CCI Primers use a clean-burning initiator compound, extending the time between primer pocket cleanings. They are designed to seat more easily and are constructed to feed smoothly through automated equipment. These primers offer a more sensitive and larger effective contact area for guns that strike off centre.
Without a primer, a cartridge is so much scrap metal. Richard Speer founded CCI to provide a steady source of component primers to reloaders. Primers were CCI's first product, long before Mini-Mag(TM), Stinger(R) and our other well-known ammunition products.
Our primers are highly evolved products because we continuously test and improve. Today's CCI primer is more sensitive, easier to seat, and more compatible with progressive and automated loading equipment than even before. CCI primers have always incorporated modern non-corrosive and non-mercuric initiator mixes.