Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years

Browning gets the bullet! Army replaces trusty pistol with Glock handgun after 50 years25,000 Glock handguns are being purchased by Ministry of Defence First time since 1967 that British troops have been issued new sidearmMoD said more traditional Browning guns became too expensive to maintainExtensive testing and 40,000 rounds fired before the Glock was chosen PUBLISHED: 00:00 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:42 GMT, 11 January 2013 It is the handgun of choice for the good guys in countless Hollywood movies, from Die Hard to Mission Impossible. Now the Glock has been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to replace the trusty old Cold War-era Browning pistol after almost 50 years. More than 25,000 are being purchased for Britain’s Armed Forces under a 9million contract