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Frangible Bullets

The Ervin Frangible Bullet employs a patented process that uses an economical and robust binder to create a brittle network that pulverizes when hitting a steel plate

All rounds are produced by Ervin to meet SAAMI specifications. They also satisfy all criteria for a reduced hazard training projectile, including FLETC and FBI specifications for frangibility. These 100% lead-free ammunition components function reliably and show no unusual wear on the weapon in long-term testing.

Ervin Advantages

  • Makes use of low-cost materials, resulting in an economical frangible bullet
  • Ervin’s unique matrix provides a bullet that can be crimped, yet maintains high frangibility
  • An exceptional level of accuracy over other frangibles
  • All of Ervin’s projectiles function perfectly in all types of weapons, including fully automatic weapons
  • Ervin’s rifle rounds do not need a jacket to function properly and survive firing, eliminating the chance of jacket splashback
  • 100% made in the USA


Ervin frangible bullets are currently available in .40 S&W, 9mm, .45 Auto, .38 Special, .380 Auto, .357 SIG, 0.223, 0.308, 7.62, and 300 BLK.

This patented process allows Ervin to produce a more economical reduced hazard bullet which can allow for new markets for the frangible concept.

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Non-Toxic Gun Shots

Ervin Technologies has a long history of providing non-toxic shotgun shot to the ammunition industry.
Ervin produces highly spherical steel shot made entirely in the USA.

Benefits include:

  • Meets all SAAMI specifications for steel shot
  • Only steel shotgun shot made entirely in the USA
  • All Ervin steel shotgun shot is produced in our ISO 9001 certified facility where quality and consistency is of the highest priority
  • All sizes available from #7’s to T’s


The USA production allows quick order fulfillment with Ervin’s capacity and onsite inventory.


Flexible centrifugal technology allows metal powders to be produced for a diverse range of applications.

Applications include:

  • Rare-earth permanent magnets
  • Welding/brazing
  • Hard-facing
  • Soldering
  • Thermal sprays
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Advanced batteries
  • Electromagnetic shielding
  • Metal injection molding (MIM)
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
  • Additive manufacturing (Laser Sintering)
  • Sputtering targets
  • Surface preparation and peening


Each application leverages the advantages of the centrifugal atomization to yield a powder that cannot be produced with other methods. Contact Ervin Technologies and find out how we can develop metal powders for your application.


Case Study
Ervin has worked with customers to develop dozens of products. Thousands of tons of powder are produced each year by the experts at Ervin Technologies.

Ervin's expertise in metal particles has been used to develop new and exciting products for the ammunition industry.

Ervin has several different atomization rigs that provide flexibility from small R&D runs to large continuous production rates.

We offer:

  • Pilot scale atomization trials in inert atmosphere
  • Larger production trials in inert atmosphere
  • Large scale production trials on semi-continuous air melt rig
  • The resulting metal powder can be used for customer trials
  • We also offer post processing heat treatment of powders


Ervin has experience taking ideas and developing them into commercial products. Projects often start on the small R&D rig and end up being produced on the larger rigs. Ervin has the most centrifugal atomization capacity in the world.


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P.O. Box 1168, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1168
P: (734) 769-4600 / TF: (800) 748-0055 / F: (734) 663-0136
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Ervin Industries
3893 Research Park Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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