Department of the Treasury

Use lower cost ammunition for weapons qualification and practice.

Many government agencies with law enforcement authority are required to have their employees qualify with their weapons on a regular basis.  Many use their regular "duty ammunition" for these qualification sessions.  The duty amminition is normally top of the line self defense ammunition with top of the line prices.  Ammunition manufacturers produce a wide variety of "practice ammunition" that is ballisticaly equivalent to the duty amminition, except that they use brass cases that is not nickel plated and uses solid point bullets instead of the higher priced hollow point bullets.  With mass quantity contracts with a quality ammunition manufacturer, significant savings could be realized.

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