SAAMI Announces Development of Suppressor Thread and Socket Drawings

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SAAMI Announces Development of Suppressor Thread and Socket Drawings

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute®, Inc., (SAAMI®), is pleased to announce it has developed suppressor thread and socket drawings and made them publicly available, without restriction, on

“With suppressors gaining in popularity among recreational shooters, SAAMI is leading the way in developing technical and compatibility guidelines for manufacturing this equipment,” said SAAMI President and CEO Joe Bartozzi. “I am proud of the SAAMI team for developing and making this resource publicly available.”

The development of new suppressor thread and socket drawings aligns with SAAMI’s overall mission to create manufacturing standards that serve industry’s interests of compatibility, reliability and interchangeability. By creating a uniform set of guidelines for both the threads on the muzzle and the internal socket of the suppressor, or other attached device, manufacturers and users can be assured devices compliant to the standards will work together.

“It is exciting to see SAAMI expanding its reach for the benefit of American sport shooters by providing technical guidance in the field of sound suppression and methods of attachment for muzzle devices,” said Alan Serven, SAAMI’s Senior Director of Technical Affairs.

The drawings are part of SAAMI’s ongoing project to develop standards for firearm suppressors.


The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.


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