The French Armament Common Directorate (Path Générale de l’Armement, DGA)has ordered 9,600 extra Glock 17 pistols. The order was positioned on 26 April and is the final tranche of Glock 17 Gen 5 FR 9 mm semi-automatic pistols foreseen by France’s Loi de Programmation Militaire 2019–25 navy funding programme as a part of efforts to modernise the French navy’s private tools. On the finish of 2019, the DGA ordered the self-loading pistol from Glock, ammunition from Sellier & Bellot, and coaching conversion kits from UTM. The 9,600 of the ultimate batch is to be delivered through the second half of 2022, which can deliver the entire to 74,600, in line with the DGA.

The Glock 17 Gen 5 FR that includes a coyote body with a black slide and entrance serrations, luminescent U-shaped sights and prolonged slide lock exchange many years outdated PA MAS G1 S and PA MAC50 pistols. The contract over the subsequent three years contains over 75.000 pistols, holsters, journal pouches, suppressors, a number of kinds of ammunition and protecting circumstances. The supplied pistols underwent stringent testing by the French STAT (Part Method de l’Armée de Terre), amongst others a minimal anticipated lifetime take a look at of 26.350 rounds, to ensure the chosen pistols and holsters match their excessive commonplace navy necessities because of the excessive operational employment of the French armed forces.


Glock 17 Gen 5 FR 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with coyote body.

The Glock 17 Gen 5 FR is regularly changing the MAC Mannequin 1950 pistol relationship from the Fifties, and the PAMAS G1 that partially changed it within the Nineteen Nineties. It’s utilized by the French Armed Forces for self-protection, with 80% of the pistols ordered to go to the French Military, 10% to the French Air and House Drive, 8% to the French Navy, and a pair of% to others. The DGA to re-equip your complete French Military with its new G17 Gen5 and a number of equipment, as their commonplace handgun. It isn’t simply the French navy that has opted to go along with the Glocks. In 2013, the British Armed Forces additionally started to undertake the Glock 17 as a substitute for the decades-old Browning Hello-Energy.

Glock is a model of polymer-framed, brief recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Austrian producer Glock Ges.m.b.H. The firearm entered Austrian navy and police service by 1982 after it was the highest performer in reliability and security exams. Glock pistols have turn out to be the corporate’s most worthwhile line of merchandise, and have been equipped to nationwide armed forces, safety businesses, and police forces in at the least 48 nations. Glocks are additionally common firearms amongst civilians, home- and self-defense, each in hid or open carry. In 2020, the Glock 19 was the perfect promoting pistol on GunBroker.

Glock 17 Gen 5 FR 9 mm semi-automatic pistol
Glock 17 Gen 5 FR 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with threaded barrel and holster.