PMC: Creating A Legend
Precision Made Cartridges (PMC) is a division of Poongsan Corporation, a South Korea firm established in 1968 that specializes in the production of titanium, copper and other metal materials. It didn’t take long for its products to earn an enviable and global reputation for performance, quality control and innovation.
The success story is a noteworthy one for a youthful South Korea, but the lack of a signed peace treaty to officially end the Korean Conflict has placed national security at risk. Tensions have always remained high and the oppressive dictatorship to the north chronically signals hostilities are about to resume. Among the South Korean government’s responses is an emphasis on self-reliance and, when possible, domestic production of materials needed for the democracy’s defense.
Angang Ammo Plant
Small arms ammunition plays a critical role, and Poongsan addressed the situation in 1973 when it opened the Angang ammunition factory. The corporate expertise showed and because virtually every component in their cartridges is manufactured in a Poongsan plant, it maintains 100-percent quality control over everything coming in, and going out, of its doors.
It wasn’t long before excess inventory found its way to the commercial market and the loads quickly gained favor with recreational shooters. That fast-growing reputation for reliability and accuracy increased demand and the company officially opened a Texas-based PMC Ammunition headquarters in 2013.
PMC isn’t Poongsan’s first American endeavor. That honor goes to Cedar Rapids, IA-based PMX Industries, which opened in 1992. It specializes in the production of precision metal products and develops customized materials for different applications.
The company has never lost sight of the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and women during the Korean Conflict, either. In 2010 it paid for and erected a memorial to the 507 Iowa natives who died in the war. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was a speaker during the dedication, which took place on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the hostilities. The monument is in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.
Poongsan America is the company’s other U.S.-based firm. In 2002 it opened doors in Los Angeles, and today it offers those familiar metal raw materials, in addition to machinery, including some tailored to produce cartridges.
Quality First Mindset
Today, plants in Angang and Busan, South Korea, produce ammunition for the company. Both employ a vertically integrated manufacturing system to ensure the kind of quality control—from raw material to finished product—that translates to firing-line performance. The propellants are even produced by Poongsan.
PMC makes and exports more than 40 different types of sporting ammunition today, and its commercial offerings undergo the same stringent testing as its military loads. All the cartridges meet U.S. mil-spec standards, as well as those published by SAAMI. The strict standards even apply to the ammo in the company’s ever-popular bulk packs and all brass is reloadable and primers non-corrosive.
The company’s 2018 annual report highlights some of its environmentally friendly efforts, too. “Poongsan is dedicated to developing environmentally friendly ammunition using frangible projectiles and nontoxic primers,” it explains. “These primers contain no heavy metals…and actually exceed current EPA standards. Spectrographic analysis of primer residue shows only trace amounts of potash, which is harmless and actually acts as a fertilizer.”
PMC Bronze Ammo
The PMC Bronze lineup may be budget friendly, but there are no compromises in its quality control or performance. If you practice a lot or compete with regularity, this brand is an ideal solution.
At least one load is available for most popular pistol chamberings, and long-gun owners who need to feed their .50 BMG, .308 Win, .223 Rem or 7.62x39 mm are also in luck. Interestingly, different bullet designs and weights are also available in the line. In .45 ACP, for example, the company offers 230-grain FMJ loads, but also a 180-grain JHP—all under the same Bronze label.
Tested by militaries across the globe, this line of cartridges from PMC is tailored for slightly more demanding use. Its available 5.56 NATO loads with a 55-grain bullet or 62-grainer that emulates the U.S. military’s M855. That version even has green paint applied to the steel bullet tip to ease identification and moisture-blocking sealant applied around the primers.
The 7.62 NATO X-TAC version comes with a 147-grain FMJBT bullet. Performance is similar, if not identical, to M80 ball ammo.
