Project to buy new pistols for Canadian Forces is once again underway

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  1. 4Rules

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    The project to purchase pistols to replace the Canadian military’s Second World War-era handguns is once again underway and National Defence hopes to have the new weapons by the summer of 2022. A request for bids will now be issued in early 2021, DND spokeswoman Jessica Lamirande confirmed to this newspaper. She said a “minimum of 9,000” handguns will be purchased. The new handguns will replace the Second World War-era Browning Hi-Power pistols used by the Canadian Forces. “These are mainly intended for the Canadian Army, and will be issued as required,” she added.
    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/nati...ls-for-canadian-forces-is-once-again-underway
     
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    Let’s hope all those Hi-Powers make their way down here! Heck, US gun buyers could probably fund the whole 9,000 gun purchase for our Canadian friends by buying up those Brownings.

    And Canada? Just buy 9,000 Glock 19s and be done with it.
     

  3. RichardB

    RichardB Matthew 25:31-46

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    Would Glock have a good reason to jump through their hoops for such a small order when they are selling all they can make?

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    With Canadian current "leadership" those Hi Powers will probably be melted down to make sculptures of famous Communist tyrants.
     
  5. Bradley T

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    Canada should go 19X just as we should have. About everything I've read on the subject on this site, indicates the substandard lack of quality/effectiveness that comes with the SIG. Not sure I totally believe it all, but plenty of SIG neigh-saying to be heard. I think GB went G17, as did France. Canada will probably follow that lead.
     
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    Can Nerf supply that many?
     
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  7. RichardB

    RichardB Matthew 25:31-46

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    If Canada bans private ownership of handguns as, has been proposed, the logistics for maintaining a few military weapons would no longer be feasible for the company?

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    Canada has an Air Force?
     
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    Better get something idiot-proof.
     
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    They fly F18 Hornets.

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  11. 4Rules

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    Some posters on a Canadian board suggested that Canada should just try to buy contract-overrun M17 and M18 pistols (at the same price as the U.S. government is paying) from Sig Sauer.
     
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    The 19x is a terrible idea.

    let’s put a short slide on a full size grip :freak:
     
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    What's wrong with Canadian soldiers?
     
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    Absolutely, our American companies should take their money with GLEE! LET THEM WAIT!
     
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    I was under the impression that the Canadian Armed Forces were Glocked years ago... Is this just an additional purchase?
     
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    Surprised by this news.

    Those handguns might hurt someone.

    Wonder if they'll be capacity limited?
     
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    I Would like to see someone just swap out the P-35'S for Glock 17'S and sell the Browings here. Canada saves a lot of money and we get 1of the best pistols ever made.
     
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    Its pretty easy. Just send people to various Glock armorer's courses. They have them almost every week in the states. I'm sure Canadian police forces have them every so often. They have about as many people as California and we have them every few months.
     
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    If their armorers can quickly get the needed parts in a handgun desert then that may be workable.

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