I have posed the question on Facebook....the only response is yada, yada, yada, they need "x" number of rounds to practice, shelf life, etc.
No one can answer my main question....why does the SSA and the NOAA Fisheries have armed personnel? Pretty much ALL security guards in the US Government, including at military bases, are private contractors. (I assume that Wackenhut is the largest of these) Private contractors train their own people.
Why do SSA and NOAA Fisheries personnel need pistols in .357 Sig? I just don't think that Granny, who might be beligerent over her lost SS check, isn't going to be wearing body armor, nor some guy planning on stealing some fingerlings.