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Small Pistol Primers Buyers Guide

Small Pistol Primers Buyers Guide

The primer is your small pistol’s best friend. Despite being the smallest, primers are important components in ammunition.

Read more to find out why you should buy primers and determine which type suits your pistol the best.

Why do you need pistol primers?

Whether you own a big or small pistol, primers are a must-have. Reloading firearm s is all about precision and that’s what primers are for!

Its main function is to ignite the propellant powder inside the pistol’s cartridge. Without primers, the bullets will be stuck in the barrel.

The primer has explosive components inside the metal cap but only a little. Once the firing pin of the small pistol hits the primer cap, the priming chemical is crushed within the brass anvil and cap. As a result, the primer transmits hot gas into the flash hole and cartridge case. This makes the temperatures and pressure inside it increase, which then ignites the propellant powder.

These priming components are usually barium nitrate, antimony sulfide, and lead styphnate. These chemicals work together to produce heat and gas.

Regardless of brands, all primers will surely enhance your shooting and reloading experience.

Small Pistol Primer vs Small Pistol Magnum Primer

There are two main types of small pistol primers, the standard one, and magnum primer. Let’s take a closer look at each type.

  • Small Pistol Primer – this type of primer works well on both small and large loads. Standard primers also sell at a cheaper price for larger package quantities.
  • Small Pistol Magnum Primer – on the other hand, magnum primers are used for pistols with bigger cases. This type of pistol primer has different priming powder and components. Magnum primers are known to produce more gas. This primer creates higher velocity because of the added gas. The powder also burns slowly for easy reloading.


Overall, there is no significant difference between the two. Reloading becomes better when the components of the primer and powder are matched to the barrel and bullet style.

Find all your reloading needs at Trifusion Tactical

Trifusion Tactical is the one-stop-shop for every firearm owner. We carry different brands of reloading supplies, rifle primers, and ammunition — not just small pistol primers! From Winchester pistol primers to 5 stars to local brands, we’ve got you covered.

If you need bulk stock or large package quantity, simply place a pre-order and we’ll quote the price. As long as you know the gun laws applicable to your state, you are good to go.

We welcome reviews from our customers to improve our service. Trifusion Tactical ensures that every piece of primer you receive is always in good condition.

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Trifusion Tactical offers a smooth shopping experience. Easily find the products you are looking for by browsing the website and access helpful details like package quantity, type, and price. The products are also highly rated based on the reviews of our customers, so you can feel confident when you buy reloading primers online. Don’t worry, you’ll find a lot of ammunition with 5 stars and more.

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