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    Debut of the Highly Anticipated Glock 47 Service Pistol in the Civilian Market

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    The Glock 47, part of an evolutionary trajectory of Glock’s design prowess, has made a name for itself among U.S. border officers and, as of recently, can now be found in the holsters of civilians.

    Developed approximately four years ago in response to a CBP tender, the Glock 47 replaced the HK P2000 in .40 S&W with the Glock Gen5 models (G26, G19, and G47) in 9x19mm caliber in 2020.

    The design of the G47 includes a frame ready for a 17-round magazine and a 114 mm barrel length.

    glock” by Desert Heat is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

    Notably, the firearm’s shorter dust cover is compatible with the G19’s slide, allowing for a transformation akin to the Glock G45 MOS or G19X.

    This adaptability not only enhances versatility but also addresses logistical considerations by enabling the use of common parts like the G19’s dual recoil spring.

    The practicality of the G47 extends to the civilian market with the pistol’s ability to accept a shorter G19 interchangeable slide and barrel kit, found through third-party retrofitters despite Glock not officially offering it.

    This feature underscores the G47’s universal appeal, encouraging potential owners to integrate the pistol within their existing Glock ecosystem, with compatibility extending to G17 holsters and a shared price point with the G17 MOS.

    GLOCK 17 GEN 4 (L131A1) 9mm Pistol” by Defence Images is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

    For many shooters, choosing between the Glock 47 and Glock 17 is a difficult decision.

    Both pistols offer excellent reliability, performance, and handling characteristics, but they have unique features that set them apart. If you value modularity and the ability to customize your firearm, the Glock 47 may be the better choice.

    GIBSON HOLSTER GLOCK 19 23 32 NATURAL” by JBruceGibson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Its compatibility with parts from the Glock 19 Gen5 and Glock 45 Gen5 allows for a high level of customization, and its shortened dust cover contributes to comfortable handling.

    related images you might be interested.

    Royal Marine with Glock 17 Sidearm” by Defence Images is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
    Glock 17 v. Glock 43” by bk1bennett is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
    Glock 19 Firing at IDPA Match” by Dagny Gromer is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Me posing with the Glock 19” by San Diego Shooter is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

    Relevant articles:
    Glock 47 vs Glock 17: Tune into the Clash of the Titans, craftholsters.com
    Review: Why the Glock 47 MOS is a logical evolutionary step, Police1, Aug 31, 2023
    The new Glock 47 semi-automatic pistol in 9 mm Luger for civilian customers – what makes it stand out?, All4Shooters.com, Dec 12, 2023

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