Swiss Army Selects Glock as New Service Pistol
(GunReports.com) -- Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria, announced that the Swiss Army has chosen Glock as the new service pistol for the Swiss Army Special Forces.
The Glock Pistol models ultimately selected were the Glock 17 Gen4 and Glock 26 Gen4 9x19 semi automatic pistols, as well as the Blue Glock Training pistol, the Glock 17T Gen4 and Glock 26T Gen4 which will have the ability to fire both FX and ATK Force on Force marking ammunition.
The Swiss Army began its search for a new duty pistol in 2009, in hopes of finding a firearm that would provide greater soldier superiority and survivability in battle, lighter carry weight, simplicity of use under stress and uncomplicated maintenance.
The first round of Glock pistols will be issued to replace the existing SIG 220 and SIG Pro pistols being de-commissioned.