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São Paulo Military Police Pick Glock For New Duty Sidearm

São Paulo Military Police selected the Glock 22 as their new duty pistol. A total of five thousand pistols will be procured by the department.

São Paulo subjected the pistols submitted to a grueling 10,000 round endurance test without any cleaning or lubrication. The pistols from Beretta, Sig Sauer, and Glock then were dropped from a height of 2 meters or roughly 6.5 feet in freedom units to simulate the pistol being dropped from a horse.

This is what Glock released about the São Paulo MPs declaring the Glock 22 their gun:

SMYRNA, Ga. –    After extensive testing, the Procurement Service of the Military Police of São Paulo has declared the GLOCK 22 as the winner of its international solicitation.   Five thousand service pistols will be provided for the Special Forces CHOQUE, COE, GATE and ROTA.

The extensive testing for the solicitation included endurance testing, parts interchangeability testing, precision testing, and drop testing.  The endurance testing consisted of 10,000 rounds on each of four test pistols without cleaning or lubrication during the test.  The drop testing was conducted from a distance of 2 meters to simulate pistols being dropped from mounted units and was done from six different angles, totaling 64 drops.

This is the first time a Brazilian law enforcement unit conducted an international tender for service pistols, which included hands-on product testing.

“All tests were implemented in a very transparent and public manner as any interested party could participate in these tests as observers,” said GLOCK America’s Managing Director Patrick Voller.

GLOCK won this international solicitation against competition from Beretta and Sig Sauer.

 




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