The Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has just announced that GLOCK has won an $85M contract to supply the agency with 9mm pistols. The contract for duty handguns is set for a 10 year period and provides other DHS agencies the ability to purchase GLOCK pistols at the contract price.
While we wait for the official announcement from Austria regarding the details of CBP’s new pistol, I’d like to take a moment to note that yet another law enforcement agency is moving away from .40S&W towards the reigning king of pistol ammo: 9mm.
Before you light your torches, I’m just kidding.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS law enforcement components that have the option to purchase duty handguns through the contract.
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.
As a component of CBP Operations Support, LESC’s mission is to optimize the safety and readiness, accountability, and operational performance of CBP law enforcement personnel by articulating use of force policy, establishing appropriate controls and standards and supplying the highest quality education and training, weapons and other tactical equipment.
Thanks to T.J. for sending this in.