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Market Survey for .357 SIG Duty Ammunition (Sources Sought)
Packaging. Each individual shipping case shall contain 1000 cartridges. Individual shipping cases shall be vacuum sealed by a material that prevents moisture and debris from entering the case. Each individual cartridge box shall contain 50 cartridges and be designed to prevent damage to the cartridge during transit and storage. There shall be no loose rounds in the ammunition case or individual cartridge boxes. Packaging material shall not adhere to the surface of the ammunition upon removal from the package. The exterior of product shipping cases and individual cartridge boxes shall be clearly marked with:
Primer Sensitivity. The Contractor shall require the manufacturer to perform sensitivity measurements and shall obtain and submit from the manufacturer a Certificate of Conformance (C of C) stating that the ammunition sample will not discharge when a 1.94 ounce ball is dropped from a height of 1.0 inch per the SAAMI specification for primer sensitivity.
Pressure. The maximum pressure shall conform to pressure limits established for .357 SIG caliber ammunition in accordance with ANSI/SAAMI Z299.3-1993.
Velocity. Velocity shall be at a level that achieves function and terminal ballistics requirements specified in this requirement. The average velocity exhibited during all testing after SAAMI velocity correction is applied shall be within a range that does not exceed ± 40 feet per second (fps) of the average velocity exhibited during solicitation testing. It shall have no more than a 30 fps standard deviation when fired through a .357 SIG caliber SAAMI test barrel after the ammunition has been environmentally conditioned at 70ºF for a minimum of 8 hours.
SAAMI Test Barrel. The extreme spread shall be no greater than 1.5 inches and the mean radius no greater than 0.75 inch for the average of five 5-shot groups fired at a distance of 25 yards from a .357 SIG caliber SAAMI test barrel mounted in a universal receiver. Projectiles shall exhibit no keyholing through the target or evidence of yaw.
Pistol (SIG Sauer P229). The extreme spread shall be no greater than 2.5 inches and the mean radius no greater than 1 inch for the average of five 5-shot groups fired at a distance of 25 yards from a SIG Sauer P229 mounted in a Ransom rest. Projectiles shall exhibit no keyholing through the target or evidence of yaw.
Point of Aim/Point of Impact (POA/POI). POA/POI shall be evaluated using a SIG Sauer P229 DA/SA with sights mechanically centered. The POA/POI shall be the average difference between the group center (POI) and the POA for three 10-shot groups fired from 25 yards. The difference between POA and POI at 25 yards shall be no greater than 4.0 inches for elevation and no greater than 3.0 inches for windage. Projectiles shall exhibit no keyholing through the target or evidence of yaw.
Bare Gelatin. Terminal ballistic performance shall be ascertained in a ballistic gelatin block at a range of 10 feet from the muzzle of the firearm. A total of 5 shots will be evaluated.
Table I. Ammunition Function Acceptance Criteria (per Make/Model)
Visible Muzzle Plume. It is desired that the ammunition sample exhibit no visible muzzle plume (muzzle flash) when fired.
Luminous Ejecta. It is desired that the ammunition exhibit no luminous ejecta (burning propellant) during the cartridge case ejection sequence when fired.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE:
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601 S. 12th Street
TSA-25, 10th Floor
Arlington, Virginia 20598
Steve L Davis
Original Posted Date:
August 2, 2012
August 3, 2012
Sep 03, 2012 11:59 pm Eastern
Original Response Date:
Sep 03, 2012 11:59 pm Eastern
Automatic, 15 days after response date
September 18, 2012
Original Set Aside:
13 -- Ammunition & explosives
332 -- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing/332993 -- Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing