Testing and Engineering

TACLABS Archives Mature Milestone In Quality

Microstamp features provide outstanding transfer due to surface finish

2008 to approaching micron-level surface finishes 2020

One of the key attributes of Intentional Firearm Microstamping technology is that the protocol for optimizing the code geometry and placement within any style of firearm is a function of the cycle of fire analysis.

Non-polarized and Polarized imaging of a Cartridge


Top Images: Head Stamp non-polarized lighting, Head Stamp with polarized light

Bottom Images: Firing Pin Impression non-polarized lighting and Firing Pin Impression with polarized light

TACLABS Base Test is 1500 Rounds with > 97 % Legiable 

.45 Cal Colt 1991 A1 Commander 

This was the first stress test performed by Lizotte and Ohar. 1500 were tested in the first peer reviewed publication by the inventors on the technology of IFM being applied to firearms. Out of all the expended cartridges from the testing, 97% showed identifiable markings from the imprinted firearm. 

0.40 Cal S&W 4006

A Smith and Westin .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun was tested with 5 different brands of ammunition. With 2,500 rounds fired, 97% of the expended cartridges showed successful 8 digit breech face marking transfers. 

0.22 Cal Ruger Mark III

Cal. Ruger Mark III head stamp shown with code S12/R34 tested to 500 rounds

TACLABS Creatively Adopts IFM to Various Firearm Mechanisms

.45 Cal Colt 1991 A1 Commander 


0.40 Cal S&W 4006


0.22 Cal Ruger Mark III


9mm Sig Sauer P226


9mm Taurus PT-609


9mm Hi- Point C9 


Glock 9mm 8463


5.56×45 mm AR-15


Firing Pin Microstamped

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