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  • Why does the Glock 47 exist?

    Posted by Mateo on November 13, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Apologies if this has been asked before. The info Google turns up doesn’t really answer my question.

    I understand that it’s a C.B.P./I.C.E. Contract hand gun. But I was wondering if anyone knew what they were specifically looking for that the Glock 17 doesn’t meet.

    Seems to me like it’s just a Glock 19X/45 with a slide that’s lengthened 34-style to the same length as a 17.

    Mateo replied 9 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Oubliette_occupant

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    November 13, 2021 at 2:29 am

    “But consider the Glock 47 from the viewpoint of a sprawling federal agency like the CPB. The G47 is, in essence, a G17-sized handgun that is fully parts compatible with the smaller CBP G19. This gives CPB agents access to both G19 and G17-level performance, but without the need to expend department resources on separate G17 components. Not only is the CBP saving on up-front parts costs, but there are even more long-term savings to be captured by not having to operate two different maintenance and repair channels.”

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-you-cant-buy-glock-47-gun-only-us-customs-and-border-protection-have-them-100367

  • gotuonpaper

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    November 13, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Modularity and parts compatibility across a very large LE agency with lots of shooters who prefer different size guns for different missions and personal reasons.

  • always_an_eagle

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    November 13, 2021 at 2:29 am

    I want Glock 25

  • JohnWCreasy1

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    November 13, 2021 at 2:29 am

    i still want that glock 46

    edit: i just had to watch a video to learn why. its basically a glock 17 with 100% parts compatibility with the glock 19

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