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Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute

Who We Are

Technical Committees | Legal & Legislative | Regulatory Affairs (SLARAC) | International | United Nations


The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) is an association of the nation's leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and tasked with:

  • Creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality
  • Coordinating technical data
  • Promoting safe and responsible firearms use

SAAMI Strategic Goals

  1. Be the leading global technical resource regarding firearms and ammunition manufacturers' issues.
  2. Maintain technically correct standards for terminology, performance, interchangeability and safety.
  3. Create a forum for the introduction of appropriate new standards and policies.
  4. Publicize pertinent SAAMI policies and standards.
  5. Increase our public visibility as "the experts" in our fields.

Our Mission
To Create and Promulgate Technical, Performance, and Safety Standards for Commerce in Firearms, Ammunition, and Components