SAAMI Ballistics Conference Set for Sept. 10-12

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SAAMI Ballistics Conference Set for Sept. 10-12

SHELTON, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®), has opened registration for the 2024 Ballistics Conference, taking place September 10-12 in Salt Lake City, with Utah Governor Spencer Cox slated to give the keynote address.

The conference will feature full-day presentations on September 10 and 11 and live demonstrations at a shooting range on September 12.

“This is an important event for SAAMI, the firearm and ammunition industry, as well as test labs and government agencies.” said Joe Bartozzi, SAAMI’s President & CEO. “We’re grateful to the many sponsors who are supporting this Ballistics Conference and its educational offerings. This event is another example of SAAMI fulfilling its mission of establishing standards and providing education about the safety, reliability and interchangeability of sporting arms and ammunition by bringing together experts in materials, testing methods and equipment with their users.”

The event is for industry professionals concerned with manufacturing, performance and operations standards and will cover topics that include:

  • SAAMI Z299.6 – Standard for Commercial Manufacturers of Suppressors
  • Benefits of a Quality Management System in the Ballistics Range
  • Radar Systems for Measurement of Downrange Trajectory and Bullet Characteristics
  • Sensors for Gun Dynamics & Human Exposure
  • Ballistic Pressure Sensor User’s Training
  • Ballistic Pressure Sensor Calibration
  • See website for full list

SAAMI members and non-members are welcome to attend. The attendance fee, in combination with the generous sponsorship of the presenters, will cover the conference cost, as well as lunches, coffee breaks and 1.5-hour social networking events on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Registration website can be found here, and the host hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City website can be found here. A special room rate has been arranged for this event for reservations made on or before August 19.

The September 12 range day will include a radar demonstration of the Infinition radar systems (both lab-scale 100-yard and long-range 1000-plus yard) presented by Barnes Bullets. Browning Arms will be offer an opportunity for attendees to test products while not engaged with the radar demonstration.

SAAMI extends its thanks and appreciation to the sponsors of this year’s Ballistics Conference:

PCB Piezotronics – Gold Level

DEWESoft – Gold Level

Layered Manufacturing and Consulting – Silver Level

Oehler Research – Silver Level

National Technical Systems (NTS) – Silver Level

Kistler Group – Silver Level

H-S Precision – Bronze Level

For questions about any aspect of the conference, please email [email protected].


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 transportation, storage and use of these products.


Media contact:
Brian Osowiecki
203-426-4358. Ext 284