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These 6 Militaries All Carry Glocks

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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.

A British Soldier Test Firing the Glock 17
A British Soldier Test Firing the Glock 17. World Wide Defense

 

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.

A French Soldier fires a Glock handgun.
A French Soldier fires a Glock handgun. army.mil

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.

Iraqi National Police Learn to Fire the Glock 19
Iraqi National Police Learn to Fire the Glock 19. Wikimedia

Latvian Military

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.

A Latvian Soldier Carrying a Glock 17 in Afghanistan
A Latvian Soldier Carrying a Glock 17 in Afghanistan. Militaryphotos.net

Norwegian Armed Forces

The Norwegian Military has chosen the Glock 17 as the primary service weapon for all Norwegian soldiers.

Norwegian Soldier Carrying a Glock 17
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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.

Swedish Snipe Carrying a Glock in Afghanistan
Swedish Snipe Carrying a Glock in Afghanistan

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?

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These 6 Militaries All Carry Glocks