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History of PMC Ammo
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The Poongsan Corporation of South Korea was established in 1968, and is known for working nonferrous metals including copper, titanium and others. In 1973, the Angang ammo plant was established as Precision Made Cartridges (PMC) to provide South Korea with all their own ammo needs. But business was so good, that production overruns bearing the PMC name were soon being sold on the open market. Proud to manufacture nearly all components for making ammunition, PMC uses this approach to establish standards and maintain strict quality control through the entire process.
PMC Ammo Company
Like many high-quality ammunition manufacturers around the world, PMC is fully vertically integrated. This means that every piece made by PMC cartridges has been fully manufactured from start to finish by PMC, with the primary advantage of vertical integration being quality control. PMC never takes parts from other manufacturers they have no control over, but instead they assemble using their own parts.
Every piece of a PMC round has been quality controlled at every step of the way, leading to a superior ammunition line. This includes the brass mills where all the brass for PMC ammunition is made. What’s more, when shortages occur, as they inevitably do, the in-house brass supplier doesn’t have to wait for an outside manufacturer to get up and running.
The proof is in the pudding. PMC enjoys some of the top-notch certifications in the ammunition industry – including Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) and United States Military Standards and Specifications (US MIL-STD and US MIL-SPEC). PMC is also one of the few ammunition manufacturers to enjoy ISO Bureau Veritas quality control standards certification. This consistency of quality is what makes bulk ammo purchases from PMC ammo so reliable.
The PMC ammo company loads new brass cases with boxer primers. In line with SAAMI standards, this ammunition is non-corrosive. Every piece of ammunition manufactured by PMC is reloadable, which will thrill many amateur bulletsmiths. What’s more, every cartridge that comes out of PMC is submitted to the same stringent quality control standards that their military ammunition goes through. If it’s not good enough for the military, it’s not good enough for you.
The Poongsan Corporation actually operates two different plants dedicated to the production of military-grade ammunition. One is in Angang and the other is at Busan. Both make PMC 5.56 ammo – and much more. Other armaments manufactured in Busan and Angang include eight-inch Howitzer projectives, tank guns and anti-aircraft guns. The defense wing of Poongsan is also vertically integrated and ISO9000-2000 certified. Poongsan first received permission to manufacture military-grade armaments in the early 1970s, which helped the Republic of Korea move toward a self-sufficient military.
While most of its military ammunition goes straight to the Korean military, its commercial ammunition is overwhelmingly sold on the international market.
The company has a decades-long presence in the United States. This was the company’s first expansion outside of Asia. Its first foothold in the United States was PMX Industries in Cedar Rapids, IA, in 1992. Poongsan America was later established in Los Angeles in July 2002, and then PMC Ammunition in Texas in December 2013. The quality on both sides of the Pacific Ocean is the same, however. And while the American branch tends to focus on older American cartridges, the Korean branch focuses more on modern military ammunition. If you want to know where your ammunition was manufactured, United States law requires that all ammunition manufacturers stamp the nation of origin right on the box.
PMC and the Korean War
PMC was founded after the end of hostilities in the Korean War. However, the Korean War, as any precocious high schooler knows, never actually ended. A ceasefire was put into place, but a peace treaty was never signed. This means that both Koreas are always on a war footing at all times. Even democratic South Korea has universal male conscription. Celebrities and other well-heeled Koreans who avoid or attempt to avoid service are committing career suicide. Korean-American pop singer Steve Yoo was banned from the country for attempting to evade service by abandoning his Korean citizenship. South Korea does not recognize the right of conscientious objectors.
The Korean War figures heavily into the beginnings of PMC. South Korea was looking for a way to become more self-sufficient with its armaments. Fortunately for PMC, there were mountains of brass left behind by the United States military and its allies from the days of active combat in Korea. A lot of 9mm cases were crafted from 105mm artillery shells, and the Poongsan Corporation is well aware of this heritage. It honored 507 Iowa veterans with a monument in Cedar Springs, where its American headquarters are located. PMC has supplied ammunition for all four Korean republics since its founding in 1968.
This means that PMC ammunition was used during the Korean DMZ Conflict, also known as the Second Korean War. This was a series of border skirmishes between the two Koreas. While little known in the United States, it resulted in 43 dead American soldiers over the course of three years. While there have been isolated skirmishes since then, the Korean peninsula has been at relative peace since 1969.
