But i am honest, i dont know any costs from any of this weapons, so i have to guess,and my guess is the most cost/effecient weapon for regular troops. We have to be realistic, pistols for regular forces aren't the high priority for their improvment in any primary scenario. Maybe in situations 1/1000 it could be a diffrence between life or dead.
What i know from plans for new pistol for the german police wich inclueded to retire the P7 police pistol with the new P99 Walther for quite every sector, this plan was made in 2004/5.From what i had experienced through diffrent events and visitings.I have never seen any of those pistols, not during special guardance against "alleged" terrorists in Munich, each 3rd had a MP5 the rest had all the old P7 pistol.
Also never seen any P99 armed police men in the capital in quite similiar happenings. And even in the states where they have been reported that the entire police was armed with them i had never seen one of them. Even two friends of mine who are young officers just hear it often that they plan to bring the P99 in near future into service, and they hear this since 4 years...
and now even when the police don't get their equipment over many years even to service, (and pistols are their primary weapon),so i doubt that will be in the military even better.
The whole thing also depends on how high the budget for the new pistol equip is set. Costs of new equipment mostly influenced through the budget the MoD has set or can spend.
Its kind of "milking cow" situation, when they know the budget is high they will set the prizes higher than they initialy was mentioned.And we all should be realistic here, its still a buisness they try to make money,so they will try to have influence on the result, may it be the budget increase or just how they will deal with "extra costs" that appear quite after they will get the agreement with the MoD for the new pistol.
Through the limited necessary for a new pistol for regular forces i doubt that will be a short and strict process.And they will try to deal more with costs issue rather than with a quick equiping of the forces.
I guess it will end up in a "flea market" situation where the MoD will holding the manufactors on "waiting loop" and to play on time to weakening their position,and making few new requirments to hopefully lower the costs.
The situation will be more turtling process to whole rearming of all forces to keep the costs as low as possible a fast equipping with pistols would be wrong prioritization.
I'm very sure that the "Strizh" and will be the weapon of choice for the specialized forces,its very versatile and has big spectrum of attechments wich are necassaray for special forces.The Gsh-18 will probably go as a simplier weapon also in specialized forces.
I personally would prefer to see a compact version of the OTz-33 Pernach, its low cost weapon through the rough and squared shape,good simplicity of the weapon, full automatic and has very good accuracy for an automatic pistol.
The disadvantages are very obviousley for the original Otz-33,its big and to heavy also lack of ergonomic hand grips, wich shouldn't be hard to mend.
But this is of course my very specific favor, big hands, big guns
I hope my "high professional" english isn't to hard to read.