Wilson Combat has introduced a self-branded training ammunition line, using reloaded brass cases. From the press release:
Our Premium Remanufactured Match/Training ammunition is loaded in house by our seasoned technicians on Ammo Load automated reloading equipment for the highest quality target shooting ammunition using premium domestic components at reasonable prices.
All loads have been developed by Bill Wilson for flawless function and match grade accuracy in all quality full size and compact handguns and are especially well suited for the needs of the 1911 platform.
All Wilson Combat Remanufactured Match/Training loads feature once-fired brass from Top Brass Reloading that was sourced from indoor ranges and then processed through a meticulous cleaning, polishing and inspection process ensuring a first-quality finished product. Ideal for training, competition and target use.
The quality control standards for ammunition using range pick-up components seem onerous to me. Wilson Combat apparently believes this tradeoff still gives pays off in cost.
As the prices of raw materials go up, factory reloaded (“remanufactured”) ammunition will become more popular. As long as quality control standards remain high, I don’t see the problem with the practice of reclaiming spent brass.