The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Winchester its coveted contract to supply ammunition to one of the largest and most influential American federal law enforcement agencies. The announcement on January 4, 2018 comes after an extensive testing and evaluation process, and announces Winchester as the primary supplier source for .40 S&W pistol ammunition. This appears to be in addition to the new 9mm selection for the FBI’s new duty pistol the Glock 17M in 9mm.
Contractual provisions include the bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) duty ammunition, and full metal jacket (FMJ) training ammunition. There is also a provision for frangible training ammunition as well. Winchester had been providing the FBI with service and training ammunition for many years. This newest contract is not only an endorsement by the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, but a huge boost to the ammunition manufacturer in a time when the ammunition industry has been going through tremendous growth.