Technical Information

The primary work of SAAMI is done by its Technical Committee in the establishment of industry standards.  Product standards for firearms and ammunition are developed by two Product Standards Task Forces, one for ammunition and one for firearms.  Recommendations of the task forces are submitted for review by the entire Technical Committee.

Technical Resources:

American National Standards Published by SAAMI – The SAAMI Standards are published to provide safety, reliability, and interchangeability standards for commercial manufactures of firearms, ammunition, and components.

Equipment Suppliers – provides suppliers of equipment known to meet the minimum requirements detailed in the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (“SAAMI”) American National Standards.  Inclusion on this listing does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of these manufacturers by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc., it has been compiled for informational purposes only.

Cartridge & Chamber Drawings – Contains drawings published in SAAMI’s Standards, revised Cartridge and Chamber designs and new SAAMI accepted Cartridge and Chamber designs not yet included in SAAMI Standards.

Reference & Proof Ammunition Information – Contains SAAMI product codes and supplier information, and shotshell reference ammunition supplemental information table.

Gun Recoil Formulae – Technical data sheet on gun recoil calculation.

Firearm Suppressor Thread & Socket Drawings – A uniform set of guidelines for both the threads on the muzzle and the internal socket of the suppressor, or other attached device.