The Browning Hi-power 9mm pistol is one of several pistols that have been used by the UK armed forces.
A number of pistols have been trialled as potential replacements for the Browning pistol, including:
- Beretta PX4;
- FN Herstal P9;
- Glock 17 (Gen 4);
- Heckler and Koch P30;
- Sig Sauer P226;
- Smith & Wesson M&P9; and
- Steyr M9A1.
The UK armed forces have also utilised Sig Sauer pistols (P226 and P229) on Op HERRICK, purchased as an urgent operational requirement under the designations/models L105A1/2 (P226/P229), L106A1, and L117A2.
The Glock 17 (Gen 4) was eventually purchased to replace the Browning pistol.
FOI 2018/15464 dated 10 November 2018.
FOI 2018.15730 dated 12 December 2018.
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