ANSI/SAAMI Standards

ANSI Standards Published by SAAMI


The ANSI/SAAMI Standards are published by SAAMI to provide safety, reliability, and interchangeability standards for commercial manufactures of firearms, ammunition, and components.

General Index for information contained within ANSI/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

Section 3 — Equipment

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

Section 4 –Definitive Proof Loads

Purpose and Data

ANSI/SAAMI – Z299.1 – Rimfire – 2018

ANSI/SAAMI Z299.2 – Shotshell – 2015

ANSI/SAAMI Z299.3 – Centerfire Pistol & Revolver – 2015

ANSI/SAAMI Z299.4 – Centerfire Rifle – 2015

General Index for information contained within ANSI/SAAMI Standards Z299.5

Drop Test
Exposed Hammer Test
Jar-Off Test
Rotation Test

ANSI/SAAMI Z299.5 – Abusive Mishandling – 2016

SAAMI Drop Test Surface Supplier Contact Information