PMC X-TAC Match
If you’re serious about making those long-distance connections, look no further than the company’s X-TAC Match. In the .223 Rem version the 77-grain projectile is made by Sierra Bullets, arguably one of—if not the—premier manufacturer of precision bullets today. The loads are also available in .308 Win and .50 BMG Bullet weights are 168- and 740-grains, respectively.
PMC Battle Packs
Preppers and survivalists aren’t the only ones who realize the benefits when bulk-packaged ammo comes in vacuum-sealed, waterproof polymer packs tough enough to tote into the field and defy the elements. Compact storage and organization are other advantages, but the cost savings is one of the biggest reasons for PMC Battle Pack popularity.
Battle Pack round count varies between 1,000 and 120, depending on chambering and/weight. Obviously, price per cartridge goes down with the larger volumes, but quality never varies. Inside you’ll find the same tested and trusted PMC Bronze cartridges, and even 5.56 NATO loads from the X-TAC line.
PMC Ammo Cans
PMC also offers classic-looking G.I. Ammo cans chock full of its Bronze .223 Rem and .50 BMG loads. That’s 100 rounds of 660-grain, FMJ tipped fodder in the latter case, complete with links and, naturally, there’s no doubt you’ll find plenty of storage uses for that metal case once it’s empty.
PMC 9mm 115 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$498.00
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569070273 Cost Per Round 49.8¢ per round
This huge 1,000 round case of 9mm Luger ammo from PMC (Precision Made Cartridges) will last you multiple range sessions and save you a bundle in the process! These rounds fire a light 115 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1,150 feet per second and deliver typical 9mm Parabellum ballistics.
As a standard pressure load, this ammunition is ideal for use in subcompact or older firearms, or by anyone who doesn't like the extra recoil of +P ammo.
PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers. Poongsan, the maker of PMC ammo, is a major defense contractor that produces its own propellant, brass, and other components for optimal quality control.
PMC 9mm 124 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$504.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 124 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9G Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569070303 Cost Per Round 50.5¢ per round
PMC ammo is a great choice for sporting or training use. This 9mm Luger ammunition comes in a bulk priced 1,000 round case ideal for enthusiasts looking to save money on their next few range trips!
As a standard pressure 9mm Parabellum load, these rounds deliver relatively mild recoil and fire a medium weight 124 grain FMJ bullet at 1,110 feet per second.
PMC is a brand of Poongsan, a South Korean defense contractor that has seen its US business flourish in recent years due to the consistent quality and reasonable cost of its ammo. Their products use reloadable brass and non-corrosive primers.
PMC Bronze Battle Pack 9mm 115 Grain FMJ – 900 Rounds$458.00
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 900 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9A-BP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569070350 Cost Per Round 50.9¢ per round
This 9mm Luger ammunition from PMC comes in three sealed waterproof packs of 300 rounds each for a total of 900 cartridges. These packs are easy to store and transport without an ammo can, and contain standard pressure ammunition suited for a wide variety of 9mm Parabellum pistols.
Each cartridge in this case fires a light 115 grain full metal jacket bullet at a high muzzle velocity of 1,150 feet per second, producing typical 9mm handling characteristics including good accuracy and moderate recoil.
PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea by Poongsan, a defense contractor that manufactures its own primers and propellant to ensure better quality control.
PMC 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds$599.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50741569060085 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
Load up on some high quality, low cost ammunition for your favorite AR or other .223/5.56mm caliber rifle. PMC Bronze ammunition comes from South Korea out of the some of the most sophisticated and efficient manufacturing plants. A length of experience producing ammunition for NATO countries as well as adherence to U.S. standard tolerances has a resulted in inexpensive ammo with high reliability.
These cartridges are constructed using reloadable brass casings fitted with non-corrosive Boxer primers and topped by full metal jacket boat-tail (FMJ-BT) bullets. The bullets weigh in at 55 grains which is a standard across the board for the caliber and will stabilize with the widest ranges of barrel lengths and twists. In addition, the boat tail tapered rear of the bullet reduces drag and increases accuracy. This bulk pack of 1,000 rounds is great to stock up on for matches and classes and has been specifically recommended by some training companies like the United States Shooting Academy (USSA).
