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news for HK and Sig fans

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jundeleon, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. jundeleon


    Aug 31, 2003
    Heckler & Koch wins the largest pistol contract in American Law Enforcement History:

    Press Releases

    Department Of Homeland Security Awards Handgun Contracts

    For Immediate Release
    Press Office
    Contact 202-282-8010
    August 24, 2004

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the award of two contracts today for handguns for all organizational elements within the department, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

    SIGARMS Incorporated and Heckler & Koch, Incorporated each received a contract award with a maximum quantity of 65,000 pistols that may be purchased over the next five years. SIGARMS Incorporated, a small business located in Exeter, New Hampshire, received a $23.7 million contract for 9 x 19 mm and .40 caliber pistols. Heckler & Koch, a large business located in Sterling, Virginia, received a $26.2 million contract for 9 x 19 mm, .40, and .357 caliber pistols.

    The two contracts will enable DHS personnel to acquire handguns in three popular law enforcement calibers and a variety of sizes. These contracts represent the results of the department’s Strategic Sourcing Program that is designed to optimize cross-departmental acquisitions through collaboration of agency technical and acquisition experts. The Weapons and Ammunition Commodity Council, part of the strategic sourcing program, identifies and consolidates emerging firearms and ammunition requirements for all Homeland Security components. As part of this effort, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a Request for Proposals in February 2004 for the procurement of handguns. The ICE National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit led the ensuing evaluation.

    “This type of multiple contract award will provide the government the flexibility it needs to enable the DHS entities to address their diverse operational missions, while still maximizing logistical efficiencies found through standardization,” said Thomas Trotto, Director of the ICE National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit.

    The technical evaluation of the proposals included a comprehensive handgun test protocol involving a rigorous battery of environmental, reliability, durability, and other tests. Approximately three million rounds of ammunition were fired through 690 handguns of 46 different models during the testing, which took almost four months to complete. Aside from the actual live firing, additional testing was conducted through laboratory analysis and armory inspections. In all, each model was evaluated against more than 50 characteristics before arriving at a technical rating. This data was used in conjunction with past performance and pricing information to select the winning contractors.

    The Homeland Security Weapons and Ammunition Commodity Council continues to analyze the department’s requirements for weapons, ammunition, and other officer safety products to identify additional strategic sourcing opportunities
  2. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

    Aug 11, 2003
    That's nice to know. When I saw this thread I was expecting something like this " Nashe loses its contract to sell HK's and Sigs in the Phils, new and more efficient gunstore to take over distributorship"
    Alas, this was not to be ;f ;f ;a

  3. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

    Nov 14, 2001
    Delta Quadrant
    ;z ;z ;z
  4. mc_oliver


    Feb 21, 2002
    What happened to glock? 'Di na pumasa? ;Q

    On another note, sarap siguro kung kasama ka sa nagte-test ng baril no? ;)
  5. paltic


    Sep 11, 2003
    pare mc,O ... yung 2nd strike capabilty daw ang isa sa mga hinahanap ng mga nag-evaluate...(exposed hammer)lalo na kung medyo matigas na primer ...ammo interchangeablity between their MP5s:)
  6. mc_oliver


    Feb 21, 2002
    Aw, I see. Personally, kung 'di pumutok yung bala, tap-rack-bang na ako agad. Pero 'di naman ako LE...;f
  7. rhino465


    Sep 24, 2003
    Indiana, USA
    What happened to .45ACP!

    I'm betting none of them will be getting the SIGArms 1911!
  8. jasonub


    Sep 28, 2003
    or the vickers/hk 1911
  9. jundeleon


    Aug 31, 2003
    Based on info from the net:

    1. Sig guns to be provided under the contract are the P226 full size and the P229 compact. Both with the new Sig DAK trigger system, a double-action only mechanism with 6.5 trigger pull. It does away with the Sig decocker on the left side.

    2. HK gun to be provided under the contract is the HK P2000, polymer with ambi slide release, decocker on the back of the slide for ambidextrous operation, slim grip with interchangeable backstrap like the walther p99, and tactical rail.

    All guns will be in 40, 9mm, and 357sig.

    The idea was to allow DHS entities a variety of options on gun size, caliber, etc. for optimal fit.