"The technical evaluation of the proposals included a comprehensive handgun test protocol involving a rigorous battery of environmental, reliability, durability, and other tests. Approximately three million rounds of ammunition were fired through 690 handguns of 46 different models during the testing, which took almost four months to complete. Aside from the actual live firing, additional testing was conducted through laboratory analysis and armory inspections. In all, each model was evaluated against more than 50 characteristics before arriving at a technical rating. This data was used in conjunction with past performance and pricing information to select the winning contractors"
They put this things in ovens, in salt water,in sand, and i think they even urinated on them then froze them then hit each other over the head with them.
I want the results of this "comprehensive handgun test".
How would YOU go about getting it?
I am thinking about filing a Freedom of Information Act request, any suggestions are welcome.
BTW sigarms and HK got the contracts. I am sure the decision involved pricing and quality.
Here is another article that gives some information about the process and the history of "gun procurement" by the ICE.