Skip to comments.Swiss Army Selects Glock As New Service Pistol
Posted on 05/03/2011 5:30:41 PM PDT by marktwain
SMYRNA, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- Today, GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria, announced that the Swiss Army has chosen GLOCK as the new service pistol for the Swiss Army Special Forces.
The evaluation process was conducted by three independent elements of the Swiss Army: The Army Reconnaissance 10 (AAD 10: Armee Aufklärungsdetachement), a specialized unit of the Swiss Army (Special Forces) and the Swiss Military Security Agency (MilSich) tested the capabilities and efficiencies of the GLOCK pistol in the field of operations, while the technical evaluation was handled by the national evaluation and procurement agency armasuisse.
The GLOCK Pistol models ultimately selected were the GLOCK 17 Gen4 and GLOCK 26 Gen4 9×19 semi automatic pistols, as well as the Blue GLOCK Training pistol, the GLOCK 17T Gen4 and GLOCK 26T Gen4 which will have the ability to fire both FX and ATK Force on Force marking ammunition.
The Swiss Army began their search for a new duty pistol in 2009, in hopes of finding a firearm that would provide greater soldier superiority and survivability in battle, lighter carry weight, simplicity of use under stress and uncomplicated maintenance. GLOCK pistols excelled during field testing as the Army found them superior in ease of handling which provided evaluators superior capability to score hits during target acquisition drills.
Initially, several suppliers were invited to provide pistols and accessories. With this decision, initial orders in 2012 will go to supply the Swiss Special Forces units, provided the Swiss Parliament has approved the proposed budget.
GLOCK is very proud to have been competitively chosen by the Swiss Army over all other competition, said GLOCK Vice President Josh Dorsey. GLOCK was chosen for this project due to the reliability and durability that have made GLOCK pistols famous. GLOCKs focus remains on providing safe, simple and fast pistols to those that go in harms way. Our firearms are designed for these individuals to succeed and survive in any situation.
The first round of GLOCK pistols will be issued to replace the existing SIG 220 and SIG Pro pistols being de-commissioned.
About GLOCK, Inc. GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCKs superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nations law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.
You have a great PR firm...
The weapon that accomplishes the tasks with the least moving parts is always going to be my choice as a primary weapon. I consider my Glock 21 to be a combat masterpiece. I like 1911s but if I had to choose between a Kimber or Les Baer 1911 and my Glock 21 in a combat zone, I’d take the Glock and keep the Kimber and Les Baer in the vault. It has never failed me. never.
Glock has great pistols
Good choice. Not that there is anything wrong with the Sig or my personal favorite, the Walther, but Glock seems to be very well rounded and trouble free.
‘twasn’t always so.
The first .40s jammed like mad.
I have one of these that needed a bit of porting and polishing.
I bet there are a lot of lucky old men in Switerland who still have their issue P210s.
I think Glock Rocks carries a Kimber but that could have been yesterday...
I’ve had three Glocks. 19, 20, 22. Never liked how they fit my hands. I’d stick with the SIG, but that’s just personal preference. The three Glocks I had were as reliable as a hammer.
Did you mean Okra?
I carry a Walthers PK380. Fits my hand like a glove and is dream to fire.
Glocks are good ping
The Swiss-made "Sphinx 3000". Available in 9mm, 9x21mm, .38 Super, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and... wait for it...
I carry a Kahr MK40, a Para Ordnance 12-45 or a custom Fusion Firearms 1911 6-inch long slide in 10mm.
For the longest time, my personal carry was a Walther P99 until I realized how it really wasn’t concealable. I’ve moved to the infamous PPK. I love that gun.
I carry a Old Timer folding knife with a 3 inch blade and a small vile of Nitroglycerin in case I have another heart attack...
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