Thursday, January 14, 2016

Glocks Replacing Some Venerable Firearms

Expect much wailing and gnashing of teeth from various internet forum aficionados as the Glock replaces some fan favorites in the holsters of military forces.

It was recently announced that Navy Special Warfare will replace the Sig 226 with the Glock 19. Already the comments on various forums are rather vociferous about the switch.

MARSOC also is moving to replace it's 1911s with Glock 19s.

On top of that, The British Ministry of Defense has announced it is replacing the venerable GP35 Hi-Power that served the British for years with distinction with the Glock 17. More than 25,000 Glock 17 Gen4s are being purchased for use by all of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

Unfortunately, given the Obama administrations rules on firearms, the SIG 226s and 1911s will most likely be destroyed rather than released on the civilian market as surplus once they filter out of usage. Let's hope the Brits surplus out the GP35 to the open market rather than destroying these pieces of history.

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