Glock to Supply Ontario Police With Pistol to Replace SIG P229

Glock GmbH, which makes pistols used by 80 percent of police departments in Canada, won a contract to supply a new handgun to the Ontario Provincial Police, replacing the SIG Sauer P229 after almost a quarter century of use.

Ottawa-based Rampart International Corp. will handle delivery, the U.S. unit of the Austrian gunmaker said yesterday in a press release. Glock didn’t give the model number, calibre, size or timing of the order. A spokesman for the OPP wasn’t available to comment immediately when contacted by TheGunBlog.ca.

“We are excited to be working with the OPP, which is one of Canada’s premier law-enforcement agencies,” James Cassells, Glock’s sales manager for Canada, said in the statement.

The Ontario Provincial Police has more than 6,200 uniformed officers and 3,100 civilian employees, according to its website.

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