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.50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition

Award Information

Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
PCP Tactical, LLC
3895 39th Sq. Vero Beach, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: .50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-13-P-0048
Award Amount: $131,821.00


PCP Ammunition Company will research the design and development of Lightweight .50 caliber precision ammunition under this SBIR Phase I contract. PCP will concentrate our efforts on several separate criteria in order to improve upon the current .50 caliber round by utilizing PCP"s current lightweight polymer .50 caliber case. First, we will compare the performance of the current round against our polymer case with the same currently fielded projectile. We will do load development with the current projectiles as well as newer developmental projectiles to evaluate the potential of these projectiles to meet the requirements. We will investigate changes to our patent pending case designs such as interior shoulder angles that can potentially increase efficiency while maintaining the same exterior dimensions. We will also investigate several combinations of polymers to achieve optimal obtuation while maintaining structural integrity. With other calibers, we have found that these combinations greatly enhance accuracy . Finally, we will investigate the addition of a flashtube to our cases to enhance powder ignition resulting in better standard deviations. We believe that due to our manufacturing and assembly process, the addition of a flashtube will be a simple change if the performance warrants it.

Principal Investigator:

Tony Padgett
Director Engineering/Research
(407) 924-4647

Business Contact:

Lanse Padgett
(772) 473-3472
Small Business Information at Submission:

PCP Tactical, LLC
3895 39th Sq. Vero Beach, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 271937836
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No