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NYPD Signs New Ammo Contract

The New York City Police Department has selected Speer to serve as its ammunition supplier for the next five years, awarding an $18 million contract to the ammo maker.

The long-term contract calls for Speer to provide 124-grain, 9mm Luger +P Gold Dot Duty ammunition. The ammo features a hollow point cavity tuned by caliber and bullet weight to create superior expansion and penetration in targets. The ammo series also boasts steady CCI primers alongside high-powered yet clean burning propellants. The design is topped off with a nickel plated brass case to ensure both smooth feeding and durability.

Speer said Gold Dot was the first pistol ammunition to offer “true, bonded-core bullets.” The ammo’s Uni-Cor build process is both exclusive and works to bond the jacket to the lead core one atom at a time, according to the ammo maker. This prevents core-jacket separation and also creates a consistent thickness.

Speer said its pleased to serve the NYPD. “We are proud to support a majority of the nation’s law enforcement agencies and we will continue to focus on providing the best ammunition to their officers each and every day,” Speer Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink commented in a press release. “We are honored to be the ammunition brand of choice for the nation’s largest agency, the New York City Police Department. Speer Gold Dot duty and training rounds have a 20-year history supporting more than 35,000 NYPD officers who protect and serve their communities.”

source: guns.com

17 Comments

  • William L. Ramsburg

    I QUESTION THE NEED FOR HOLLOW POINT PROJECTILE’S THESE ARE EXTREMELY LETHAL BULLET’S CHANCE’S OF SURVIVING A HIT FROM ONE OF THOSE IS VERY CLOSE TO NONE AND I ALSO QUESTION THEM BEING USED IN URBAN AREA’S BECAUSE OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE!!

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    • L Cavendish

      question all you want…the idea is to shoot as few rounds as possible to STOP the attacker(s)…
      these are tested and proven rounds

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    • L Cavendish

      good home defense round…even better now that you can say the world’s largest police department uses them…so just using what the responders would use

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    • L Cavendish

      STOP SHOUTING!!!

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    • Daniel McDermott

      Obviously you don’t get the point (pun intended). If and when you draw your firearm on someone you are not playing tag with them… It is to kill them! PERIOD! If you don’t have the nerve or stomach for that, don’t carry.

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      • garfy2008

        Actually, when you draw your firearm against a posed threat to you or your loved ones, you are NOT trying to KILL THEM! We are ONLY allowed to use our weapon to STOP the threat, not kill them. CCW permit holders have been known to be charged with manslaughter or murder by continuing to shoot the perp AFTER they’ve stopped attacking. You cannot and should not keep shooting to kill an attacker; only enough to stop them. Now, if in the process you happen to terminate their life, so be it, but it’s pretty hard to justify self-defense if the perp has 13 bullets in him/her. My take is 2 center mass shots and if that doesn’t stop him/her, then the next one will be a head shot as they’ll probably be close enough that I won’t miss even with all the adrenaline pumping in my body from all the stress.

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        • Daniel McDermott

          If the situation qualifies for the use of leathal force, I am aiming to kill them, that is the best way to STOP the threat. Otherwise don’t draw. The rest of your comments are true and correct. If it won’t be a justifiable kill, then don’t draw. CCW laws do vary from state to state and some are now allowing you to draw on an unarmed person to stop a crime. IMHO that action is best left to the police.

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    • Rayfromdanorth

      The firing of a firearm at any living being is referred to as —- wait for it—– DEADLY FORCE. Such use is designated to STOP and render a perpetrator unable to continue his actions. By design deadly force should only be used to KILL, not wound , not warn or tickle. 32 years on the job and never had to shoot someone, thank God. But it’s been close. A purp surviving is between EMS and God. Get over it!!

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    • Taz

      You should stop showing your ignorance in public. (1)The hollow point Gold Dot will not leave the body because of expansion and penetration characteristics. (2) The point of shooting someone is to stop an assault and the intent is to apply deadly force. (3) Collateral damage is only a concern if the cop misses the intended target. (4) With $18M in ammo the cops should be able to get in a lot of target practice so number (3) isn’t a concern.

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    • William Collins

      Would you feel better if a criminal was killed with a round nose bullet?

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  • JimZimmerman

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but hollow points expand on impact. It is a shame that Speer would supply a sanctuary city with ammunition on contract. New York is so antigun for the lowly peons but will supply 18 million to arm their Police Dept. I am not anti Police but i am Anti New York, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf5e0b2b41772c14ce2ae3550e0f48354e7957c65cd7863ddf249aeab02e2093.jpg

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  • dittybop

    I really wish arms and ammo manufacturers would refuse to do business with toxic anti-gun and Second Amendment locales. They should turn the tables and use the boycott tool to theirs and our advantage. How long do you think it would take before PDs got their cities and states to change their mind so they could do their job with all the right equipment?

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    • William Collins

      I agree with you dittybop. New York restricts gun ownership unconstitutionally and the enforcers of that unconstitutional policy are the police on the NYPD. I am a firm believer in backing the police, especially within their constitutional bounds. If the city and/or state of New York passed a law restricting ammunition to law abiding citizens would speer continue to provide the enforcers of such an unconstitutional law with ammo, or profit more important than rights and liberties? The NYPD continuously brings charges against people for exercising their constitutional right to bear arms. These cops can claim they are just doing their jobs but who forced them to work for the NYPD? It would be nice if gun, ammo & gun accessory manufacturers would refuse to do service with the police departments that serve the interests of unconstitutional gun laws.

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    • James HIgginbotham

      that sounds like a great idea.
      LET THEM ROLL THEIR OWN.

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  • Timothy Toroian

    18 mill is a lot of money. I’m not sure they could legally refuse to do business. It different than when Ronnie Barrett told California to go sit on a sharp stick because they actually banned what he sells. The best part was refusing to service them AND refusing to spend a repaired one back, he told them to send somebody for it. It had to be a cop since civilians where banned from possessing.

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  • Felipe Gomsz Jr.

    Speer what the hell are you doing? I think I’ll stop buying your ammo. You shouldn’t sell to or supply to the anti-American and anti-Constitutional entities? Even if they are law enforcement. These bastard’s killed 72 law abiding citizens. You are Traitor’s to America for money! You a bunch of Natzi Commie’s? Or what? You follow a Socialist Commie Mayor!

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