Army’s New Handgun Program is About Ammo, Too

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  1. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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  2. mrmedina

    mrmedina NRA Member

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    Didn't the ARMY wanted to go to HP's?
     

  3. moeman

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    Whatever...
    Many/most of these RFP's are some near retirement military brass wanting a golden parachute.

    Uniform: hey mister .gov wannabe vendor, we need to upgrade XYZ ; I'll help all I can but I'm out soon.

    Tie wearer: please get it moving, if it's not done when you leave, we can consider you for consulting.

    Uniform: OK, so what specs do you think are on target?

    Tie wearer: our XYZ is exactly what the nation needs! In fact Mr. XYZ whom was in the blank branch thinks so too. BTW, He's doing great as our adviser.

    Uniform: can you give the exact specs on a flash drive. You know, email could cause trouble.

    Tie wearer: sure, you want another single malt? Oh, just remembered I have a credit card flash drive with everything you need.

    uniform: Can we work out terms of consulting when I retire?

    tie wearer: of course! Do you golf? I can have my XYZ meet us at Pebble Beach! You really have to see that place! In fact, your old buddy XYZ was there last week. Gotta say his 19th hole is way better than what comes before it. ;) But hey, the tour isn't calling me either. But, we are calling you! You are our kind of warrior!
     
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  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Ruger just announced that they aren't interested.
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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  6. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Putting many eggs in one basket seems a bit contrived. What is the reasoning behind this? What is the logic?

    Seems like more pork-barrel, corrupt-elected-officials, spending.
     
  7. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Who can do what is being asked?

    Who can build all the pistols, and also manufacture all the ammo?
     
  8. WarCry

    WarCry

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    It actually doesn't say anything about manufacturing ammo.

    Whoever the handgun manufacturer is, they just need to cut a deal with someone like Winchester or Remington and subcontract that part of it out. They have to be able to DELIVER, not manufacture
     
  9. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Good point.
     
  10. WarCry

    WarCry

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    Could end up making WWB or similar ammo hard to find again, though.

    Who currently handles the ammo supply for the Army? I've been out far too long to know.