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ZEV Technologies Announces The Selection Of The OZ9 Combat Pistol By The Department Of Energy, Office Of Secure Transportation

Department of Energy OST (Office of Secure Transportation) has selected the OZ9 Combat X as their duty sidearm of choice. The OZ9 Combat X went through rigorous testing and evaluation. Modularity, ergonomics, reliability, and optic ready design all contributed to their decision.

Per the sole source contract aware notice, “The ZEV 0Z-9 handgun not only scored the highest overall technical score among six (6) 9mm gun manufacturers, but the ZEV 0Z-9 handgun received the highest individual testing criteria scores in regards to weight, damage resistance, low light operations, pointability, ergonomics, malfunctions, recoil management, and overall impression.”

“The Combat series of OZ9 pistols were developed specifically to meet the needs of the armed professional and defensive-minded citizen” said Nick Ghilardi, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at ZEV Technologies.  “It is not an exaggeration to say OST has one of the most important jobs in the world.  As such, ZEV Technologies is both proud and honored to supply them with the best tools available to ensure mission success.”

More about The Office of Secure Transportation

The Dept. of Energy, Office of Secure Transportation (OST) is one of the premier federal agencies in the country. OST is responsible for the safe and secure transport of government-owned special nuclear materials in the contiguous United States. These classified shipments can contain nuclear weapons or components, enriched uranium, or plutonium. Cargo is transported in highly modified secure tractor-trailers and escorted by armed Federal agents in other vehicles who provide security and response in the event of emergencies.

About ZEV Technologies:

ZEV Technologies designs and manufacturers pistol and rifle accessories and operates facilities in Centralia, Washington.

7 Responses to “ZEV Technologies Announces The Selection Of The OZ9 Combat Pistol By The Department Of Energy, Office Of Secure Transportation”

  1. Paul Harrison says:

    Does anybody know what D.O.E will be paying per unit?
    This is not a cheap option for what (to my understanding) is a very expensive Glock 19 with some limited modularity within the super expensive Zev ecosystem.

    Is there any reason they are going with these– vs standard Glock pistols with taxpayer money?

    • Zak says:

      I’m sure it’s a reduced price from retail, but it’s more expensive than a Glock. They previously had M&P in .45cal. So this will be a welcome change. There’s only about 350 Agents, so overall it’s not that much compared to the overall budget.

  2. Paul Harrison says:

    Does anyone know what DOE is paying per unit on these?

  3. FRANK says:


    • SSD says:

      Frank, you need to take the CAPS lock off and take a knee. You might also want to do some research about the things you’re commenting on. Go read up on the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Office of Secure Transportation.

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