Speer Ammunition recently landed a French Police 9 mm duty handgun ammunition contract for Speer 124-grain Gold Dot ammo.
The duty handgun contract is for up to four years with an expected quantity of 20 million rounds. The Gold Dot ammunition will be fielded by more than 250,000 people from the French National Police, National Gendarmerie, Customs Police and the Penitentiary Administration.
More about the round from the company:
“Speer Gold Dot has set an industry benchmark for both self-defense and duty use, earning the trust of consumers and law enforcement world-wide. The bullet features a pressure-formed lead core that is bonded to an extremely uniform jacket a single atom at a time that virtually eliminates separation on impact for more retained weight and consistent penetration depths. The Gold Dot hollow-point design expands consistently through a full range of barriers. Reliable ignition and cycling are delivered thanks to sealed primers and nickel-plated brass.”
“We are extremely pleased with this prestigious contract award,” Speer’s President, Jason Vanderbrink, said. “It validates the high level of trust the international law enforcement agencies have with our extremely reliable and innovative products.”
“The use of Gold Dot technology in this contract ammunition ensures the highest performance threshold and absolute confidence in performance,” Speer’s Vice President of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales, David Leis, said. “We are proud to produce ammunition that meets and exceeds our customer’s strict requirements.”
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