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Current manufacturer of Magsafe ammunition?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Pyro, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Pyro

    Pyro Member

    Aug 22, 2010
    I was digging into my ammunition case and pulled out some Magsafe 38 Special SWAT and Defenders I had kept. I found a few Magsafe Defenders in .25 ACP as well. I recall the original owner had passed a while back however the ammunition kept being produced. Is there a current manufacturer of this ammunition these days?

    I had thought it was Shoot Straight in FL but was told Magsafe is no longer produced.

    351 WINCHESTER Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Joe Zambone was the founder of Magsafe, and he died in a motorcycle accident while in Australia. There was a company in Central fl that sold it, but I have not seen any advertised in quite a while.
  3. Kendal Black

    Kendal Black Member

    Mar 18, 2011
    It is marked as out of stock on websites I looked at. Glaser Safety Slugs are available, produced by Cor-Bon nowadays. I never had much confidence in the concept behind such rounds, thinking that penetration is bound to be iffy.

    Of course, it could be said with some justice that limiting penetration is the whole idea, and is a feature, not a bug!
  4. Shawn Dodson

    Shawn Dodson Member

    Dec 28, 2002
  5. JFrame

    JFrame Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Next to a reclaimed patch of swampland called D.C.
    Way back in the bad ol' Prodigy days, I had the good fortune to swap some emails with Joe Zambone. He was a very nice gentleman who was more than happy to talk about his products and offer advice.

    As I recall, he was extremely happy with what he was able to do with the .25 ACP. He felt he had pretty much maximized the potential of that platform. He was not as happy with his output for the .32's (ACP and revolver cartridges). For some reason, the platforms just didn't lend themselves as well to producing the kind of performance he wanted.

    My conversation with him was after he had sold the firm. He seemed pretty unhappy with what the new company was doing with his product line.

    I suppose all the advances in metallurgy and propellant technology have superseded what his rounds offered, especially in terms of price point. In any case, I always appreciate those people who are trying to think "outside the box." FWIW, the first round I have in the Beretta Jetfire I still have laying around somewhere is a Magsafe. :)

    I was quite saddened to hear about his untimely demise. :(

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