"Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets."
As opposed to non-deadly bullets? I really hate the way the media covers anything firearm related...
My concern is that they are wasting high-dollar defensive rounds on the range where cheaper fmj's would suffice.
You believe that much ammo was purchased for a few to for the practice range............Really ?
Rhetorical question: Does the DOD still buy $600 toilet seats...? :frown:
But yes xXx, I tend to agree with you. That amount of ammo is not being purchased for target prractice!
My son, a federal agent, has to practice often with range ammo, but all quals are done with duty ammo, typically 9mm HPs.
makes perfect sense for them to qualify with their duty ammo. Its the same reason that when people go to the range, they end with a magazine or two of their SD ammo.
Yeah this is all fear-mongering by our side, and has no place is logical debate. I am having trouble finding the article, but the "billion" rounds purchased by Homeland security amounts to around 200 or so bullets per agent, which is coincidentally about the number of rounds they are required to fire per year in training.
What's the big deal? All of us here in Texas shoot between 5,000 and 10,000 rounds a week. It's the only way we can keep our stockpiles of ammo from getting too big. :danceban:
This just means more for me to buy when they trade it in for 'fresh' stuff in a year or so!! Win-win! :wink: