Speer and CCI Ammunition Announce Production of Catalyst Lead Free Primers

Speer and CCI Ammunition announce the implementation and production of the market leading Catalyst leadless priming technology at their Lewiston, Idaho facility. The proprietary Catalyst primer was initially developed by Speer and CCI’s partner company, Federal Ammunition, beginning in 2016.

“We are extremely proud of this new production capability that continues with the launch of some incredible primer technology,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Federal, CCI and Speer. “This product has proven to be the best in its class after almost seven years of continuous production. Its consistent performance has been proven in hundreds of millions of rounds. Most notably, the product is featured in Federal and American Eagle Lead-Free’s innovative Syntech Range ammunition.”

The extremely clean-burning Catalyst primer creates a more even and complete propellant burn, resulting in minimal velocity variance and consistent bullet launch for increased accuracy. It is also not hydrophilic, so it does not attract water molecules like the DDNP-based mixtures found in most lead-free primers, resulting in increased reliability.

“Catalyst lead-free priming technology provides the cleanest, most consistent ignition possible. We are excited that our Lewiston plant is now set up to run Catalyst priming on our target pistol products,” said Speer and CCI Director of Factory Operations Mike Overberg. “The Anoka facility has proven that this is the best lead-free primer technology available. Our staff here have done a fantastic job working across all factories to extend this product to Speer and CCI Blazer ammunition products made in Lewiston, Idaho.”

Speer and CCI ammunition can be found at dealers across the country. For more information on all products or to purchase online, visit www.speer.com and www.cci-ammunition.com.