New GLOCK Models Set For Summer 2017 – G19C And More

While not the elusive ‘M’ or ‘Generation 5’ models, it appears that GLOCK is set to release new features on some existing models later this year. Most notably, the polymer pistol king will add front slide serrations to the Gen4 G19 and G17 models. Also, both Gen4 models will now include a compensated ‘C’ subset with barrel ports and top slide cuts.

A few of the models now show ‘steel fixed sights’ as standard but it is unclear if that the previously included plastic sights have been discontinued or that the these models now include night sights by default.

Along with the above listed updates and additions, GLOCK appears to be adding updating the G24 Gen3 model to include factory night sights as standard. The G24 is a competition-based long slide pistol chambered in .40S&W.

News of the new guns originally came from CarolinaGunRunners.net linked below.

New GLOCK Models From CarolinaGunrunners.net:

Looks like Glock will be offering the guns listed below sometime this summer! Give us a call (919) 803-4605 or email us at info@carolinagunrunners.com if you would like to be put on our list for these!

The FS version will have forward slide serrations, steel sights, and extended controls. Glock will also offer night sights as a factory option on the G17 Gen4, G19 Gen4, G42, and G43.

G19 Gen4 FS
G17 Gen4 FS
G17C Gen4
G19C Gen4
G17L Gen3
G24 Gen3


Apparent Confirmation of the new Factory GLOCK Models From Lipsey’s G19C & G17C

G19C G24

 

 

 



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  • Anonymoose

    I think you mean “elusive,” not “allusive.”

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Ack. More coffee. Thank you. 5 TFB Bucks for you.

      • Anonymoose

        Keep your money and spend it on an espresso.

  • olivehead

    G24 is not a new model. It’s been around for roughly as long as Glock’s other .40 models. I’m sure someone can provide a year of first production.
    As for the front serrations, I don’t think many have been clamoring for those, but again, someone here may be able to point out my error.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Thanks. My fault. G24 is getting factor night sights. Definitely not new.

      My guess is front serrations is an answer to the booming slide milling industry.

      • Griffin Jones

        Front serrations help with press checks.

    • DIR911911 .

      personally i think the front slide serrations are ugly and ruin the lines of the gun and never like having my hand near that end of the gun when it’s loaded. but ,to each their own.

      • Bill

        Front serrations are for chamber checks, without them your hand risks getting closer to the muzzle while checking to see if the chamber is loaded.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    So do they basically just look to see how people are modding their Glocks for ideas on new models?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      I think that’s exactly right.

      • Phoenix 731

        Actually probably not a bad idea if you think about it. It’s like free R&D AND it makes customers happier.

    • SGT Fish

      which is good. I have been waiting to send my Gen4 G19 to get forward slide serrations for a while. while the money isn’t a huge issue, the 2-4wk wait would cause me to miss some competitions.

    • Andrew

      Can’t wait until they discover that people like crisp triggers.

      • Wyatt Earp

        Find someone to put in a new trigger bar. That helps, immensely.

    • Brick

      Yes, it’s free market research.

      • iksnilol

        Which they’ll ignore for like 20 years.

  • Carlos Velazquez

    Glock Perfection getting a little bit closer to actual perfection.

    • Green Hell

      Perfection doesn’t mean “having every possible feature pumped into it”.

  • Paul

    Bring back the fish gill slides.

    • RickH

      I would have liked those also if they had them facing the correct way.

    • Wow!

      Ew, no. I like the straight serrations best. It makes it easy on the end of travel when racking to just lift your hand off in one motion. Then again, it probably is a personal preference thing.

  • Pete Sheppard

    Weren’t the plastic sights meant to meet some ‘sporting use’ requirement for importation of Austrian-made pistols and intended to be replaced at the US facility?

    • Don’t call them sights – they’re dovetail protectors.

    • olivehead

      Can anyone out there really explain the whole thing about “points” for importation. I’ve heard that about the plastic sights and finger grooves, although obviously the Gen2 Glocks were imported without finger grooves. And other foreign-made pistols are imported without them but with steel sights, such as the original XD. Is the “points” thing actually a thing and guns like the XD without, e.g., finger grooves, make up for it in other ways, like loaded chamber indicators?

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        ATF Form 4590 details the points system.

        A pistol must achieve 75 points to be importable while a revolver must achieve 45 points. There are different grading scales for both types of firearm.

