Weapons manufacturer GLOCK, through GLOCK Asia Pacific, will be supplying the Philippine National Police with GLOCK 17 Gen4 pistol. GLOCK is an Austrian manufacturer with main headquarters in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
“The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management of the Republic of the Philippines has declared the GLOCK 17 Gen4 as the winner of its solicitations to buy new service pistols for the Philippine National Police,” Glock said in a statement released June 7.
“GLOCK won this solicitation against competition from Sig Sauer and a local manufacturer,” it added.
“The Bids and Awards Committee of the Procurement Service set a global standard for transparency and professionalism through the manner in which the testing was performed pursuant to this solicitation,” said GLOCK Asia Pacific’s Managing Director Sven De Souter.
In the endurance tests, 20 thousand rounds of ammunition had to be successfully fired through a single pistol, without any failures or stoppages, and without having to change any parts.
“The GLOCK 17 Gen4 successfully passed this testing twice, with two different pistols. In the interest of full transparency of the entire solicitation process, all tests were performed in public,” GLOCK added.
“The PNP will not only have the most reliable pistol on the market, but will also be the benefactor of extremely low pistol maintenance costs,” GLOCK said.