Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) is a unique and very important organization for Accura Outdoors and the firearms industry. Founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, they were tasked with creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality. SAAMI is the warehouse for all the technical data we at Accura Outdoors use to build quality products that provide premium performance in a variety of calibers. SAAMI’s information is open to the public and easy to access at https://saami.org/

Industry Standards and Technical Data

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute does not “approve” or “certify” firearms or ammunition products. SAAMI creates the voluntary standards for performance, dimensions, and other characteristics. At Accura Outdoors we follow SAAMI published standards to ensure our products are safe, reliable and meet the tolerances necessary to work in a variety of cartridges. Our products are manufactured within the tolerances set by SAAMI. Specifically, the bore and groove diameters and the cartridge overall length. We then test our products in commonly available production firearms. This allows us to get real world data from the firearms our customers commonly use. Following these guidelines gives us peace of mind knowing that our will products will perform as needed in that broad group that is the firearms industry.

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute Website Resources

When you visit the SAAMI website you’ll see that it goes beyond offering cartridge drawings and specifications. Their website provides a wealth of information catered to both new and old shooters alike. Below, is a list of some of the useful links that we’ve found:

SAAMI Centerfire Pistol & Revolver Standards

SAAMI Generally Accepted Firearms and Ammunition Interchangeability

SAAMI Generally Accepted Cartridge and Chambers Standards

SAAMI Recommendations for Safe Ammunition Storage and Handling

Explore these resources to gain insights and guidance on various aspects related to firearms and ammunition.