Lee Jurras

1934

Invented the first commercially successful hollow point ammo “Super Vel”

  • 1963 founded Super Vel ammunition
    – Shelbyville, Indiana
  • 1974 – Super Vel closed
  • co-authored several books on firearms

July 27, 1934 – April 24, 2017

Joe Meigs

1840 – 1907

  • 1840 Joe Vincent Meigs born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • patented a breech loading firearm
  • patented a metal cartridge with an improved firing chamber
  • 1869 appointed Meigs agent of the U.S. Cartridge Company
  • invented a single-rail elevated railway system