OFFICIAL: The New GLOCK Gen5 Has Arrived

Yes, it’s real. The hotly anticipated fifth generation of GLOCK pistols is set to become publicly available in a matter of days. For die hard fans like myself, most of the features of the new Gen5 G17 and G19 models will come as little surprise – they are all found on the heavily reported ‘M’ line of government contract pistols we have all seen ad naseum over the past year. So, if you are on the edge of your seat, waiting for a ultra-dramatic reveal of a carbine, single stack G19 or a G43-sized .40S&W, you are just going to have to simmer down and adjust your expectations.

However, the latest offering from the esteemed Austrian firearms manufacturer is already my new favorite GLOCK. A few weeks ago TFBTV’s James Reeves and myself were fortunate enough to be invited down to Smyrna, Georgia, along with a handful of other gun publications, to preview the Gen5 while taking the GLOCK Operator’s Course. Over the two day period, we were able to put about a thousand rounds through a combination of Gen5 G17 and G19 models. Trust me, these new guns are worthy of the Gen5 designation.

A superficial fly-by of the Gen 5 GLOCKs would lead most shooters to believe that these pistols are nothing more than reborn second generation guns with a rail. And even if that were actually the case, which it’s not, we are still referencing a pistol with widespread distribution and (arguably) unmatched performance and reliability. In actuality, the Gen5 guns mark an important stop on GLOCK’s evolutionary timeline. In my opinion, most important technological advancements start with revolutionary thought and mature with evolutionary advances.

The end result is a sometimes agonizing process of incremental changes that leave some users unsatisfied and feeling like the company isn’t listening to the consumer. In GLOCK’s case, a vocal minority will be underwhelmed with the new guns, citing trivial advancements and missing features.

However, let me attempt to be the voice of reason for a moment – at their core, GLOCK pistols are meant to be defensive pistols that are accurate, reliable and durable for shooters in every discipline. And from what I have seen and experienced so far, the latest generation improves upon the last in every category.

Enough talk, let’s take a look at the features and specifications for the two new GLOCK models.

Features: GLOCK Gen5


Features: GLOCK Gen5

Glock Gen5 G17 and g19 Specifications:

Gen5 Glock Gen 5

Specifications: GLOCK Gen5

Glock Gen5 Features:

  • nDLC finish for barrel and slide – GLOCK‘s nDLC provides tougher, more durable protection than previously used finish. The nDLC finish is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. The nDLC finish increases protection against corrosion and scratching and improves the ability of the pistol to function in degreased or adverse conditions. The nDLC finish will be exclusive to Gen5 pistols at this time.
  • GLOCK Marksman Barrel  -The GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) features new barrel rifling which delivers improved accuracy.
  • Removal of the finger grooves on the grip – Removing the finger grooves improves the ergonomics of the grip. The absence of finger grooves improves the ability of the pistol to deliver a consistently comfortable grip to a wider range of consumers, regardless of their finger size and whether or not gloves are worn.
  • Ambidextrous Slide Stop Lever – The ambidextrous slide stop lever makes it easier for gun owners to quickly, safely and comfortably manipulate the slide whether they are left-handed or right-handed.
  • Flared mag-well – The larger opening of the flared mag-well makes it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations where fractions of seconds matter.
  • GLOCK Gen5 Magazine – The new GLOCK Gen5 magazine comes with an orange follower and a floor plate which is extended at the front for faster magazine change.

Features: GLOCK Gen5

Be sure to catch James’ full review on TFBTV:

With the launch now official, there is sure to be a slurry of reports on the new guns. Myself and James are among a select few with Gen 5 review guns made available prior to launch. So, if you have questions or requests, I’m listening. Stay tuned to both TFB and TFBTV for the lastest in GLOCK Gen 5 news and information.

Gen5 Glock

Author’s Note: I await your fanboy, hammer, plastic, fanboy, no-trigger-upgrade, drop test, get a mans gun, fanboi, 9mm vs 45ACP and fanboy comments below.

