The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute

Safety. Technical Excellence. Performance. Reliability. Setting the Standard.

SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and tasked with creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality, coordinating technical data and promoting safe and responsible firearms use.


Firearm Safety Rules

The 10 rules of firearms safety everyone should follow.

New Cartridge & Chamber Drawings

Technical data and drawings for the new SAAMI accepted Cartridge and Chamber designs not yet included in ANSI/SAAMI Standards.

Reference and Proof Ammunition

Contains Product Codes for the following: Reference Ammunition, Proof Load Ammunition, Action Proving Dummy Rounds, Copper Crusher Cylinders, Gas Checks, Supplier Contact Information

Unsafe Firearms & Ammunition Combinations

A list of some unsafe combinations that are well known because of somewhat similar chamber and ammunition dimensions.

Sporting Ammunition and the Fire Fighter

This video was produced by SAAMI as part of our continuing mission to promote safety and in this case providing firefighters with fact-based information to help them address the realities of fires containing sporting ammunition.

Transport Data Sheets

Sample Transport Data Sheets for ammunition, black ammunition, primers, and smokeless powder.

Setting the Standard Since 1926