  • Mmmtacos

    I totally dig front serrations, one on my wish list knocked off…

    Now if they do away with the finger grooves, flare the mag well and use an actual pic rail on a G19 then we’ll be talking.

    A man can wish.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      That’s everything I’d like as well.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I have one of the rare-ish 21’s with a pic rail.

      • Dr. Daniel Jackson

        Are you sure it isn’t that weird proprietary rail they did for a few years?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          As far as I know its a standard pic rail.
          I believe it was issued at a time when G was anticipating a .45 GOV contract which obviously did not happen.

          Model 21SF

          • Stephen Paraski

            And we have a Gen 1 LEO with no hope for a rail.

          • Corey

            Nice model. Don’t like the Glock Rails..

          • TD

            I concur, had the Gen3 21SF with a picatinny rail not glock rail, had ambi mag catch, I regret selling it for a first run Gen3 OD G23.

      • All Glock 21s from G3 on have rails, though?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          No, they had a short run with pic rails and went back to G rails.

          • Okay, y’all are talking about the difference between models with accessory rails that only have one lock slot and the ones that have four slots.

    • Name

      The Compact Polymer 80 frame does that…

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Front Slide Serrations?
    Metal Sights?

    This is certainly the cutting edge. How could a manufacturer this innovative not have won the MHS?

    To be serious though Im going to guess the front serrations will be as tragic as the rear ones and changing from plastic to metal sights isnt really as much of an upgrade as it is a correction. Ill grant the ported barrel is nice, but its not a new Glock feature. I think in 20 or 30 years we will be making the same jokes about Glock that we now make about Colt.

    • john huscio

      Not the model submitted for MHS

    • Matt Robinson

      What are the jokes we make about colt?

    • noob

      The joke could be that the steel fixed sights are obnoxiously machined directly out of the same billet as the slide for utter reliable zero under the most adverse conditions. To change to point of aim, change to one of four slides labeled “up”, “down”, “left” and “right” (and press B, A, START) At this stage i wouldn’t be surprised by any decisions they make.

      • M.

        If Apple made guns…

    • LGonDISQUS

      Or Apple’s current wave riding, bordering on stagnation post-Jobs.

      • Wyatt Earp

        Sort of like Glock cutting holes and a second set of serrations in the slide is a desperate attempt by Glock to remain relevant in the market place.

        Face it guys, Glock’s technology is decades old. machine the slide won’t bring their product up to cutting edge.

        • John Paschke

          … and Glock still dominates the marketplace

          • Wyatt Earp

            Your right, John. I’ve never been able to figure that one out.

            Walther makes much better pistols. I have never had a jam with a Walther, I have had several with Glock-during a run at an IPSC competition.

            I don’t like either Glock or Sig Sauer pistols. I’d bet Sig Sauer makes great pistols, I just don’t like them. Person preference.

        • Wow!

          Glock’s tech is a decade old because it is the company that defined the modern standard for handguns. No other company has anything better than Glock so far (there are many equals, but none superior, and the equals don’t have nearly the aftermarket support that Glock has). Glock is providing options, nothing wrong with that. If anyone is trying to remain relevant it is H&K, what with their complete abandonment of any innovation and going to direct copying existing products and hoping that their brand will retain their contracts (not unlike Colt, *cough,cough*).

          • Wyatt Earp

            That and their, in my experience, lousy to nonexistent service. They may have defined the polymer pistol genre, but they have fallen so far behind and quality has suffered so much I wouldn’t consider a Glock.

            I think another of Glock’s problems is product differentiation. All Glocks look the same. The only visible difference is the number and it isn’t that visible. Even the Gen 4 pistols are hard to differentiate. The .45 ACP, 10mm frames and the long slides are larger and longer than most Glocks, but most people buy in the 9mm-.40S&W range, which are the same size.

            Again, this is person preference and my experience. I think Walther makes a much better polymer pistol and the technology is cutting edge.

          • Wow!

            What exactly about Glock is low in quality and non-cutting edge technology? Glock sets the standard in capacity for size, provided the most durable of slide finishes (possibly not now as I got in some gen 4s that had a different older finish), low if not the lowest part count, utilizes striker fired design which is currently considered the best in terms of lockup, reliability, and simplicity for safety. If anything Glock is still the most advanced handgun.

