Pistol and Handgun Reloading Data
Whether you want to reload your own ammo for competitive or recreational purposes, we have a vast selection of reloading data to find that perfect pistol load. Handgun calibers range from 7 MM TCU to the .500 S&W Magnum. We also have loads for all kinds of handgun bullets, from FMJ and XTP to Spitzer Boat Tails and wadcutters. Our range of pistol powders have added graphite on the surface which serves to eliminate static electricity, and makes the finished powder flow smoothly and evenly through loading machines and powder measures. We provide our handgun reloading data in metric and imperial dimension systems, i.e. charge weight in grams and grains as well as muzzle velocity in meters and feet per second. All the loads on these pages are pressure tested according to the C.I.P. method. The listed maximum loads should never be exceeded.
We wish you successful reloading with Vihtavuori premium handgun powders!
All of this reloading information has been provided by Nammo Lapua Oy and Nammo Vihtavuori Oy. The data given here were obtained in laboratory conditions following strictly the CIP (Commission International Permanente) June 13, 1990 and November 9, 1993 rules. The listed maximum loads have been determined according to the respective CIP/SAAMI maximum pressure specification, whichever is lower. These test methods have been deemed to be safe throughout the world. Pressure is measured at the case mouth or from inside the case according to the CIP.
DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY EXTRAPOLATIONS. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DATA AS WRITTEN. IT IS A MUST FOR EVERY RELOADER TO READ THE RELOADING SAFETY RULES.