List of Explosive Materials per ATF Federal Law & Storage

Department of Justice: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives:

2017 Annual List of Explosive Materials

 

Source: Federal Register, Vol. 82 No. 248 December 28, 2017 https://www.gpo.gov

 

In accordance with Federal law, the Department of Justice must publish and revise at least annually in the Federal Register a list of explosives determined to be explosive materials.

This list covers explosives, blasting agents and detonators, all of which are defined as “explosive materials.” Each material listed, as well as all mixtures containing any of these materials, constitute ‘‘explosive materials’’ under 18 U.S.C. 841(c). This list contains the 2017 Annual List of Explosive Materials, which remains unchanged from the 2016 Annual List of Explosives.

Note: While the list is comprehensive, it is not all-inclusive. The fact that an explosive material is not on this list doesn’t mean that it is not within the coverage of the law if it otherwise meets the statutory definition in 18 U.S.C. 841.

Materials constituting blasting agents are marked in italics.

Explosive materials are listed alphabetically and followed by their common names (where applicable), chemical names, and/or synonyms in brackets.

 

A

Acetylides of heavy metals.

Aluminum containing polymeric propellant.

Aluminum ophorite explosive.

Amatex.

Amatol.

Ammonal.

Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (cap sensitive).

Ammonium nitrate explosive mixtures (non-cap sensitive).

Ammonium perchlorate having particle size less than 15 microns.

Ammonium perchlorate explosive mixtures (excluding ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP)).

Ammonium picrate [picrate of ammonia, Explosive D].

Ammonium salt lattice with isomorphously substituted inorganic salts.

NFO [ammonium nitrate-fuel oil]. Aromatic nitro-compound explosive mixtures.

Azide explosives.

B

Baranol.

Baratol.

BEAF [1, 2-bis (2, 2-difluoro-2- nitroacetoxyethane)].

Black powder.

Black powder based explosive mixtures.

Black powder substitutes.

Blasting agents, nitro-carbo-nitrates, including non-cap sensitive slurry and water gel explosives.

Blasting caps.

Blasting gelatin.

Blasting powder.

BTNEC [bis (trinitroethyl) carbonate].

BTNEN [bis (trinitroethyl) nitramine].

BTTN [1,2,4 butanetriol trinitrate].

Bulk salutes.

Butyl tetryl.

 

C

Calcium nitrate explosive mixture.

Cellulose hexanitrate explosive mixture.

Chlorate explosive mixtures.

Composition A and variations.

Composition B and variations.

Composition C and variations.

Copper acetylide.

Cyanuric triazide.

Cyclonite [RDX].

Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine [HMX].

Cyclotol.

Cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine [RDX].

 

D

DATB [diaminotrinitrobenzene].

DDNP [diazodinitrophenol].

DEGDN [diethyleneglycol dinitrate].

Detonating cord.

Detonators.

Dimethylol dimethyl methane dinitrate composition.

Dinitroethyleneurea.

Dinitroglycerine [glycerol dinitrate].

Dinitrophenol.

Dinitrophenolates.

Dinitrophenyl hydrazine.

Dinitroresorcinol.

Dinitrotoluene-sodium nitrate explosive mixtures.

DIPAM [dipicramide; diaminohexanitrobiphenyl].

Dipicryl sulfone.

Dipicrylamine.

Display fireworks.

DNPA [2,2-dinitropropyl acrylate].

DNPD [dinitropentano nitrile].

Dynamite.

 

E

 

EDDN [ethylene diamine dinitrate].

EDNA [ethylenedinitramine].

Ednatol.

EDNP [ethyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate].

EGDN [ethylene glycol dinitrate].

Erythritol tetranitrate explosives.

Esters of nitro-substituted alcohols.

Ethyl-tetryl.

Explosive conitrates.

Explosive gelatins.

Explosive liquids.

Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and hydrocarbons.

Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and nitro bodies.

Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and water insoluble fuels.

Explosive mixtures containing oxygen-releasing inorganic salts and water soluble fuels.

Explosive mixtures containing sensitized nitromethane.

Explosive mixtures containing tetranitromethane (nitroform).

Explosive nitro compounds of aromatic hydrocarbons.

Explosive organic nitrate mixtures.

Explosive powders.

 

F

 

Flash powder.

Fulminate of mercury.

Fulminate of silver.

Fulminating gold.

Fulminating mercury.

Fulminating platinum.

Fulminating silver.

 

G

 

Gelatinized nitrocellulose.

