Queue round 7,252,993 of the caliber wars, because the FBI seems to be switching from .40 S&W to 9mm.
According to this solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities site, the FBI is looking for “various commercial ‘OFF THE SHELF’ semi-automatic pistols chambered to fire a 9mm Luger cartridge.”
Additionally, the FBI is interested in multiple classes of pistol, as well as Simunitions.
The following types of pistols, chambered to fire a 9mm Luger cartridge, may be requested for testing and evaluation purposes under a future solicitation:
Class One Pistol: barrel length between 3.75″ and 4.25″; with a minimum magazine capacity of 13 rounds.
Class Two Pistol: barrel length between 4.5″ and 5.5″; with a minimum magazine capacity of 15 rounds.
Class One Training Pistol (Red Handle): deactivated with full articulation, red receiver and slide, night sights.
Class One “Man Marking” (a.k.a., “Simunitions”) pistol: blue slide or slide with blue inserts.
Smart money is on them choosing Glock.