Excellent ammo for the price
Excellent ammo for the price. Runs very good and clean, no problems with whatsoever.
Review by Madmax (Posted on 9/19/2016)
even better than expected
I was looking for better accuracy than I'd found with _ _ _ _ M193 type ammo and reviews indicated the PMC was the answer. Bought a case to function test a new M-4(gery) for another shooter. This ammo is topnotch-more accurate than the carbine's owner can utilize. I just wish I'd bought two cases and kept one.
Review by Mobuck (Posted on 9/12/2016)
Great ammo with a great price!
Great price for 1000 rounds. 200 rounds through my Daniel Defense so far and had no problems. Need to order more before Jan 1 since I'm in CA.
Review by Kamera (Posted on 7/31/2016)
200 Rounds Fired So Far: 0 Complaints
The ammo came in a convenient packaging of 20 rd boxes. Convenient to load two mags of 10 rd each (in the pathetic state of CT, that's all we're allowed). No issues with the firing or ejection. Tight grouping at 25 yards after sighting in. Haven't tried 100 yards yet. No complaints
Review by p-chip (Posted on 7/17/2016)
Good quality, great price
Good quality ammo, runs great, never had an issue, run it in AR and COLT M-16 in full auto.
Review by randall (Posted on 5/18/2016)
Fired 3000+ Rounds, not a single issue
PMC Bronze is great ammo. Im on my fourth case right now, and I love it. Zero failures. With my Daniel Defense 16" Carbine and an ACOG I was effortlessly hitting 24" square steel at 500yds with 55gr! I prefer it to other ammo as most other brand 5.56 has the dirty looking annealing burn marks on the neck of the cartridge, but PMC takes the time to polish that off. It doesnt affect function of course, but it is a really nice touch. Quality ammo, buy with confidence.
Review by Christian (Posted on 4/20/2016)
Good Ammo for the Money
Have run through about 300 rounds of this ammo with no issues. Good ammo for the money
Review by Will (Posted on 3/6/2016)
PMC X-TAC XP193 5.56x5mm 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds$599.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU 5.56X Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 20741569010119 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
The X-TAC line from PMC more closely follows the same specifications used for manufacturing military grade ammunition. As a result, this 1000 bulk pack of 5.56mm has a few features that you won't find in usual lots of inexpensive ammo. These XP193 rounds are great for rainy day storage, high round count classes, practice sessions, fun plinking, and building a ballistic chart close to NATO-spec M193.
Like M193, these XP193 rounds feature 55 grain bullets which are compatible with the widest range of barrel lengths and twists of AR, SCAR, ACR, and other 5.56x45mm chambered rifles. The full metal jacket boat tail (FMJ-BT) projectiles feature a toothed cannelure which prevents round setback during rough handling or repeated loading and live ejection; bullet setback can affect accuracy or even cause catastrophic firearm failure. In addition, the reloadable brass casings have a consistent coat of sealant surrounding their non-corrosive Boxer primers which prevents moisture from entering the cartridge and creating dud rounds. The casings are also annealed for added strength to prevent pressure-induced malfunctions and guarantee long brass life for reloaders.
PMC ammunition is produced in South Korea on some of the same tooling and machines used to supply NATO countries with war-fighting ammo. These bulk packs are highly regarded among American shooters for their inexpensive cost, high reliability, and adherence to M193 specification.
PMC Bronze 40 S&W 165 Grain FMJ-FP - 50 Rounds$31.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 165 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson Manufacturer SKU 40D Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569070430 Cost Per Round 63.7¢ per round
You deserve high-quality ammunition for your target shooting and match competitions, so if you own a handgun that takes .40 S&W cartridges, order this 50-round box of PMC Bronze ammo today. You’ll be able to fire 165-grain full metal jacket cartridges that deliver excellent speed, outstanding terminal performance, and reliable accuracy.
