It goes without saying that it’s been an eventful year for Glock regarding the Army’s XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition, which has attracted it’s fair share of controversy. With the Army’s decision now in its rearview mirror, the company appears to be eyeing the civilian market with its Glock MHS.
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A publication called European Security & Defence put out an article a couple of days ago covering all aspects of the Glock MHS pistols, from its conception and design all the way up to a range test conducted by the author.
It’s fascinating stuff. The part that immediately caught our attention was an interview at the end of the piece with Dr. Stephan Dörler, Managing Director, and Richard Flür, Head of International Sales at Glock. In that Q&A, Flür lets slip about the company’s plans for the 9mm Glock 19 and .40 S&W Glock 23 MHS.
Here’s what he said:
ESD: Will there be a version of the Glock Modular Handgun System pistol for the commercial market?
Flür: Yes. We think this is a great pistol and would like to give all interested parties the opportunity to try and purchase it. All costs associated with the development of the pistol were financed by Glock, so it is also possible to market the pistol independently.
Flür: Of course, we will be able to make good use of the experience gained from completing this project. Some aspects will certainly be reflected in future Glock products.
There has been no timeline given on when the Glock MHS may be hitting the market.
To read the full article from European Security & Defence, go to euro-sd.com.