PMX produces copper alloys for small and large caliber commercial ammunition. The French introduced the first ammunition with metal cartridge casings in the 1840s. A copper alloy was chosen because it was easy to work with and corrosion-resistant. Ferrous metals tended to rust.
By the 1880s, the cases were made of harder brass alloys which is still used in bullets and shell casings today. As bullet velocities increased, it became necessary to coat the lead bullets with copper to protect the firearm and keep the lead from stripping the rifling.
The extensive ballistics expertise within our company has enabled PMX to work with North American ammunition manufacturers to develop copper and brass ammunition alloys that improve performance, reliability, and resist corrosion.
Commitment to International Traffic in Arms Regulations
PMX Industries complies with all United States government export regulations including all requirements and regulations pursuant to The Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). We are an ITAR registered manufacturer of certain defense items. We have procedures in place to ensure compliance with all ITAR regulations.