UK military switches to Glock 17

UK military switches to Glock 17

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    UK military switches to Glock 17

    BBC News - Glock 17 9mm pistols replace Browning for UK forces

    British forces are to be given a new standard issue handgun for the first time in more than 40 years.

    The Ministry of Defence has signed a £9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new side-arms and holsters from Austria's Glock.

    It will replace the Browning 9mm pistol which has been in service since 1967.


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    But will they be allowed to carry them?
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    I guess that .455 Webley ammo is getting hard to find. I can hear it now. "Bloody sweet!"
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    I wonder if they will export some of their Hi-powers to the US market?
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    Well now, how about that. Good choice guys.
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    Wow! First they disarmed their civillians now they are disarming their military!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I wonder if they will export some of their Hi-powers to the US market?
    HaHaHaHaHaHa,they destroyed the guns the US public lent them back in WW2,I can hear it now,No we will destroy these pistols so they don't fall into the wrong hands...carry on mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    HaHaHaHaHaHa,they destroyed the guns the US public lent them back in WW2,I can hear it now,No we will destroy these pistols so they don't fall into the wrong hands...carry on mate
    They will probably melt them down and make tea pots out of them...Cherryo
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    This is a sad day... Glocks over Browning high power?... sad...
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    I guess they could not find enough Roy Roger cap guns to issue.......... They are getting rare don't ya know......
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I wonder if they will export some of their Hi-powers to the US market?
    Might be a good time to renew my subscription to Shotgun News for a couple of years. That's how I found my 3 inch stainless Ruger Speed Six with Hogue monogrips that the Postal Inspectors turned in for $190, and how I got my Russian made SKS with matching numbers for $119.

    But sadly, dukalmighty is probably correct. They will likely melt them all down.
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    Cool

    I have one 9mm pistol and it's not a Glock.

    photo.jpg !962 Browning T-Series Hi-Power. Heinie Lo-Pro sights, C&S extended safety and Hogue Coco Bolo grip panels.
    click image to enlarge....

    That said the .45 ACP and .40 S&W are Glocks.

    Image.jpgphoto.jpg
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    Next to be issued, the Fairbairn-Sykes spork!
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    Had a Hi Power years ago.....lost it in a burglary.....still mad about it.

    It was one of the best pistols I had, and some scumbag stole it.

    Maybe I can pick an English one up on the cheap? Not gonna happen.

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