Homeland Security Buying Another Crap Ton of Ammo

.357 SIG Duty Ammunition – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

The requirement will result in an indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) firm fixed price contract against which individual delivery orders will be placed. Estimated quantity is approximately 4,800,000 rounds of .357 Sig duty ammunition per year, totaling 24,000,000 over the life of the contract. Key criteria for the duty ammunition includes, but is not limited to meeting ballistic criteria in the Statement of Work (SOW).

The Government will award a contract to the one responsible offeror whose proposal meets the Government’s requirements and represents the best value to the Government.

I still think these massive government ammo purchases are an effort to keep ammo prices high and quantities scarce in the private market.   And why not?  The same sort of government manipulation worked with gas prices.

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Homeland Security Buying Another Crap Ton of Ammo — 3 Comments

  1. Well, seeing as how each successive monster purchase “requirement” so far has been for a different caliber, as they appear to be gradually working their way through the list of commonly-used handgun self-defense and target competition calibers, it’s getting pretty difficult to imagine it as anything else, y’know?

    If the next such “requirement” issued is for either .45 ACP, .357 Magnum or .44 Magnum, in similar quantity, then I’d have say I don’t see what else they could reasonably be believed to be attempting.

  2. I have been personally assured, by no less an authority figure than Senator Mark Pryor, (D) Arkansas, that the ammunition shortage has absolutely nothing to do with government purchases, but is entirely due to ‘panicked purchase’ by uncomprehending gunnies. That’s new information, btw, fresh out last month.

    Yeah. I see.

    So when I saw that our esteemed gooberment was now purchasing mass quantities of shotgun ammo, I went ahead and bit the bullet (ha) and bought what is hopefully a lifetime supply of 00 and slug, taking past usage into account and guesstimating remaining lifespan.

    It’s not so many shells as you might think. I don’t do much shotgunning.

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