The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management of the Republic of the Philippines declared the Glock 17 Gen4 as the winner in June 2017 of its solicitations to buy new service pistols for the Philippine National Police. Glock won this solicitation against competition from Sig Sauer and a local manufacturer.
“The Bids and Awards Committee of the Procurement Service set a global standard for transparency and professionalism through the manner in which the testing was performed pursuant to this solicitation,” said Glock Asia Pacific’s managing director Sven De Souter. The endurance tests performed were some of the toughest in the world: 20,000 rounds of ammunition had to be successfully fired through a single pistol, without any failures or stoppages, and without having to change any parts.
The Glock 17 Gen4 successfully passed this testing twice, with two different pistols. In the interest of full transparency of the entire solicitation process, all tests were performed in public. The PNP will not only have the most reliable pistol on the market, but will also be the benefactor of extremely low pistol maintenance costs.