PMC Brand Ammo
When consumers buy PMC brand ammo today, it's no longer just surplus ammunition. The product line, as well as the selection of calibers they offer, has expanded to address many diverse shooting needs in addition to the South Korean military. PMC produces more than just 5.56 ammo and 9mm cartridges to include manufacturing non-military calibers like .44 Magnum. Full metal jacket bullets are the standard for military ammunition around the globe, and PMC produces some of the best there is. Their product line, however, also includes ammo for hunters, competitive shooters, and people who want ammo for self defense and personal protection.
PMC makes High Velocity Magnum hunting loads that shotgunners will appreciate, plated with copper and carried in cups designed to deliver dense patterns with uniformity for maximum performance.
They also sell a wide variety of high-quality competition, hunting and personal protection ammunition. They have earned a stellar reputation for quality and affordability, and will likely continue to be a significant presence in the ammunition market for many years.
Popular PMC Cartridges
Quality and consistency – these are the two ingredients to PMC’s success. The company boasts five different brands of ammunition: Bronze, eRange, X-TAC, X-TAC Range and Starfire. These brands are differentiated by the following characteristics:
- Bronze: This line is primarily for paper-punching and plinking in your backyard. The rounds are designed with the casual shooter in mind who demands performance. With that said, the rounds are also of a superior quality for law enforcement, hunting and self defense.
- eRange: Whether you’re shooting indoors or just want to shoot green, there’s eRange. This brand focuses on eliminating lead and other airborne-heavy metals during shooting. eRange cartridges likewise boast reduced burn residue for both firearms and brass casing. This makes it a perfect solution for shooters with home ranges with limited ventilation.
- Starfire: There are no two ways about it: Starfire is a lethal round. The average penetration is a whopping nine to 14 inches. This is made possible by a patented rib-and-flute design paired with a deep hollow point cavity that expands to twice its diameter upon impact. It’s a popular brand for hunting big game with a handgun for this reason.
- X-TAC: This line is designed with precisely one purpose in mind – self defense. That’s as true for a civilian customer as it is for law enforcement officers. PMC doesn’t want you to be thinking about your ammunition, whether you’re defending your family or your community while on the job.
- X-TAC Match: As the name implies, X-TAC Match is an ammunition brand for competitive shooters who demand the very best from their cartridges. PMC doesn’t just want X-TAC to be the best sporting ammunition – it wants to raise the bar for the entire industry.
Some of the more popular PMC cartridges include:
- PMC 223 Ammo: The PMC bronze .223 round is a Rem auto round with 55 grain PMC bullets, popular for loading up the AR-15. Pick up 1000 rounds today.
- PMC 308 Ammo: The PMC .308 ammo rifle round is actually the commercial round from which the NATO 7.62x55mm was developed. In civilian life, it’s a common hunting round.
- PMC 45 Auto: This .45 auto ammunition from PMC only comes in a full metal jacket variation.
- PMC 7.62x39 Ammo: Both the 7.62x39mm and the 762x51mm round are popular hunting rounds. The latter is available in spam cans.
Unfortunately, there is no PMC shotgun ammo. So if you’re in the market for PMC shotgun shells, you’re going to come up short. With that said, PMC makes just about any other kind of round you could possibly need.
What does “PMC” stand for?
PMC stands for Precision Made Cartridges, a South Korean ammunition company that specializes in hunting, competition, and military cartridges.
Who makes PMC ammunition?
PMC (Precision Made Cartridges) is the commercial ammo brand for South Korea’s Poongsan Corporation, which is known for working with nonferrous metals. The company has established a vertically integrated manufacturing system, ensuring that every aspect of its ammunition meets a high standard of quality.
Where is PMC ammo made?
Most PMC ammo is made in South Korea at the company’s Angang plant. In 2013, the company opened PMC Ammunition in Texas. While both facilities offer the same high-quality and dependable ammunition, the American plant tends to focus on American cartridges, such as the .38 Special and .45 ACP, while the South Korea plant manufactures modern military rounds, such as 5.56x45mm.
Is PMC ammo corrosive?
PMC ammo is non-corrosive. It is a high-quality ammunition and has received many top-notch certifications in the ammunition industry. The company is vertically integrated and manufactures all the components of its cartridges, ensuring the best in quality control.
- Jerryaa51 said:
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- Joel said:
"This round was very consistent, very clean. I don't think you can do better for price in a brass cased round. Shooting in a Daniel Defense m4v11 they were flawless. Definitely ordering more."
