US-based weapon maker, Glock Inc. has been awarded a ten-year $85 million contract to produce and delivery next generation standard duty handguns for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
According to a statement, Glock Inc. received new order to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
CBP’s Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate led the extensive solicitation process to replace CBP’s current duty handgun.
“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.
The solicitation process included independent performance testing by the National Institute of Justice laboratories, direct input from over 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel and extensive field evaluations.
With the award of this contract, CBP intends to transition all law enforcement personnel from the current .40 pistol to a 9mm pistol by the end of Fiscal Year 2021.
The award incorporates several models, all featuring GLOCK’s newest 5th generation technology. According to media reports in recent weeks, CBP also chose a new version of Glock’s 5th Generation G45 series.
“The G45 is the result of a design that meets the demanding level of reliability with distinctive Gen5 design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy and performance to those who go into harm’s way where fractions of a second matter,” early said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.
Similar to the GLOCK 19X, the base consists of the G17’s large grip, which has a magazine capacity of 17 rounds.