Skip to comments.Winchester Awarded Department Of Homeland Security Ammunition Contract
Posted on 08/31/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT by Greystoke
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Im a big fan of quad fifties. Git r done!
>You don’t use hollow point for target practice.
You do if you are the government and somebody else is paying for it through either direct taxation or monetary expansion (inflation ensues as a hidden tax). Central planners like to standardize on items and practice with the service round does give realistic malfunction rates for the deployed rounds during practice.
If we don’t see a supply spike in once fired WW .40S&W brass it means they are either stockpiling it or not extracting salvage value by recycling the brass at its highest value (intact).
December 14, 2007
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Winchester® Ammunition the single largest ammunition contract in the history of federal law enforcement worth a maximum of $54 million.
Winchester Ammunition will produce 40 S&W service ammunition, training ammunition, reduced lead training ammunition and frangible ammunition for the FBI for one base year, with four, one-year renewal options.
“The innovation behind the enhanced 40 S&W bonded service round is a testament to our Winchester engineers and the quality of our manufacturing,” said Dick Hammett, president, Winchester Ammunition.
Winchester’s enhanced 40 S&W service ammunition is a 180-grain, bonded jacketed hollow point round and was selected over all other rounds that were tested. The FBI tests the terminal ballistics of each round by shooting a specific test protocol through various barriers such as heavy cloth, wallboard, plywood, steel and auto glass into ballistic gelatin.
In addition to the FBI, the contract affects many agencies both inside and outside the Department of Justice, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Marshal Service.
“On behalf of Winchester, we are extremely proud that our nation’s premier law enforcement agency has selected Winchester ammunition to use in its mission of protecting and defending the United States,” said Hammett.
Sometimes funding works that way; usually it is not that simple. In fact, anything with the government or its organizations that looks simple at first is far from simple later on.
Maybe it will be filled. Possibly it won’t.
In Jan 2008, the FBI gave two contracts to Winchester:
$54 million for 180gn .40 S&W rounds (estimated 200 million rounds) + $54 million for 147gn 9mm Para rounds (estimated 270 million rounds). Both of these are 5 year contracts. The FBI has 13,000-14,000 agents.
All can be verified by public information at the FBI site or http://www.policeone.com
Decide from that what you wish.
My opinion, if they do have sinister intentions...hopefully they don’t, but...shame, shame, shame on the bastards for bringing pistols to a rifle fight.
Wow, a guy could have a lot of fun on the range with that many rounds! I wonder how long it would take to shoot them all?:)(I know simple math but I’m tired right now!)
It would be .40 inches, or .40 caliber. There is an actual .40 caliber round used in semi-auto firearms, a very popular round actually.
Yes, my local range hosts law enforcement for about 3 counties and they shoot all the time. They have set aside a special area for them so they don’t interfere with the regular range. Judging by the shooting they do the three counties could run through 200 million rounds in a few years.
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