GLOCK is Awarded Pistol Contract for the French Army

GLOCK is Awarded Pistol Contract for the French Army
GLOCK is Awarded Pistol Contract for the French Army

SMYRNA, Ga.-(Ammoland.com)- GLOCK GMBH 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 new standard handgun.

The G17Gen5 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) under the supervision of the DGA, 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 tender was launched in early March 2019 where the tender size was announced and possible candidates were asked to hand in their profiles.

The French DGA selected a number of all possible candidates to proceed to the following phase.

The try-outs were composed of a series of stringent tests to asses both the reliability and user-friendliness of the offered pistols and accessories, in particular with a minimum expected lifetime of
26.350 rounds.

“This award follows several Armies in Europe and throughout the World. The importance of the program is underlined by the fact that it will equip all French troops both regular but also special operations with GLOCK pistols. We are very proud and honored to deliver our high-quality Safe Action pistols, as well as excellent and reliable accessories to the French military.” Declares Richard Flür, International Sales Director at GLOCK.

Throughout this great challenge, GLOCK GmbH is accompanied by “Armurerie de la Bourse”, GLOCK’s partner for the military market in France.

The first G17 Gen5 pistols and accessories are to be distributed to the French troops within the first months of 2020.


About GLOCK, Inc.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 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd 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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Rock
Rock
1 year ago

Firing pins NOT INCLUDED…..

Alan1018
Alan1018
1 year ago

Why arm someone who is just going to surrender?

tetejaun
tetejaun
1 year ago

The U.S. Military did not buy Glocks. But, the American military first bought a spaghetti gun whose slide came apart and killed or wounded American soldiers. The fix? Add a small chain to the rear of the slide and the frame, so when it comes apart, hopefully, it would stay attached to the frame and not implant in the GI’s face (the government KEPT BUYING these loser guns. Must have been some big payola). Later spaghetti guns had better slides, allegedly not made from old hubcaps. Now we are buying a ‘LEGO’ Modular Handgun System, a plan Sig Sauer has… Read more »

Rock
Rock
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

I think that ANY weapon, clothing,etc. for the U.S. should be manufactured IN this country… The weapon being made in another country makes it possible for that country to stop producing or shipping it or it’s parts at ANY given time, leaving the U.S. to fumble and look for a replacement quickly. Just sayin……

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 year ago

Did Glock have to put a magazine disconnect in the French model?

Rock
Rock
1 year ago
Reply to  PMinFl

Didn’t have to.. The French are equipped with trigger finger disconnects at birth.

RugerSturmer
RugerSturmer
1 year ago

Reminds me of . . . Q: Why did the British wear red coats? A: So the blood wouldn’t show. Oh, that’s why the French wore brown pants.

American Patriot
American Patriot
1 year ago

Wow….So the French does have an Army, but who ya gonna call when the SHTF?

PAF145
PAF145
1 year ago

I got nothin- all the good ones are taken

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
1 year ago

Bastards! I was hoping to post the unfired dropped once joke first! Guess i need to practice my draw and speed it up

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  Ej harbet

You snooze, you lose.

meanstreak1170
meanstreak1170
1 year ago

I wonder how Glock was able to retrofit an automatic white flag pop up device on their guns. I also wonder if it can be removed easily in case any American military personnel acquire one as I’m sure they will be laying all over the battlefield fully loaded.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Crafty Krauts, sell ’em pistols now, invade later.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

, As part of the same program, the French Army is also planting more trees along the Champs-Élysées because … German soldiers like to march in the shade!

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

Wooeee!! 75,000 Glocks, never fired and only dropped once!!

COME GITSUM!!

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago

Well, at least they shouldn’t be too damaged when they are tossed on the ground.