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 25 ACP 50 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$314.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 50 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 25 Auto (ACP) Manufacturer SKU 25A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569070020 Cost Per Round 31.5¢ per round
If you're looking for a unique and reliable carry round without too much recoil, then this may be the round for you. Designed in 1905 by John Browning, this round has much more power than the 22 with its centerfire cartridge.
Another advantage of this round over the 22, is its reloadability. With brass casings and boxer primers, these rounds give you the low kick of the 22 with the reloadability of larger cartridges. With these one thousand rounds of 50 grain full metal jacket ammo, you are set for a long time of shooting fun.
You can't go wrong with PMC ammo. As the manufacturer of some the most accurate, inexpensive ammunition, you won't find a better deal from any other manufacturer.
PMC 32 ACP 60 Grain JHP - 1000 Rounds$339.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 60 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 32 Auto (ACP) Manufacturer SKU 32B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 90741569050091 Cost Per Round 34.0¢ per round
The 32 ACP was developed in 1899 by John Browning, the developer of many different rounds we still use today, for Fabrique Nationale and remains in use today. Used effectively by militaries, law enforcement agencies, and civilians all over the world for over a century, this amazing, compact, low recoil round is everything you need for a dependable, accurate, and easy to shoot range and carry round.
Recognized around the world for their low expense, reliable ammunition, PMC manufacturers all the ammunition for the South Korean military, as well as ammo for civilians around the world. With these 60 grain, jacketed hollow point, brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 980 feet per second, you have exactly what you are looking for to protect yourself and your family, and with 1000 rounds, you have enough to practice with too.
PMC Bronze 32 ACP 71 Grain FMJ – 50 Rounds$18.49
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 37.0¢ 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 32 ACP 60 Grain JHP - 50 Rounds$18.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 60 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 32 Auto (ACP) Manufacturer SKU 32B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569050098 Cost Per Round 37.7¢ per round
The 32 ACP was developed by Fabrique Nationale in 1899 and has been used all over the world as a law enforcement, military, and civilian round for over one hundred years. Although it has little stopping power, it is still highly effective, quite accurate, and has a low recoil, making it perfect for range training, as well as self defense, especially for those with weaker hands. In addition, with its compact design, it makes for a great carry round, making sure you have everything you need in a handgun cartridge.
Manufacturing some of the best, inexpensive ammunition on the ammo market and almost all of the ammo for the South Korean military, PMC is the perfect company to procure your ammunition from. With these 60 grain, brass cased, boxer primed, jacketed hollow point rounds, firing at 980 feet per second, you have all the expansion, accuracy, and reliability you need to insure you are kept safe from any attackers.
PMC 38 Super +P 130 Grain FMJ - 50 Rounds$24.15
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 130 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 38 Super Manufacturer SKU 38SA Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569070126 Cost Per Round 48.3¢ per round
PMC is probably the best ammunition manufacturer in Asia, supplying the world with phenomenal, inexpensive ammo, and supplying their own country, South Korea, with most of the ammunition for their military. When you buy from PMC, you will be getting accurate, reliable ammunition that you can rely on.
Developed in the latter part of the 1920's, the 38 Super was created as a higher powered version of the .38 ACP. However, not only are these rounds higher powered than the .38 ACP, but these have added pressure. When you fire these 38 Super +P, full metal jacket rounds, at 1100 feet per second, your target doesn't stand a chance. These 130 grain rounds are fantastic for range training, and with the added pressure, you can practice with the real feel of a self defense round.
PMC 10mm Auto 200 Grain FMJ-TC - 50 Rounds$24.55
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 200 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Truncated Cone (FMJTC) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 10mm Auto Manufacturer SKU 10A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569050760 Cost Per Round 49.1¢ per round
PMC is one of the premier companies in high quality but inexpensive ammunition. Their integration philosophy insures some of the best quality control. With their supplier manufacturing all of their parts themselves, this gives rise to incredibly high quality control.
Manufactured to strict standards, this 50 round box of 10mm Auto PMC ammo is just what you need. Three years after the FBI disaster in Miami in 1986, the FBI adopted the 10mm Auto for a short time. In fact, some people still prefer this round over the round the FBI switched to after the 10mm Auto, the 40 S&W, referred to by some to as the 40 Short and Wimpy.
