shipping, great packing, I’ve been using SG Ammo out of Oklahoma.

    Sam Gabbart and family/crew do a great job. See sample links:




  9. Winston Smith

    A little slight of hand in that statement “started in the late 1970s” as they were sold a couple of years back and are under new ownership. I haven’t dealt with the new folks yet so I cant say how they are. Dealt with the old ownership in person as I live near there and they were top notch, as most of you already know.