CCI SMALL PISTOL PRIMERS
These CCI Small Pistol Primers are Magnum primers for ball propellants.
CCI small pistol primers are the “bread-and-butter” of reloading, therefore the most commonly called-for primers in reloading recipes. CCI small pistol primers are remarkably clean-burning, leaving primer pockets cleaner and extending the time between pocket cleaning. That’s a huge benefit for progressive reloaders. They are more sensitive and easier to seat than older CCI primers and engineered for smooth feeding in automated equipment.
Also, CCI made the first mini-mag rimfire ammunition in 1963, and in 1975 developed the Stinger, a high velocity .22 Long Rifle product.
CCI was founded by Dick Speer (brother of Vernon Speer, who founded Speer Bullets) in the early 1950s.
They make use of modern non-corrosive and non-mercuric initiator mixes for the cleanest burn possible above all.
CCI small pistol Primers are more sensitive as well as easier to seat than older CCI primers after that and are made for smooth feeding in automated equipment too, however.
Furthermore, in early 2020, CCI introduced 14 new products in fact most importantly.
- Easier to seat than ever before
- In the same way Non-mercuric and non-corrosive
- Notwithstanding Clean-burning initiator compound
- Also Improved sensitivity for critical-need loading
- Both-and the larger sweet spot for guns that produce off-center strikes
- For most handgun cartridges requiring a small pistol primer
|Primer Size||Small pistol magnum|
Rimfire ammunition is a type of firearm metallic cartridge whose primer is located within a hollow circumferential rim protruding from the base of its casing. When fired, the gun’s firing pin will strike and crush the rim against the edge of the barrel breech, sparking the primer compound within the rim, and in turn, ignite the propellant within the case. Invented in 1845, by Louis-Nicolas Flobert, the first rimfire metallic cartridge was the .22 BB Cap (a.k.a. 6mm Flobert) cartridge, which consisted of a percussion cap with a bullet attached to the top. While many other different cartridge priming methods have been tried since the 19th century, only rimfire and the later centerfire cartridges survive to the present day with regular usages. The .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge, introduced in 1887, is by far the most common ammunition in the world today in terms of units sold.[3
A centerfire cartridge is a firearm metallic cartridge whose primer is located at the center of the base of its casing (i.e. “case head”). Unlike rimfire cartridges, the centerfire primer is typically a separate component seated into a recessed cavity (known as the primer pocket) in the case head and is replaceable by reloading.
Centerfire cartridges have supplanted the rimfire variety in all but the smallest cartridge sizes. The majority of today’s handguns, rifles, and shotguns use centerfire ammunition, with the exception of a few .17 calibers, .20 caliber, and .22 caliber handgun and rifle cartridges, small-bore shotgun shells (intended for pest control), and a handful of antique (and mostly obsolete) cartridges.
Handloading, or reloading, is the process of making firearm cartridges and by assembling the individual components (case, primer, propellant, and projectile), rather than purchasing mass-assembled, factory-loaded ammunition.
The term handloading is the more general term and refers generically to the manual assembly of ammunition. Reloading refers more specifically to handloading using previously fired cases and shells. The terms are often used interchangeably, however, as the techniques are largely the same, whether the handloader is using new or recycled components. The differences lie in the initial preparation of cases and shells; new components are generally ready to load, while previously fired components often need additional procedures, such as cleaning, removal of expended primers, or the reshaping and resizing of brass cases.
The 22 Long Rifle or simply 22 LR (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR) is a long-established variety of 22 caliber rimfire ammunition originating from the United States. It is used in a wide range of rifles, pistols, revolvers, smoothbore shotguns, and submachine guns.
In terms of units sold it is by far the most common ammunition in the world today. Common uses include hunting and shooting sports. The 22 Long Rifle is effective at short ranges and has little recoil making it ideal for training.