The Glock 47 (abbreviated as G47) is an Austrian pistol developed in the late 2010’s for usage exclusive to the United States Customs and Border Protection. The Glock 47 comes with a flared magwell for faster reloading, and a marksman barrel to allow for better accuracy.
This new pistol was announced as part of an $85 million dollar contract signed with the CBP which will see the largest federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Homeland Security shed its current standard sidearm, Heckler & Koch’s P2000 in .40 S&W, for a trio of Glock pistols chambered for the 9×19 mm Parabellum round.
Officially designated the Glock 47 (or G47), the gun is a functional blend of a few of Glock’s other products which the company hopes will give CBP agents a distinct advantage when in the field, should they need to draw and fire their weapons. The G47 uses a 4.5-inch barrel, the same used on the company’s first full-sized pistol, the Glock 17.
It can feed from a standard G17 double-stacked magazine with a capacity of 17 rounds, or from G19X, G34, and G45 magazines should the need arise.
The Glock 47 is based on the Glock 45, making the G45 model a natural alternative to the restricted model. The G45 includes the shorter slide found on the G19 but includes a full-size frame for a better grip.
The Glock 47 is a crossover model developed by Glock for the US Customs and Border Protection agency. It includes features of the Glock 17, such as the frame, with a full slide that works with parts designed for the smaller Glock 19.
- Caliber: 9 mm
- Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
- Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds
- Firing System: Safe Action (Striker-Fire)