            In contrast, Walter has a lower capacity. They used to have ambidextrous mag catches but now they switched over to the push button style. They also now switched away from the slide safety, but are still using firearm specific magazines. To me it is Walther that is behind the technology curve compared to the rest of the handgun industry. It is a comfortable shooting handgun, but I don’t see it as the most pragmatic choice out of what is on the market. If comfort is key, a S&W M&P series provides great comfort while equaling the Glock in function.

            To me, the main improvement that can be done with handgun technology is improve the recoil operation so you can pack a larger round in a smaller package. Most of the leaps in that field is being done by a variety of companies such as Ruger, Springfield, with pocket guns. Glock also was probably the best pioneer of that field too with their G36 which essentially was like a micro 1911, but unfortunately they failed to market it well as most people who liked glocks wanted capacity not size.

          • Wyatt Earp

            Low quality? How about a gun that jams ever second round? That’s not quality.

            Your right, Walther does have lower capacity magazines. I am not going to spray the scene with that many rounds. 15-17 rounds is, to me, excessive. Accuracy is more important. But, I’d split as fast as I could, anyway.

            This is my personal experience and opinion. YMMV

          • Wow!

            Glocks don’t jam any more than other handguns, and usually it is other handguns that jam more. They definitely do not jam every second round, I don’t think I have ever seen that.

            Justifying the Walthers lower capacity with accuracy is a poor argument. That is like saying a bike can be as fast as a car, you just have to develop stronger leg muscles! A device should not have to rely on user input if it can be avoided. Lower capacity can never be justified if the frame size and caliber is the same. Not to mention accuracy in a handgun is a moot factor since all handguns are far more accurate than nearly any user can ever hope to reach without a bench.

            By objective measurements, the Glock is better than the walther. The only time I would choose a walther or other similar handguns over a Glock is by subjective decisions such as if I like the looks or the grip. And I do have a walther P22 because I do like the grip of the walther. Actually I like a lot of various guns like H&K and Sig even though I rag on them because from a hobbyist standpoint I enjoy shooting them. However when I put on my belt I no longer care about aesthetics and only care about pragmatics. Currently the Glock (and the S&W M&P) are the front runners in terms of best non-custom handgun on the market for the objective reasons I listed in the previous comment. We like variety and so we don’t like the idea that a handgun we like the looks of may not be the best, but when it comes to work or personal protection, that kind of preference needs to be set aside. I think Hi Points are ugly but if they can provide objective features better than a Glock, I would abandon glock in a heartbeat. When it comes to pragmatics I don’t have brand loyalty, I have function loyalty.

          • Wyatt Earp

            I, pretty, much have function loyalty, too. I find the fit and function of Walthers much to my liking. Glock really doesn’t have anything special about it. I prefer the P99’s decocking function much more than what Glock claims is a “Safe Action” trigger.

            I want accuracy in a handgun. I want the shots to go where I aim them. As I said, spraying the scene is not something I want to do. But, perhaps, this more a question of practice. I would rather solve the problem with two rounds than fifteen. Again, personal preference. YMMV

            As far as jamming. You are welcome to the Glock 32 I use. It DOES jam on every third round. No matter what kind of ammunition you feed it. I thought the long slide would be better for IPSC. When I timed out because I kept having to clear jams during a steel match, that kind of ended any love I may have had for Glock. (In the distant past, I used to be a Glock fancier.) BTW, Glock refused to even look at it–right after it was purchased. So, it is essentially, unusable.

            Personal preferences. YMMV

          • Wow!

            I actually might take you up on the glock offer depending on how much it is worth it to you. I am certain I can get it running again. I currently make my own glocks but it is nice to expand my collection of “originals”. How much (aside from FFL fees) would you want?

            I’ve been looking at playing with 357 sig for a while ever since I watched “Gunslinger Girl” anime.

  • john huscio

    The M series will be unveiled at the NRA show.

  • john huscio

    Wish they’d completely ditch the polygonal rifling for all generations.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Why? You can shoot lead no problem.

      • john huscio

        I’ll take better accuracy from traditional barrels over the little velocity boost of polygonal barrels.

        • Stuki Moi

          Is there something about polygonals that make them inherently less accurate?

      • Stuki Moi

        Softish lead in Glock’s notoriously overrifled polygonal .40s, isn’t the ideal combination.

  • JoshCalle

    Nope, hate it. Hate everything about it aesthetically.