In all seriousness, these are fantastic pistols and I will be available to answer any questions you may have. No, I will not be hitting either one with a hammer.


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  • Maxpwr

    Malibu Stacy now with NEW hat!

    Can’t wait to see one at the NRA Carry Guard in Milwaukee tomorrow.

  • Lee Attiny

    Whats up with the slide finish? Almost looks like it has color case hardening. Just a weird pic or what?

    • ostiariusalpha

      Parkerization commonly looks like that when it has patches of oil on it.

    • A.WChuck

      I think it is just the oil on the slides creating that effect.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        Correct. The finish is going back to similar to the old style found on Gen3’s and prior.

        • PK

          Oh, good! I saw Gen4 models with rust on the slide, it was a major letdown.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          So “new and improved” finish… is basically the old cyanide tennifer.

          • Glock Gen 5 = Glock Gen2A1.

            They even went back to the Gen 2 2-pin setup.

          • ostiariusalpha

            With the DLC coating over the top of it. You could stick this thing in your sweaty armpit for a decade, and it wouldn’t notice.

        • ostiariusalpha

          It should also be pointed out that DLC coatings often have a slightly oily iridescent look even when dry.

    • Gus Butts

      Oily metal plus the light.

      • Swarf

        That was my nickname in college.

  • dave

    While nome of the new changes meet my needs im excited to see a more modular pistol to fit the needs of a wider user base.

  • Sean

    I like how he has to undercut negative comments because he knows people are going to point out the hilarity of the oxymoron “new Glock.” Ooo, the barrel’s more better now! And the mags have orange followers. Because that’s what Glock as a company needed.

    Memes don’t just fall out of the sky, dude. I’ll get excited once Glock grows a pair and offers one of the great product ideas you mentioned (carbine, single stack 19, etc) that they should have had a long time ago. They’re the Apple of the gun world. Perfectly good, well-executed products that are utterly boring and devoid of innovation.

    • Gus Butts

      Pretty much. They’ve been adding microscopic upgrades to the same pistol for over thirty years and are still about a decade behind in terms of features compared to brand new offerings from all the other companies that now make polymer-framed striker-fired pistols. They have always been boring, bland and pretty basic – but they work. And boy do they work. The lack of any special features… or anything special, really, made it so that I have never bought a Glock in my life and I probably never will.

      • nova3930

        Maybe with this release I can find a G19G4 on the cheap just to have one in the collection. There’s nothing in this to make me run out and buy a new one that’s for sure…

        • Stuki Moi

          If they “guarantee” 4″@50 yds, at least if with a meaningful selection of realistic ammo, that’s pretty snazzy from a regular production gun. And yes, people are starting to care, on account of MOS etc.

          • Secundius

            Try “Orbital ATK”!/? Glock owns a 60% interest in Orbital ATK…

      • john huscio

        What is really “revolutionary” about any polymer framed striker fired pistol in 2017? What “special features” do these manufacturers bring to the table?

        • Joe

          The modularity is actually very practical. I have carried my P320 compact since early 2015. I use the compact sized grip frame in the heavy clothes months and scale down to a subcompact grip frame in the summer. It actually works pretty well. Look around the interwebs..this is a pretty common thing.

        • Tim

          I bought the small grip module for my P320C others in my home to use it.

          I am considering a conversion if the opportunity presents itself.

          The innovation is there. I dig the ergos, trigger and the fact that the accessory rail doesn’t shift after use.

          Sadly Sigs quality control/customer service is lacking IMHO.

    • Joshua Graham

      Single stack 19? Why would anyone want that?

      • Brett baker

        Easier to conceal, think Kahr ct9.

        • Joshua Graham

          That’s stupid. The G19 is easy enough to conceal already.

          • I’d love a Single Stack 19. Single stacks reduce printing under light t-shirts in the summer, and they also point more intuitively.

