So what’s the deal with the Glock 47? (A: Interoperability)
Glock came to SHOT Show in Las Vegas last month with the new commercial variant of the G47, and I snagged one for a better look.
A pistol that debuted a few years ago but wasn’t available to the public, the G47 came as part of an $85 million/10-year contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2019. With more than 45,000 sworn law enforcement agents and officers, CBP’s mission includes security through the U.S. Border Patrol as well as customs and counter-smuggling operations at over 330 ports of entry. It is the largest federal LE agency inside the Department of Homeland Security.
The contract included not only the previously unknown G47, which by all accounts was created especially for the contract but also compact Glock 19 Gen 5 models and subcompact Glock 26 Gen 5s, all in 9mm. Keep that in mind moving forward.
The G47 isn’t a “game changer” but it does have a few little things that are interesting about it.
Such as this: