LAPD Chooses Speer G2 for Duty Ammo

posted on September 8, 2019

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has selected Speer G2 ammunition as its approved duty round in 9 mm and .40 S&W, and the company is now supplying the agency with force-on-force marking rounds for training. The contract, with up to seven option years, already began delivery.

“Speer is the number one choice of law enforcement professionals, serving more than eighty percent of law enforcement agencies nationwide,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Speer. “When it comes to dependability and terminal ballistics, Speer is the gold standard.”

Speer Gold Dot G2 provides the kind of performance in duty ammunition law enforcement deserves, thanks to an exclusive nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, Gold Dot G2 has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform upset, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across different barrier types through duty handguns.

“When it comes to performance testing, we are putting the most dependable and trusted round on the market for law enforcement, which is the gold standard of bullet terminal performance,” said Handgun Engineering Director Larry Head.

Force-on-force marker rounds boast superior performance, signature marking and reliable function. Unlike other products on the market, force-on-force training ammunition is lead-free and safe for indoor use. A special marking agent has an extended shelf life and leaves a distinctive machine-washable mark on target, with lead-free priming.

The LAPD employs nearly 13,000 sworn and civilian employees. The City of Los Angeles covers 468 square miles and operates the third-largest municipal police department in the United States. Its officers and staff serve an estimated population of over 4 million people.


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