SAAMI Accepts 30 Super Carry As New Standardized Cartridge


NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute,® Inc., (SAAMI®) has announced the acceptance of a new pistol cartridge for SAAMI standardization.

30 Super Carry – The 30 Super Carry was introduced by Federal Cartridge Company with a 100-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,250 fps, a 115-grain bullet traveling at a velocity of 1,150 fps, and a Maximum Average Pressure of 52,000 psi.

For further information on this new cartridge, please visit the New Cartridge & Chamber Drawings section of the SAAMI website.

SAAMI is the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability, and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components.

Gun Tests compared the performance of the 30 Super Carry versus the 380 ACP and the 9mm Luger in the July 2022 issue.


  1. Ah, yes. Another goofball proprietary cartridge that serves no purpose, that nobody needed, nobody wanted, and nobody asked for. Has anyone noticed that every time there’s a really, really bad ammo shortage since around 2009, all the ammo companies shut down production to tool up for these little gifts from the Good Idea Fairy? Remember .338 Federal, .25 Winchester Super Short Magnum, and .204 Ruger? You don’t? I sure do. I think I’d rather have the primers.


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