- Shooter magavin said:
"Have bought this ammo a couple of time and could not be happier"
- ammosmurff said:
"I've shot PMC ammo for years on the range, for .223, .45acp & 9mm, never had a misfire or failure to feed on any of my guns. Korean ammo is the only foreign ammo I'll buy!"
- J A said:
"I have not shot any of this ammo as of yet because it is down the line in my rotation. But I was comfortable purchasing PMC ammo as I've never had any bad ammo from the company. The price was right at the time so it was a good buy for me. I look forward to purchasing ammo from your site again, thank you..."
- Dave said:
"Very good ammo for the money! Reliable and accurate. Can't ask for anything more than that. "
- dkmatthews said:
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- chris said:
"I have a remington Model 700sps varmint 223. with a bull barrel, n added a bipod, and a Barska 4-14 x 40 scope. i picked up a fiew boxes of the pmc bronze boat tail ammo in 55 grain simply because they wer only 7.25 for a box of 20. i was realy surprised on how consistant they wer. i placed 18 outa 20 rounds in a 3 inch circle at 150 yds. with a slight breeze. over all im realy pleased with this product, and will continue to use, an recommend this ammo."
- Steeler said:
"Tried 50 rounds through my new 9mm. No misfires. Works as well as other brands I've tried. Will buy again."
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- Marshall said:
"Bought the ammo just for the price not thinking about the ammo, I believe its a korean company so it seemed a little bit of a chance. Love it!!! went through both boxes and want to order more!! Highly recommend"
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- Rob said:
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- mosby said:
"just bought a 9mm auto pistol and am sorting it out to see what it does and doesn't like. it likes the pmc."
- Ron said:
"I like PMC Ammo the 5.56X45mmNato is what I shoot. Great for range, self protection, The reason I purchased this ammo is because of who makes this. "
- Kenneth said:
"couldnt find ammo locally so i checked the net fully expecting 2-3 wks for delivery. ordered early on a saturday morning. was on my door step monday. impressive"
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- Runner said:
"PMC is a very reliable ammunition , I would not hesitate to use if for self defense. It shot well and now that I have shot it and used it all, I`ll need to order more. BTW , I use PMC in my handgun for home protection and it is as good as it gets and the 5.56x45 is as great . "
- MM said:
"I shot about 200 rounds through my brand new SIG716. The very first 3-4 rounds wouldn't feed perfectly, but I attribute this to the brand spanking new equipment. After that, rifle and ammo performed flawlessly. Not a single issue with feeding, cycling, firing, etc. At 150 yards, I had all shots within about 2-3 inches using a cheap scope and no rest. Great product and especially GREAT SERVICE! Thank you guys!!!"
- D said:
"Great customer service, placed the order last friday fully expecting not to get the order with all that is going on, you won't find a better company to deal with, as for the Ammo, top notch perfect for my use."
- CowwFace said:
"I got this for taking to the range, went through about 100 rounds and zero duds. works perfectly in 2 AR's. We were using Red-Dot scopes, and hit what we were aiming at about 100 yrds away. I would highly recommend this ammo."
- mike said:
"Ordering was easy shipping was fast. My wife and I have used around 500 rounds so far without a problem. "
- Bob S said:
"I bought this ammo because of the price and quality of it. Remington has great products and I've used them for years. I tried it in my Ruger LCP 380 with no problems to speak of. I'll be sure to remember this order and do it again."
- Robert said:
"I use this at the range and have had no problems and great scores."
- Steve said:
"Ran 100 of these though my Bersa Thunder, not one problem.....very clean....good price."
- Bob S said:
"I do a lot of shooting and this you can't beat. Cleanup was a snap. PMC is great range gear."
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"Nice well functioning value ammo. Accuracy was excellent - quality appearance and performance."
- WJS said:
"I shot 25 rounds out of Springfield XDM w/5.25" bbl and 25rds out of Ruger LC9. They shot flawlessly in both guns. The ammo was delivered to my front door in just a few days.(Faster than I expected.) I'm happy with my purchase."
- JP said:
"Used this ammo for range training and qualification. Accuracy and dependability were excellent."
- Hawk99TA said:
"Great product at a great price. Great FMJ for practicing/plinking. Shot clean and accurately. I like that a certain percentage goes to the beneficiary of your choice. Will buy again."
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- Michael said:
"This 5.56 ammo was just what my AR needed."