This powerful, 200 Grain round fires at 1050 fps, packing a huge punch. This 50 round box of FMJ-TC rounds are perfect for range training, keeping you in practice for when you need to stop someone with massive force. Don't miss out on this great deal and pick up some today!
PMC 10mm Auto 170 Grain JHP - 25 Rounds$18.15
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 10mm Auto Manufacturer SKU 10B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569200011 Cost Per Round 72.6¢ per round
A full-power 10mm Auto load equally suited to target shooting and defense, this ammunition from PMC delivers excellent value for fans of this powerful cartridge. Each box contains 25 rounds.
This ammo fires a light 170 grain jacketed hollow point bullet at 1,200 feet per second, delivering excellent expansion potential without excessive recoil (though like all 10mm loads, it does have a substantial kick to it).
PMC ammunition is made in South Korea using internally sourced components including non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.
PMC 44 Special 180 Grain JHP - 25 Rounds$18.25
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 44 S&W Special Manufacturer SKU 44SB Shot Material Lead Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569200028 Cost Per Round 73.0¢ per round
PMC is one of the best, if not the best, ammunition manufacturers in Asia. Making inexpensive but high quality ammunition and supplying the South Korean military with tons of ammunition of all sizes, you can't go wrong with PMC.
The 44 Special was developed in 1907 for Smith and Wesson's 1908, New Century Revolver. This round was created specifically to celebrate the turn of the century with a round that had been very influential on the western frontier. When you pick up this box of 44 Special, 180 grain, jacketed hollow point ammo, you are protecting yourself with a very similar round to what the cowboys thought of as one of the very best rounds to protect themselves with.
PMC 44 Mag 240 Grain TCSP - 25 Rounds$21.45
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 240 Grain Bullet Type Truncated Cone Soft Point Use Type home defense, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 44 Magnum Manufacturer SKU 44D Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569200042 Cost Per Round 85.8¢ per round
As the premier ammunition manufacturer of Asia, PMC even supplies the South Korean military with tons of ammunition of all calibers. Recognized worldwide as a great manufacturer of inexpensive, quality ammunition, you can't go wrong with PMC.
These truncated cone soft point rounds are great for boar hunting and self defense. With superb penetration and good bullet expansion, these 44 Magnum, TCSP rounds will do whatever you need them to. When shooting a 240 grain bullet at 1497 feet per second, anything you shoot will stop right in its tracks.
PMC Bronze 50 BMG 660 Grain FMJ-BT - 200 Rounds$709.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 660 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 60741569060358 Cost Per Round $3.55 per round
If you want consistency and outstanding power from your .50 BMG cartridges, order this 200-round case from PMC, a leading company for elite training ammunition. You’ll get rounds that use meticulous engineering and quality control to ensure excellent speed and unprecedented power. Thanks to the full metal jacket boat tail projectile, these rounds feed smoothly and leave less fouling in the barrel.
When you fire these .50 BMG cartridges, you’ll have a muzzle speed of 3,080 feet per second. That’s pretty impressive, but it’s the 13,688 foot pounds of energy from the 660-grain bullet that makes these bullets truly exceptional. With a boat tail, the powerful rounds will have excellent accuracy and tight grouping, even at distances well beyond 500 yards.
PMC makes some of the most consistent and reliable training and sporting ammunition in the country. They create military-spec cartridges that are trusted by gun owners from coast to coast.
PMC Bronze 50 BMG 660 Grain FMJ-BT - 10 Rounds$38.30
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 660 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 10 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 741569060356 Cost Per Round $3.83 per round
If you own a rifle that takes .50 BMG cartridges, you already understand the importance of quality and accuracy. That’s why you need to order this 10-round box of 660-grain full metal jacket boat tail ammunition. You’ll be able to shoot .50 BMG cartridges that are extremely fast and amazingly powerful, helping you take accurate shots at distances that other rounds can only dream of.
These rounds have the most outstanding performance in the rifle and downrange. They feed smoothly from the magazine to the chamber and give less fouling in the barrel. The bullets will come blistering out of the barrel with a speed of 3,080 feet per second and a herculean energy of 13,688 foot pounds. With a boat tail, the bullets maintain superior aerodynamics and give excellent trajectories, even at 500 yards and beyond.
PMC is one of the most outstanding ammo manufacturers in the country. They are dedicated to creating the highest-quality cartridges for training and target practice.