Bad @Jura!!didn't know the Pentagon could be buying something for $5, thought of one grand entry level hahaha
The DOD buys in bulk as such a single $5.00 part doesn’t happen. It’s part of a bulk order. The DOD buys things for less than a grand all the time. They get M4A1 rifles for about $700.00 but when you get them in lots of 12,000 units it’s quickly builds up. A single bullet will run for a couple bucks depending on type. But in lots by the millions.