Ontario Provincial Police Replaces its Sig Pistols with GLOCK Pistols

Glock 17 Gen 4 FS Pistol

GLOCK, Inc.SMYRNA, Ga.-(Ammoland.com)-GLOCK has been chosen as the next generation pistol by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and will be replacing their current Sig Sauer pistol. The contract will be fulfilled through GLOCK’s Canadian law enforcement distributor, Rampart Corp.

GLOCK’s safe and reliable design is the number one choice of Canadian law enforcement. GLOCK provides the highest level of customer support and its pistols are extremely cost effective to maintain, which are both critical issues for any law enforcement agency. “We are excited to be working with the OPP, which is one of Canada’s premier law enforcement agencies, and look forward to a long relationship with it,” said James Cassells, GLOCK Canadian Sales Manager.

The OPP is one of North America’s largest law enforcement agencies with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees, and 800 Auxiliary officers. It provides essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario and is responsible for policing over one million square kilometers of land and waterways. The OPP further provides frontline policing services to more than 320 Ontario municipalities and patrols over 126,000 kilometers of provincial roadways. It has many specialized units, including drug enforcement, aviation, explosive disposal, search and rescue, canine, and emergency response.

About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2017, GLOCK celebrates its 31st Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit us.glock.com.

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CPS is in the same process going from .40 Cal Glock 22’s to 9mm 17’s, but no anticipated roll out date set yet. Cost savings is likely the biggest reason for the savings and the fact that .40 is getting harder to obtain in bulk. Secondly is for the ergonomics. I’ll let you read whatever you want into that one. Ballistically I like both…..If i have a full magazine of either, I know I’m safe.


The Province of Ontario mandated all police forces switch from .40 cal to 9 mm. We carry the Sig P229 in the OPP presently. Its a fine pistol but we have had it since 1995. Glock was chosen as the next firearm. What the other police forces go to in Ontario (City and Regional Forces) is unknown.


Where has the Province mandated the switch?

As of the time of writing, O/Reg. 926 under the PSA, S. 3 (3)(f) specifically allows for either 9mm or 40 S&W.

Source: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900926


The Boston Transit Police are also switching from SIG 45 to GLOCK 9MM.. THE SIG 45 WORKED FLAWLESSLY IN THE SHOOTOUT WITH THE MARATHON BOMBERS but, the glock offers higher capaciity.

Charles Watts

I carried a Glock 19 on the job for twenty years. Never an issue that she didn’t handle. I still own a gen 3 19, a gen 4 17 and a 43 in my pocket. Love Gloçks or not, the do the job like a tool should, flawless.


Good choice OPP, Glock are amazing and reliable non expansive guns!


Glocks are awesome! 1/2 the price of the sig. They go bang every time. Light weight. They dont have all that mumbo jumbo saftey stuff. Whats not to like, point and shoot. I bought a sig firearm, it only shot the expensive ammo. Nothing worse than a finakey firearm! For your average working man who doesn’t get free (tax payer bought, high cost) ammo, i want a gun that will eat anything. I sent it to sig to see if they could do somthing with its unreliability, when i got it back it looked like my 12 year old nephew… Read more »


Would be curious at to the reasons for the change?
Replacement of outdated firearms, true upgrade of firearms or political reasons?


From what I understand, OPP is planning to transition to 9mm for, among other reasons, cost savings and easy availability of ammo. To that end, new firearms had to be acquired and when the tenders went out, Glock was the successful bidder.