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Canadian military selects new pistol to replace aging handguns

The Canadian military is getting new pistols to replace its current Second World War-era sidearms. The Department of National Defence on Friday announced an initial contract award of US$3.2 million to outfit the Canadian Army with 7,000 new handguns and holsters.

Second Lieutenant Ahan Chauhan of 5 Service Battalion participates in range practice with a 9mm Browning pistol at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier on March 21 2022. The military announced a replacement for the Browning pistol on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Cpl. Marc-André Leclerc, Valcartier Imaging Section, Canadian Armed Forces)

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