Vista Outdoor has been awarded a Training Ammunition Contract from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) along with several other government agencies that have not been named at this time. Federal Premium will be the company who specifically fills that contract for a 9mm handgun training round.
The contract has been agreed upon with terms of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) over a period of 4 years for potentially $19 Million. The training ammunition that is to be supplied must meet the FBI’s distinct specifications.
Federal Premium aims to achieve that through their precision manufacturing and testing methods, innovative technology, and industry-leading components.
Federal Premium’s President, Jason Vanderbrink, had this to say about the recently acquired training ammunition contract with the FBI:
We are extremely proud of this important contract, which continues Federal Premium’s long-running tradition of supplying law enforcement, military personnel and civilians worldwide with the most reliable ammunition possible. This high-value, optimized training round utilizes a new match-grade bullet designed specifically for the FBI to maximize accuracy, along with Federal Premium’s Catalyst lead-free primer formulation to provide reliable, consistent ignition.
The component that Federal Premium is definitely most proud of is their Catalyst lead-free primer. This component has been utilized in a lot of their ammunition ever since it was created. A more thorough elaboration as to what the Catalyst primer truly provides is delivered by Federal Premium below:
The extremely clean-burning Catalyst primer creates more uniform and complete propellant combustion, yielding minimal velocity variation and consistent bullet launch for improved accuracy. It is also non-hydrophilic, so it does not attract water molecules like DDNP-based mixes found in most lead-free primers, resulting in better reliability. The Federal Premium proprietary Catalyst primer provides the cleanest, most consistent ignition possible.
With a potentially $19 Million sale on the line, you can be assured that Federal Premium is positioning themselves to get er’ done!
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