DHS buying 450 million rounds of new bullets

Looks like Janet is preparing big time. No slouch on her watch. This might not be all the ammo either. Hmmm.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office is getting an “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. 

U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over five years, according to a press release on the deal.

 ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE –Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK’s Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing

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.

Sounds like these little guys should get the job done!

The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer “optimum penetration for terminal performance.” Don’t you just love that!

This refers to the the bullet’s hollow-point tip that passes through barriers and expands for a bigger impact without the rest of the bullet getting warped out of shape: “this bullet holds its jacket in the toughest conditions

We’ve also learned that the Department has an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo. Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.

Looks like the Department of Homeland Security means business

H/T: Business Insider

13 Responses to “DHS buying 450 million rounds of new bullets”

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  4. republican mother Says:

    Hmmmm. 450 million rounds minus 311 million Americans, Bad shot insurance?


    • bunkerville Says:

      Dont forget the rifle ammo as well, in case the head shots aren’t clean. Should be enough dont you think>??
      Listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.


  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Why don’t I feel safer? A little paranoia is a good thing. I wonder how those FEMA camps are coming along?


    • bunkerville Says:

      This really makes no sense for the DHS to be stockpiling this quanity. Forget the tin foil hats and paranoia, this is for real.


      • Steve Dennis Says:

        It sure is real, this is a huge amount of ammo the DHS is investing in and what could the need be for this? Coupled with the FEMA camps Jim mentioned and it is very troubling indeed. There is something going on behind the scenes here.


      • bunkerville Says:

        Someone should have to explain this Steve. Then they are building a billion dollar spy buidling that was not approved bu Cpngress and no one says anything.


  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Getting ready to clamp down on us dissenters? I wouldn’t be surprised in the least.

    Our county has come to a very sorry pass since Obama took office on January 20, 2009. Various concerns that many of us had upon the election of Barack Hussein Obama seemed paranoid at the time. Now, those concerns are no longer paranoia. Rather, they are reality. 😦


    • bunkerville Says:

      AOW– you see now why I needed to look at some art! 🙂 in the above post. Of course, these types of art sites are usually purged with the cultural revolutions.


  7. silverfiddle Says:

    Will the guns be aimed out, or pointed in?


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