GLOCK is Awarded Contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

GLOCK is Awarded Contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
GLOCK is Awarded Contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

SMYRNA, Ga.-( GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, was awarded a contract to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the newest generation of GLOCK pistols after an extensive solicitation process.

With more than 45,000 sworn agents and officers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection controls and protects the nation’s borders and has operations at over 330 ports of entry.

The contract calls for the replacement of existing .40 caliber duty handguns with 9X19 GLOCK pistols by 2021. Duty weapons will be replaced for CBP law enforcement personnel and additional Department of Homeland Security units which 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, Vice President 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.

About GLOCK, Inc.GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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Francis A Stewart

I was not a Glock fan, but I wanted a pistol with certain characteristics. I wanted a long barrel, adjustable sights, and a fairly light trigger pull. I found them in a Glock 17L and have since really learned to like the pistol.


Got a Glock 17C….All the 47 is….is a dressed-up 17, anyway….meh


HK’s are better and are a more expensive govt contract. Glock blocks are cheap and will do the same job just as effective. Glock has won many fans since the 80’s for a company that only makes Glocks. Have a brother in ICE that loves his issued H&K with night sights. I consider plastic pistols from any manufacturer as throw aways. I love my metal. The chromed, stainless and blued steel. Would not trade them for the world.
Millions maybe… ; )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff Embry

I challenge you to find an all metal pistol (or other polymer pistols) that will survive environments or get the round counts of the Glock………still waiting……

Some old man

Springfield XD series. ALL DAY!
Glock gets these contracts because they’re giving them away (to get them in the public eye)
All Gov agencies will ALWAYS go with the cheapest bid as well as the bare minimum that will get the job done.
Also, thousands of rounds of 9mm is considerably cheaper than .40- All the money saved on gov comtracta results in bigger bonuses.


Awesome, another buying opportunity for these police LEO trades on the way!


It was more of a “what they brought to the table” kind of thing. We wanted as much modularity between the two sizes as possible. The two are close to 100%.


CBP should of just grabbed the 19X, She’s pretty, already the color of that dusty desert and such a damn joy to shoot! I guess it’s another Glock marketing tool because you know they will release the civilian model and us Glock gals/fellas are going to run out and grab one even though it’s nearly exactly the same pistol. IDK why they ever went with the HK P2000 in the first place, terrible duty pistol compared to some of the others out there.


HK must have made a contribution to somebody high up.

Wild Bill

, It was a payback to the Germans for being part of the allies during Op Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.