Lee Jurras
Lee E. Jurras (born July 27, 1934 in Plant City, Florida) was an American firearm cartridge designer, known for creation of the Super Vel line of cartridges, and groundbreaking developments in hollow-point ammunition.
Jurras began handloading cartridges for profit at age 12. In the 1950s, he experimented with lathing rifle bullets to create jacketed handgun ammunition, inspired by Jim Harvey. In 1963, Jurras founded Super Vel ammunition company in Shelbyville, Indiana. Jurras' ammo utilized lightweight bullets pushed at high velocities to cause bullet expansion, but at low enough pressure for typical firearms. The Super Vel line was an outstanding success, selling massive amounts of hollow-point ammunition to law enforcement and civilian buyers. However, the rapid growth of the company and its reliance on outsourcing of cartridge cases left it vulnerable, and it was overtaken by competitors and closed its doors in 1974.
Jurras continued his efforts in cartridge development, using as his base the powerful AutoMag pistol, and later the Thompson Center Arms single-shot rifle-calibre pistol.
Jurras co-authored several books on firearms with George C. Nonte.

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Where is Lee Jurras? He is back! | Single-Actions
Oct 26, 2009 ... Got email from Lee Jurras last week... Just remembered to look at our members list and noted that he isn't here.... Did anyone think to tell him ...
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This is a Lee Jurras handload given to me by a good friend. The bullet is a Super Vel .44 caliber 180gr JSP with a 95/5 gilding metal jacket ...
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Me Lee Jurras has had a large impact on the AutoMag world, the follwoing is a ... Lee Jurras at a gun show with LEJ001 in the background (Click for a bigger ...
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"Super Vel" Ammunition Specifics - DefensiveCarry.com
Mar 1, 2011 ... Does anyone utilizing this forum have any knowledge as to which company/ corporation provided the powder/propellant for Lee Jurras's original ...
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Jurras Automag .44 Sells For unreal Price - Blowout Cards Forums
Dec 9, 2011 ... for the gun lovers out there, all know that this gun dont come around often or at all for sale. Its a Lee Jurras model 100 .44 with the LEJ serial.
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My Web Site - 357 Auto Mag Reloading Data from Lee Jurras
357 Auto Mag Reloading Data from Lee Jurras. Reloading Data the following photos are copies of reloading data that Gerry from the Auto Mag Pistol site was ki ...
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A gun enthusiast website for those with discriminating tastes, I bring you the Smith & Wesson Automag.
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Handgun Hunting
Handgun Hunting
George C. Nonte, Lee E. Jurras, 1988
Covers every aspect: the history of the sport; the best types of areas; where to hunt what; selecting ammo; handloading; choosing equipment and accessories; customized guns; hunting techniques; tuning your handgun; using muzzle loaders; and ...
Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns
Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns
Jerry Ahern, 2010
Lee Jurras sought to rectify that with the creation of the first high speed jacketed hollow point handgun ammunition. Although SuperVel Cartridge Company of Shelbyville, Indiana, made a lot of ammunition between 1963 and 1974, their ...
Standard Catalog of Handguns
Standard Catalog of Handguns
Jerry Lee, 2012
Jerry Lee. Bryco Model 38 A .22, .32, or .380 semi-automatic pistol with a 2.8" barrel and 6shot magazine. ... Prescott, Arizona SEE—Auto Mag While Jurras is best known for manufacturing the last model of the Auto Mag, he also produced the ...
2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & ...
2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & ...
Dan Shideler, Jerry Lee, 2011
The Collector's Price & Reference Guide Dan Shideler, Jerry Lee. Courtesy Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, ... JURRAS,. LEE. Prescott, Arizona SEE —Auto Mag While Jurras is best known for manufacturing the last model of the ...
Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Concealed-Carry Handguns
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2010
Jerry Ahern is a well-known writer specializing in non-fiction works dealing with personal protection/self defense and a number of novels. Ahern is also a firearms writer, who has published numerous articles in magazines such as Guns & Ammo and Handguns. Some of his fiction books are collaborations with his wife Sharon Ahern.
The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2009
The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2009
Dan Shideler, 2009
Exc. V.G. Good Fair Poor — — 4250 1600 500 JURRAS, LEE Prescott, Arizona; SEE—Auto Mag While Jurras is best known for manufacturing the last model of the Auto Mag, he also produced the pistol listed sold by J. & G. Sales in Prescott,  ...
Hand Cannons: The World'S Most Powerful Handguns
Hand Cannons: The World'S Most Powerful Handguns
Duncan Long, 1995
Duncan Long is an internationally recognized nonfiction and fiction writer of countless books and magazine articles on weapons and warfare. He is a best-selling Paladin author, with more than 20 firearms manuals in print.
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