Coming out of the muzzle, the bullets will have a velocity of 989 feet per second and an energy of 358 foot pounds. Thanks superior engineering and designs, the bullets will maintain a speed of 899 feet per second after 100 yards of travel, making them highly-effective for long range handgun shooting. PMC’s Bronze line is a top choice for target shooting, giving you consistent results shot after shot.
You can count on PMC to deliver consistent quality to all of your shooting sports. Whether you have a handgun or a rifle, PMC has the reliable, consistent ammunition you need for self defense, training, and hunting.
PMC Bronze 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$674.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 230 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto) Manufacturer SKU 45A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569070228 Cost Per Round 67.5¢ per round
Shooters across the country are burning through cases of PMC ammunition and saving a ton of money in the process. PMC ammo is reliable and inexpensive, making it the perfect choice for range use. These .45 ACP cartridges come in a large 1,000 round case ideal for hardcore fans of 1911s and other guns chambered for this powerful caliber.
Each cartridge in this case fires a heavy 230 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 830 feet per second. This is a somewhat lighter load than most defensive ammo and will produce moderate recoil.
PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases, both of which are produced in-house.
PMC 40 S&W 180 Grain FMJ-FP - 50 Rounds$33.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson Manufacturer SKU 40E Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569070454 Cost Per Round 67.7¢ per round
This .40 S&W ammunition from PMC delivers cost-effective training and reliable performance. It is a popular choice for range use across the country due to its modest price and good quality.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 180 grain full metal jacket bullet at 985 feet per second, producing typical ballistics for this caliber. Great for .40 S&W versions of Springfield, Glock, Browning, and other handguns.
PMC S AND W 40 CAL
GREAT COMPANY, FAST SHIPPING AND COMMUNICATION.
Review by BILL (Posted on 7/5/2021)
PMC 9mm 115 Grain JHP - 1000 Rounds$699.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 9mm Luger (9x19) Manufacturer SKU 9B Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 90741569050701 Cost Per Round 70.0¢ per round
As South Korea's Military ammunition provider, PMC is one of the best producers of inexpensive, quality ammo. You just can't go wrong on a one thousand round deal on PMC's cheap, but reliable and accurate ammo.
The 9mm is a staple sidearm round. In fact, it is the most popular round in America. Need to defend yourself? Look no further than this deal on reliable and accurate, PMC, jacketed hollow point rounds. With the partial jacket added to the hollow point, it greatly increases the expansion, which in turn increases the amount of damage and stopping power. Not only that, but this deal on one thousand rounds allows you to get some real feel practice in with plenty left over to defend yourself.
PMC Bronze 32 ACP 71 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$38.95
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 71 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 32 Auto (ACP) Manufacturer SKU 32A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569070041 Cost Per Round 77.9¢ per round
This .32 ACP ammunition from PMC is a cost-effective training load for your carry pistol. Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 71 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 900 feet per second.
PMC ammo is made in South Korea and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases. Poongsan, the company that manufactures PMC ammunition, also supplies the South Korean military and produces its own components for better quality control.
While not the most powerful handgun round on the market by any stretch of the imagination, the .32 ACP (and the typical pistol chambered for it) is extremely compact and easy to conceal. It is relatively widespread in Europe, where it is generally known by the metric designation 7.65mm Browning. With the rise of concealed carry in the US, the round's American following has improved significantly and quality .32 Auto handguns such as the Seecamp LWS32 and Beretta Tomcat are popular choices for discreet CCW.
PMC Bronze 38 Special 132 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$39.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 132 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 38 Special Manufacturer SKU 38G Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569070102 Cost Per Round 79.7¢ per round
Enjoy inexpensive, clean shooting with this .38 Special ammunition from PMC. These cartridges come loaded with a full metal jacket bullet that produces less fouling and airborne lead than lead round nose projectiles and can be shot at indoor ranges that prohibit the use of LRNs.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 propels a 132 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 917 feet per second. This is a standard pressure load that can be fired in older or snubnose revolvers. It can also be used in .357 Magnum revolvers as a cost-effective training alternative.
