SAAMI Completes Major Web Update

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) has announced that a comprehensive update of its website’s Glossary of Industry Terms has been completed. Compiled by SAAMI’s Technical Committee, the glossary is intended to facilitate technical interchanges between members of that committee.

“No matter what we’re doing—approving a new cartridge, working with legislatures and policy makers around the world, addressing new technologies—it is critical that we are consistent and clear in what and how we communicate,” says Rick Patterson, SAAMI’s Executive Director. “The enhancements to our glossary provide a solid foundation for satisfying that goal.”

Updating SAAMI’s Glossary of Industry Terms was a project of magnitude, one that took two years to complete. The website’s history section received a makeover at the same time. “I extend my sincere thanks to the members of the Technical Committee who dedicated their valuable time to this project,” says Patterson. “We couldn’t have asked for a more competent, knowledgeable team of professionals with whom to work.”

Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and is an ANSI-accredited standards developer. Its many tasks include creating and publishing industry standards for safety, reliability, and interchangeability, coordinating technical data, promoting science-based decision-making by regulators and legislators, and promoting safe and responsible firearms use. These efforts are conducted on a global scale. For more information, visit