Posted October 29, 2019 3:11 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

U.S. Border Patrol is responsible for patrolling 6,000 miles of international land border with Mexico and Canada and well as another 2,000 miles of coastal borders (Photo: CBP)
Olin-Winchester has reportedly gotten the nod for a large contract to supply duty handgun ammunition to the country’s border protection agencies.
The broad strokes of the $9.89 million contract to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for 32.9 million rounds of 9mm ammo, was detailed in media reports on Sunday. A further five-year contract, for up to $100 million, is expected to be awarded next year.
An RFI issued by the agency this summer specified that the prospective duty ammunition “be fully compatible with CBP service 9mm Gen 5 Glock handguns; Glock G47 MOS FS Mod1, Glock G19 MOS FS Mod1, and Glock G26 FS Mod1 (referred to as G47, G19, and G26).” Other requirements were a projectile weight of between 120 and 150 grains and that it be a jacketed hollow point or equivalent with a projectile readily identifiable by color, being black or dark grey. Using a non-corrosive primer, it had to have a shelf life of at least five years, and capable of passing a sustained (24


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