Sales Office: +44 (0)1777 871310 Direct Contact: +44 (0)7803 591756 Manufacturing: +44 (0)1673 866200 R&D: +44 (0)1673 265055


EPA needed somewhere for it’s own internal testing, proofing and charge weight assessments, so 5 years ago
converted a disused building at Faldingworth into a dedicated R&D facility.

As a direct response to clients requests, we have expanded this considerably with new equipment, more range space and additional trained staff.

We now routinely conduct testing for a number of companies and the UK MoD.


A purpose built research and development facility with two indoor ranges
and a full suite of ballistic test equipment.

Knowledgeable trained staff.

25 meter fully instrumented ballistic test range.

10 meter fully instrumented C-IED test range.

Licenced areas for load development and testing to NATO, CIP and SAAMI standards.

High speed video, standard video capture.

Velocity and pressure, CIP, SAAMI and EPVAT.

Light and sound recording

Target impact analysis.

Sand and dust ingression testing.

Immersion and Primer Sensitivity testing to NATO standards.

Outdoor 100 meter range, with accuracy and armour testing.

specialist equipment

Sabre Ballistic Universal Reciever

Complete with a full suite of test barrels, 9mm up to 12.7, ported for CIP, EPVAT and SAAMI.
The reciever is equiped with standard and electric breech to allow testing of electrically
initiated cartridges.

Photron High Speed Camera System

Fast Cam SA-X. High speed video to capture a bullet in flight, frame
rates in excess of 324,000 per second.

Primer Test Rig

Specially designed fitment to allow testing of all types of primers in terms of pressure and muzzle flash.

Muzzle Flash and Sound

We have equipment to measure the muzzle flash of ammunition and training blanks as
well as recording sound levels. Can also be used to test suppressors.

Target Impact Sensors

Kistler load cells to measure impacts and recoil forces.


Pressure and Velocity

We have a complete suite of test barrels, 9mm up to 12.7, ported for CIP, EPVAT and SAAMI. We are able to test pressures and velocities in accordance with all standards, NATO, EPVAT, CIP and SAAMI.

Glass and Armour Testing

Penetration on all types of material, including but not limited to glass, armour, vehicles and body armour. With the ability to capture impacts with the Photron high speed camera.

Hot and Cold Ambient

Full conditioning from
-54C to +200C.

Optical Measuring

Ability to check parts, projectiles and components to ensure tolerances are correct and to drawings. The OGP machine is capable of an accuracy
of 3 microns.

6c and 6d

Able to conduct all types of NATO packaging testing including 6c bonfire and 6d internal initiation.

Sound and Light

Able to measure sound and light levels, muzzle flash for all types of cartridges.


We have full authority to store, and test all types of explosives. We have licensed buildings to process and manufacture items containing explosives.

Product Testing, Launch and Demonstrations

We are fully licensed and insured to conduct testing and demonstrations for and on behalf of clients. We have indoor and outdoor facilities, for weapon and explosive demonstrations, conference rooms, catering etc. We can offer a full package, tailored to clients needs.

Product, Development Testing Demonstration

We are able to offer a discreet, bespoke service for all types of energetic products. We are happy to tailor our services to client requirements. Our facilities can be hired to allow clients to conduct their own testing or alternatively we can offer fully trained staff and a package to cover the entire test or demonstration.


We have Home Office Approval to hold  Section 1 and Section 5 weapons and have a large selection of assault rifles, pistols, shotguns and sniper rifles. All are available for testing purposes.


Sales Office
EPA Manufacturing Ltd
NG22 0LJ
t: +44 (0)1777 871 310

Unit 154
Faldingworth Base
Spridlington Road
Lincolnshire, LN8 3SQ
t: +44 (0)1673 866200

Station Yard
Station Road
IP28 7DT

Research &

Building 1
Faldingworth Base
Spridlington Road
Lincolnshire LN8 3SQ

EPA Manufacturing Ltd

ISO 9001:2015
Certificate Number 10414