GAO Denies Glock Protest of Army’s New Sidearm Pick

This is the Army's new Modular Handgun System. It's a version of Sig Sauers' P320 pistol. (Photo courtesy Sig Sauer)

STORY BY: MATTHEW COX JUNE 5, 2017

The Government Accountability Office today denied a protest filed by Glock, Inc., against the U.S. Army’s decision to select Sig Sauer, Inc., to make the service’s new Modular Handgun System.

In early January, Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm pistol in the MHS competition to replace the M9.

Glock, based in Smyrna, Georgia, filed the protest with the GAO on Feb. 24, challenging the Army’s interpretation of the solicitation regarding the minimum number of contract awards required by the Request for Proposal, according to a statement by Ralph O. White, managing associate general counsel for Procurement Law at GAO. Glock also alleged that the Army improperly evaluated its proposal.

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