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Anyone know if this is true? DHS contract for 450M rounds of ammunition conspiracy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by danprkr, Mar 26, 2012.

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  1. BSA1

    BSA1 Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    West of the Big Muddy, East of the Rockies and Nor
    Use the power of the Internet...

    Old news.

    Ammo is everywhere you look.

    Panic will only play into the sellers hands.

    Ammunition is readily available if you will use the power of your computer to shop for it instead of using it to spread false rumors.

    The local Cabelas has shelves full of .223. I didn't look for .40 since I don't shoot it.

    Likewise several online dealers have ammo. This is not to say spot shortages of certain brands or bullets styles may exist but you can generally find something in your caliber of choice.

    Now prices are a different discussion.:eek:
  2. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    Oh no!! Law enforcement agencies buying amunition!!
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    That's an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) contract that has a 0-450M round purchase agreement committing the DHS (USCG, Secret Service, Border Patrol, etc.) and ATK to an agreement for price on delivery of up to the maximum in the contract. DHS anticipates purchasing X and AKT agrees to deliver any amount up to that at Y price. This is how most government agencies purchase consumables like this these days. Factor in that DHS is purchasing for many agencies that previously purchased ammunition on their own and you get a large procurement instead of several totaling it. People who don't understand this have twisted this story into something remarkable when it actually isn't.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012
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