View Full Version : Indonesian ID? (PINDAD)
June 19, 2001, 16:19
Was a a shop today and looked at some ammo. When I asked him what kind it was, he told me it was Indonesian, FMJ, berdan primed, non-corrosive, 1985 manufacture. Anyone know anything about this? Should I buy or leave it alone? It was $35.00 for the pack. Sealed like Hirtenberger ammo in the green plasto-rubber.
[ August 10, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
The ammo you saw was an Indonesian military surplus manufactured by PINDAD factory (PINDAD=Pusat Industry Angkatan Darat/Army Industrial Center). The factory is located in Bandung, West Java, and has been supplying the Indonesian military with small arms (they make their own FNC under license from FN Belgium), small arms ammo and light artillery shells.
This is good stuff, better than Malaysian. I bought 400 rounds a few years back and like it, but could not find them anymore.
I am curious how this ammo managed to find its way to US market. As far as I know PINDAD has a policy not to export firearms and/or ammo to foreign countries. They only sell their military products to the Indonesian military. Nobody else. Unless, some crooked Indonesian Generals just signed the order to release a "rather old" batch of ammo to be "scrapped" ... yeah right, "scrapped" into dollars and went straight to his pocket!
$35 is not bad for 200 rd battlepack. It is standard retail price. If you can find out where the guy get this ammo, pls let me know, interested in buying some.
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