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Posted: 3/8/2006 12:40:46 PM EDT

American Ammunition Ships Department of Energy Order

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2006--American Ammunition, Inc. (OTCBB:AAMU - News) announced today that it shipped the 318,286 rounds of ammunition to the Department of Energy it was awarded and as announced on September 12, 2005. AAMU was timely in its shipment of the final product.

Paul Goebel, Director of Sales and Marketing of American Ammunition, Inc. stated, "Our ability to ship these orders indicates the company is moving in the right direction. The diversification of our product line along with the diversification of our customer base is the way for AAMU to continue its growth in the future."

About American Ammunition, Inc.- AAMU is an autonomous manufacturer of ammunition, with the technology and equipment to take advantage of the growing market. It has an excellent reputation within the industry. The ammunition industry has experienced a 28% average increase in revenues annually between 1991 through 1998, and the trend is expected to continue through the year 2006 and beyond.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:42:08 PM EDT
Reminds me, need to pay my power bill
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:42:42 PM EDT
Because they have armed guards who need to qualify is my guess.

They also have teams, sort of like SWAT teams, who need to train.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:44:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 12:47:18 PM EDT by LoginName]
Because one nuke facility just aquired a mini-gun or two.

Gotta keep those puppies well fed.


www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06.htm



Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:44:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:45:06 PM EDT
Security of assets.

Labs, material, sensitive data centers and the like.

I'm pretty sure the DOE has some nuclear facilities for research purposes. It's a good idea to protect those.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:45:34 PM EDT
DOE employs the security guards at the Hanford site in WA, among others. A couple of them are in my Guard unit. They actually get pretty good weapons training.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:46:01 PM EDT
Why such a small order?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:47:04 PM EDT
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:47:35 PM EDT


About American Ammunition, Inc.- AAMU is an autonomous manufacturer of ammunition, with the technology and equipment to take advantage of the growing market. It has an excellent reputation within the industry.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, A-Merc has a reputation......but it isn't excellent! Try searching any reloading forum for people's views about A-merc brass. It's out of spec and poorly hardened.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:47:46 PM EDT
yeah, what they all said- protection of strategic/ nuclear assets (power plants), and the training to supposedly stay effective.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:49:12 PM EDT
A better question is "Why American Ammunition?". That ammo is generally regarded as crap. They definitely were the lowest bidder, that's for sure. I really hope is for practice/qualification only.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:49:15 PM EDT
A US government agency is buying that AMERC crap?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:50:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 12:51:32 PM EDT
Because Jack Bauer (and Chuck Norris) wants them to have it.

Lots of nuke security. They supervise the nuclear weapons stockpile.

16,000 federal employees (about 20 rounds each), 100,000 contract.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:01:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Because one nuke facility just aquired a mini-gun or two.

Gotta keep those puppies well fed.


www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06.htm

www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06c.jpg

www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06d.jpg



The 318k rounds gives the minigun about 53 minutes worth of ammo.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:04:27 PM EDT
The FAT BODY in the pic is definitely an ARFCOMMER!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:05:04 PM EDT
They must want to be practicing failure drills if they are buying A-Merc ammo. I do not know how those pukes are still in business.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:06:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bcw107:

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Because one nuke facility just aquired a mini-gun or two.

Gotta keep those puppies well fed.


www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06.htm

www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06c.jpg

www.mindfully.org/Technology/2006/M134-Gatling-Livermore3feb06d.jpg



The 318k rounds gives the minigun about 53 minutes worth of ammo.



Someone needs to alert the DoE's purchasing department to that so they can order another 7 minutes worth and make it an even hour of fun time.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:08:13 PM EDT
Um...for ammo?

Nuke security guys are armed.......

The quality wildly varies.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:09:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
The FAT BODY in the pic is definitely an ARFCOMMER!



HAHA

Looks he might be a rookie too. I think they lopped off a bit of his mustache on the port side there....
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:12:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?




that question seems to be the point of this thread

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:25:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?



Because they bought all they could with their ammo budget?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:13:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
The FAT BODY in the pic is definitely an ARFCOMMER!



