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Originally posted by smokenmirrors
Originally posted by schuyler
600,000 rounds. OK. How many police are on the rolls? 1800. If you divide the amount by the number of officers, that's a bit over 300 rounds apiece. I do not think this amount is outrageous. I went through 300 rounds a day at my last training class.
Yep, much ado about nothing UNLESS one considers the type of ammo they are purchasing. Normally for range work one uses cheap FMJ, it appears this order is for 165 gr. Speer gold dots, a rather decent expanding hollow point ammunition.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Hopefully they are just buying in bulk to save taxpayer money and the rounds are for training purposes.
One good thing here: The second delivery is scheduled for no later than Dec. 30th. Maybe that means the government is not too worried about Dec 21st.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Considering that it is not uncommon to fire 300-500 rounds in one session at a training range, I don't think this is a bigdeal. Hopefully they are just training the officers more.