- The Badger said:
"Shoot at least twice a month.My Sig 1911enjoys this ammo. And my recently acquired used H-K USP 45c likes it better than Winchester"
- Jim said:
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- DJ said:
"Great range ammo."
- Doug said:
"This ammo would have gotten better quality rating but there was a lot of unburned residue left in the action of my firearm. I was shooting a Desert Eagle and although the ammo burned "dirty" this never effected accuracy or function of my firearm. It did function without interruption and was surprisingly accurate for the price."
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"As good as Federal and a lot less expensive.......Federal is supposed to be the Cadilac of ammo.....well, PMC is equal if not as good or even better.....I am a user from now on."
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"I bought this ammo to shoot in our next deer season in my Ruger Super RedHawk, am now hunting groundhogs and shooting targets.This is some nice ammo and will serve it's purpose nicely. When I ordered from ammo.com I was really surprised at how fast the order arrived at my house. I am going to buy more when they get more in stock. you can buy from them with confidence, and they make donations to pro-freedom groups to boot. redhawk"
- Senior said:
"In a time when ammo is hard to find and purchase, ammo.com came through for me. The PMC 44 mag ammo was just what you would expect from a high quality company. The brass was clean, easy to handle and shot straight with no misfires. I will buy more ammo from this site because I know they sell quality products."
- stephen said:
"Ordered from ammo net dec 30th arrived in one day superior service an delivery great buy an great ammo for bulk pricing"
- JP said:
"Bought a case and 2 days later it was delivered. Was disappointed in the shot group from a M1A1, however was pleased when shooting it from an H&K 91. Shot a total of 60 rounds with out any issues of cycling or misfires. As for carbon residue, nothing out of the ordinary. Will order another case for my H&K to kill more golf balls at 100 yards."
- Pop-O said:
"I felt like I got a good deal and it was a smooth transaction"
- Richard said:
"No problems shooting from any of my ARs "
- Hank said:
"Fired 200 rounds and the ammo performed so far performed well."
- Nate said:
"The ammo itself LOOKS beautiful compared to Lake City penetrators but I have not shot it yet so I can't comment on that. I paid more per round, but that is just the market, not Ammo.com."
- Bigthiss said:
"Great ammunition for the price. I used to buy the federal loose bulk ammo in 500 and 1000 but there were always at least 10-20 that were either faulty loads or misfired. This ammo is hands down the best for the price that I have purchased and shot. Highly recommend!! "
- Risk said:
"I shot 150 rounds of this at the range last week. I was shooting it out of my CZ scorpion zero jams good stuff"
- AD said:
"Right price, no issues whatsoever. Shot without issues in my Sig X-5 and my wife's Firestar. Recommend it"
- Roger9019 said:
"I have shot about 100rds through my springfield M1A. The build is still in process but initial accuracy on this ammo is around 2 to 3 MOA which should be expected from range/milsurp ammo. The cost was very good, I like that it came with a can as well- 308 is heavy! I also like the timely delivery and I will be shopping again when my ammo budget is restored!"
- ccw4ohio said:
"For reliability I'd rate it 3 out of 5. Several rounds had to be smacked 2-3 times before they ignited. I think PMC is still using those hard primers that made me steer away from the Starfire line. Accuracy was 5 out of five. Affordability was 3 out of five. Yes, you guys delivered just like you said, but the shipping cost was much more than I expected. I might have to run a few more boxes through for another reliability test. The load was totally controllable out of a S&W Model 29 "Dirty Harry" signature .44 Magnum, 6.5 in bbl., target was set at 21-25 ft."
- Chief Gorilla said:
"Very tough exterior bag similar to some issue ammo during deployments. I see no issues that concern me. It saved me from doing my own storage prep. "
- Pistol Pete said:
"This is an exceptionally affordable ammunition and is my go-to choice for my bi-monthly training sessions at the range. I do manage, however, to experience "hang-fire" on perhaps 10% of the rounds fired. Bit of a nuisance, of course, but I simply count to three and it without fail fires successfully on the second try. In all fairness, I should mention I am firing the Seecamp .32 pistol, which was designed specifically around the Winchester "Silvertip" 60-grain JHP round, which fire flawlessly with never an incidence of hang-fire. As these are difficult to locate, and are fairly expensive, at generally 92 cents per round, I typically reserve the Winchester rounds for my daily concealed-carry and train with the highly affordable PMC ammunition."