Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) to purchase up to 450 million rounds of .40 cal hollow points.

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ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

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



 

  • Jim Mullin

    Hollowpoint ammo is not allowed in “civilized” warfare.Why is it ok to shoot U.S. citizens with them? Why do police want instantly lethal ammo to shoot suspects with?They call it high knockdown but it’s just expansive trauma with high blodd loss and less survivability. Why isn’t fmj,good enough?It’s good enough to shoot enemy soldiers with.The police like that hollowpoint ammo is designed to rip up your insides and cause a much bigger wound than fmj ammo.To think that police in decades past used a 38 special lead bullet.I guess it bounced off suspects.Instant execution of suspects is not a goal that should be sought.Innocent until proven guilty.I sound like a liberal but actually i’m conservative.I’m just not a police state kind of guy.

  • Jeeters

    Jim, police are firing at people who chose to be criminals, soldiers are firing at people sent into battle (at least was the case at the time of the treaty) by politicians. The laws for warfare were also created by people who for the most part will never be facing enemy combatants and therefore aren’t so concerned with stopping them before they can shoot back at. 38 special bullets were used in the past, and were passed up for bullets that actually stopped criminals from fighting back. How bout if you stop being so concerned for criminals and start being a little more concerned for law abiding citizens and the people who protect them.