Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sneed Plays Catch-Up....Again

Someone posted about this on 22 April......oh yeah, our readers. We spread the word on 23 April. Sneed catches up a week later:
  • Sneed hears a recent recall of cop ammunition is causing concern amongst the Chicago Police Department rank and file.

    Word is the recall is for ammunition which was distributed to police officers after they had gone through their annual firearms inspection, which is required once a year.

    The department supplies 50 rounds of ammunition a year to each police officer after they qualify on the range.

    [...]

    “The Academy is currently doing an ammo swap. A few weeks ago CPD received ammunition and a small amount of rounds within the shipment didn’t meet our minimum quality assurance standards. The range staff brought this up to the manufacturer and they offered to swap the entire 100,000 round shipment with new ammunition. Per the range staff, there was never any safety risks for officers or academy staff and CPD only found a small amount that didn’t meet our specifications.”
So Sneed is a week behind getting clearance to publish information that's been out there for a while now.

100,000 rounds? At 50 per, that's.....2,000 officers.

The Department is shorter than we suspected.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course they're gonna say that nobody was at risk because nothing happened. If an officer was involved in a shooting and misfired or couldn't fire because of this bad ammo what would they say then? They'd find some other way to talk themselves out of it.

5/01/2016 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100,000 rounds. In other words get while you can. Once it's gone your s**t out of luck.

5/01/2016 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 50 rounds a year?? That does not allow for much practice in order to maintain proficiency.

5/01/2016 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quarterly shipments?

8,000 per year?

Bi monthly? 12,000 per year?

5/01/2016 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everyone on the department uses a 9mm as their primary weapon.

5/01/2016 05:53:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Sneed is an icky girl.

5/01/2016 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember years ago there also was a news story about the city buying some bad ammo from a guy who was making it in his woodshed.

5/01/2016 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard a rumor that the Districts will have one Sergeant handling all the CR numbers so the commander can control the findings.

5/01/2016 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Me thinks" Sneed is full of shit and should retire. Remember, she goes back to the days of being a Press Secretary for Jane Byrne. Baby"G"

5/01/2016 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous stash the polski guy said...

worst scribe in city. been living off of spoon fed scoops for decades. wanna keep a secret? tell sneed.

5/01/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a troll: Sneed could care less about this story. In her world, the police would be disarmed and be given no ammunition. That way black lives will matter. Rather she was sitting around, feeling particulary largese and uninspired. But she had to come up with something, anyting to meet her deadline and probably minimal contract performance requirements. So she copped (no pun intended) from this blog site and how do you say in French, shazam? Here is my column. Why is that newspaper on the bubble and about to burst? Why will we not pay a dollar for it? Why are street hawkers outside Union Station unable to give copies away for FREE on the street to commuters? Pop! Goes the weasel.

5/01/2016 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 9mm is a decent round for target practice. The 40 cal was the choice round of the fbi. Enough said about the 40 cal. The 45 is the round that you want. It has more stopping power and makes a bigger impact.

I always buy my own 45 cal duty rounds. I use what the city gives me to hit paper targets.

5/01/2016 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - I can tell by the way you accurately divided 100,000 by 50 that you're not a CPS grad. If you want to maintain your anonymity, stop dropping those obvious clues :)

5/01/2016 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everyone qualified. When the problem was identified, they stopped. Always check your own ammo. If you don't know how, ask the range personnel how. Recalls come from every manufacturer. At least it was observed and acted upon quickly.

5/01/2016 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the gun safety day at FOP this month. Take your service weapon in and have the company reps inspect and clean it. There are quite a few officers who have never changed out magazine springs or recoil springs in over ten years. They were not meant to last that long. Get in there and take care of it.

5/01/2016 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She just a hack way far left suburban bimbo

5/01/2016 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should order more taser cartridges.

5/01/2016 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Not everyone on the department uses a 9mm as their primary weapon.

5/01/2016 05:53:00 AM

Absolutely correct.
Anything other than 9mm is
going to be a difficult find because of the
"official" feeb transition back to 9mm
as the caliber of choice.

.40 S&W and .45 ACP of vigorous to formidable
velocity and performance is "concerning."

>The side-eye you get when you ask for .45+p
replacement ammo...<

"Huh? .45+p? >Derisive laughter< Are you some kind of
crazy, wannabe ghetto police gunman or somethin?"

