On 8 October the National Police Headquarters announced the selection of the best bid in the tender for delivery of 4,666 (with an option for 1,000 more) semi-automatic pistols chambered in 9×19 mm. PLN7 million/EUR1.62 million was reserved by the Police for the purchase.
The 9×19 mm Beretta APX is a modern strike fire pistol equipped with polymer frame. The weapon debuted in 2015, although it was first shown in Europe in 2016. The name APX comes from Adaptable Pistol X. It went on sale in the civil market in March 2017. The designers from Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta developed this model as an offer in the American Modular Handgun System (MHS) programme / Photo: Remigiusz Wilk
The cheapest offer of UMO company is worth PLN5.3 million/EUR1.23 million or PLN1,137/EUR263 apiece. UMO offered the Italian 9 mm Beretta APX pistol.
The UMO received a total of 91 points, Fabryka Broni came second (offering a P99AS pistol manufactured in Poland) with 85.97 points, Zbrojownia company (with Czech CZ P-10C) obtained 84.69 points and Works 11 company (offering Slovenian Arex REX Delta) got 70.63 points. The offers of three interested companies were rejected: Magnum Andrzej Ozorowski (Canik TP9SF Elite) and the companies Kaliber (Glock 17 Gen3) and Berlopak (TARA Precision TM-9 Gen2).
The Poland’s National Police use nearly 80,000 P99AS pistols delivered from Fabryka Broni-Łucznik Radom. In August 2016, 1,000 guns were purchased, in May 2015 – 3,000, in June 2013 – 9,500, in April 2008 – 25,701 (the largest single purchase of service weapons by the Ministry of the Interior, of which over 22,000 went to the Police).
Earlier in 2006, the police handed over 50,000 P99AS produced in the country. It is worth recalling that in the years 2001-2004 Police ordered 25,881 pistols. The red training P99s for dry fire shooting practice was also bought (350 in 2018, 500 in 2013).
In addition, officers have at their disposal Glocki 17, G19 and G26: 7,500 ordered in 2001-2004, along with subsequent purchases, including 1,000 in 2019 and 1,713 G26 in August 2008).
In August 2018 Police has ordered 965 Slovenian-made Arex REX zero1 CP semi-automatic pistols worth PLN 1.46 million / EUR 338,000 (or PLN 1,515 / EUR 350 apiece).