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Originally posted by UnmitigatedDisaster
Some numbers to play with. An average day at the range for me with my PPQ in .40 is 300 rounds. Keep multiplying that by the number of people involved in large training exercises and that number grows quickly. I don't know if the qualifications differ from state to state or organization to organization, but an LEO friend of mine says he puts an easy 500 through his issued Glock if they do a training/drills day.
Perhaps another LEO or similar could chime in? My point is pretty simple on the quantity of ammunition purchased: you go through a lot very quickly even by a single person, add in a few departments worth of people and you can easily start sending 20,000 plus a day downrange. Also, the military standard issue sidearm is a 9mm, so it likely isn't going to National Guard or state-bound military.
Originally posted by smurfy
reply to post by Blundo
It's not Obama's DHS, that's before his time. This is what DHS are responsible for,
Originally posted by jessieg
Didn't John Titor the supposed Time Traveler say something about a civil war and something about Florida? I'll have to go and reread what he said. I am not sure he is a time traveler, but I think perhaps he had knowledge which he wanted to leak but used the form of a story.
Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by Daedalus
I don’t know if this is the case but hollow points use less lead so since they are buying in bulk there should(read that as should) be a price difference to where training with hollow points makes more sense. I reload my own ammo so there isn’t any difference in how it’s done between the two. I know some people that do train with the rounds they would regularly carry. I don’t know about whether 9mm or .40 is the standard carry or not but I know .40 is preferred by most.