SAAMI Announces Acceptance of a New Pistol Cartridge

SAAMI Announces Acceptance of a New Pistol Cartridge, 30 Super Carry

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of a new pistol cartridge for SAAMI standardization. SAAMI is the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability, and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components.

30 Super Carry – The 30 Super Carry was introduced by Federal Cartridge Company with a 100-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,250 fps, a 115-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,150 fps, and a Maximum Average Pressure of 52,000 psi.

For further information on these new cartridges, please visit the Cartridge & Chamber Drawings section of the SAAMI website.


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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