Thursday, September 07, 2006

FLASH! New SOCOM Pistol Skewered by Bureacratic Barb to Heart?

This just popped up on the Internet, courtesy of MikeO:
General Information

Document Type: Modification to a Previous Notice
Solicitation Number: H92222-05-R-0017
Posted Date: Sep 05, 2006
Original Response Date: Nov 29, 2005
Current Response Date: Nov 29, 2005
Original Archive Date:
Current Archive Date:
Classification Code: 10 -- Weapons
Naics Code: 332994 -- Small Arms Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

Other Defense Agencies, U.S. Special Operations Command, Headquarters Procurement Division, 7701 Tampa Point Blvd, MacDill AFB, FL, 33621-5323


This notification is to inform Industry the Combat Pistol requirement is postponed indefinately. USSOCOM will no longer issue a Request for Proposal.
"Postponed indefinately?" I say it's dead...


Anonymous said...

That noise you hear is the teeth-grinding of internet commando's everywhere. I'm sure there's more then a few unhappy industry execs out there as well.

Maybe now we'll quit seeing so many threads about how the military has given up on the 9mm and gone back to the .45.

Anonymous said...

My guess is SOCOM will at some point in the near future issue a directive to all small unit commanders that will allow private purchase of sidearms by the operators if they are of a certain type and caliber.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Anonymous said...

Our civil servants also need to learn how to use Mr Spellchecker on their documents: it's "indefinitely" NOT "indefinately". Perhaps the writer is a product of our government funded shool system.

And maybe not all manufacturers are totally devastated by this news.

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