Glock vice president says gov’t went with less expensive option
By Daniel Terrill
Glock vice president Josh Dorsey participating in a shooting course with a G17 Gen 5 model at the company’s range in Smyrna, Georgia, on Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)
The vice president of Glock, Inc. called the government’s decision to select a competitor’s design for the Army’s new official sidearm — the now infamous Sig P320 design — a “disservice” to U.S. servicemen.
“If you’re asking me my opinion, I’ll go out on a limb and say I think it was a bad decision,” said Josh Dorsey, Glock vice president. “I think in my humble opinion it was a disservice to the guys on the ground. It’s not about getting the best weapon, it was all done for economic reasons. They (the Army) have the right to make that decision.”
Dorsey made the statement during a press junket on Aug. 1, the same week safety issues involving the P320 surfaced. The meeting was to discuss Glock’s new Gen 5 models, designs largely influenced by the company’s military prototype and similar products.
Dorsey’s comments concluded a description of Glock’s participation in the Army’s Military Handgun System competition, which spanned several years and forced participants to navigate complex bureaucratic regulations in return for a lucrative