The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has just awarded Winchester Ammunition with their coveted 9mm pistol ammunition contract. Winchester’s PDX1 will be the Bureau’s duty round, and their Frangible SF rounds will be the Bureau’s training ammunition. This is on the heels of the Bureau selecting Winchester to be its .40 cal. ammunition supplier. The vast resources of the FBI, and their reputation as the premier law enforcement agency in America, provides the Agency with enormous influence on American law enforcement. With an estimated 13,000 Special Agents, the FBI contract will not only be a significant order for the Agency, but will likely influence many more law enforcement agencies across the nation.
Winchester is one of the oldest and most respected ammunition manufacturers in America. They are also no stranger to contracts with the FBI, other federal agencies (including the military), and many local and State law enforcement agencies. The bonded jacketed hollow points selected are an excellent choice, while the frangible training ammunition should help the Bureau maintain its range and even “go green” at the same time.