Internet forums and gun blogs are all worked up that Naval Special Warfare is adopting the Glock 19 force wide. So naturally, I started getting questions about it but I didn’t realize it was a big revelation or for that matter, a secret. You see, select elements of NSW have been using Glock 19s for years, just like other SOF, due to its reliability and concealability.
Early models were said to be adapted for use in maritime environments by equipping them with maritime cups for the firing pin. As I understand it, over time, use of the Glock 19 began to proliferate throughout the community. Earlier this year some East Coast SEALs conducted an evaluation and the decision was made to adopt them on a wider scale.
However, they haven’t purchased additional pistols yet, nor completed a fielding plan. If there are any new users, the pistols most likely came from SOFSA.