News|Military Last week, Glock announced That the U.S. Coast Guard has selected the Glock 19 MOS as its new service pistol. The new G19 will be replacing the SIG Sauer […]
Last week, Glock announced That the U.S. Coast Guard has selected the Glock 19 MOS as its new service pistol. The new G19 will be replacing the SIG Sauer P226 DAK that is currently in service. The number of pistol that is being acquired by Coast Guard was not disclosed. Glock has currently started to replace the P226 DAK.
Back in 2018, it was reported that the Coast Guard had selected the Sig Sauer M18. Now, it seems that the Coast Guard is using the existing contract by CBP to acquire the Glock 19 MOS for its fleet.
Below is the press release from Glock concerning the contract with the Coast Guard.
GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, 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.”
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