NYPD awards long-term 9mm ammo contract to Speer
By Jacki Billings
The NYPD will allow Speer to provide its officers with 9mm ammunition for the next five years. (Photo: NYPD)
The New York City Police Department has selected Speer to serve as its ammunition supplier for the next five years, awarding an $18 million contract to the ammo maker.
The long-term contract calls for Speer to provide 124-grain, 9mm Luger +P Gold Dot Duty ammunition. The ammo features a hollow point cavity tuned by caliber and bullet weight to create superior expansion and penetration in targets. The ammo series also boasts steady CCI primers alongside high-powered yet clean burning propellants. The design is topped off with a nickel plated brass case to ensure both smooth feeding and durability.
Speer said Gold Dot was the first pistol ammunition to offer “true, bonded-core bullets.” The ammo’s Uni-Cor build process is both exclusive and works to bond the jacket to the lead core one atom at a time, according to the ammo maker. This prevents core-jacket separation and also creates a consistent thickness.
Speer said its pleased to serve the NYPD. “We are proud to support a majority of the nation’s law enforcement agencies and we will continue to focus on providing the best ammunition to their officers