Friday, March 12, 2010

The Feds go merrily prepping for something. . . And is the Bureau of Indian Affairs afraid of getting scalped?

From Irregular Todd F., an email directed to David Codrea and myself. . .

The listing includes the Department of Education as mentioned before but a few more agencies. I picked this listing up from a commenter in one of the blogs I read regularly. I figured both of you would find this interesting.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14" - PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT - XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID - 14" LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts. The required date of delivery is March 22, 2010.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division. The Remington parkerized shotguns, with fourteen inch barrel, modified choke, Wilson Combat Ghost Ring rear sight and XS4 Contour Bead front sight, Knoxx Reduced Recoil Adjustable Stock, and Speedfeed ribbed black forend, are designated as the only shotguns authorized for IRS duty based on compatibility with IRS existing shotgun inventory, certified armorer and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.

Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Location: NPS - All Offices

Please provide a price and availability for various small arms ammunition: Please provide a delivery date based on day after receipt of order.Please provide pricing per 1000 round increments.Please provide velocity and performance specification data per Caliber.

Please respond by 02/19/2010.

Rifle.223 55 Grain BTHP 15,000 Rounds.308 168 Grain BTHP - Match grade 5000 Rounds, HandgunDuty Carry: Winchester 9mm SXT 147 Grain 10,000 roundsWinchester .40 SXT 180 Grain 10,000 roundsWinchester .45 SXT 230 Grains 8,000 roundsWinchester .380 SXT 95 Grain 5,000 rounds, "Green"Lead Free (non-toxic) 9mm 147 grains 10,000 rounds Lead Free (non-toxic) .40 180 grains 10,000 rounds Lead Free (non-toxic) .45 230 grains 10,000 rounds Lead Free (non-toxic) .380 95 grain 10,000 rounds, Shotgun:Duty Carry:LE132 - Federal - 12 ga. 00 Buck shot 3000 RoundsLE127 RS - Federal 12 ga. 1 oz. RS 3000 Rounds "Green"Lead Free (non-toxic) 12 ga. 00 Buck shot 3000 Rounds Lead Free (non-toxic) 12 ga. 1 oz. RS 3000 Rounds.

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Location: MRPBS, ASD, Specialized Contracting Branch

Night Vision equipment Specifications:

CLIN 0001
Quantity: 2 each
Name brand or equal BAE Systems thermal weapons sights (Medium); Model: AN/PAS-13C(V)2, 1100 meter military-grade thermal rifle scope with 640 x 480 resolution.

CLIN 0002
Quantity: 1 each
AN/PVS-7 Generation III Pinnacle Autogated Night Vision Goggles with Standard Accessories, Minimum Resolution 64 lp/mm.

Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Washington Headquarters Services
Location: WHS/A&PO - Kent Street

CLIN 0001 Hornady .223 Duty, 60 Grain, TAP, 200/CS, Part#83286, 350 CS

This is a Brand Name acquisition (see attached Brand Name Justification)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) seeks qualified business sources capableofproducing and providing five (5) SR-25/Mk-11 Mod-0 Assault Rifles with thefollowing salient characteristics:Barrel Length: 20 inchesCaliber: 7.62 x 1mm NATOWeights: 13.66 lbs. (w/Scope, Bi-pod, & Iron Sights); +1.86 lbs. (for Sound Suppressor); and +1.62 lbs. (for Magazine & 20 Rounds)Lengths: 20" Barrel (1:11" Twist) 39.5" Overall Length 45.625" w/Sound SuppressorVelocity: 2,571 fps (@ Muzzle w/M118LR Ammunition)Range: 1,000M (Maximum Effective)

Each rifle shall be specifically designed with LW/Stiff/IMP'd LockingBarrel, aMIL Standard 1913 Flat-Top Upper Receiver Rail, a chrome-lined Barrel andChamber, an accuracy at 100 yars less than 1 MOA or better w/M118LRAmmunition,a muzzle velocity of 2400 fps w/M118LR Ammunition, a barrel twist rate of1/115r rifling, a chrome plated bolt carrier, and a Maximum Effective Range of1000meters.

