Keith Qualities

Elmer was very particular in what he wanted for his bullet designs. He wanted three full diameter driving bands, as well as a square lube groove. The front driving band would true up the cartridge in the cylinder and cutdown on bullet jump from cartridge case to barrel throat.

“The greatest strain on a sixgun bullet comes on the front band when it jumps straight ahead to the rifling and then has to the rifling and start spinning. My design cuts this slippage to the minimum, and this forward full driving band scrapes the bore clean with each shot. The bullet has two heavy forward bands to take and hold the rifling with only the deep beveled crimp groove between, then a big deep, square lubrication groove, to hold adequate supply of lubricant so as to properly lubricate the bore.”