PMC ammo is loaded in South Korea using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
PMC Bronze 25 ACP 50 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$39.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 50 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 25 Auto (ACP) Manufacturer SKU 25A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569070027 Cost Per Round 79.7¢ per round
Grab some of these inexpensive, reliable .25 ACP cartridges for your next range trip--after all, if you carry a pocket pistol, you owe it to yourself to practice with it.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 50 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 750 feet per second and provides solid trigger time without the expense of premium hollow points.
PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea by Poongsan, a defense contractor best known for supplying the South Korean military with munitions ranging from small arms ammo to artillery shells. Poongsan produces its non-corrosive primers, brass, propellant, and other components internally to ensure quality control standards are upheld.
Exactly what I was looking for
Great Quality and Super Fast Service
Review by Terry (Posted on 7/19/2020)
PMC 7.62x39mm 123 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$19.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 123 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7.62X39 Manufacturer SKU 7.62A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569060318 Cost Per Round 99.3¢ per round
This 7.62x39mm ammunition is one of only a few brass-cased loads available in this caliber. In addition to being highly reliable, these cartridges are useful if you plan to shoot your AK or SKS indoors where steel-cased ammo may not always be permitted due to its magnetic properties. Best of all, the brass can be reloaded!
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 123 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,350 feet per second. This ammunition is loaded in South Korea and uses non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Poongsan, the maker of PMC ammo, is one of the largest suppliers of the South Korean military and produces all of its components in-house to maintain tight quality controls.
PMC 308 Winchester 147 Grain FMJ-BT – 20 Rounds$23.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Manufacturer SKU 308B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060288 Cost Per Round $1.19 per round
This .308 Winchester ammunition from PMC delivers excellent long range accuracy at a reasonable price for all your target shooting and sighting-in needs. Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 145 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,780 feet per second.
PMC ammo is loaded in South Korea by Poongsan, a defense contractor that has supplied the Republic of Korea armed forces for many years. It uses internally sourced components and rigorous quality control systems to produce highly consistent batches of ammunition.
These rounds will work well in a wide variety of rifles including M-14s, FALs, Remington 700s, and AR-10s.
PMC X-Tac 7.62x51mm 147 Grain FMJBT - 20 Rounds$24.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Manufacturer SKU 7.62X Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569010153 Cost Per Round $1.24 per round
PMC X-TAC ammunition offers mil-spec performance at a reasonable price from one of the world's largest manufacturers of military ammo. These 7.62 NATO cartridges perform similarly to M80 ball rounds.
Each cartridge in this 20-round box fires a 147 grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,800 feet per second. Expect solid long-range accuracy!
This ammo is made in South Korea and uses reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive primers.
PMC X-Tac Match 223 Rem 77 Grain OTM - 20 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 77 Grain Bullet Type Open Tip Match Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223XM Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060066 Cost Per Round $1.34 per round
The 223 Rem was invented over a half a century ago and is still the major round used all around the Western World. Whether you are looking for something for taking down small and large game, defending yourself, winning a competition, or just plinking around in the woods behind your house, the 223 Rem has all the incredible speed, efficacy, and low recoil you need to perform any shooting need. Proven through extensive military, law enforcement, and civilian use, you can feel confident that the 223 Rem will perform according to your expectations.
For years, PMC has been making some of the best, inexpensive ammunition in the world. Manufacturing all the ammunition for the South Korean military, PMC is just who you want to buy from. With these 77 grain, open tip match, high pressure, X-Tac Match, brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 2790 feet per second, you will have no trouble sighting in your rifle or winning your next shooting match, all the while saving money with these inexpensive rounds.