Glock Says G19 Canadian First Batch Is Sold, Considers 19X Next

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Glock 19 Gen 4 Canadian. Source: Glock

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.

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Canada’s Police Guns 2018: Blue Line Magazine Survey

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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.

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Q&A With Glock Canada Sales Manager James Cassells

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)

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October 1984: Glock 17 Gets First Review in North America

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The October 1984 cover of Soldier of Fortune magazine.

(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.

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