          • Joshua Graham

            I live in FL. During the summer all I wear are t-shirts outside work. Never had a problem concealing my G19 and these shirts aren’t really baggy.

          • Are the shirts form fitting though, as in hug closely to the body / belt area? That’s where single stacks really shine. You can dress to impress while still concealing.

          • PK

            I conceal a G19 splendidly under a tank top. I’ve never tried a single stack in the same outfit, now you have me curious…

          • Stuki Moi

            This is really getting to be a question perhaps best answered by James……..

          • Hahhaha I’m going to do a video on that next spring.

          • Tim

            The width of a double stack frame doesn’t work with some folks hand/finger size.

            As it has been pointed out, Kahr was basically founded for this reason. every firearm they sell proves that there is a market for such a product.

        • burns

          No, that’s plain not true, my carry is a PM9 for 10 years, it’s 5.5 inches long and 4 inches high. Go measure the 19, I have one on the nightstand. You cannot pocket carry a 19. i have pocket carried for over 40 years. Kahr PM9, cw9, cm pistoles ate also 7-8 ozs less than a glock. Ho compariso for carry. A 26 works but is 30 ozs when loaded, I carry it in an ankle holster. But if you want your hand on your gun when decidibg if something is going to happen, a PM9 is unbeatable, 15 ozs of 9mm.

      • Bill

        Because single stacks frequently have super ergonomics

        • Stuki Moi

          In poly guns, mainly in .45. The G42/43, and the Poly Kahrs aside from the .45s, have the grip circumference of a pencil.

      • Bill

        Hold an old S&W Model 39 and then hold a Model 59. That’s why.

      • Bob Atom

        You want more rounds, not less. Single stack makes no sense in a weapon that its main purpose seems to be self defense for civilians, and offensive weapon for police.

        • Secundius

          Unless the Glock 19 Magazine ISN’T for a “Glock 19”, but a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 instead…

    • Joe

      The carbine market is already over saturated, Hlock already made the single stack 19, its called a G43, (or the G36 if you prefer .45ACP.)
      What innovation are you expecting? Is a handgun supposed to wake you up with breakfast in bed and a foot rub? Its a handgun, a tool. I would hate to hear your insightful take on hammers, saws, wrenches, or chisels.

    • Dave Biddle

      I think Glock still has a unique place in the pistol world for a no-frills diesel-ass gun famous for reliability and simplicity. What sort of innovations should they offer on pistols with already legendaary reliability? I think that sticking with what they do best is smart. However, I would love to see them offer a thinner glock 19 and a Glock carbine like you suggested. Maybe an adjustable length of pull trigger and flush base plates too.

  • 2wheels

    Only Glock seems to make such a big deal over minor incremental changes to their handguns. Who gets excited for this stuff?

    • Jared Vynn

      Consumers sure don’t, Glock is being beaten in handgun sales by Sig, Ruger and S&W. And not by small margins either.

      • Sab zero

        That is just not true, not true at all.

        • Jared Vynn

          For 2015 you can see by this chart it is true, the blue highlighted portions are the important part.

          • Sab zero

            What is the source ? Glock is still the number one in the striker fired world. They have 65% of the LEO market in the US and they produce 70 000 pistols per week in 3 shifts. They may even have to build a new factory to meet the demand and fill their backorder.
            And btw, Glock also produces pistols in Austria…

          • Jared Vynn

            I edited in how to find the source, but the redditor is using shooting industry magazine for the US manufacturer numbers. Now where is your source? Also Sig, Ruger, and S&W don’t make just striker fire so that could give them an edge.

          • Sab zero

            An article written by Bob Pilgrim in SWAT magazine (April 2017), about the Glock 19M, page 55.
            Indeed, that is what I was thinking.

          • Jared Vynn

            Thank you, I will read that later.

          • Dougscamo

            One other consideration in the graph is that Sturm Ruger and Smith and Wesson make many more models including wheelguns and very popular .22 cal. semiauto pistols….not arguing with you as you may be right but it is something to take into account….hell, I l love ’em all except for the .500 S&W….

