SAAMI Standards

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.

SAAMI – Z299.1 – 2015 (R2018) — Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Pressure and Velocity of Rimfire Sporting Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers

SAAMI – Z299.2 – 2015 (R2019) — Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Pressure and Velocity of Shotshell Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers.

SAAMI – Z299.3 – 2015 — Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Pressure and Velocity of Centerfire Pistol and Revolver Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers

SAAMI – Z299.4 – 2015 — Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Pressure and Velocity of Centerfire Rifle Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers

SAAMI – Z299.5 – 2016 — Voluntary Industry Performance Standards Criteria for Evaluation of New Firearms Designs Under Conditions of Abusive Mishandling for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers

 

Equipment Suppliers – List 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. As listed below, there are alternatives that meet the standard and users are encouraged to make a selection to best meet their needs.

 

General Index for information contained within SAAMI Standards Z299.1 – Z299.4

Section 1 — Characteristics:  Cartridge & Chamber Names and Abbreviations, Velocity & Pressure Data and Measurement, Primers and Primer Pockets, Cartridge & Chamber Drawings

Section 2 — Procedures:  Velocity and Pressure Measurement, Reference Ammunition Use, Miscellaneous

Section 3 — Equipment:  Testing Equipment, Copper Crushers, Gas Checks, Pistons & Pistol Holes, Headspace Gauges, Reference Ammunition, Miscellaneous, Standard Velocity & Pressure Test Barrels – General, Velocity and Pressure test Barrels by Caliber

Section 4 –Definitive Proof Loads:  Purpose and Data

General Index for information contained within SAAMI Standards Z299.5

Sections:  Scope, Purpose, Exceptions, Definitions, Drop Test, Exposed Hammer Test, Jar-Off Test, Rotation Test

 

SAAMI Standards Development and Maintenance Procedure – The purpose of this Procedure is to establish a uniform process that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for of the development and maintenance of American National Standard (ANS) by Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute, Inc. (“SAAMI”). This procedure meets the requirements found in the ANSI Essential Requirements.

 

SAAMI Standards Activity – SAAMI’s current standards activity.