PETN, ANTIMONY SULFIDE, ALU­MINUM

Outdoor Life - - PRIMER PRIMER -

Lead sty­ph­nate is the pri­mary ex­plo­sive in mod­ern primers, while bar­ium ni­trate is the ox­i­dizer that adds oxy­gen to the ex­plo­sive. Tetrazene is a sen­si­tizer that makes the primer eas­ier to det­o­nate. The re­main­ing el­e­ments are fuels.

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