FBI Contract Awarded to Winchester

9mm or .40 S&W? Which is it?

Words by: Wally F.          Photos by: Various Internet Sources


……….The Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced that Winchester Ammunition won a contract to supply .40 S&W ammo to their agency.  So after their exhaustive studies and tests advocating 9mm to be a better service round over .40 S&W and .45 ACP,  Winchester sent this release out today.

EAST ALTON, Ill., January 4, 2018– The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed an extensive evaluation process and Winchester has been chosen as its primary source for .40 S&W pistol ammunition. This includes a bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) service cartridge as well as full metal jacket (FMJ) and frangible training loads. Winchester has been supplying the FBI with service and training ammunition for many years and is honored to be awarded the most recent contract and continue to support our nation’s premier law enforcement agency.

The 180 gr. bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) cartridge selected by the FBI is designed with patented technology that utilizes a reverse-jacketed, bonded bullet that can penetrate a wide variety of intermediate barriers while maintaining very consistent target penetration and reliable expansion. The nickel-plated cartridge prevents corrosion and ensures smooth feeding and extraction. Flash suppressed powder is used in this cartridge to maintain an agent’s night vision and meet the FBI’s stringent darkened range evaluation.

“The FBI uses one of the most rigorous ammunition tests ever developed and we are very proud that Winchester has been identified as having the best product performance.” said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales for Winchester.

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……….This press release from Winchester seems to fly in the face of what the FBI has stated about switching over to 9mm.  Perhaps this is an interim contract until all .40 S&W service pistols are phased out of the Bureau.  What are your thoughts on this ammo contract with the FBI?  Let us know what think on our Facebook page or chime in here!



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Wally F.


Staff Writer and Reporter for TVPP. Background in Broadcast News Operations, Journalism, Criminology, and Firearms. An Infantry NCO for over fifteen years in the Canadian Army and still counting. Spent 8 months in Iraq working on my tan. I love my country, family, brother-in-arms, shooting sports, and positive responsible promotion of firearms and everything that surrounds it in Canada and beyond.