TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH said its first batch of model 19 pistols made for Canada was bought up by distributors and is heading to stores, in what a retailer described as one of the hottest new handguns in more than a decade.
The Austrian company said it plans to make more and is leaning toward a Canadian version of the new model 19X pistol next.
TheGunBlog.ca — Here are the latest photos and technical specifications of the Glock 19 Canadian version. The images, provided by the company, show the pistol’s extended barrel and laser-engraved maple leaf. The Canadian edition of the world’s most popular pistol is expected in stores this month.
Blue Line survey shows Glock now dominates the market for Canadian police handguns. Source: www.BlueLine.ca
TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH dominates the market for Canadian police handguns and is attracting agencies faster than any other company, a survey by Blue Line magazine showed. Colt Canada Corp. supplies police with the most AR-15 rifles, and the most-popular police shotgun is the Remington 870.
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.