- Feb 8, 2007
- Land of Swine and Maple Syrup
It will be interesting to see what the end product is but I'm kind of disappointed that they are sticking with the 9x19. I would have thought that operational feedback would have led to a higher caliber.
Canadian Forces To Receive New Pistol to Replace Browning and Sig Sauer Handguns
September 9, 2011. 12:13 am • Section: Defence Watch
By David Pugliese
The Canadian Forces is on the market for what it is calling the General Service Pistol or (GSP). It has, through Public Works, put out a price and availability request to industry.
The proposed project will replace all current types of pistols in use with a newer weapon.
The GSP will replace the 9mm Browning High Power (HP) and the 9mm Sig Sauer Model 225 pistol, according to the Canadian Forces.
Public Works wants to hear from industry by Oct. 14.
Here is the schedule after that:
Options Analysed and Requirements refined: December 2011
Definition, buy & try: Jun 12-Mar 15
RFP issued: Summer 2015
Weapon Selected and Contracted awarded: Winter/Spring2015
Start of delivery of new GSP: Fall 2015
Approximately 10,000 pistols will be purchased.
Bidders will be required to enter into an agreement to provide a Technical Data Package or TDP to the government with the understanding that the TDP will be passed to Colt Canada. For national security reasons, the weapons will be produced in Canada by Colt Canada under license; and 3rd line depot-level maintenance and life cycle support can
Also be provided by Colt Canada.
Only pistols chambered for NATO 9 x 19mm ammunition will be considered because Canada is committed to maintaining ammunition interoperability and standardization with its allies and NATO, according to the government.