Maxim Defense, the self-described “premier manufacturer in PDW technologies” (they’re the ones who make the PDX, remember), has a large amount of Yugoslavian 7.62 x 39 FMJ and 7.62 x 39 TUI in stock and ready to ship. This is in addition to their own Maxim Defense ammo.
They advise, “This won’t help us in the long run with the ban. That’ll take litigation and legislation to handle. However, it will allow you to keep your long gun (or short gun, for that matter) fed in the interim.”
As of this announcement, the Yugoslav ammunition is retailing for $695 per case of 1120 rounds or roughly 62 cents ($0.62) per round. Cartridges are 124gr annealed brass case 7.62 x 39mm FMJ with a Berdan primer. They ship mounted on SKS stripper clips. Buyers keep the case. And the brass, too, Maxim Defense would humbly suggest. If you don’t reload, someone you know almost certainly does. (And while reloading something with a Berdan primer is only slightly less entertaining than taking a wire brush to the ‘ole urinary meatus, it might actually come to that depending on how Biden’s restrictions go.)
Maxim Defense Ammo
In any case, if that particular type 7.62×39 doesn’t suit, Maxim Defense also offers its own ammunition: the “TUI” (Tumble On Impact) line. TUI ammunition is a solid copper spun line design explicitly designed for short barrels in mind. They’ll handle light recoil with no sacrifice in velocity, and because of the solid copper construction, they can be used wherever lead projectiles are prohibited for sport shooting. The Maxim Defense TUI SBR ammunition is 117gr SCS and ships 20/box.
|Bullet Type||M67 FMJ|
|Casing||ANNEALED BRASS CASE BERDAN PRIMED|
|Grain Weight||124 GRAIN|
|Muzzle Velocity (FPS)||2402|
|Rounds Per Box||1120|
|Grain Weight Ranges||120 – 139|
On top of the multiple versions of 7.62×39, they carry plenty of types of ammunition, including 5.56 and .300 Blackout. If you’re in the market for more, take a look at the ammunition section of their website.
Find reviews of Maxim Defense ammunition on the REFT blog or Small Arms Defense Journal.
About Maxim Defense
Maxim Defense is a development company aiming to provide the Military and First Responders the next generation of tools and equipment to succeed in today’s most extreme environments. The company primarily engages in small arms manufacturing focusing R&D on producing better, lighter, and more reliable weapons and accessories. As an industrial-design-centered organization, Maxim seeks to improve and enhance existing weapons platforms alongside developing cutting-edge technologies for redefining the future. Maxim Defense is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN. To learn more, please visit http://www.maximdefense.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @maximdefense.