Whoooa! The Dept of Homeland Security Orders 450 Million Rounds

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. pspr


    That's one and a half rounds for every man woman and child in the U.S. And, that's just the 40 cal. ammo.

    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.

    The high performance HST bullets are designed for law enforcement and ATK says they offer "optimum penetration for terminal performance."

    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."

  2. HSL employs 2.2 million first responders. So 450 million rounds means that each person can fire off about 40 rounds per year at the test range to keep up with their firing skills.
  3. pspr


    What's HSL? Health Sciences Lab?

    Anyway, 2.2 million people sounds like a lot. And they all carry sidearms?

    I guess that means about one guard for every 150 citizens and that's just DHS. :D