Produced especially for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the new Glock G47 is a newly created model adopted this week by the agency.
News of the model, which resembles Glock’s 5th Generation G45 series, was leaked just just after CBP announced the $85 million contract award, prompting the Georgia-primarily based business to situation a press release clarifying how the new gun match into its catalog.
In quick, the Glock 47 is a crossover style that incorporates a complete-sized G17 MOS-style slide with a G45 frame and other characteristics. The business has an incomplete landing web page for the G47 with no facts on the model posted but noted Thursday that it was created for the CBP solicitation and is not out there to customers.
Nonetheless, the business is proud of becoming chosen by the Division of Homeland Security’s biggest law enforcement arm. Notably, the new 9mm Glocks will replace Heckler & Koch P-2000 models that have been adopted 15 years ago.
“It is certainly a good honor to serve these who go in harm’s way to shield all Americans and defend our borders every single day,” stated Josh Dorsey, Vice President of Glock, Inc. “The extensive and arduous testing and evaluation procedure demonstrated that Glock pistols continue to provide unmatched overall performance and worth, providing all agents the self-assurance they need to have to succeed and survive in any scenario.”
The move by Glock to generate new, exclusive models for massive law enforcement agencies is not new. In the previous, the FBI adopted the Glock G19M, whilst overseas German police have adopted the G46. Neither are out there to the U.S. industrial market place.
In addition to the G47, two other models of Gen five 9mm Glocks — the G19 and G26 — have been also chosen to comprehensive the CBP contract. The business advises that all 3 models function a flared magwell for more quickly magazine alterations, the match-grade Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) for enhanced accuracy, and Ameriglo BOLD sights. The handguns all have extended magazine floorplates, presumably for greater access to strip away magazines in the sandy, dusty circumstances that CBP officers and agents frequently obtain themselves on the Southern border.
As reported by The Firearm Weblog, the G47 has complete components interchangeability with the G19.