Glocks are now used by militaries worldwide. Here are just a few.
Glocks are a very popular handgun for the average citizen within the United States. Glock has also begun supplying various militaries around the world. These Militaries all have begun to carry Glock’s as their standard issue service pistol:
British Armed Forces
The British recently decided that the Glock 17 will be the new service pistol issues to service men and women in all three branches of their armed forces. The Glock 17 provides British soldiers with increased magazine capacity at a lighter overall weight.
French Special Forces
The French Special Forces along with some conventional army and naval units carry Glock side arms. The French Military has supplied Glock 17, 19, 26, and 34 pistols to various units.
Iraqi Security Forces
The Iraqi Security Forces are the worlds largest users of Glock firearms. Iraqi Soldiers are issued Glock 19 pistols. The Iraqi National Police also carry government issued Glock 19 sidearms.
The Latvian Military has chosen the Glock 17 as it’s militaries primary sidearm. Latvian soldiers have successfully carried the firearm while on operations in Afghanistan and Latvia.
Norwegian Armed Forces
The Norwegian Military has chosen the Glock 17 as the primary service weapon for all Norwegian soldiers.
Swedish Armed Forces
The Swedish Armed Forces carry a combination of the Glock 17 and 19. The Swedes currently have troops deployed in peace keeping operations with the Glock 17 and 19.
Glock pistols seem to be gaining popularity with Militaries around the world. Do you think the United States Military should adopt a Glock pistol as it’s standard issue service pistol?