RS20 Pistol Powder

Uses

RS20 was developed many years ago on behalf of the Swiss Army for 9 mm pistol ammunition. Since then, it has proved highly effective in a variety of different pistol calibres. Until now, RS20 has been supplied by various dealers in Switzerland.

Standard calibres

  • 9 mm Luger
  • .38 Special
  • .40 S&W
  • 7.62 x 25 Tokarev
  • 7.65 Parabellum

Packaging units

500 g can + 4 kg drum

Powder type

RS20 is a porous, extruded flake propellant based on nitrocellulose.

Safe service life

If properly stored, the propellant powder remains safe to use for up to ten years.

Verification tolerances

Batch-to-batch tolerance:

v5 ±12 m/s
pmax ±250 bar

Key characteristics

Heat of explosionapprox. 4,100 J/g
Bulk density approx. 670 g/l
Grain diameterapprox. 1.1 x 1.1 mm
Grain length0.3 mm