Glock recently announced the Portuguese Army adopted the Glock 17 Gen5 as its official duty weapon. The award comes after Glock competed against several manufacturers in a NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) tender in July 2019.

Portuguese Army Select G17 Gen5

“We are proud to be selected to support the missions of the Portuguese military with the latest generation of GLOCK pistols”, said Richard Flür, Director of International Sales at GLOCK GmbH. “The Portuguese Army is among multiple military and law enforcement entities which GLOCK strongly supports in the region and we are excited to welcome them to the GLOCK family.”

Portuguese distributor Sodarco supported Glock in the tender. “This public competition has been expected for several years and has been finally concluded successfully with the best option possible,” said Joao Bravo, CEO of Sodarco.

The Portuguese military selected the G17 Gen5 in a custom coyote color for its duty weapon. The reversible magazine catch and ambidextrous slide stop lever offer flexibility to meet the needs of both left- and right-handed shooters. The G17 Gen5 also features the Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) for increased accuracy and precision. A lanyard loop, the Gen5 enhanced trigger system, front serrations and Glock night sights round out the features.

Glock says there are no plans to release coyote variation of the G17 Gen5 pistol to the commercial market. Maybe that will change … maybe. For more information, visit

Glock G17 Gen5 Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • System: Safe Action
  • Overall Magazine Capacity: 17
  • Overall Barrel Length: 4.49 inches
  • Weight Overall: 24.97 ounces (without magazine)
  • Overall Length: 7.95 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.34 inches


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