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AMTRAK Glock 23



In the late 20th century, railway security faced a myriad of challenges, including theft, terrorism, and assaults. AMTRAK, the national rail passenger service in the United States, recognized the need to equip its security personnel with reliable and effective firearms. This led to collaboration between AMTRAK and the renowned firearms manufacturer Glock GmbH, resulting in the development of the AMTRAK Glock 23.


The AMTRAK Glock 23, introduced in 1990, was a compact, semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) cartridge. This choice of caliber struck a balance between stopping power and manageable recoil, making it suitable for use in confined spaces, such as train carriages and stations. The pistol featured a polymer frame, making it lightweight and resistant to corrosion. This weapon was equipped with Trijicon iron sights with a night sight specialization.  It had a standard magazine capacity of 13 rounds. It also had a keyhole in the bottom of the magwell which engaged and disengaged a trigger lock. Magazines could still be loaded/unloaded, the key only locked the trigger mechanism. Only authorized personnel carried a set of keys.

You can identify this weapon by  the “N.R.P.C - O.I.G (National Railroad Passenger Corporation - Office of Inspector General)” marking on the left side of the upper receiver followed by the AMTRAK seal. Other than these markings and the keyhole in the magwell, it is a standard Glock 23.

Origin: Austria
Manufactured: 1982-present
ManufacturerGlock Ges.m.b.H

Type: Semi-Automatic Pistol

Caliber: .40 S&W
Barrel Length: 101.6mm (4")
Action: Short-Recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel

Magazine Capacity: 13 Detachable Box Magazine


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