Each SR-25 Assault Rifle must also include:7.62mm Mk-11 Mod-0 Match RifleSound Suppressor2-Stage Match Trigger (4.5 lbs.)20-Round Magazines (10 Each)Field Repair Kit600 Meter Rear SightFolding Front SightBipod LM-SBipod Rail AdapterFoam-Fitted Carrying Case35.5" Coated RodBrass JagBore Brush AdaptorBore Rod Guide for the 35.5" Coated RodNavy Mk-11 Detail Cleaning KitTan Leather Competition SlingSling Stud AssemblyQD Sling SwivelFiring Log BookMK-11 Military Operator's Manual (English Language)Mk-11 100 Year Qualification TargetMk-11 Iron Sight Zeroing TargetCertificate of Conformance

Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Location: BIA - DAPM

The Request for Quote is for the purchase of thirty (30) Rock River Rifles (LE2070) 14.5" barrel w/equipment package to include a Rail System, Eagle industries soft case, three (3) additional thirty (30) round magazines, and cleaning kit as supplemented with additional information included in this announcement for the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Central Office. The DOI/BIA Central Office has a requirement for the purchase of rifles for the BIA Office of Justice Services located in Muskogee, Oklahoma 74402.

Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Location: NPS - All Offices

AR15/M16 series platform;Semi-automatic;Mid-length gas-piston operation;.223 Remingtom caliber; Newly manufactured form new parts;Manufacturer certified as appropriate for law enforcement purposes;14.5 inch, 1/9 twist, hammer-forged, chrome and/or nitride plated barrel;Phantom-type flash suppressor;Flat-top upper with Picatinny rail;Quad-rail fore-end; Weaponlight (M951 or equivalent);Flip-up multiple aperture rear sight;Electronic reflex sight (EoTech or equivalent type, quality and controls, powered by AA batteries);Padded nylon soft tactical case with magazine pouches and carry strap;Three point tactical sling;Tritium front sight post;Collapsible stock;30 round mil-spec magazine;Cleaning kit;30 day delivery required.


Anonymous said...

All these normally non-armed agencies, wanting to purchase weapons that are restricted or denied to us, the "little people" (14.5" barrels).
Who do they think they are, "only ones"?
What do they know that we don't?
Our tax dollars at work . . .

Stand by, news at 11.

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

It seems that Obama took the massive surge in post-election gun sales a little too personally and now is beginning to ramp up his counterstrike.


Anonymous said...

Uh yea...

"...are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts."

"Green"Lead Free (non-toxic)"

"...1100 meter military-grade thermal rifle scope with 640 x 480 resolution."

"(for Sound Suppressor)" ... "Range: 1,000M (Maximum Effective)" ... "Match RifleSound Suppressor2-Stage Match Trigger."

"...Phantom-type flash suppressor..."

"Electronic reflex sight (EoTech or equivalent type, quality and controls, powered by AA batteries)"

Everyone wants to be a commando.

Cowards hide behind the color of law."

Taylor H said...

Now gentlemen, let's consider the remote possibility that they are going on a hunting trip! You know, like Dick Cheney!

Wyn Boniface said...

Thanks, I thought the rabbit hole was way deeper then 20mm rifles for the FBI, shotguns for the IRS and Dept. of Ed.

BrianF said...

obamalama did promise a domestic security force just as heavily armed as the Army, did he not? He's just following through on his campaign promise.

Pat H said...

All of that won't be enough, because of
this and millions more of us.

Phred Phlegm said...

If they are planning on CQ skirmishes, house to house, whatever, they may be surprised to see that improvised Claymores can change the best laid plans in a heartbeat :o) And I seem to recall that battle-experienced Afghans, a while back, using old Enfield 303s, whipped the crap out of the best that the old Soveit Empire could field.
The nice civil service employees at all those agencies might want to bear in mind that there is a big difference in hanging out with Rambo at the range and jocking around in a black ninja costume, and in lying face down in wet grass or sand with your fanciest chest rig digging into your ribs while people you've pissed off are firing live ammo at your body parts with calm precision.

And is it odd that they insist on using the initials for Erectile Dysfunction?

shiloh1862 said...

Pretty damn sad.

But alas, I do not think they have enough ammo.


Anonymous said...

I remember reading about the IRS but I didn't know about the other "purchases" from the other agencies. Interesting.


Brock Townsend said...


I sent an Email to the contact at the bottom of the solicitation asking "Why does the Department of Education need 12 gauge shotguns?" Here is the email I received in response. (Great, Now I am on the DOE's law enforcement list!)

