What is PBR?

Parabellum Research (PBR) is a joint venture founded by a group of shooting enthusiasts who want to bring a better quality practice round to the shooting community. As avid shooters, like you, we know that the way to improve is to practice. Unfortunately, practicing with a firearm isn't free the way that throwing around the pigskin or taking some grounders is; the cost of ammunition can add up in a hurry if you're a serious enthusiast. That's not the only difference; we also recognize that proficiency with a firearm brings more than just a sense of satisfaction or bragging rights with the guys. Ultimately, it can mean the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones.

One of the driving forces behind the creation of PBR was the disappointment we had with the quality of practice ammunition being sold by some small manufacturers. It doesn't take many jammed cartridges or inconsistent firings to make you start to wonder if those "cheap" rounds really represent a savings at all. Having had our semi-automatic handguns reduced to single-shot pistols frustrated us and we decided to do something about it.

In addition, we also recognized that many people don't want to stand in front of a press for hours on end to "save" money by loading ammunition themselves. In many cases this is a false economy for anyone who puts a realistic value on their time. So, we decided to use our combined 25 years of ammunition loading and engineering experience to create a company that can produce a viable and affordable practice round that is still top quality. Remember, time spent pulling a handle on a press is time that could be used to pull a trigger and more time is one thing you can't buy.

PBR is incorporated in the State of Texas as a small arms manufacturer and holds a Type 07 Federal Firearms License (FFL) issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. In addition to being licensed, PBR is insured by ASI, a leading insurer in the firearms industry. PBR's manufacturing facility is located in the heart of Texas, just south of Austin near the city of Buda.