Speer Ammunition Wins Customs and Border Protection Contract

    Speer Ammunition has been awarded a contract to supply DHS CBP with 9mm Gold Dot.

    Speer Ammunition has been awarded a contract to supply DHS CBP with 9mm Gold Dot.

    Speer Ammunition needs no introduction. This Idaho-based bullet farm has been putting out quality rounds for decades. Their Lawman and Gold Dot lines have become practically synonymous with duty/carry ammo, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with any other top ammo name in the business and trusted by more than 3000 law enforcement agencies around the globe. With a July 21st press release, they have announced the addition of one more agency: the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection. The release reads:

    Speer advertises that their ammo is in service with more than 3000 LE departments globally.

    Speer advertises that their ammo is in service with more than 3000 LE departments globally.

     LEWISTON, Idaho –– The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has selected Vista Outdoor’s Speer Ammunition brand as the awardee for their 9mm 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. This is the largest duty contract won in company history and solidifies Speer as law enforcement’s number one choice of duty ammunition.

    This single-award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract is a Strategically Sourced contract for all DHS components and other federal agencies 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. Reliable ignition and cycling are delivered thanks to sealed primers and nickel-plated brass.

    Speer ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Speer. For more information on all products from Speer or to shop online, visit www.speer.com

    Some interesting data about one of the Gold Dot line's 9mm loads.

    Some interesting data about one of the Gold Dot line’s 9mm loads.

    Do you use Gold Dot ammo? Are you a LEO who carries them on duty? Please feel free to let us know in the comments below what your experience has been with this line of ammo. Stay safe out there! See you at the range.


    Photos courtesy of Speer.


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    Will P

    Former US Army infantryman, lifelong hunter and hobby/sport shooter. Perpetual firearms student, always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in all shooting disciplines and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB


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