By Luis Valdes via TTAG
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been looking for a new pistol to replace the HK P2000s chambered in .40 S&W they have had in service for a while. Well, they’ve made their decision.
The CBP went with a GLOCK, but not just any off-the-rack model. They chose the brand new GLOCK G47 9mm.
From the CBP press release:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS law enforcement components that have the option to purchase duty handguns through the contract.
CBP’s Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate led the extensive solicitation process to replace CBP’s current duty handgun.
“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.
What makes this pistol different? It appears to be a G45 frame with a G17L-size slide. The slide appears to be swappable with the G45. Additionally, the gun is RMR-ready.
A friend at CBP posted these pics at AR15.com and sent them to me:
All I can say to my brothers and sisters working the borders is, it’s bout damn time they went GLOCK!