          • Jared Vynn

            Revolvers were tallied separate I believe, but they have much more diverse offerings compared to Glock just in semi auto handguns regardless. Glock just needs to start a revolver and PCC line.

          • Dougscamo

            Or maybe a 1911 as James quipped… lol….

          • Jared Vynn

            Nah that market is heavily saturated. Unless they make a 1911 style frame that still uses Glock slides.

          • Stuki Moi

            Build a 1911 out of 35 parts. That can go 30K rounds with< 10 stoppages…. Now, that would be sick!!

          • CorBon

            No love for the .500?

          • Dougscamo

            When I was young I would shoot anything that anyone had brought to the range including some (literally) elephant guns….got over shooting stuff that was just punishing to the point of pain after about 20 years….
            As far as the .500, it has its place and uses and I begrudge no one that likes to shoot it….I’m just not one of them…

          • Sab zero

            Yep, it’s worth it !

          • captain obvious

            Even so, I think S&W’s recent rebates probably hurt Glock. For the average consumer, it’s pretty hard to justify a $500 Glock when you could pick up a Shield, Bodyguard or M&P for around $300 (and less after the rebates) Not that Glock isn’t huge in the law enforcement market but I think S&W and Sig sell considerably more handguns overall, most of them being service/defensive type pistols.

            As for me, the only Glock I have or need is my Gen 2 Glock 22 . I see no reason to upgrade to the next generations. My pistol does what is supposed to do and continues to work.

          • El Duderino

            Austria? Well g’day mate! How ’bout we throw another shrimp on the barby!

          • miami7

            Austria and Australia are two different countries.

          • Swarf

            Actually, one’s a city in Texas.

          • El Duderino

            Thanks! Well…love to chat but I need to drive my moped up to Aspen, where the beer flows like wine…

          • miami7

            Enjoy!! Be safe my friend.

          • Dougscamo

            Obviously you don’t follow El Duderino’s comments. 🙂 Trust me…he knows….

          • miniguyvegas

            Glock USA only manufactures 3k-4k units a week. The other global plants are actually smaller, so globally they don’t make anywhere near 70k a MONTH. They’re a private company, so they don’t publish detailed sales, but the US is very large part, at least 25% as much as 40%, and US sales, including agencies, is a bit over 225k a year.

            In the grand scheme of things Glock is a fairly small company, smaller than HK, from a business perspective they aren’t even the biggest gun company in Austria, that’s Steyr. Whenever you have a full line manufacturer, their volume is going to be pretty big, I’d bet that Canik is actually nearly as big, from a per unit global basis.

          • Old Tofu

            “bing” . . . nice try

          • Jared Vynn

            It’s my default search engine for the reward points, it’s how I get my Xbox live subscription for free basically.

          • ozzallos .

            And googles the pinnacle of unbiased search results? 😉

          • Joe

            This is US manufacturers. It does not include overseas manufacturing. A signficant amount of GLOCKS are still made in Austria. It’s not a good source for US sales figures.

          • Oregon213

            That’s a surprisingly good showing for only US made Glocks.

      • Michael Hornak

        Cause and effect. The lack of high quality round and brown strip clubs in the Atlanta area = lower LE sales for Glock

    • Ratcraft

      Eye due. That’s who.

    • TheUnspoken

      I think Glock has pretty much become the Colt/armalite ar15 of the pistol world at this point. The product is basically the same with incremental enhancements, reliable but nothing fancy. And just like the AR world, there are lots of other players making improved, more desirable models, custom models, or you can build from parts.

      But if you want the basic Colt/Glock, you can get it.

      • LGonDISQUS

        “I think Glock has pretty much become the Apple iPhone of the pistol world at this poiiPhon

        Fixed. ♡

        • Jai S.

          Totally! My phone 10 years ago and my phone today are only differentiated by incremental enhancements.

          • Mark Wynn

            And yet, it’s still the most user friendly and useful phone out there.

