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  • mandogo mandogo Sep 3, 2010 5:44 PM Flag

    Smith & Wesson awarded $40M contract


    SWHC 4:03 PM
    Smith & Wesson awarded $40M contract from Department of Defense

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    • Hard to imagine any USA law enforcement agency choosing an older, slightly inferior, less expensive, Austrian made pistol over an American made Smith & Wesson. The S&W pistol is a newer, very thorough design, with a high-performance mix of high-tech features, and it has won all kinds of great press reviews. Hard to imagine they would buy from Europe.

      Both contracts are probably well in excess of the expected order quantities, such that a majority of the orders could be placed with S&W, using Glock as a back-up.

      When I went shopping for a compact semi-auto pistol about a year ago, Glock became my second choice, and what I would have purchased had it not been for the S&W MP40C.

      Both are great guns, a friend has owned a Glock compact for many years. He now likes my S&W better.

    • When did the Gov start the idea of working with two suppliers? Colt is still exclusive from my understanding.

    • Government always has two suppliers (minimum) for everything UNLESS there is an emergency mandating exceptional performance. Although it is $40 Mil over 10 years it still adds to the pot and is a good base.
      It is likely the different branches will "negotiate" who will use S&W and who will use Glock and order accordingly. Still waiting for more info on the $7 Mil Australian order. Big orders for M&P4 is where the money is at. The sand has got to be raising hell with the Colt products and Afghanistan would be a nice test for a new supplier. My guess is CC tomorrow will have more positive news.

    • Does anyone know how these contracts work?

      It looks like Glock was also awarded a contract not to exceed $40 million.

      The description for both the Glock and S&W award state "DJA09S000028 10 weapons"

    • Would have not received a government contract if the company was guilty of kickbacks. Good news! The next move is up to double digits.

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      Solicitation Number: DJA09S000028
      Agency: Department of Justice
      Office: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
      Location: Administrative Programs Division (APD)
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      Notice Details Packages Interested Vendors List Opportunity History
      Original Synopsis
      Sep 03, 2010
      3:04 pm
      Solicitation Number:
      DJA09S000028 Notice Type:
      Award Notice Contract Award Date:
      September 3, 2010
      Contract Award Number:
      Contract Award Dollar Amount:
      Not to Exceed $40,000,000
      Contractor Awarded Name:
      Smith and Wesson Corporation
      Contractor Awarded DUNS:
      Contractor Awarded Address:
      2100 Roosevelt Avenue
      Springfield, Massachusetts 01104-1606
      United States
      Added: Sep 03, 2010 3:04 pm
      Contracting Office Address:
      99 New York Avenue, NE
      3rd Floor - Acquisitions
      Washington, District of Columbia 20226

      Primary Point of Contact.:
      James M. Huff
      Phone: 202-648-9117
      Fax: 202-648-9659

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