This is a discussion on Local Sheriff's office says they have no practice ammo within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by packinnova Ugh. 200 rnds a year? I used to go through 200 a week PER firearm and I'm not even an LEO. ...
I have yet to hear of any department carrying anything so exotic that a matching practice weight doesn't exist, except maybe 357 Sig.
Does it mean fewer rounds might be bought for the budgeted monies? Sure. Does it mean the ammo wouldn't be delivered on time, or at all? Not if you have a contract it doesn't. That's what lawyers are for, and I doubt LE agencies don't have access to lawyers.
I'm not saying switch carry loads either. And if you have 200,000 carry rounds on hand, shoot some of those for practice/training/qualifications.
To date the only rounds I have had trouble finding is Remington's 30 carbine soft points.
Instead of sitting around the coffee shop eating donuts maybe some of these guys should be sitting in front of a nice Dillon.
i see this stuff on boards all the time. Police Departments claim that they cannot find 223/5.56mm ammo. i just bought 10,000 rounds of the stuff, Mil Spec 55 grain. Yes, it costs a little more than previously.
The PDs and the states need to break some of that Homeland Security largesse loose and buy some practice ammo.
They ought to buy from AMMOMAN. That guy has a giant warehouse in the PRNJ and shipping is free. It's typical of government - the same group that runs our schools and wants to run our healthcare. They always have an excuse.
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Yes, It's BS... I order our ammo by the tri-mester for about 100 people. I have never heard a peep from the supply section about a shortage and they fill the orders immediatley. We shoot .40 and .223 with out any shortage.
Sounds like either they need to review thier budgets, or they need to make requests through the mayors office for increased money to buy the stuff based on the increased price. Maybe they could enforce more traffic laws and get more revenue or bust more dope dealers and sell thier cars and bling to pay for the ammo.
If there was truely a will they would find a way to buy what they needed. I don't buy the whole arguement.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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My clients (armorers, rangemasters and firearms instructors for LE) have declined the opportunity to try out free stocks for their AR15s or Remington 7615s because the departments can't afford .223 ammo!
On the other hand, here in KY, you can't swing a dead cat without knocking over a box of .40. Anyone that is looking should call Centerfire Systems...they've got LOADS of it.
I actually paid less for 1000 rounds of .308 last month than I did for 1000 rounds of .223!!!! Crazy.
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I just bought a pile of Range Safe practice ammo... cannot the LEO's order online like me???