          • Jai S.

            That’s just Glock fanboy none sense. Who cares if it’s the simplest and the most widely used? It’s fundamentally the same gun for the last 30 years! How is that marketable? All the gun companies keep releasing new designs with added features, and the Glock just stays the same.

            Just because something is the best shouldn’t keep you from changing it.

          • Anthony “stalker6recon”

            Again, that is only if you have been sucked into the ihype. My wife uses it, I hate it, stuck with i-apps,i-store,i-vomit etc. If you mess with any of apples gestapo tactics, you lose your warranty. Why people like being boxed in, I will never know. There are thousands of options for android phones, and since it is open source, you can do a lot more with it. You can move music files from any computer on the planet to the phone, and not get stuck with the iOs marriage contract to that computer. I know that there is software out there, to “jailbreak”, but who wants that? Have you ever looked at the way i-anything configures your music files? Most unfriendly os I have ever seen.

            You can love it, and the rest of the cool-aid drinkers can as well, I prefer to have more than one model phone to choose from, funny how people are so excited about having almost no options at all. The big excitement people get during an iphone iteration, is a special color. Wow, how exciting is that?

        • Tonewall Jaxon

          then pray to god they don’t come with ‘the ios upgrade’.

    • BrandonAKsALot

      Glock is the Apple of firearms.

      • ozzallos .

        I hear the new iGlock 5 was just released.

    • Stan Robertson

      I’ve owned the 17 Gen3, the 19, Gen4, the 22, and the 23. Never could quite make them work for me. Just shot the Gen5 17. I get excited enough to buy one.

    • Eric Breda

      I do. Change. Real world change. Is made one step at a time. Glock doesn’t make these changes to appeal to you ( or I), there made to a specific and general market to appeal to a wide range or customers wide a range of specific needs. Filling that order is not easy or simple. It’s “Glock Perfection”. – Old school 1911 Fanboy

  • Herr Wolf

    Mind… blown

  • D’Angelo Coleman

    When will other Glock gen 5 models be available? I would really like a gen 5 Glock 35

  • Bigg Bunyon

    “New and Improved”. When you can’t make a truly different product, just call it “New and Improved”. Since when is any new issue of any new product not new and improved? Would any company intentionally bring a “new” product to market and hype it as “Just Like the Old One”? “Washy washy washy in the New Blue Cheer” keeps coming to mine. I’m sure these guns are worthy, but I’ll just stick to what I have for now and do my best to resist the hype that seems to further perfect Glock’s legendary perfection. I always found it amusing how perfect products were made more perfect over time. Ah, the wonders of the corporate marketing department. Might we please apply that system to politicians? I have a whole list of them I’d like perfected to match my perfect perfectness definition.

    • Jack_A_Lope

      I think you also have to consider there are millions of gun owners out there who don’t currently have a Glock pistol in their collections, or new shooters who may want a Glock. Sure Glock are trying to appeal to their existing customer base. Some Glock aficionados will buy anything new by Glock. I don’t think that’s a secret. Others, like yourself, aren’t swayed by the “Gen This” and “Gen That” labels. For those of us who value our current pistols as tools, who are satisfied with the performance of our current generation of weapons, the Gen 5 Glock is going to be like the newest model year of the Ford F-150 – it would really be nice to have a 2018 model, but we’ll stick with our 2006 until absolutely necessary to update (notice I didn’t say upgrade).

    • Old Tofu

      do you also yell at children to “stay off your lawn”

  • Tim

    Did GLOCK do anything to strengthen the frame at the rail to prevent the flex/warping (GLOCK nose)?

  • Gary Foster

    I’d buy one if they fixed the grip angle.

    • HighSchoolJokesCmon

      I’d hire your mom again if she fixed her grip angle.

    • Yes, if they actually featured real, removable backstraps, there would be a ton of aftermarket options for custom rear grip panels that tune the pistols angle to the user’s natural biomechanics.