Been going on for the last decade or so.

Buy a case of your own good cheap shit to qualify with
and a case of your own High Performance duty ammo
to load up and hit the streets with.

"It's YOUR hide...
How much do you value it?"

-Some early 20th Century upright gunman/Law Man-

Elmer Keith, Ed McGivern, Bill Jordan etc. @ &c...

Also...

Tactical Thinking:
Whatever full size semi-auto you carry, have it's compact
stable-mate secreted on your person that can feed from the same
full size magazines in a pinch.

5/01/2016 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember in the 70's, they had a CR# Sgt in the District, always the
biggest jack-off!

5/01/2016 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Cooper said...

All you ballistic experts remember this. The 9mm is now the choice of the US Marines AND the Navy SEALS. And before you jump up and say that is because it's what they are issued, let me quote a Navy SEAL I met last year in San Diego. " 9mm is THE choice for sidearm caliber. The 9mm of today is not the 9mm your daddy used to carry. It will do anything the 45 or 40 will do. Anything else is just chatter". So when you combine that statement with what the research has shown as far as ballistic capability, the extra rounds a 9mm gives you and the ability to get back on target faster, one can see why the 9mm is the choice of Police Departments and Army's worldwide.

5/02/2016 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who makes the ammo? Winchester?

Curious.

5/02/2016 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jeff Cooper - you've been away for a long time. Nobody went up there and told you.
The USMC (MARSOC) is also issued the M45 MEU (SOC) pistol in (wait for it) .45acp.
Marines now how more than a 9mm as a sidearm. Signed, Ballistics Expert.

5/02/2016 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Jeff Cooper said...
All you ballistic experts remember this. The 9mm is now the choice of the US Marines AND the Navy SEALS. And before you jump up and say that is because it's what they are issued, let me quote a Navy SEAL I met last year in San Diego. " 9mm is THE choice for sidearm caliber. The 9mm of today is not the 9mm your daddy used to carry. It will do anything the 45 or 40 will do. Anything else is just chatter". So when you combine that statement with what the research has shown as far as ballistic capability, the extra rounds a 9mm gives you and the ability to get back on target faster, one can see why the 9mm is the choice of Police Departments and Army's worldwide.

5/02/2016 06:31:00 AM

To each his own...

A .45 ACP +P JHP of bonded construction
and vigorous velocity delivers the mail.

You just have to play your part.

9mm ammo IS better than it's ever been.
But so is every other major caliber.

Even some .38 Special loads are truly formidable now.

"Get back on target faster."

Speed is always relative.
Speed should ALWAYS
Intersect with making
hard, solid hits.

Is 15+1 of .45 ACP enough
for what walks/crawls/slithers/flies in Chicago?

5/03/2016 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Jeff Cooper said...

Ballistic Expert-
The USMC (MARSOC) dumped the M45 MEU awhile ago and now issues the Glock 19. The short attempt at resurrecting the old 1911 failed and the USMC finally saw the light.

5/03/2016 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The REAL (Col.) Jeff Cooper (USMC Ret.) says...

".45: For when you want to send the very best.

.45 is like 9mm for adults!

45 ACP: Because a 9mm MIGHT expand, but a 45 will NEVER shrink

.45 ACP: Because they don't make a .46 (Alternate: Why do I carry a .45? Because John Browning never designed a .46!)

.45 ACP: Because some people aren't worth shooting twice.

.45 ACP: Because shooting twice is silly! "

5/03/2016 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Texas Ranger at the cashier settling his lunch tab...

A busybody biddy next in line, eyed the old Law-Man's cocked
Colt .45 pistol resting securely in it's holster and said to him in a tone dripping
with contempt and condescension:

"Excuse me. Why are you carrying that THING with the hammer
like that? Isn't that DANGEROUS?"

The Ranger smiled and replied cheerfully:
"Why yes ma'am! It is indeed dangerous.
Guns ARE supposed to be dangerous!"

What the Ranger left unsaid was that men who carry
guns for a living should be considered to be dangerous as well.

5/03/2016 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I recall, back in the early 90's the city was buying ammunition from a couple in Wisconsin who made the rounds in their garage. It was so weak it would bounce off of a car window and there were misfires. Junk rounds. nothing new here.

5/04/2016 05:39:00 PM  

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