Gem-dinitro aliphatic explosive mixtures.

Guanyl nitrosamino guanyl tetrazene.

Guanyl nitrosamino guanylidene hydrazine.

Guncotton.

 

H

 

Heavy metal azides.

Hexanite.

Hexanitrodiphenylamine.

Hexanitrostilbene.

Hexogen [RDX].

Hexogene or octogene and a nitrated Nmethylaniline.

Hexolites.

HMTD [hexamethylenetriperoxidediamine].

HMX [cyclo-1,3,5,7-tetramethylene 2,4,6,8- tetranitramine; Octogen].

Hydrazinium nitrate/hydrazine/aluminum explosive system.

Hydrazoic acid.

 

I

 

Igniter cord.

Igniters.

Initiating tube systems.

 

K

 

KDNBF [potassium dinitrobenzo-furoxane].

 

L

 

Lead azide.

Lead mannite.

Lead mononitroresorcinate.

Lead picrate.

Lead salts, explosive.

Lead styphnate [styphnate of lead, lead trinitroresorcinate].

Liquid nitrated polyol and trimethylolethane.

Liquid oxygen explosives.

 

M

 

Magnesium ophorite explosives.

Mannitol hexanitrate.

MDNP [methyl 4,4-dinitropentanoate].

MEAN [monoethanolamine nitrate].

Mercuric fulminate.

Mercury oxalate.

Mercury tartrate.

Metriol trinitrate.

Minol-2 [40% TNT, 40% ammonium nitrate, 20% aluminum].

MMAN [monomethylamine nitrate]; methylamine nitrate.

Mononitrotoluene-nitroglycerin mixture.

Monopropellants.

 

N

 

NIBTN [nitroisobutametriol trinitrate].

Nitrate explosive mixtures.

Nitrate sensitized with gelled nitroparaffin.

Nitrated carbohydrate explosive.

Nitrated glucoside explosive.

Nitrated polyhydric alcohol explosives.

Nitric acid and a nitro aromatic compound explosive.

Nitric acid and carboxylic fuel explosive.

Nitric acid explosive mixtures.

Nitro aromatic explosive mixtures.

Nitro compounds of furane explosive mixtures.

Nitrocellulose explosive.

Nitroderivative of urea explosive mixture.

Nitrogelatin explosive.

Nitrogen trichloride.

Nitrogen tri-iodide.

Nitroglycerine [NG, RNG, nitro, glyceryl trinitrate, trinitroglycerine].

Nitroglycide.

Nitroglycol [ethylene glycol dinitrate, EGDN].

Nitroguanidine explosives.

Nitronium perchlorate propellant mixtures.

Nitroparaffins Explosive Grade and ammonium nitrate mixtures.

Nitrostarch.

Nitro-substituted carboxylic acids.

Nitrourea.

 

O

 

Octogen [HMX].

Octol [75 percent HMX, 25 percent TNT].

Organic amine nitrates.

Organic nitramines.

 

P

 

PBX [plastic bonded explosives].

Pellet powder.

Penthrinite composition.

Pentolite.

Perchlorate explosive mixtures.

Peroxide based explosive mixtures.

PETN [nitropentaerythrite, pentaerythrite tetranitrate, pentaerythritol tetranitrate].

Picramic acid and its salts.

Picramide.

Picrate explosives.

Picrate of potassium explosive mixtures.

Picratol.

Picric acid (manufactured as an explosive).

Picryl chloride.

Picryl fluoride.

PLX [95% nitromethane, 5% ethylenediamine].

Polynitro aliphatic compounds.

Polyolpolynitrate-nitrocellulose explosive gels.

Potassium chlorate and lead sulfocyanate explosive.

Potassium nitrate explosive mixtures.

Potassium nitroaminotetrazole.

Pyrotechnic compositions.

Pyrotechnic fuses.

PYX [2,6-bis(picrylamino)] 3,5- dinitropyridine.

 

R

 

RDX [cyclonite, hexogen, T4, cyclo-1,3,5,- trimethylene-2,4,6,-trinitramine; hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-S-triazine].

 

 

S

 

Safety fuse.

Salts of organic amino sulfonic acid explosive mixture.

Salutes (bulk).

Silver acetylide.

Silver azide.

Silver fulminate.

Silver oxalate explosive mixtures.

Silver styphnate.

Silver tartrate explosive mixtures.

Silver tetrazene.

Slurried explosive mixtures of water, inorganic oxidizing salt, gelling agent, fuel, and sensitizer (cap sensitive).

