Ringing in the New Year in true polymer style, three new GLOCKs have just been officially announced with U.S. consumer availability starting on January 22 – the first day of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highlight of the release is the 19X – GLOCK’s version of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) submission featuring a G19 length slide on a G17 sized frame, all dressed up in field dark earth (FDE).
The other two new GLOCKs being released are fifth generation versions of of already available pistols – the G26 subcompact classic and a competition focused G34 MOS, the company’s long-slide, optics-ready 9mm pistol. As with the first Gen5 announcements in August of last year, the latest models lack finger grooves, are finished in the new nDLC tennifer-like treatment, includes ambidextrous controls, and adds the new GLOCK Marksman barrel. The G34 MOS also receives the flared magwell also seen on the new Gen5 G19 and G17 models.
So, how do these new GLOCKs perform? Standby, TFB’s Adam S. will publish reviews of the 19X And G34 MOS in a matter of minutes. And TFBTV executive producer James Reeves has just published a video review of both pistols as well. A review of the new G26 model should go live on TFB and TFBTV in the next few days.
Stay tuned for any additional announcements or updates as the day progresses.
New year, New GLOCKS
GLOCK 19X Press Release
January 2th, 2018 — For Immediate Release
GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces
SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., today introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide have joined forces for the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.
“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” said GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCKs combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability. Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey. “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”
Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.
Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.
The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.
The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning January, 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.
For more information about crossing over to confidence with the GLOCK 19X, visit 19X.GLOCK.US.
New Gen5 GLOCKs Press Release
January 2th, 2018 — For Immediate Release
GLOCK Expands the Fifth Generation Pistol Family
SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family of four.
The G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over twenty design changes to distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors. Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely-engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.
“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance. The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”
Among the design enhancements are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility and control, and an nDLC finish, which is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.
The G26 Gen5 and the G34 Gen5 MOS will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 22nd, 2018.
For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to us.glock.com/Gen5.