Speer has won a contract to supply the French National Police with its 124-grain, 9mm Luger Gold Dot Duty ammunition. The contract is for an undisclosed amount, and the press release describes it as a “long-term” deal.
The news comes just two months after Speer announced it had been awarded a contract to supply multiple Department of Homeland Security agencies with the same ammunition. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), United States Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection all fall under DHS.
In other words, 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Speer.
More on Gold Dot ammo via the presser:
Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition loaded with true, bonded-core bullets. Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor construction process bonds the jacket to the alloyed lead core one atom at a time. This process virtually eliminates core-jacket separation while guaranteeing uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.
Each Gold Dot hollow-point cavity is tuned by caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum expansion and penetration. Additional Gold Dot features include ultra-reliable CCI primers, plus high-powered, clean-burning propellants and nickel-plated brass cases for smooth function and extreme durability.
French National Police Responsibilities
The French National Police is one of France’s two national police forces, with the other being the National Gendarmerie. It is the main civil law enforcement agency in the country. It falls under the umbrella of the Ministry of the Interior. Cities and small towns are its areas of operation. The main responsibilities of the agency include security operations in the form of patrols, traffic control and identity checks. It also conducts specific services for criminal enquiries, including serving search warrants under the supervision of the judiciary in France.
Some quick internet digging reveals that the main sidearm of the French National Police is the Sig Sauer SP 2022.
“The French National Police are one of the world’s finest law enforcement agencies. We’re proud to provide Speer Gold Dot for their duty ammunition needs and are honored they selected us for this important contract,” Speer’s senior marketing director Jason Nash said.
Sig Sauer SP 2022 Specs
- Caliber: 9mm Luger/.40 S&W
- Action Type: Semi-auto
- Fram Size: Full-Size
- Frame Finish: N/A
- Frame Material: Polymer
- Slide Finish: Stainless Steel
- Slide Material: Stainless Steel
- Accessory Rail: M1913
- Trigger: DA/SA
- Barrel Length: 3.9 in (99 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.4 in (188 mm)
- Overall Width: 1.4 in (36 mm)
- Height: 5.7 in (145 mm)
- Weight: 29 oz (822 g)