About Us

Commercial Explosives

Since 1934, WA Murphy, Inc. has been supplying the explosives needs for the mining and construction industries.  Primarily serving California, western Nevada, Western Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.  As an Orica distributor we can support any type of operation.  With a wide range of products, including electronic detonators, variable density bulk and packaged explosives Orica is  the world’s leading provider of commercial blasting solutions.    We have an excellent reputation for service, safety and improved productivity.

Please contact us for any project in our area; we look forward to helping with your business.

Consumer Products

Murphy Powder has been a major distributor to the reloading market for over 40 years. During this period we have actively pursued and maintained a reputation for integrity among our jobbers, who, in turn, channel our quality products to the valued end-user, the individual handloader.

We do not send out catalogs across the country, nor do we participate in retail sales. Our interest and commitment applies to, and relies completely on, an appointed jobber distribution network of legitimate businesses. This network abides by all Federal, State, and Local laws governing safe-and-legal storage, handling, shipping, and distribution of gunpowder and related products.

The Murphy Company is an original factory-appointed and factory-approved master powder distributor covering the eleven Western states. We stock all major brands of smokeless powders, and treat each jobbers’ needs and situations on an individual basis.

Please view our ‘Contacts’ page to get in touch with any of W. A. Murphy’s personnel.