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New Glock pistol for British armed forces

British forces are to be equipped with a new standard issue pistol for the first time in more than 40 years.

The MoD has signed a £9m contract to provide the Armed Forces with more than 25,000 new Glock 17 sidearms, replacing the Browning pistol which has been in service since 1967.

Warrant Officer 1 Mark Anderson of the Royal Marines showed the BBC's defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt the features of the new gun.

  • 11 Jan 2013
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