Smokeless powder.

Sodatol.

Sodium amatol.

Sodium azide explosive mixture.

Sodium dinitro-ortho-cresolate.

Sodium nitrate explosive mixtures.

Sodium nitrate-potassium nitrate explosive mixture.

Sodium picramate.

Squibs.

Styphnic acid explosives.

 

T

 

Tacot [tetranitro-2,3,5,6-dibenzo-1,3a,4,6a tetrazapentalene].

TATB [triaminotrinitrobenzene].

TATP [triacetonetriperoxide].

TEGDN [triethylene glycol dinitrate].

Tetranitrocarbazole.

Tetrazene [tetracene, tetrazine, 1(5- tetrazolyl)-4-guanyl tetrazene hydrate].

Tetrazole explosives.

Tetryl [2,4,6 tetranitro-N-methylaniline].

Tetrytol.

Thickened inorganic oxidizer salt slurried explosive mixture.

TMETN [trimethylolethane trinitrate].

TNEF [trinitroethyl formal].

TNEOC [trinitroethylorthocarbonate].

TNEOF [trinitroethylorthoformate].

TNT [trinitrotoluene, trotyl, trilite, triton].

Torpex.

Tridite.

Trimethylol ethyl methane trinitrate composition.

Trimethylolthane trinitrate-nitrocellulose.

Trimonite.

Trinitroanisole.

Trinitrobenzene.

Trinitrobenzoic acid.

Trinitrocresol.

Trinitro-meta-cresol.

Trinitronaphthalene.

Trinitrophenetol.

Trinitrophloroglucinol.

Trinitroresorcinol.

Tritonal.

 

U

Urea nitrate.

W

Water-bearing explosives having salts of oxidizing acids and nitrogen bases, sulfates, or sulfamates (cap sensitive).

Water-in-oil emulsion explosive compositions.

X

Xanthomonas hydrophilic colloid explosive mixture.

The Definitive List of Firearms Ammunition Manufacturers

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Secure Magazine Storage means that the product Meets or exceeds ATF specs 27 CFR 555.11

In the United States we have a long history of quality ammunition for military and recreational use. These explosives come in a variety of calibers, brands and sizes and are made by several reputable manufacturers here in the USA. Below is our full list of companies whose explosives are typically stored in Type 2, Type 3 or Type 4 storage magazines to ensure safety and ATF approved compliance.

Alliant Techsystems

Arlington, VA

American aerospace, defense, and sporting goods. Manufacturer of ammunition for sport shooting, law enforcement, military, and security outfits. Ammunition sales division is solely regaled to the Vista Outdoor division.

NOTABLE BRANDS

  • Federal Premium
  • Bushnell
  • Savage Arms

BAE Systems Land and Armaments

Multiple locations

A wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems Plc. Design, development, and production of ammunition, artillery systems, naval guns, and missile launchers. Largest company of its kind in the world.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • explosives, guidance kits, propellants, demo charges, initiators, pyrotechnics, and warhead for missiles, torpedoes, and depth charge
  • 4.6mm, 5.56mm, 7.62mm small arms ammunition
  • mortars
  • land and sea artillery ammunition

Black Hills Ammunition

Rapid City, SD

Popular among Cowboy Action Shooters due to the manufacturing of ammunition in a number of obsolete calibers

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .44 Russian
  • .38 Long Colt
  • .44-.40
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No matter the brand of ammunition, proper storage of Ammunition in an ATF Approved Storage Magazine is essential to safety.

CCI (Ammunition)

Lewiston, ID

Also known as Cascade Cartridge Inc., this company is known for the manufacture of rimfire ammunition, centerfire handgun ammunition, and primers for reloaders and industrial power loads. Producer of the 1st Mini-Mag rimfire ammunition in 1963. Developed the Stinger, a hyper velocity .22 long rifle product.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Velocitor
  • Quickshot

Cor-Bon / Glaser

Sturgis, SD

Founded primarily for the manufacture of ammunition used in African big game hunting.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .32NAA

Federal Premium Ammunition

Anoka, MN

Subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. Manufacturer of shotshell, centerfire, and rimfire ammunition. Federal Premium Ammunition’s were used to help the United States to take the gold and silver in sharp shooting in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Extremely popular with law enforcement.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • HydraShok
  • Expanding Full Metal Jacket
  • HST