Thank you for your email to Holly Le. Ms. Lee forwarded your email to the Office of Inspector General for response. The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for the detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. As such, OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. The acquisition of these firearms is necessary to replace older and mechanically malfunctioning firearms, and in compliance with Federal procurement requirements. For more information on OIG's law enforcement authority, please visit our Web site at:
The information is available on the front page of our site.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Catherine Grant
Public Affairs Liaison
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General

Walter said...

Oh Boy! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these weapons.

BTW, the Bureau of Customs & Border Protection should be added into the equation. They've formed, trained and armed their own SWAT teams already.

atexan said...

Just more toys for us to pick up after the battle.

Anonymous said...

7,62 x 1mm

is that one of JDJ's whisper rounds?

straightarrow said...

Battlefield pickups should keep the logistics in our favor.

Of course, the thing is we have to fight back. You know, not do that thing we did at Waco or Ruby Ridge. You know that thing, that thing where we just watched and were grateful it wasn't us under the massed guns. It does us no good to outnumber them my orders of magnitude if we continue to give them numerical tactical advantage at places and times of their choosing.

It is much easier to kill or imprison a million people one at a time, than it is to kill or imprison a million people, who resist, at one time.

We had better figure out pretty damn quick whether we mean it or not. I will not view it as a compliment to have it said of me, "Well he was certainly loud about not submitting, until we showed up". I would much prefer
they say, "That was one hard sonofabitch to kill, and he made us pay dearly to do it. Not sure we can afford many more like him."

We don't have a lot of time,people. The choice seems to be between "loud" or "serious".

jon said...

end of the year purchase orders coming to light? or new purchases? i see some of these posted as early as last september.

leftovers in the budget always go to toys. they can afford it because they keep asking for more money, while keep spending less on the actual affairs of the public, whom are in the target market, whether they like it or not.

interesting choices, though.

Dan said...

Does this set warning bells ringing in anybody else's head?
Why do they all need this stuff now?
How long have they had "existing inventories" with which the new stuff needs to comply?
Is there any guarantee this stuff isn't going out the back door and straight to...? Happens in Mexico!
WTF does the dept of agriculture need silencers for?

I think 3-6 months, 1 yr tops,and we'll be seeing this stuff.

rexxhead said...

@Dan: The sooner the better...

rexxhead said...

Walter and atexan.... +1

...especially the suppressed DOEnergy stuff. Yummmm!

MikeH. said...

No one seemed to notice that Immigrations & Customs Enforcement has contracted for 200 MILLION rounds of .40 S&W to be delivered over the next five years. That works out to 3.3 million rounds PER MONTH!!!

Something tells me this ammo isn't going to help secure our borders... from outsiders breaking in.


Anonymous said...

Anyone remember that Obama said he would create a civilan force equal to the millitary? didn't think he ment civilans like the guy who works changing oil at jiffy lube...did you? Much more likely Obama wants teachers,park rangers, irs empolyees and other government workers who will be inclined to see this as job security.

CowboyDan said...

re: ICE's 200MM rounds of .40 S&W

Total personnel '08 was 18,965, or 10,545 rounds for every member of their organization over a five year period. That's 175 rounds a month, or nine rounds a day.

Did they order Hoppe's by the barrel to keep all those weapons clean, or will they just pitch them aside when they get dirty?

Battlefield pickups indeed. Do you suppose they'll just drop the empty mags, or can I hope for some full ones? Are they issued Glocks, or are they using SIGs or Springfields or what?

Anonymous said...

Tick Tock, suck my Glock !

Anonymous said...

Possible targets of/"reasons" for recent non-military govtl small arms purchase orders

Dept of Ed:

Home schoolers &/or those who refuse govt child vaccination edicts


Tax "violations" involving property/land seizures

Dept of Interior:

Dope growers/manufacturers either real/labeled as

"Extremist/terrorist groups", training camps/equipment stashes
Land seizures

Dept of Ag:

See DoI

Dept of Energy:

"Terrorist/extremist" groups

Dept of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs:

Expendable "racial shields" for govt acts such as land seizures characterized as "return of ancestral land"
Safe bases/staging areas

Dept of Interior/Natl Park Svc:

See DoI

Mebbe so, mebbe no, but the above seem the most likely to me.

Cassandra (of Troy)