Toronto, Dec. 14 (TheGunBlog.ca) — Glock GmbH said the Canadian version of its model 19 pistol will start arriving in January, and that prices will drop next year.
Glock GmbH is designing a special version of its model 19 compact pistol for Canada, with a unique barrel and a laser-engraved maple leaf on the slide.
The Ontario Provincial Police, Canada’s second-biggest police agency, picked the Glock 17M pistol in 9 mm to replace the SIG Sauer P229, becoming the country’s first major department to adopt the new handgun of the FBI.
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.
The following is a Q&A with James Cassells, Glock Inc.’s sales manager for Canada.
Cassells joined Austria-based Glock about 5 years ago after more than 30 years with the Toronto Police Service, including 10 years with its SWAT unit, the Emergency Task Force.
TheGunBlog.ca spoke with Cassells by telephone on March 22 about Glock in Canada and the company’s plans to lower prices. (Glock Cuts Pistol Prices in Canada, Leading to Industry Shakeup)
Glock Inc. cut the prices of its pistols in Canada by about $100, boosting their appeal for buyers and leading to a shakeup in the firearms industry.
(TheGunBlog.ca) — This month marks the 32nd anniversary of the first major review in North America of the Glock 17 pistol, one of the world’s most popular handguns.
Peter Kokalis reviewed the polymer-framed firearm in Soldier of Fortune magazine as the U.S. military prepared for the so-called XM9 tests to pick a new handgun.
The article is reprinted below, based on the version found here.