  • DetroitMan

    Boring. Only Glock fans could get excited about this. They keep making the same pistol and making little incremental changes. I’m all for improving your existing products, but the basic product has existed since the 1980’s.

    I chose SIG, I’m happy with it, and there is nothing about these new Glocks to make me think about running out to buy one. In contrast, I’m very interested some of the newer pistols from Walther, Steyr, and H&K. Those companies, and others, have long since surpassed Glock in design and ergonomics. Glock may be the original, but there are better polymer striker fired pistols on the market today. It’s time for Glock to go back to the drawing board and create something new.

    • Sense Offender

      I like Glocks but I am certainly not even remotely excited about this.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    For the love of God why are there no ergo grips and a better factory trigger on these yet like the Walther PPQ? Give me something that makes me want to buy it, not a marketing spin on stuff that no one cares about. (directed at Glock)

    • Or even the ergonomics that have been available for 5+ years with the Timberwolf aftermarket Glock Frame.

    • john huscio

      Ppq trigger is too light imo

      • PersonCommenting

        It still has a great grip at least. The PPQ trigger and glock trigger are pretty much the same when it comes to weight. Its just the PPQ has less travel and cleaner break that makes it appear lighter. I think a PPQ is 5lbs and the glock is like 5.5. They are the exact same basically.

        • The real difference is the pressure to trip the sear.

          A Glock 5.5lb trigger is basically 0.5lbs of slack, and then a 5lb pressure increase at the wall to break.

          The PPQ 5.5lb trigger is more like 4.5lbs of slack, and then a 1lb extra pressure at the wall to break.

  • Maxpwr

    To keep up the competition does it now fire when dropped?
    Meet the new Glock! Same as the old Glock!

  • Ratcraft

    I love glock. I’m a glock fan boy. I love the XDm line, I’m a SA fan boy too. I love it when anything “new” comes out. Just not 1911’s!! Not a 1911 fan boy.

    • Jared Vynn

      How can you be a SA fan boy after what they pulled?

      • Ratcraft

        Same way Ronald Reagan is a saint after taking away machine guns. I own the 9 and 45. Love them had them way before all that mess happened. I watched the video the owner made and that’s that. I hear they are to release a striker 10mm with 17 rounds. Be funny how many refuse to buy it over political BS. You don’t really think they are the only gun company to work dirty deals do you.

  • PK

    Well… no more grip chop on Gen5, I see. What with the information being moved to way down the grip, and all.

    • Old Tofu

      the unimportant , not needed , stuff everyone knows about every glock information.

      • PK

        …the legally required, unable to be obliterated/removed/altered without commission of a felony…

        • Old Tofu

          legally required for them to sell it , not to own it. i’ve seen stippling jobs that wipe that out. the serial number is what’s required

          • PK

            It’s best to keep in mind that the laws covering serial number only are Federal, while State laws vary widely. In many states, it is absolutely a crime to remove manufacturer information from a firearm.

            The usual phrasing is along the lines of it being illegal to “obliterate the name of the maker, model, manufacturer’s number”.

  • Ark

    Did they fix the pignose?

    • Nope. Nor does it use a Picatinny rail – still the weird Glock factory one.

  • Amanofdragons

    This article was written by a fanboy. Such slight changes, and you act as if it’s the second coming. It’s just the same old same old from glock.

    • Old Tofu

      “Author’s Note: I await your fanboy, hammer, plastic, fanboy, no-trigger-upgrade, drop test, get a mans gun, fanboi, 9mm vs 45ACP and fanboy comments below.” . . . predictable boy is predictable

  • Will

    2 G34s with front cocking serrations, please.

    I’ll be waiting 6 months to let any issues shake out.

    • john huscio

      Just get one of the lipseys exclusives that have been out for several months…..its the closest your likely to get.

  • PersonCommenting

    I guess that finger grooves for sporting use thing was BS after all.

    • Friend

      These are probably being made in the US so it’s a moot point.

      It’s probably still BS though.