  • Hoplopfheil

    The best thing about GLOCK is that they DON’T have front slide serrations, or any of the other bulky, ugly, cluttered crap manufacturers keep piling onto their guns.

    It’s hideous.

    • Griffin Jones

      Good thing guns are designed around function and not form. If you want a slide without serrations you can buy a slab slide from a few places on the web. But cocking serrations actually serve a purpose so I’m glad they’re keeping them on and adding more.

      • Wow!

        Front serrations aren’t all that good though since it has a tendency to chew up and snag on IWB holsters. If they wanted front cocking features, they should have a tapered part on the front of the slide like an M9 which is smooth but positive.

  • Brian Hert

    I’ve realized Glock is like Porsche. A new model every once and awhile, but still basically the same style and only incremental changes in performance and features.

    • noob

      Let’s hope it’s not like Coca-Cola where if they issue “new coke” people hate it.

    • Sean

      Glock is more like Lexus. They do have a new model come out every few years but their interiors are just copies of each other and every model has those stupid Nike check mark DRLs. At least any new Porsche is drop dead sexy

    • Wyatt Earp

      Glock is like Volkswagen. Going the way of the beetle.

  • Joe

    Glocks seem stuck in the same multi-decade upgrade cycle as the M4, except with far fewer benefits.

  • Sean

    Glock’s entire product catalog is getting a little ridiculous. They should discontinue the Gen 3 as soon as the new Gen 5 or 17/19M come out and leave the Gen 4 as a more affordable alternative.

    They should also do something innovative and different to set them apart from the competition. Their current Gen 4’s backstrap system is a joke. You are just adding a piece of plastic to the back of the grip. You are not changing the contour of the grip and the gun’s obtrusive finger grooves make it uncomfortable if you don’t have a certain sized hand.

    Look at Glocks competitors and they each offer at least one innovative/new feature that is better than Glock and many buyers find attractive:

    H&K VP – very innovative backstrap system that can be tuned to fit anybody as well as no trigger pull for takedown.
    SIG P320 – completely modular and the conversion kits/caliber kits are genius and also no trigger pull for takedown
    Walther PPQ – still a class-leading trigger

    Glock is doing too little too late to compete with its competitors. But I do like the addition of steel sights, front serrations, and the other changes that were announced with the 17/19M. And for those who complain that newer Glocks will not be compatible with current production Glock parts – GET OVER IT. Get a 1986 Glock 17 and a 2016 Glock 17 (Gen 4) and you will see that EVERY SINGLE part/piece/spring has been changed or modified in some way and many parts are not interchangeable. As they add improvements and features, there are just components that must be modified.

    • gunsandrockets

      “They should discontinue the Gen 3 as soon as the new Gen 5 or 17/19M come out and leave the Gen 4 as a more affordable alternative.”

      So you advise them to stop selling Glocks to California? One of the largest handgun markets in the U.S.? Cause Glock can’t legally sell anything other than Generation 3 there.

      • Sean

        The only reason Gen 3 Glocks are legal in Cali is because they were grandfathered in. If Glock added a magazine disconnect, regardless of generation, it would be approved. I think it is up to your brilliant legislators to look into changing this garbage handgun approval system.

        Apart from the state compliance issue, does it really make sense for a company to continue producing three different generations?

        • gunsandrockets

          ” If Glock added a magazine disconnect, regardless of generation, it would be approved.”

          No.

          You are wrong about California law. And California law will not get better absent outside intervention.

          No semi-auto handgun is legal for sale in California without “microstamping” technology, unless it is a grandfathered model, or it is a “private party transfer”.

          • Sean

            Has this law been finalized? I hear it is still being disputed.

          • gunsandrockets

            It’s been California law for years. And a major reason why the types of handguns legal for sale in California has been shrinking dramatically since then.

  • gunsandrockets

    So much for those “experts” who gloated about the discontinuation of the earlier ‘C’ models.

  • Jack Evony

    In the name of all that is holy…please offer factory models without the damn finger ridges!!!!

    • Sean

      Coming soon my friend, I can’t wait

    • Kefefs

      It’s a stupid import requirement. The serrations make it a “target trigger” and give the compacts enough “sporting purpose” points to be imported.

  • Disarmed in CA

    A long-slide .40? That round doesn’t benefit much from longer barrels.

    • Actually with full powered loads it does, my buddy launches 155’s at 1400fps from his G35 5.3″ barrel.

