In typical Glock fashion, the Austrian gunmaker didn’t introduce anything brand new, exactly, at the 2023 SHOT Show, but the company did drop an upgraded Glock Performance Trigger and released a formerly law-enforcement-only pistol to the public, the G47 MOS, plus an exclusive G45 that’s been customized by Gunsite Academy. But folks were most excited about another addition to the company’s Gen5 family of optic-ready MOS pistols: the G20 Gen5 MOS in 10mm.
While parts and accessories for Glocks are more commonplace than cracks in a sidewalk, Glock has announced the release of what it’s calling “the first Glock pistol accessory, the Glock Performance Trigger.” This new trigger, which “must be installed by a certified Glock Armorer,” is compatible with the following handguns:
- G17 Gen5
- G19 Gen5
- G26 Gen5
- G34 Gen5
- G47 MOS
According to Glock, the new Performance Trigger “meets a different set of criteria for those looking for a lighter trigger pull and ergonomics in a performance setting, all while utilizing a newly designed flat-faced trigger and maintaining the same safety features of the Glock Safe Action System.”
The company says its new trigger will not come installed in any of its factory pistols and will only be available as an accessory.
Your local Glock dealer should be getting the new trigger in its inventory soon, and it’s currently available from the Glock Store for $99.99.
This pistol was developed for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in 2019 and has now made its way to the civilian market. The new G47 MOS offers the same performance and features as the G17 Gen5 MOS with a shortened dust cover while also using parts compatible with Gen5 G17s and G19s and G45 MOS pistols. It has the same sight radius as the G17.
“The G47 MOS delivers versatility and dependability for the evolving needs of our customers and has withstood the rigorous testing of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP),” said Josh Dorsey, vice president of GLOCK, in a statement. “We are excited to make this model available on the commercial market along with the expansion of the Gen5 product line and the Glock Performance Trigger.”
G20 Gen5 MOS in 10mm Auto and G21 Gen5 MOS in .45 ACP
Glock has finally added a G20 Gen5 MOS pistol in 10mm to its lineup, along with a G21 Gen5 MOS in .45 ACP. Each pistol features more than 20 design changes that distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors, including Gen5 enhancements like the Glock Marksman Barrel, the removal of finger grooves on the grip, an ambidextrous slide-stop lever, an nDLC finish, and a flared magwell.
Gunsite Glock Service Pistol
A special G45 was officially released on Jan. 16 at the 2023 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range event. The new Davidson’s Exclusive Gunsite Glock Service Pistol is available exclusively through Davidson’s and the Gunsite Academy ProShop.
The pistol was designed in conjunction with the folks at Gunsite Academy and includes several custom features. A red-dot sight, the Holosun HE509T-RD X2, is mounted directly to the slide with no plate in between for a more rock-solid mount that will withstand the violent reciprocations of the slide without coming loose or losing zero. The slide is milled to accept this optic only — something Glock only does for law enforcement and the military.
The pistol is also fitted with Ameriglo suppressor-height sights that can co-witness with the Holosun, an FBI rounded magazine release that’s bigger than a stock release but not competition size, and a lanyard loop, which is a Gunsite must. Inside is the Glock factory “minus connector,” which reduces the trigger pull weight to about 4.5 pounds. The top of the slide is engraved with the Gunsite logo and the Academy’s signature raven.
“The Gunsite Glock Service Pistol is, in the Gunsite tradition, a fighting pistol. It is robust, reliable, accurate, and affordable. It is like the Timex watch – it just keeps running and running,” said Ken Campbell, CEO of Gunsite Academy. Campbell was at the Glock shooting stall during range day for the gun’s debut.