The FBI has selected Glock Gen 5 handguns in 9mm as their service weapon. There has been much speculation about the reasons for their caliber change.
When did the FBI adopt the Glock?
In May 1997, the FBI officially adopted the Glock . 40 S&W pistol for general agent use and first issued it to New Agent Class 98-1 in October of 1997. Initially, Models 22 and 23 were issued.
What handgun does the FBI carry?
The glock is the issued firearm for the FBI. There is also a list of approved secondary weapons (I.e for your ankle holster) which agents can purchase on their own. So, while on duty you have your glock and approved weapon. From my understanding your primary gun (the glock) is mandatory.
What kind of Glock is used by the FBI?
Specifications: Glock 27 Gen4 .40. For the agents, the FBI has chosen the Glock 22 (uniformed FBI Police), and Glock 23 and 27 (field agents) in .40 as duty carry weapons, and have used them to protect and thwart both criminal and terrorist threats from around the world.
What can you do with a Glock 23?
As a private owner, you’ll find that the Glock 23 serves as the perfect option for a no-nonsense pistol for home defense or everyday carry. The dependability and ease of use of a Glock with a higher-caliber bullet make this an excellent tool for self-defense.
How big is the Glock 23 in inches?
While not as simple as an ambidextrous release, this feature is still nice for the southpaws out there. The size and shape of the Glock 23 is identical to that of the Glock 19. It measures 7.36” x 5.04” x 1.26” overall, with the Glock’s “signature” boxy shape.
What’s the name of the new FBI Pistol?
FBI Issues New Pistol: Glock 19M. April 21, 2017 By Bob Pilgrim & filed under All Articles, Handguns, Weapons. New FBI service pistol, Glock 19M in 9x19mm. Features include rounded muzzle, pebble-grain grip flats, finger slot for forced magazine extraction, enlarged magazine base pad, and exchangeable beavertail back strap.