Firearm & Ammunition Design Consulting

ADG has a wealth of experience in a wide array of products.
Firearm Action Types:

  • Break action
  • Pump shotguns and rifles
  • Gas powered semi-auto shotguns – long and short stroke systems
  • Inertia powered semi-auto shotguns
  • Gas impingement rifle systems (particularly with non-standard calibers other than 5.56mm and 7.62 x 51mm)
  • Gas piston rifle systems
  • Locked breach pistols
  • Blow back pistols

Loaded Ammunition & Components:

  • Primers
  • Bullet construction
    • Copper Solid
    • Frangible
    • Jacketed Lead Core
    • Polymer Tips
  • Cartridge case construction
  • Load development
  • Centerfire
  • Pistol and Revolver
  • Shotgun – slug, buck, and bird shot

ADG maintains a close relationship with numerous industry manufacturing houses enabling us to provide complete prototyping from rapid prototyping for first Proof-of-Concept to functional test samples.

  • SLA, SLS, and DMLS rapid prototype methods
  • Multi-axis CNC machining
  • Injection Molding
  • Stamping
  • Welding

Extensive evaluation of products is accomplished through a vast tool kit of state of the art equipment and methods.

  • Material selection and analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Hardness testing
  • Stress & Strain measurement systems
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Data acquisition systems - pressure, force, temperature, velocity
  • High Speed "Slow Motion" Video analysis
  • SAAMI recommended test procedures
  • Mil-Spec test procedures