DTB BALLISTICS TESTING SERVICES

Ballistics & Ammunition Testing

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Ammunition

Our test equipment meets ANSI/SAAMI specification requirements.

Ammunition Services:

  • Custom cartridge development
  • Rigorous FBI ammunition testing
  • Pressure and velocity qualification
  • Testing performed in ballistics gelatin – including shots in bare gelatin, heavy clothing (FBI specification), steel, wallboard, plywood, and laminated automobile safety glass
  • Material analysis performed in our metallurgical laboratory
  • Real-time evaluations and problem-solving performed by our engineering and chemical specialists
  • Fragmentation analysis
  • High speed video
  • Shot velocities captured by Oehler chronograph
  • Hardness testing
  • Reloading center for on-site adjustments and load development

Ammunition Standards:

  • SAAMI Z299.1 – Pressure and Velocity of Rimfire Sporting Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers, 1992
  • SAAMI Z299.2 – Pressure and Velocity of Shotshell Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers, 1992
  • SAAMI Z299.3 – Pressure and Velocity of Centerfire Pistol and Revolver Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers, 1993
  • SAAMI Z.299.4 – Pressure and Velocity of Centerfire Rifle Sporting Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers, 1992
  • TOP-4-2-016 – Ammunition, Small Arms
  • MIL-DTL-1217D – Cartridge, Caliber .30: Armor Piercing, M2
  • MIL-DTL-3066D – Cartridges, Caliber .50: Armor Piercing Incendiary, M8; and Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer, M20
  • MIL-P-3984 – Propellant for Small Arms Ammunition

Recoil Test and Analysis – customized for any small arms weapon:

  • Pistols, rifles
  • Tri-axial acceleration
  • Strain gaging
  • Velocity and displacement measurements
  • High speed camera work
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