NZDF replaces Sig Sauer pistols with the Glock 17


I used to own a Glock 17, it was my favourite pistol, so I am pleased to see the NZDF has decided to deploy them.

They are replacing the Sig Sauer P226 pistols currently in use, which are good pistols too I might add.

New pistols are being supplied to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

The Glock 17 pistols will be introduced into service across the Navy, Army, and Air Force in the second half of 2016 to replace the Sig Sauer sidearms that had been used since 1992.

“Ensuring we remain a force equipped to succeed means supplying our people with fit-for-purpose personal protection weapons,” Lieutenant Colonel Dean Paul said.

“This is part of our 2020 strategy for enhanced combat capability and we are pleased to be rolling out the new pistols next year.”

Around 1900 new sidearms will be distributed to army personnel.

The Glock 17 is a popular sidearm for authorities around the world, and is in service with the American, British and French militaries along with the FBI and other enforcement agencies.

Australian company NIOA Nominees Pty Ltd won the $1.8 million contract to sell and maintain the pistol over the life of its service with the NZDF.

The Army is buying good kit for the troops now. Certainly they have much better equipment when I was in 6 Hauraki. The new rifles are a definite step up from?the?Steyrs.

The Glock is a nice pistol, good choice by NZDF.

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