Thursday, June 30, 2016

Glock win FBI pistol contract

FBI awarded their new pistol contract to Glock. This marks the return of 9mm in the FBI sidearm since 1980s. The solicitation was put up on Oct. 7, 2015, and contract was awarded on June 29, 2016.

There were some speculations that FBI wanted SIG P320, while others speculated that this was to force Glock to make some changes.

The solicitation specified that the pistol have no finger grooves, have ambi-magazine release (or can be changed to), but not necessarily for slide lock. It also mentioned good ejection of spent casing.

The contract is for 1 year and nine possible additional on-year options, with maximum dollar amount of $85 million

According to Soldier Systems Daily comments, the new pistol, presumably model 17 and 19, is being referred as G17M, as well as some talks about Gen 5.