NYPD Selects Speer Ammunition

9mm 124 grain +P continues to be the round of choice for law enforcement around the world.

posted on April 20, 2023
NYPD selects Speer

The New York Police Department (NYPD), the largest law enforcement agency in the United States, has awarded Speer Ammunition with a contract to provide 9 mm NATO 124-grain Gold Dot handgun cartridges for duty and training use. Under terms of the agreement the company will supply the agency for up to five years with an expected quantity of several million rounds.

“We are excited to report the NYPD once again chose Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124 grain +P as their ammunition of choice,” said Speer’s Senior Director of Law Enforcement Ammunition Sales, Hal Price. “The approximate 36,000 officers will use this ammunition exclusively for duty and training. We are proud of this contract win, and we are excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with the NYPD.” The partnership with Speer and NYPD, one of the country’s most recognizable, oldest and prestigious law enforcement agencies, began in 2001. 

Speer Gold Dot is an industry leader in self-defense and duty ammunition and has earned the trust of consumers and law enforcement world-wide. Earlier this year, for example, the French Police selected the 9 mm NATO 124-grain Gold Dot load. The volume of cartridges included in that contract could approach 20 million over a four-year period. 

The Gold Dot bullet features a pressure-formed lead core 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. Sealed primers and nickel-plated brass ensure reliable ignition and cycling, while the hollow-point design expands consistently through a full range of barriers.

“The use of Gold Dot technology in this contract ammunition ensures the highest performance threshold and absolute confidence in performance,” Price said. “We are extremely pleased with this prestigious contract award. It validates the high level of trust that our national law enforcement agencies have with our extremely reliable and innovative ammunition.”


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