U.S. Coast Guard photo by  Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert/Released


Thursday, 29 September 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Selects and Fields GLOCK Pistols

GLOCK Inc. is proud to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has selected and begun fielding the GLOCK pistols after a thorough review of testing results.

The USCG operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime with a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in domestic and international waters.  The USCG is charged with protecting America’s economic, national, and border security as America’s maritime first responder.  With missions of search and rescue, homeland security, and national defense, the USCG requires a reliable sidearm that performs in all conditions and harsh elements.
After careful evaluation of existing federal contracts supported by GLOCK, the USCG selected to purchase through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contract the GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS as the standard service pistol. USCG acquisition objective was fulfilled by GLOCK within four months of the initial purchase request. CBP’s extensive solicitation process, which included independent testing by the Institute of Justice Laboratories, comprehensive field evaluations, and direct input from 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel, helped guide the selection by USCG. 
“GLOCK is honored to support the requirements of the USCG and provide a weapon solution that delivers on unmatched performance and value in any environment,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “The comprehensive testing and evaluation process conducted by CBP demonstrated the GLOCK pistols lasting reliability that instills confidence in those who use it to go into harm’s way.”
The CBP award incorporates GLOCK’s newest 5th Generation technology pistols. For more information about GLOCK Gen5 technologies, visit our Gen5 technology page.
Friday, 10 January 2020

French Army adopted the G17 Gen5 as their new standard handgun

GLOCK Ges.m.b.H is proud to announce their recent success, as a result of a contract awarded by the French Armament General Directorate (Direction générale de l’armement - DGA) to re-equip the entire French Army with its new G17 Gen5 and multiple accessories, as their standard handgun.

The G17 Gen5 featuring a coyote frame with a black slide and front serrations, luminescent U-shaped sights and extended slide lock replace decades old PA MAS G1 S and PA MAC50 pistols.

The contract over the next three years includes over 75.000 pistols, holsters, magazine pouches, suppressors, several types of ammunition and protective cases. The offered pistols underwent stringent testing by the French STAT (Section Technique de l’Armée de Terre), among others a minimum expected lifetime test of 26.350 rounds, to make sure the selected pistols and holsters fit their high standard military requirements due to the high operational employment of the French forces.

The first G17 Gen5 pistols and accessories are to be distributed to the French troops within the first months of 2020.
GLOCK G17 Gen5 pistol with coyotey frame
GLOCK 17 Gen5 with coyote frame
GLOCK G17 Gen5 set for standard handgun of french army
GLOCK 17 Gen5 with threaded barrel and holster
GLOCK G17 Gen5 with luminescent sights
Luminescent Sights