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Department of Homeland Security Awards Speer Gold Dot with Contract for up to 120 Million Rounds

LEWISTON, Idaho – December 19, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), recently awarded Speer a major ammunition contract. Starting delivery in 2018, the contract provides for up to 120 million rounds of 124-grain, 9mm Luger Gold Dot Duty ammunition to multiple DHS law enforcement components and other Federal agencies for up to five years.

This contract will provide the organization’s agents and officers with the legendary performance that has made Gold Dot the No. 1 load of law enforcement worldwide.

“Speer Gold Dot has a long history of providing trusted performance time and time again for our nation’s law enforcement and military. We’re very proud to provide Gold Dot to the DHS for their duty ammunition needs,” said Jason Nash, Product Director.

Each Gold Dot hollow-point cavity is tuned by caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum expansion and penetration. Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition loaded with true, bonded-core bullets.

Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor construction process bonds the jacket to the alloyed lead core one atom at a time to virtually eliminate core-jacket separation while guaranteeing uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.

Additional Gold Dot features include ultra-reliable CCI primers, plus high-powered, clean-burning propellants and nickel-plated brass cases for smooth function and extreme durability.

Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications.

Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer, go to


7 Responses to “Department of Homeland Security Awards Speer Gold Dot with Contract for up to 120 Million Rounds”

  1. Aj says:

    Cue conspiracy theories in 3, 2, 1.

    • Jeff S says:

      LOL I can’t wait to see the typical Alex Jones followers’ collective autistic screeching.

      Well, if it’s for DHS as a whole (not just ICE/HSI/ERO) 120 million rounds won’t last long seeing as how CBP alone has 40,000+ armed officers/agents. Throw in USCG, USSS, FAMS, and more… not to mention FLETC, and they’ll blow through this pretty fast.

      • OkieRim says:

        The only reason that DHS buys this stuff is so that when they start killing conservatives during the next Jade Helm or whatever martial law scenario that pops up DHS can just say they aint got nothing to do with it since the ammo used is something that every red-blooded patriot uses all day long and besides you cant take over texas with just 9mm you got to have 7.62 x 51 not that varmit stuff in 5.56 because the snipers need the 7.62 when gunning down conservatives from those floppy UN helicopters

      • ejb3 says:

        CBP is still using .40 and while I know we will transition, that may still be a year or more away.

    • Ton E says:

      What does DHS need 120 Million rounds of ammo for!? Now excuse me while I huff the rest of my glue!!

  2. Gerard says:

    I can see myself trying to buy some Gold Dot 1249mm (doing my best John Kerry impersonation) ‘Kin I git me some Gold Dot 9mm?’ Sure replies the salesperson come back in 5 years Homeland Security has it all…

  3. fritz bousigschouer says:

    that has made Gold Dot the No. 1 load of law enforcement worldwide. is that a joke?