Glock G22 Gen5 acceptance tests in Brazil by PMESP: full videos

    TFB has been given access (Courtesy: Alexandre Beraldi) to a whole series of videos showing the range of tests that the recently acquired .40 S&W Glock G22 Gen5 pistols were submitted to by PMESP – Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Military Police), in Brazil. Although the material comes in Portuguese, most of the events shown are, hopefully, self-explainable.

    For the record, the PMESP G22 Gen5 pistols have been produced exclusively for the Brazilian LE agency, featuring a wider slide reminiscent of those used in Glock’s .45ACP and 10mm Auto, while other .40 S&W guns of the same manufacturer have the same (narrower) slides of the 9x19mm models.

    Follow the YouTube links, please;

    Crates opening and general metrology (dimensions and weight) check.

    Parts interchangeability tests.

     Firing tests (40,000 rounds in four days).

    Accuracy (at 25 meters) and muzzle velocity tests.

    Trigger pull (5 to 15 foot-pounds) tests.

    Drop tests on concrete floor from 2 meters at eight different angles.

    After tests metrology to check possible parts wearing and compare them to parts of unfired pistols.

    Ronaldo Olive

    Ronaldo is a long-time (starting in the 1960s) Brazilian writer on aviation, military, LE, and gun subjects, with articles published in local and international (UK, Switzerland, and U.S.) periodicals. His vast experience has made him a frequent guest lecturer and instructor in Brazil’s armed and police forces.