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Last week, Federal Ammunition announced that the FBI has awarded contracts to both Federal and Speer Ammunition for the manufacture of handgun ammunition for the agency. The ammunition companies will be making Service (Full Size), Service (Micro), Reduced-Lead Training, and Frangible ammo for the FBI. Three of these ammunition types will be manufactured in the Minnesota. While the other rounds be manufactured in the Idaho facility.

Below, is the press release from Federal Ammunition in regards to be awarded the FBI ammunition contract(s).

Press Release

ANOKA, Minnesota – January, 2022 – The FBI awarded Federal and Speer Ammunition in all four categories of its handgun ammunition bid. This prestigious award keeps 35,000 employees trained and ready for duty. Three of the rounds will be manufactured in the Anoka, Minnesota facility and the other will be built in Lewiston, Idaho.

Federal and Speer were the only brands to be collectively awarded in all four ammunition categories: Service (Full Size), Service (Micro), Reduced-Lead Training, and Frangible. Federal and Speer were the primary for the Training and Frangible rounds with secondary designations for the full size and micro service rounds.

“It is an honor that our brands continue to be selected for use by the most trusted law enforcement agency and value the products we make,” said Federal’s President Jason Vanderbrink. “The ongoing validation of the technology and performance found in every round of ammunition made by our highly skilled American workforce brings great pride to our company.”

This Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quality contract is a one-year base contract with four possible option years. “We are excited to build the FBI the best bullets on the market for both duty and training,” said David Leis, Federal and Speer’s Vice President of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales. “This is a win for our engineering team as the FBI will be utilizing new as well as refined bullet technology in their firearms for both service and training.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit For information on Speer visit

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