SMYRNA, Ga. – October 10, 2019 GLOCK GmbH, headquartered in Austria, is proud to announce that the Portuguese Army has adopted the GLOCK 17 Gen5 as their official duty weapon.
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) launched a tender earlier this year where GLOCK competed against several manufacturers and was awarded in late July, 2019.
“We are proud to be selected to support the missions of the Portuguese Army with the latest generation of GLOCK pistols”, said Richard Flür, Director of International Sales at GLOCK GmbH. “The Portuguese Army is among multiple military and law enforcement entities which GLOCK strongly supports in the region and we are excited to welcome them to the GLOCK family.”
GLOCK was supported by the Portuguese distributor, Sodarco in the tender. Joao Bravo, CEO of Sodarca congratulates the Portuguese Army Chief of Staff team for the positive achievement through a transparent and effective public tender. “This public competition has been expected for several years and has been finally concluded successfully with the best option possible” stated Bravo.
The Portuguese Army selected the G17 Gen5 in a custom coyote color as the ideal solution for their new duty weapon. The reversible magazine catch and ambidextrous slide stop lever offer flexibility to meet the needs of both left- and right-handed shooters. The G17 Gen5 also features the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy and precision, a lanyard loop, the Gen5 enhanced trigger system, front serrations and GLOCK night sights.
There are no plans to release the coyote variation of the G17 Gen5 selected by the Portuguese Army to the commercial market at this time.
About GLOCK, Inc.
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 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd 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 us.glock.com.