Hodgdon Powder Company

Kansas, USA

Major distributor of smokeless powder for ammunition industry, as well as those who load their own ammunition by hand. in 2009, Hodgdon Powder Company acquired GEOX Powder, Inc., the only manufacturer of black powder in the USA. Also the manufacturer of Triple Seven, which is a modern substitute for black powder meant for muzzle loaders and antique firearms.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Pyrodex
  • Triple Seven

Hornady Manufacturing Company

Grand Island, NE

Manufacturer of target shooting ammunition, hunting rounds, and high quality self defense loads. In 1990 the Hornady XTP (Extreme Terminal Performance) won the industry’s Product Award of  Merit from the National Association of Federally Licensed Dealers.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .17 HMR
  • .17 HM2 rimfire
  • .480 Ruger
  • .204 Ruger
  • .375 Ruger

Jamison International

Sturgis, SD

Caters to African game hunters, cowboy action shooters, and specialty gun builders.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .25-20 Basic
  • .25-20 Single Shot
  • .256 Newton
  • .280 Remington
  • .338 Lapua Magnum
  • .338 Norma Magnum
  • .351 Self-loader
  • .358 Winchester
  • .357 Chey Tac
  • .416 Rigby
  • .45 Colt
  • .45-60 Winchester
  • .45-70 Winchester
  • .45-110 Sharps
  • .45-120 Sharp
  • .450 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .450 Nitro Exp #2
  • .450 Rigby
  • .450-400 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .450-400 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .454 Casull
  • .470 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .50-95 Sharps
  • .50-95 Winchester
  • .50-110 Winchester
  • .50-140 Sharps
  • .500 Jeffery
  • .500 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .500-416 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .505 Gibbs Magnum
  • .550 Magnum
  • .577 Nitro Exp
  • .577 Snider
  • .577/450 Martini-Henry

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP)

Independence, MO

Produces 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition per year. This government owned company is responsible for ammunition and weapons testing as the officially designated National and Regional Testing Center for NATO. Largest producer of small arms ammunition for the United States Armed Forces.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • small arms cartridges
  • percussive and electric primer
  • pyrotechnics
  • 5.56mm
  • 7.62mm
  • 9 mm
  • .22 mm
  • .45 caliber
  • .50 calibur

Olin Corporation

Clayton, MO

Manufacturers of ammunition, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

.22 LR

Nosler

Bend, OR

Consists of three divisions. (Nosler, Inc. / Nosler Custom / Nosler Reloading). Manufactures high performance hollow point and soft point bullets. Patented the “Partition Design Bullet”.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • 28 Nosler
  • 26 Nosler

RBCD Performance Plus, Inc.

San Antonio, TX

Specializes in blended metal bullets of varying calibers available only to the US Military
Red Army Standard Ammunition

Delray Beach, FL

Specializes in the distribution of various sizes of cartridges for designs of firearms with foreign origins such as AKM, AK47, and Makarov PM.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • 9x18mm Makarov
  • 7.62x39mm
  • 7.62x39mm HP
  • 7.62x39mm ELITE
  • 7.62x54mm R
  • 5.45x39mm
  • 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Remington Arms

Lonoke, AK (ammunition only)

The USA’s oldest gun manufacturer, this company has developed more cartridges than any other gun maker or ammunition manufacturer in the world.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Upland Loads
  • Waterfowl Loads
  • Turkey Loads
  • Target Loads
  • Slugs
  • Buckshot
  • Core-Lokt
  • Premier Accutip
  • Premier Accutip V
  • Premier Match
  • Hog Hammer
  • HyperSonic Centerfire
  • Power Level Ammunition
  • 300 AAC Blackout
  • 30 Remington AR
  • Remington Rifle Cartridge
  • Managed Recoil
  • .22 Rimfire
  • Magnum Rimfire
  • Remington ELEY Competition
  • Remington Target
  • Remington HTP
  • Home Defense
  • Golden Saber HPJ
  • Express Handgun Ammunition
  • Rifle Bullets
  • Centerfire Primers
  • Shotshell Primers
  • Kleanbore Muzzleloading Primer
  • UMC Rifle Ammunition
  • Master Blaster System

Sierra Bullets

Sedalia, MO

Manufactures over 175 different kinds of ammunition for precision target shooting, hunting, and defense purposes.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Blitzking – Varminter
  • GameKing
  • MatchKing
  • Por-Hunter
  • Sports Master
  • Tournament Master

Western Cartridge Company

Alton, IL

A division of Winchester, this company manufactures primers, blasting caps, and rimfire cartridges.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .22mm
  • .32mm