Explosion at Prvi Partizan

This is the last thing we need with ammo supplies just starting to recover.  Last time I got PP ammo though, the cases showed signs of being over pressured.

5 Responses to “Explosion at Prvi Partizan”

  1. Anon Reader Dude says:

    I haven’t had that experience with any PP ammo — their .223 has become a real mainstay of my AR training and plinking.

    Were the rounds you thought were overpressure rifle rounds?

    Prvi was/is becoming a major, affordable quality ammo source for shortage-pressed U.S. semi-auto shooters, so this tragic accident is sad on multiple levels.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Prvi workers in Serbia and their families.

  2. Dock says:

    Man. That’s terrible. The facility is carved out of the side of a mountain? Wow.

    Prvi makes the “Monarch” branded brass cased ammo for Academy Sports and Outdoors (the house brand) and I wonder who else’s store brand ammo is really Prvi.

  3. I’m with Anon Reader Dude on this one: their ammo has become the mainstay of my non-reloaded .223 reserves. M193 and M855 spec ammo was widely available at decent prices for today’s market, and it was reasonably consistent stuff for recreation, training, and other practical purposes.

    I’ve not had any problems whatsoever with it, short of it not smelling fantastic. Prvi brass has held up to numerous reloads as well.

    This explosion is bad news. I wish there was something I could do.

  4. Sebastian says:

    I got a box of Serbian “NATO Spec” ammo some four years ago. Maybe their quality control has improved since then.

  5. FatWhiteMan says:

    Since the shortages of components, I’ve been buying their bulk bullets and brass for military rifles such as 7.65 Mauser and 7.62x54R. I hope this doesn’t hurt their U.S. delivery.

    My thoughts and prayers to the families of those injured and lost.


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