  • Charlie Victor Alpha

    I dropped strikers from my collection about 15 years ago. I’m thinking I’ll be adding one here pretty soon, CZ P-10 here I come.

    • Jayste

      I’ve never really been a striker fired fan either. The only striker I’ve ever owned is the G23 I have now. But I’m ready for a CZ p10 myself. They look awesome & have great reviews, the trigger is also supposed to be of good CZ quality. I just wish the CZ p-10 took p09, & p07 mags which I have plenty of especially since they aren’t cheap.

      • Charlie Victor Alpha

        Yeah, supposedly when the current supply of 07 mags is depleted the new 07 mags will have the cutout for the 10 mag catch so there will be one mag for both pistols. Who knows how far out that is though.

  • Jeremy

    That’s as exciting as just putting a raisin in a bowl of plain oatmeal.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    I can’t wait for the flat trigger on the Gen 6 models that will come 25 years from now

  • No name

    I had the opportunity recently to handle one of the new FBI glock 19’s. It’s a gen 4 with no finger grooves and ambidextrous/extended slide locks. Was probably the best glock I’ve ever held (haven’t had the chance to shoot it yet) I don’t understand why they don’t just bring it to market…

  • FrenchKiss

    Awesome! More guns I can’t buy in Kommiefornia!

  • Why does Glock even bother to offer factory night sights? Isn’t the first thing most people do with a Glock they intend to carry seriously to replace the factory sights with good ones?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      You might be overestimating the average Glock buyer. I’d say 90% leave them bone stock.

  • Greg Schwartz

    I just bought my Glock 19 Gen 4 and noticed that it doesn’t let me insert the magazine unless the slide is open. Does anyone know how to load a magazine when the slide is closed?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      It should. Either you are loading an extra round in the magazine or you need to smack it a little more. Give it a try.

  • Gun Fu Guru

    I hate to say it, but the front slide serrations are not going to fly. People typically do not like the straight up-and-down ones that Glock uses and it will prohibit people from changing the design of them in the future.

  • larry

    Hey Glock how about a 38 Super ported with night sights!!!

  • rennsport4.4TV8

    A 5th been or M announcement would have been nice, but that is asking for too much

  • Wyatt Earp

    Having been an unfortunate owner of a Glock 17C back in the twentieth century; I have to say resurrecting the ‘C’ models is a mistake.

    The slots on the top of the slide shoot flame out. If you are shooting in the dark or in low light, the first shot will destroy your night vision.

    Front serrations are kind of useless, too. In both IPSC and USCS, using the front serrations on a 1911 is considered putting your hand in front of the muzzle-because you do put your hand in front of the muzzle to use them. I can’t see where Glock front serrations would be any different. Using the front serrations in competition will get you disqualified. As a day to day thing, I think the front serrations are useless and unsafe.

    Cutting serrations and putting slits in the slide has got to weaken it.

  • Wyatt Earp

    I expect the ‘C’ models will last about as long as the previous ‘C” models–not very long. After a couple of months you won’t be able to find them, no matter how much money you are willing to spend.

  • Darrin

    $674 FOR A G19?? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a joke!

    • Kefefs

      That’s the MSRP, not the actual retail price. For reference, the standard 19 Gen 4’s MSRP is $649.

    • Baggy270

      Retailing for close to $1000 in Canada

  • Jason Lewis

    I look forward to a price drop in the Gen 4s.

  • Ken

    I hope these are available as Blue Label. Peasant prices for Glocks are terrible.

  • Edeco

    O.O new batch of G17L but just 3rd gen. Tempting but I’ll wait for more feechers such as threaded barrel or no finger grooves. Albeit at the risk of front serrations being added, bleh.

  • TheQuickening

    All those engineering and marketing geniuses and they still can’t figure out how to divert some 30S slides onto Gen4 frames!

    Oy Vey.

  • Budman

    Can’t believe their not getting rid of the finger grooves.

  • Michael Fallon

    I am a little surprised that Glock hasn’t collaborated with say, Tijicon or another red dot company, to have a red dot sight factory installed on the slide for purchase. This may be the next step, and seems to be taking off. You buy the pistol with red dot sights already installed.

  • kenbay2020

    So this is essentially the same gun, but with front of slide serrations on it. I don’t see any reason anyone would trade the standard Gen 4 models for the “upgraded version.”

  • KitCarson

    that G 24 is the only .40 I liked to look at, ever.