View Full Version : British armed forces get first new pistol since World War II

01-11-2013, 10:28 AM
Well, we've obviously got some catching up to do then!

The British regular forces are to receive their first new pistol since World War II, as the long-serving Browning 9mm sidearm is replaced by a new weapon from the well-known Austrian firm Glock...

The now superseded weapon was designed way back in the 1920s by the legendary weapons engineer John Browning and first manufactured by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium in 1935. It was known commercially as the "Browning Hi-Power". It was first issued to British forces during World War II...

...crucially the new weapon can be carried with a round in the chamber ready to shoot at a moment's notice due to its modern safety mechanisms, a practice which was normally forbidden with the Browning.

Original Article (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/11/browning_9mm_finally_replaced/)