The FBI has awarded Federal and Speer Ammunition an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for service (full size), service (micro), reduced-lead training and frangible cartridges—all four categories of handgun ammunition the bureau sought in the recent procurement. Terms of the one-year base agreement include a four-year extension option. The award, in which Federal and Speer were the only brands collectively awarded in all four ammunition categories, will provide cartridges to keep the bureau’s 35,000 employees trained and ready for duty.
“It is an honor that our brands continue to be selected for use by the most trusted law enforcement agency and value the products we make,” said Federal President Jason Vanderbrink. “The ongoing validation of the technology and performance found in every round of ammunition made by our highly skilled American workforce brings great pride to our company.”
Three of the loads will be manufactured in the Anoka, MN, facility and the other produced in Lewiston, ID. Federal and Speer were the primary for the training and frangible rounds with secondary designations for the full-size and micro service rounds.
“We are excited to build the FBI the best bullets on the market for both duty and training,” said David Leis, Federal and Speer’s vice president of law enforcement, government and international sales. “This is a win for our engineering team as the FBI will be utilizing new as well as refined bullet technology in their firearms for both service and training.”
The announcement piles onto Federal’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2022. The firm—a division of Vista Outdoor—has a decade’s old tradition of delivering innovative ammunition design and bullet performance for both law enforcement and civilian gun owners. Already this year, working with leading gun makers, it has introduced a new 30 Super Carry Ammunition, specifically tailored for those who law-abiding citizens who carry for self-defense.