It is a typical Saturday morning at your local gun club, and along with the large gathering of shooters, are shotguns and ammunition from just about every conceivable manufacturer.
SAAMI’s lineage dates back to the World War I era and the Society of American Manufacturers of Small Arms and Ammunition. Photo courtesy of SAAMI
Special “reference ammunition” has been a major part of the SAAMI standards to qualify ballistic laboratory test equipment and process for over 70 years. Photo courtesy of SAAMI
A universal test receiver setup with a 12-gauge barrel, fitted with a piezoelectric quartz pressure transducer to capture chamber pressure and velocity data. Photo courtesy of PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
A typical universal receiver for testing loads and capturing chamber pressure as well as velocity. This one is ready to test what appears to be .44 Magnum loads. Photo courtesy of PCB Piezotronics, Inc.