Within a matter of hours, the news of the GLOCK G47 which was designed for the U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP), had spread to every corner of the internet. Our inboxes were flooded with tips and images (thank you, by the way) along with a healthy dose of speculation and un-cited analysis. Being the respected firearms news resource that we are (don’t look at me like that), we held off posting any details until we could confirm their validity. Let’s take a look at what we know about the GLOCK G47, the G19MOS and the G26 specifically designed for CBP.
TFB EXCLUSIVE: The New GLOCK G47 For CBP
GLOCK, Inc. was awarded a contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that includes electing Department of Homeland Security departments. The $85m, 10 year contract is to be completed by CBP by 2021 and will be in place through 2029.
The contract includes three models:
- G47 (Gen5 Features) with Ameriglo Bold sights
- G19 Gen5 MOS (with modifications) with Ameriglo Bold sights
- G26 Gen5 (with modifications) with Ameriglo Bold sights
- The CBP G47 and the CBP G19MOS share 100% parts compatibility.
- There are no current plans for a commercial release of the CBP models.
The GLOCK G47 For CBP:
- GLOCK G17 barrel length
- G19X, G17, G34, G45 magazine compatibility
- GLOCK G17 slide is not compatible with the GLOCK G47
- Larger/longer magazine floor plate.
The GLOCK G19MOS For CBP:
- G19 frame with no half-moon cut and with a flared magazine well.
The GLOCK 26 For CBP
- Flared magazine well with an extended grip (longer than GLOCK 26 Gen 5).
- Longer 11 round magazine
- The magazine well is flat across (no bump as the GLOCK 26 and G19X).
That is about all we know for the time being. As always, we hope to bring you more information as it becomes available (and verifiable).
One of the most interesting aspects of this release is not necessarily the new model GLOCK specifically designed for a law enforcement agency, but it’s the fact that a large federal agency has included M.O.S. capability for the compact-sized G19. How soon until we see officers with red dot equipped pistols? Will other agencies follow suit?
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Thanks to J.C. for the images.
Here’s more info from James at TFBTV:
Here’s Glock’s statement on the contract and the new pistol in full:
GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, was awarded a contract to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the newest generation of GLOCK pistols after an extensive solicitation process.
With more than 45,000 sworn agents and officers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection controls and protects the nation’s borders and has operations at over 330 ports of entry.
The contract calls for the replacement of existing .40 caliber duty handguns with 9X19 GLOCK pistols by 2021. Duty weapons will be replaced for CBP law enforcement personnel and additional Department of Homeland Security units which have chosen to purchase through the contract.
“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.
CBP’s extensive solicitation process included independent testing by the Institute of Justice Laboratories, extensive field evaluations, and direct input from 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel.
“It is indeed a great honor to serve those who go in harm’s way to protect all Americans and defend our borders every day,” said Josh Dorsey, Vice President of GLOCK, Inc. “The comprehensive and arduous testing and evaluation process demonstrates that GLOCK pistols continue to deliver unmatched performance and value, giving all agents the confidence they need to succeed and survive in any situation.”
The award incorporates several models, all featuring GLOCK’s newest 5th generation technology. Included are the GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS, the GLOCK 26 Gen5, and the newly developed GLOCK 47. The GLOCK 47 incorporates a full-size slide with a G45 frame. The GLOCK 47 was developed for the solicitation and is not available to consumers. All three models feature a flared magwell for faster magazine changes, the match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for enhanced accuracy, and will be outfitted with Ameriglo BOLD sights.