Bureau Of Prisons Adopts Glock 19X
By Tom Knighton
One of the more interesting firearms to have come out of Glock lately is the Glock 19X.
The weapon takes the slide of a Glock 19 and gives it a handle like a Glock 17. It’s a lot like the pistol Glock submitted to the military, a model which some people feel should have won the lucrative DOD contract.
It didn’t, but Glock knows its customers though. It knew there would be demand for this firearm, and there has been to some extent.
Glock also knew it could get a few government contracts, and its gotten at least one.
The Department of Justice has awarded a private vendor a contract to provide a California federal prison with new Glock 19X pistols. The contract was awarded on the 19th September by the federal Bureau of Prisons and is worth nearly $70,000.
Described by the Department of Justice as ‘Glock 19X Coyote Gen5-9mm’, the contract is for 104 pistols with the contract award cost listed as $68,289. The new pistols were not purchased directly from Glock, instead, they were procured from RBA LLC, a New Jersey based company listed as a Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.
Initially, when the solicitation for pistols …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms