Controversy has spread this year over the amount of ammunition that various federal agencies have purchased. The Department of Homeland Security has purchased more than 1.2 billion rounds in the last six months alone. Now they have a new solicitation out for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are used by snipers.
FedBizOpps website show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail (HPBT) rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of blank .308 caliber bullets.
What is the point of blank ammunition? Well it is good for putting on a show, but it’s also useful in teaching those new to shooting to develop good trigger and breathing control.