The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Vista Outdoor’s Speer Ammunition brand a contract valued at $112 million for 9 mm service ammunition. CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies and is charged with border security while also overseeing lawful international trade and travel.
The contract is the largest in a company history that runs deep in providing the kind of threat-stopping ammunition required for law enforcement work. In late 2017, for example, Immigration Customs Enforcement, a branch of DHS, entered a into a contract with Speer for 120 million 9 mm 124-gr. Gold Dot cartridges. A few months later, the French National Police made a long-term agreement for the same rounds. In July 2018, the New York City Police Department decided on the +P version of the load in a contract valued at $18 million.
The recent agreement is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract with a maximum value of $112 Million dollars. The ordering period is for a total of five years with product delivery commencing this August.
“We are proud to provide the highest quality duty ammunition to CBP officers charged with the monumental task of border security,” said Speer Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “We know they require the best ammunition in their mission to protect our borders and keep the homeland safe. The use of Gold Dot technology in this contract ammunition ensures the highest performance threshold and absolute confidence in on-duty performance.”
CBP selected a round utilizing the Speer Gold Dot technology, which has set an industry benchmark for both self-defense and duty use, earning the trust of consumers and law enforcement world-wide. The bullet features a pressure-formed lead core that is bonded to an extremely uniform jacket a single atom at a time that virtually eliminates separation on impact for more retained weight and consistent penetration depths. The Gold Dot hollow-point design expands consistently through the full range of barriers.