DHS Posts Survey Prior to Bids on .357 SIG Duty Ammunition
August 2, 2012
The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration posted a market survey on the General Services Adminstration website today.
“The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain information on commercial industry capability to satisfy U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Requirements for .357 SIG caliber training ammunition,” the post states.
.357 SIG is billed as preferred pistol ammo by law enforcement and is lauded for its “stopping power.” The Virginia State Police report that attacking dogs have been stopped dead in their tracks by a single shot, whereas the former 147 grain 9 mm duty rounds would require multiple shots to incapacitate the animals, according to The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery.
Infowars.com has reported on numerous bids put out by the government for various weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition.
In July, we reported on a Department of Homeland Security plan to buy Colt LE901 rifle system. “The 901 is much more than your typical assault rifle,” notes the Prepper Podcast Radio Network website. The weapon will allow “the DHS/FEMA foot soldier to go from an assault rifle to picking off ‘terrorists’ at a distance by only changing the upper receiver.”