Winchester Awarded $145M US Army Pistol Ammunition Contract

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Winchester a significant contract for pistol ammunition that will be manufactured at Winchester’s facilities in Oxford, Mississippi, and East Alton, Illinois. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Winchester a significant contract for pistol ammunition that will be manufactured at Winchester’s facilities in Oxford, Mississippi, and East Alton, Illinois.

Winchester was awarded a contract to manufacture .38 caliber, .45 caliber, and 9mm ammunition with a potential value of $145,000,000. Winchester is the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the U.S. Military, and this five-year contract award upholds Winchester’s position as the leading supplier of pistol ammunition to the U.S. Military.

“The Winchester workforce is extremely dedicated to providing high-quality ammunition for the U.S. Warfighter,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “We will continue to work extremely hard to provide the support required from our U.S. Military.” 


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Rock

Pistol ammo story showing rifle ammo…

Desert Guy

What does the military need .45 for? I thought they abandoned it ages ago for 9mm? Is the government just trying to scoop-up the market to fill warehouses?

JDL

Hey Jimbo, you need to pick a better photo – that’s rifle ammo and the story is about pistol ammo. You do know the difference, I hope…

john

Still have a s&w custom shop 38 special revolver carry it everyday fits in the short pants. The wife loves to shoot it while doing it very well out to 15 yards.

Matt in Oklahoma

I meant for a military contract guys

barnjoer

Sure hope they do A Better job for the military than they do for the general public with their ammunition.

john

OH Boy

Matt in Oklahoma

Who’s still using 38?

Wild Bill

I still use .38 special mostly for local contests. It is accurate, low recoil, and nostalgic. The young people can hardly believe some old revolver in an obsolete caliber beat them. I did shoot an armadillo behind the house the other day. They carry leprosy.

Matt in Oklahoma

I meant for a military contract guys

Wild Bill

I do not know. That is curious.

Matt in Oklahoma

Let me rephrase the question: In keeping with the article what branch/unit is it using 38s still? Is it foreigner units we are supporting possibly?

JDL

I believe that some pilots carry a .38 revolver in their survival kit.

Finnky

Wonder if this has anything to do with OpticsPlanet’s recent revision to expected delivery date on my ammo. Ordered November 20, 2020 for delivery in March or April 2021. By November 2021 it was set for 13 days out, with date shifting to stay 13 days off. It jumped for a period, but quickly returned to 13 days off. This week expected delivery shifted to 12/20/2022.

Since I ordered Winchester ammo – maybe Winchester notified vendors that deliveries would be curtailed as they work to deliver on governmental orders.

Wild Bill

That is scary.

Alan in NH

What, you couldn’t find a picture of actual pistol ammunition?

Finnky

Just because AFT redefine braced pistols to be rifles does not mean that the army does not use pistols in 556. (\sarc).