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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:05 AM

U.S. Border Patrol Buys 33 Million Bullets ...

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The parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol has purchased 33 million rounds of ammunition for its new handgun, and may buy more than 300 million additional rounds over the next five years. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agreed to pay $9.89 million for Winchester Ammunition Inc.ís special 9mm hollow point Luger rounds through a near-term contract made public Oct. 24. The bullets are needed by the CBP as it transitions to Glock Inc.ís new 9mm handgun.

Another five-year contract for ammunition is expected to be awarded late next year, with its value estimated at between $80 million and $100 million.

Last April, CBP ordered a supply of the newly designed Glock handgun in a deal valued as much as $85 million. Designated the G47, the weapon isnít currently commercially available. Two smaller Glock variants were also included in the deal.

CBP is among the nationís largest law enforcement agencies, and more than 50,000 CBP employees are authorized to carry sidearms. Staff behavior has come under increased scrutiny in recent years amid President Donald Trumpís determination to build a wall on the countryís southern border to thwart illegal aliens and drugs. Criminal misconduct by border officers recently reached a five-year high, an internal government report obtained by Quartz revealed.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-27/u-s-border-patrol-buys-33-million-bullets-for-new-glock-handgun?srnd=premium

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Reply U.S. Border Patrol Buys 33 Million Bullets ... (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Oct 2019 OP
underpants Oct 2019 #1
left-of-center2012 Oct 2019 #2
hack89 Oct 2019 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2019 #4
Alea Oct 2019 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2019 #6
Alea Oct 2019 #7
krispos42 Oct 2019 #8

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:12 AM

1. New fiscal year started October 1

I think this is a regular purchase.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:24 AM

2. 333 million rounds of ammunition

"33 million rounds of ammunition ... more than 300 million additional rounds over the next five years."

Yep. Just a regular purchase.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. 500 rounds per person

Seems reasonable - it will take a lot of range time to master their new guns.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:33 AM

4. My math and opinion

33,000,000 rounds / 50,000 armed agents is 660 rounds.... for the next year.

My opinion: In view of the agency's SRT and BORTAC groups, 55 rounds per person per month is completely inadequate for training purposes alone.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 02:40 PM

5. Rookie numbers - DHS bought 1.6 billion rounds in 2013

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Response to Alea (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 02:42 PM

6. But CBP is part of DHS

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 02:45 PM

7. :p

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:18 PM

8. Locking

Because this is a government purchase of ammunition it doesn't fall under the Group's SoP.

Discuss gun politics, gun control laws, the Second Amendment, the use of firearms for self-defense, and the use of firearms to commit crime and violence.


A more appropriate home for it would be National Security & Defense, or General Discussion.

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Krispos42, Group Host

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