SAAMI Publishes 30 Super Carry Specs

30 Super Carry Cartridge Specifications
30 Super Carry Cartridge Specifications. IMG SAAMI

U.S.A. -( The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) voted to approve the Federal Premium 30 Super Carry as an official new pistol cartridge. Federal’s 30 Super Carry’s SAAMI standards documents are now published and available to the industry, as well as to the public.

“At Federal, we are once again excited to have a new cartridge approved by SAAMI,” said Jesse Whiteside, Federal’s Senior Director of Product Management. “This shows the 30 Super Carry meets the strict standards set forth by the organization. With SAAMI’s standards published for the 30 Super Carry, it will help expand this excellent personal defense cartridge to be used in more firearm platforms across the industry.”

SAAMI allows free access to technical data and drawings for the cartridge and chamber designs, which are posted in the Information and Specifications section of the organization’s website. All cartridge and chamber drawing documents are contained within the ANSI/SAAMI Standards and can be found on The New SAAMI Cartridge Cartridge/Chamber Designs and Revisions for the 30 Super Carry can be viewed here:

With the new 30 Super Carry Cartridge, personal defense users won’t have to choose between a smaller platform with reduced bullet performance or a larger platform to carry more rounds. The 30 Super Carry has better terminal performance than a 380 Auto and as much muzzle energy as a 9mm Luger, all with a .313-inch projectile. Users will see performance like 9mm Luger with slightly less recoil and additional magazine capacity.

Federal currently offers the 30 Super Carry in a 100-grain HST Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) load in a 20-count box. The load is also available in the American Eagle 30-Super Carry 100-grain, Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) load in a 50-count box.

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, as well as coordinating technical data. SAAMI’s Technical Committee, which consists of firearm and ammunition industry experts, reviewed the 30 Super Carry submission over a period of about six months. The official cartridge name, maximum cartridge and minimum chamber dimensions, pressure limits, test equipment, and other characteristics are all considered and scrutinized during the process.

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And still, Federal sticks it to its customers with those damnable 20 round boxes.

Deplorable Bill

A glorified 32 acp. Bullets kill by blood loss and vital tissue disruption so the bigger the hole the better your chances of stopping your attacker. This would be a better choice than a 22lr but also much more expensive. Another way to waste money on a fad. No thanks, I will stick to my good ole 45acp, 9mm, 40, 10, 38 super, 357, 41 and 44 mag. Ammo costs too much already to have to buy 2k rounds to have enough to fight with. New guns, new holsters, new reloading equipment and try to find components!!! Arm up and… Read more »


You who’ve been shooting for a long time are not the target consumer. This product is aimed at new shooters who are weight or recoil sensitive. Muzzle energy very similar to 9mm with lighter, faster moving bullets. Modern hollow point design an make those 97grain 30 caliber bullets reasonably effective – and if easy shooting and higher capacity result in more/faster hits, it could easily be a more effective choice for someone. I’m too invested in 9mm to make such a change. However I could see long-term if this round takes off – the reduced material costs and lower shipping… Read more »

American Cynic

As of right now, there isn’t much to choose in pistols chambered in 30 syuoper carry. I’m not interested in an S&W M&P Shield EZ, nor do I consider a Nighthawk 1911 to be practically affordable for me.
After passing on Nighthawk pistol, I’ll be more than happy to ponder what I’ll do with the remaining $4,500.


Never forget betrayal.


Quisling SAAMI’s even less trustworthy than NSSF. Check out SAAMI’s 1989 pre-emptive surrender on “high-capacity” magazines that assisted Bush’s import ban & CA-NJ-US “AW” bans.


SAAMI sellout, Part 2


Judging by the downvotes you recieved, I would say that we have a fair number of quislings on here, also.


Or just quisling ex-cop Ope-TEX & his lurking sock puppet posse (Will-Bruce-FordWill et ilk). The downvotes are immediate. Only way to do that, continuously follow with fake accounts, which he’s known to do. He’s been banned multiple times, but keeps inventing new names.

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

Please share Part 3 (whatever the content) and where the source document can be found.

Thank you.

Interesting to see Hornady name given recent vacillation.