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Winchester Awarded Department Of Homeland Security Ammunition Contract
ammoland.com ^ | Friday, August 21st, 2009 | ammoland.com

Posted on 08/31/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT by Greystoke

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Doesn't that seem like a lot of ammo for a law enforcement agency?
1 posted on 08/31/2009 6:52:12 PM PDT by Greystoke
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2 posted on 08/31/2009 6:52:46 PM PDT by Greystoke (For God, for family and for country.)
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3 posted on 08/31/2009 6:53:46 PM PDT by Greystoke (For God, for family and for country.)
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Doesn't that seem like a lot of ammo for a law enforcement agency?

Depends on their mission...

4 posted on 08/31/2009 6:53:53 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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How many rounds is that per federale?


5 posted on 08/31/2009 6:54:08 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Too bad the contract wasn’t for the Border Patrol...but then, they aren’t really allowed to use their ammunition anyway.


6 posted on 08/31/2009 6:54:20 PM PDT by SandWMan (While you may not be able to legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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"40 cal."

What would that be, exactly?

7 posted on 08/31/2009 6:56:50 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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Wonder if they’ll have any excess capacity after providing this?


8 posted on 08/31/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Trying to stock up to combat citizens in revolution, I guess...or hoping to scare people, or both.


9 posted on 08/31/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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Most of it will be used for training/familiarization with handguns.


10 posted on 08/31/2009 7:01:16 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (DON'T BLAME ME I VOTED FOR "PALIN"!)
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Great... There’s another that will be tough to be, along with Lake City 5.56.


11 posted on 08/31/2009 7:01:30 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Semi-auto pistol ammo. Many of the govt agencies use H and K, or Berretta pistols. 40 million rounds per year sounds enormous.??


12 posted on 08/31/2009 7:01:35 PM PDT by petertare (--.)
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Someone has to buy it for the felons, as they aren’t allowed to have guns.


13 posted on 08/31/2009 7:02:12 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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200M over 5 years, 40M per year. Enough for 35,000 people to do 100 rounds of practice shooting per month.

But law enforcement, outside of special units, really don't do all that much firearms training. And ICE only has 18K employees TOTAL.

So either every file clerk and secretary in ICE is getting a lot of range time, or they are doing something strange.

14 posted on 08/31/2009 7:02:12 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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What would that be, exactly?

Bigger than a .38, smaller than a .45
;)

You just knew that was coming...

15 posted on 08/31/2009 7:04:10 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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Standard semiautomatic handgun caliber used by many police forces. More powerful than a 9mm and less powerful than a .45 ACP. Was designed in the late 1980s at the request of the FBI to remedy the perceived lack of stopping power of a 9mm and excessive recoil of a 10mm which the FBI used for a short period of time.


16 posted on 08/31/2009 7:04:15 PM PDT by behzinlea
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Too bad the contract wasn’t for the Border Patrol...but then, they aren’t really allowed to use their ammunition anyway.

Looking at the article, the requisition is in fact for the Border Patrol. That's still a lot of ammo for a 50K-person dept.

17 posted on 08/31/2009 7:04:28 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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NCIS and the Postal Inspection service use Sigs. The Inspection Service now uses 40 Cal. as well.
18 posted on 08/31/2009 7:07:29 PM PDT by JimC214
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What would that be, exactly?

.40 S&W, the preferred round of law enforcement agencies all over the country.

19 posted on 08/31/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT by SpeedRacer (Where's your records, B-HO? What are you hiding?)
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I gather that Homeland Security is planning to standardize their firearm of choice as a .40 Glock, which is already preferred by the FBI, I believe.

Bureaucrats love standardization, because it makes procurement easier. But truth be told, 200 million rounds is not that much, if you calculate annual training.

However, it is still a good idea that individual States be encouraged to create laws providing for State production and use of ammunition, that is, to make it easy for ammo makers to produce non-federally regulated ammo just for use within that State.


20 posted on 08/31/2009 7:09:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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