UK Armed Forces: Glock 17 to Replace the Browning Hi-Power
With a new 9 million GBP contract signed over 25.000 Glock 17 Gen4 pistols will be provided to the British armed forces currently serving in the Middle East.
The single action Browning Hi-Power is a work horse of a gun but after 40 years of service clearly dated compared to what is available today in terms of modern handguns.
The choice was clearly to go for the most proven, most reliable handgun available today and forget about dated concepts such as the need for an external manually operated safety.
Police, military or civilian, this is yet again proof that all things considered, capacity, accuracy, unbeatable reliability and ease of shooting and repair, the Glock simply cannot be beaten.