Skip to comments.US Secret Service switching to 9mm Glock pistols
Posted on 08/02/2019 5:19:54 AM PDT by PROCON
The United States Secret Service is moving forward with plans to outfit its agents with Glock 9 millimeter (mm) pistols to replace the agency's existing Sig Sauer .357-caliber duty weapons -- part of a larger move among U.S. law enforcement agencies towards the lighter, more efficient guns.
The Secret Service has been one of the few agencies that has maintained Sig Sauer as a permanent duty weapon for more than 20 years, said Donald J. Mihalek, a retired senior Secret Service agent and ABC News contributor.
The Secret Service and Glock declined to comment on the move, but a federal official with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed the agency's plan to switch to the Glock 9 mm pistols. Details of the new deal were recently posted on fedbizops.gov, the federal government's website for posting procurement opportunities above $25,000 for private sector companies.
The Secret Service -- whose primary mission is to protect presidents, vice-presidents and their families -- employs about 3,200 special agents, 1,300 uniformed officers and more than 2,000 other support personnel, according to its website.
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I’m sure this won’t spark a big debate! lol
Never understood the fascination with Glock, the seem rather ugly and expensive
I admit I’ve never held a handgun, but I’m thinking efficiency is likely less about the weapon and more about range time...?
Meanwhile the public is moving on form Glocks to Sigs.
The .357 Sig is around a grand, the Glock 9mm is around $600
Their current one is a single shot pistol.
About time they upgrade : )
Won’t debate merits, but I’ve had a G-17 10 years and never a misfire or mechanical issue. So I can’t say much negative about Glock. You can argue purchase price, but you can certainly spend a lot more.
Well, there is that paltry 1.6 billion round purchase of ammo left over from the Obama admin. Gotta do something with it.
Ditto my G19.
“...Never understood the fascination with Glock,...”
They work, always. The AK47 of the handgun world (as far as reliability goes).
My daily carry.
.357 is effective, but it does have a kick. I think it was designed by Elmer Keith. This sounds like a Mistake. The difference is penetration. It is certainly arguable that it is the best pistol cartridge ever made. In a crisis, do you want to stop an attacker with 1 round, through a car door, or shoot 10 times and maybe hope for the best? Stupid.
What’s especially nice about the .357 weapons (revolvers) is they will chamber .38 special, useful for training as the kick is less, and the expense. Depending on powder load and grain size one weapon can scale from very light to full bore “don’t even think about it.”
Got one of those too.
Springfield 1911A1. Too big for comfortable conceal. Carried it for quite a few years, then went to the G19.
Either one gets the job done.
Once you go Glock there's no looking bock. I mean back.
I dont hate them , thought about buying the .45 acp at one point , I guess it was the way it felt in my hand. Im an FN guy.
.357 magnum semi-auto? First I’ve heard of that.
Expensive? You can get new ones for $500 if you have certain competition or LEO affiliations. I paid $525 without any of that.
Ugly? It is a block of steel and polymer, I’ll grant you that. Maybe it’s the appearance that allows me to throw it into the dirt and gravel and onto concrete without worry. I once fell out of love with a SIG P229 because it had a blemish.
Isn’t the Sig 357 an entirely different cartridge?
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