Recover’s Glock Rail Solution

Recover Glock Rails

Own a first or second generation Glock pistol, and you have rail envy? Recover Tactical has you, well, covered.

Recover Tactical applied the company’s experience from making aftermarket rail additions for the 1911 platform to the seemingly ubiquitous Austrian plastic pistols. The kit features two polymer half shells that attach to the front of the Glock’s trigger guard. Then a pair of small bolts hold the halves together under the front of the pistol.

Recover Tactical will make these rail kits for both the Glock 17 and the Glock 19. Right now the company only has the model for the G17 listed. The rails will be available only in black. I’m sure they can take a Cerakote finish if needed. The price on them is $32.45.

I don’t know if this is considered a bonus, but Recover throws in a optional integrated belt clip with the rail system. This allows you to hook onto your belt and carry IWB without a proper holster. The clip is reversible so it can be carried on either side of the body.

Frankly, I’m not a fan of these “clip holsters,” even more so on a gun with a relatively light trigger pull. These kinds of clips were popular on revolvers some 4+ decades ago, but those guns had much heavier trigger pulls. The Recover clip is not the first on the market for the Glock, and it is better than some of the other options since you don’t have to modify your pistol to use it. But, I’m not convinced it is a safe method for carry.

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  • PK

    $30? No modification required? The carry clip can be removed? SOLD! That’s a no-brainer for those of us who own older Glocks.

    Pre-order for delivery sometime this month, here’s hoping they don’t experience delays…

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      We have the rails manufactured already but there seems to be a manufacturing delay with the clip. We are debating how to proceed, we are probably going to ship the initial pre-orders without the clip and offer one of our MC17 Magazine Base Plate Clip Adapters instead for free.

      • Phillip Cooper

        You’re about to have another order.
        Personally I’d prefer the option of not having the clip.

      • PK

        From a business standpoint: don’t ship until you have a complete item as shown in the pre-order. You’ll save money and not be accused of a bait and switch by sending a different product than indicated initially.

        From a customer standpoint: send what you have now and something else as a “sorry for the wait”, send the clip later to complete the initial offering.

  • john huscio

    I wish Glock had kept making rail-less models in 3rd and 4th gen guns……

    • The G36 was a 3rd Gen design and the G42 and G43 are both 4th Gen; none have accessory rails.

      Of course, they’re also subcompacts specifically intended for concealed carry, so if you want a larger Smoothbottom Glock you’re still SOL. Try contacting some of the companies that make aftermarket Glock frames, if there’s enough interest they might start making some.

  • BattleshipGrey

    They just rejuvenated the gen 2s. Obviously you’d want to combine it with a minimalist trigger holster that’s tied to your belt, but those are easily purchased or made.

  • NDS

    The Gen2’s especially the 19 are highly sought after and there is a backlog of people looking for them at the shop.

    A rail-less, groove-less gen4 19 would sell like crazy, but what do I know.

    • Nicholas C

      Not sure why you would want it rail-less but finger grooveless is nice.

      • NDS

        I personally carry a gen3 19 with an x300, finger grooves removed of course. Just saying what’s popular right now, people treat the gen2’s like unicorns.

        • Big Daddy

          Got a GEN II G22, 9mm conversion, it’s one of my favorites.

  • Nicholas C

    Sweet! I have a Gen2 Glock 17 that needs this.

  • Justin Roney

    I wonder if this will fit a Gen4 23 with the Glock “universal” rail. I have a .45 Osprey on mine, and realized after I bought a Streamlight TRL-1 HL that there was interference between the suppressor and light. I bought the shortest 1913 riser that YHM makes, and shaved the inside of the rail to fit on the Glock rail, which is just a tad wider. Had to lightly file out the notch on the frame for the screw to go through to secure it as well. This would have been a much easier solution to lower the rail for clearance.

  • noob

    hmm the pocket clips that Recover sells that go on the base of a magazine look interesting (on the recover tactical website under glock products).

    It means that you can shove the mag into your pocket but it will index with the lip of the pocket and be where you expect it when you want to grab it.

    unlike a pistol pocket clip there is no safety issue.

    • Budogunner

      Any ‘carry’ option that does not enclose the trigger guard is a safety issue as far I’m concerned.

  • MIke

    Will this work for the G23/G22 as well?

  • Cal S.

    My only beef with clip holsters is their total lack of having anything between you and the gun. That’s not uncomfortable at all…

  • Jason Guhl

    Too bad they aren’t making one for the 20 yet. I’d be a buyer. The belt clip is pointless though.

  • DwnRange

    I’d include a Saf-T-Blok if you are going to use that Mex carry clip idea……

    Think I’ll just leave my 1986 G17 the way came.