Glock, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, has been awarded a contract to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the newest generation of Glock pistols after an extensive solicitation process.
The contract calls for the replacement of existing .40-caliber duty handguns with 9mm Glock pistols by 2021. Duty weapons will be replaced for CBP law enforcement personnel and additional Department of Homeland Security units that 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, VP 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.