He's thinking about the liter of cola he's having with lunch later.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:16:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
The FAT BODY in the pic is definitely an ARFCOMMER!




No way, dude! No BUIS, rail bolted to the handguards, Streamlight M3...he fails the ARFCOM gear queer test!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:19:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?




that question seems to be the point of this thread




And almost nobody is understanding that.

It's almost ammusing.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:34:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?




that question seems to be the point of this thread




And almost nobody is understanding that.

It's almost ammusing.



The contract is probably for a (secret) fixed dollar amount and was bid on a per round basis.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:37:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2006 2:40:56 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]

Originally Posted By STG77:
DOE employs the security guards at the Hanford site in WA, among others. A couple of them are in my Guard unit. They actually get pretty good weapons training.



The Federal Agents in DOE get GREAT training. The ones I met trained almost full time, and at Gunsite, Storm Mountain and several other top notch facilities. They are some serious dudes. One showed me the callous on his second finger from the gap between the grip and trigger guard on his M4A1.

There are sworn Federal LEOs in DOE, and contractors. The former are guards for actual weapons, the latter guard materials and waste.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:38:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TimJ:

Originally Posted By Poodleshooter:
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yeah, A-Merc has a reputation......but it isn't excellent! Try searching any reloading forum for people's views about A-merc brass. It's out of spec and poorly hardened.



Then this is the ammo for their FTE, FTF, and general malfunction drills. 318,00+? That's a lot of SPORTS.....



To my understanding they use Gunsites doctrine, not military carbine shooting doctrine. No SPORTS for them!

I got a picture of me shooting a DOE M4A1. DOE 5.56 is streaming out the ejection port. Damn those guys were cool!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 2:54:51 PM EDT
Looks like El Capitan De Moustache forgot his lower dentures?
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:17:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KBaker:

American Ammunition Ships Department of Energy Order

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2006--American Ammunition, Inc. (OTCBB:AAMU - News) announced today that it shipped the 318,286 rounds of ammunition to the Department of Energy it was awarded and as announced on September 12, 2005. AAMU was timely in its shipment of the final product.

Paul Goebel, Director of Sales and Marketing of American Ammunition, Inc. stated, "Our ability to ship these orders indicates the company is moving in the right direction. The diversification of our product line along with the diversification of our customer base is the way for AAMU to continue its growth in the future."

About American Ammunition, Inc.- AAMU is an autonomous manufacturer of ammunition, with the technology and equipment to take advantage of the growing market. It has an excellent reputation within the industry. The ammunition industry has experienced a 28% average increase in revenues annually between 1991 through 1998, and the trend is expected to continue through the year 2006 and beyond.




The maker of this stuff -->
I feel bad, someone needs to tell the Department of Energy that this company makes GRADE A CRAP!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:21:00 PM EDT
Its wierd that it ends in 6, you hardly ever find ammo packed in boxes that is not a multiple of five.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:22:23 PM EDT
Yeah, well your El Capitan de Moustache has his mouth on crooked!
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:23:21 PM EDT
Someone pocketed 1714 rounds for their SHTF stash.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:18:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:31:34 AM EDT
So they can shoot 3658 terrorist 87 times each





It don't work out exactly but close enough
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:31:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackDog714:
yeah, but why "318,286 rounds of ammunition" and not 320,000 rounds of ammo? Why the odd number?



Ever done .gov procurement before??

The numerous rules and regs make you do silly things sometimes.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:34:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
The Federal Agents in DOE get GREAT training. The ones I met trained almost full time, and at Gunsite, Storm Mountain and several other top notch facilities. They are some serious dudes. One showed me the callous on his second finger from the gap between the grip and trigger guard on his M4A1.

There are sworn Federal LEOs in DOE, and contractors. The former are guards for actual weapons, the latter guard materials and waste.



Actually at the nuclear weapons sites the guards are contractors from Wackenhutt security. They have all sorts of neat toys including full auto weapons, blackhawk helicopters, belt feds, you name it.

And they have Federal arrest powers on the grounds and in the immediate area around the weapons facilities.

I have trained with some of the glow-worms at Blackwater a time or two.
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