New Hand Deprimer From Frankford Arsenal

Reloading spent cartridge isn’t just about saving money, it’s a technique often used to create specifically hand-loaded rounds. Thanks to careful hand-loading techniques from outdoorsmen such as Elmer Keith we have rounds like the .44 Magnum; without innovation, the gun industry would be seriously lacking in both firearms and ammo. It’s gained popularity especially as we’ve experienced shortages in recent years, and if you’re a reloader, or just thinking about getting into it, there’s a new tool coming out that might interest you.

The new reloading tool is the Platinum Series Hand Deprimer from Frankford Arsenal. According to the company it’s versatile, capable of being used with a broad range of calibers from .20 cal to .338 lapua, and easy to use. The new deprimer is designed to deprime both pistol cartridges and crimped primers in four steps. It’s made from die cast aluminum, so it’s durable, and it’s made for comfortable use. The design is all their own and patent-pending.

Take a look online at or visit the company’s website at <a href="”> MSRP listed on their site as $64.99.

From Frankford Arsenal:

“The Platinum Series Hand Deprimer is made of robust die cast aluminum and features a full length ergonomic grip. The fully contained operating system captures the spent primers in a collection tube of which can be removed and emptied with ease.

The Platinum Series Hand Deprimer features our (patent pending) Universal Collet System that can handle brass from .20 cal all the way up to .338 Lapua. Our versatile Hand Deprimer can also deprime pistol brass and Military crimped primers quickly and easily. In just 4 easy steps you can deprime your spent brass by hand! The Platinum Series Hand Deprimer is truly an essential tool to add to your reloading station.”

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  • nobody

    Wasn’t a rather bad review on this just posted here about a week ago?

    • Giolli Joker

      Let’s rephrase: a very good review showing all the limits, and a few merits, of this product. 😉
      Here on TFB about 5 days ago or less.

      • Patrick R.

        I seem to remember seeing something …..

    • Budogunner

      *massive facepalm*

      Does she even read the blog she writes for?

    • Patrick R.

      I know my writing is rough … But ouch.

  • Joshua

    and once again, we have Katie A posting an article with no info on a new product none of us care about.
    seriously, enough with the re-hashed press releases

  • FightFireJay

    Minus all the haters hating so hard they need to stop and drink some haterade…

    I have this tool and works quite well. It works better with rifle cartridges and I can only deprime about 300-400 cases before I get tired.

    But I can deprime brass while watching a sports game with my wife. I’m not stuck at the press! That makes it worth every penny.

    • Giolli Joker

      The “hating” is just because of this: http://www. thefirearmblog .com/blog/2015/06/16/review-frankford-arsenal-platinum-series-hand-depriming-tool/

      (broken link to avoid it getting stuck waiting for approval)

      A press release followed after some time by a real unbiased product review is surely fine… doing the same in the opposite order is at the very least funny. 🙂

  • Bill P.

    So we have another useless article posted after an actual review in which the result was that the production sucks and wears prematurely. This blog seems to be 30% actual info and the rest of the articles seem to be either regurgitation of press releases, other articles or written by authors with little to no actual experience in the shooting sports. If you are not well versed in the topic please don’t waste our time writing about it.

    Between the bad info and poorly written content, I may have to quit following. Better to have less content that is good than filler.