Originally Posted by Edd
Jim Inhofe said the DHS has bought 1.6 billion rounds of ammo. The DHS says 80% of it is for practice. Inhofe says the U.S. Military doesn't use that much practice ammo.
Given that in my 4 years in a front line combatant MOS (peacetime), I burned through EXACTLY the number of rounds required to qualify annually (less than annually actually) on M4 and M9, I'm shocked, shocked!
I think I may have burned more ammo in load development for my 300 RUM than I burned in 9mm and 5.56 in the Army (only a slight exaggeration. The army practices way to little with live ammo for real troops (who aren't special forces).