GLOCK America Wins Sao Paulo Military Police Solicitation

by Pete

GLOCK America has just announced that it has won the contract to supply the Military Police of São Paulo, Brazil with 5,000 G22 pistols. In a first for Brazilian law enforcement, the agencies solicited contenders from international sources. Tests included a 10,000 round endurance test without cleaning or lubrication, parts interchangeability, precision and drop testing.

TFB readers initially spotted the unique GLOCK 22 .40 S&W pistols with an ambidextrous manual safety in January of 2018 during the testing intake phase. Besides the manual safety and ambidextrous slide lock lever, the new G22 features a finger groove-less, flared magazine well and single pin Gen 5 frame.

Previously the units had been issued Taurus PT100 and PT101 pistols.
WINNER: GLOCK America Wins Sao Paulo Military Police Solicitation

GLOCK America Wins São Paulo Military Police Solicitation

SMYRNA, Ga. – May 19, 2018 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.

About GLOCK:

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2018, GLOCK celebrates its 32nd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit


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  • Davis Davis on May 22, 2018

    The Glock hate here is pretty funny. When another manufacturer wins a big contract, there's a bunch of rejoicing over how Glock is losing market share. When Glock wins a big contract, suddenly the lack of a safety is considered some huge issue, despite how long Glocks and similar guns have been used.

    Glock fanboyism is weird, so is the opposite.

  • Maodeedee Maodeedee on Jun 04, 2018

    Good choice. I have a Glock model 23 which has a shorter grip and holds 2 less rounds and has a shorter barrel and slide. It's a much nicer size. I like the 40 caliber and it doesn't recoil any more than the 9mm, but the 180 grain 40 is very close to a 185 grain 45 ACP ballistically.

    I have a 9mm conversion barrel for it and a 357 Sig barrel for it and it's 3 guns in one. It's reliability has made me a believer in the Glock platform and I also have the large frame Glock in 10mm which I carry as woods protection.