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HUGE .40 Caliber Ammo Contract for DHS

March 29, 2012, by Ken Jorgustin


The headline reads, “ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE)”.

And here’s the real eye-opener… “…Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential…”

Yes, you read that right… 450 Million Rounds!

And they’re not just ordinary rounds, they are HST special hollow point bullets! These aren’t bullets for your typical target practice.

So one wonders what is the Department of Homeland Security preparing for such that they feel the need for nearly Half a Billion Bullets?? That’s got to be many, many, many, thousands of bullets per employee.

“This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years,”

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.

“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group. “The HST is a proven design that will continue to serve those who keep our borders safe.”

ATK will produce the ammunition at the Federal Cartridge Company facility in Anoka, Minn. Deliveries are expected to begin in June.

Source: ATK

It would be one thing, and make more sense, if this order was for the military. But, this is for an agency that I’m not aware of shooting at too many folks…

Is the DHS preparing for a fight?

To be fair, the contract calls for “up to” 450 million bullets, but when was the last time you heard of a government agency not spending all of its allotted budget??

Something smells rotten here…


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