      • PersonCommenting

        Well I was just looking at the pics with the Austria stamp but those might be stock photos. Wish websites would disclaim this…

  • Johnsmyname

    So slide and trigger will be gen 4? Any parts specific to this new model?

  • James Wilson

    I dig the DLC slide finish, hate the finger groove delete, am indifferent to the ambi slide stop, and am intrigued by the new barrel.

    Give me a Gen5 G40 or G17L, and I’ll give it a whirl.

    • Gen 5 17L with MOS slide would be pretty sweet.

      • Edeco

        Only with polygonal rifling, I want all of the velocity. I don’t fully understand the apparent accuracy trade off, but either way I’d want polygonal.

        • PersonCommenting

          Why, polygonal cant shoot everything.

          • Edeco

            Well, I wouldn’t even know where to get solid lead 9mm on short notice, and if I did I’d avoid it due to smearing. Similarly reloaded ammo isn’t imporant to me in 9mm. It’s just lead and reloads right?

          • PK

            Pretty much just unjacketed lead.

          • Dougscamo

            Back in the wheel gun days, I’d work for HOURS to get lead out of the bore and forcing cones…pain in the a#s to get the smears out of a barrel….

          • Jared Vynn

            Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar gets lead out fast.

          • Dougscamo

            Where were you 30 years ago when I needed you? All we had was Hoppe’s No. 9 and phosphor brushes….read as “I don’t have my Model 66 anymore, dammit!”….

          • Edeco

            Yeah, I had a traumatic experience with a Colt Official Popo that had been fed lead and lots of some kind of short cartridges. I want to try 158 LRN and 148 WC in it, waiting till I can get it all out of my system at once, to minimize lead cleaning events.

          • Dougscamo

            I still hate Disqus! I feel like I’m watching Dr. Strange and trying to comment! No doubt, by the time this posts, you will have seen the formula for removing lead but it’s not showing as I reply….

          • PersonCommenting

            I think my situation is largely anecdotal. My cheap ammo doesnt like glock barrels. It has a thin jacket on it. Shoots great in every other gun but it scrapes off in my glock.

        • Completely agree, the Polygonal rifling is why I didn’t swap out my existing 17L barrel.

    • PersonCommenting

      Lol this is the one thing that most people complain about with glocks is the finger grooves. Im surprised they finally listened to it.

      • James Wilson

        Apparently people want their Glocks to have the ergos of a brick. The finger grooves fit me perfectly.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Adding finger grooves to a brick does not make it more ergonomic.

        • Ditto. I love the groves.

          • James Wilson

            Patrick Henry and James Wilson agree. Trust the founding fathers. Stay in the groove(s).

        • PersonCommenting

          Id say youre one of the few. Glad it does work for ya. It works for me mostly except my last finger….

  • B Cuz

    So their not extending the take down handle ? All other G5 mods look good.

    • Old Tofu

      take down handle ???? do you mean slide stop/release? or the take down lever for disassembly??

      • B Cuz

        take down, lever. I read somewhere that was going to be expended too.

  • Thomas Bennett

    In a video on the 17M, they demonstrated that the recoil spring had been lengthened, using the same basic size and placement of the recoil spring lugs on a G26 for the 17M and 19M.

    Is this the case with the Gen5? It didn’t look like it was in the video James just uploaded.

  • Emfourty Gasmask

    Gen 5 Glock 19 came out a while ago.

    Called a CZ P10C.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Can you imagine how badly that gun would have hurt Glock if it took um “magpul” magazines?

      • I know, that’s such an obvious kill shot that all the “glock killers” have missed.

        Make your new, superior striker fired handgun take dirt cheap, plentiful Glock mags that consumers already have.

        All the new “AR Killer” rifles take AR magazines….its so obvious.

        • Seamus Bradley

          Polymer 80 “not-a-glock” pistol does exactly that. Basically all the “upgrades” you could want to a standard Glock, just as reliable as a Glock, takes Glock mags & is 100% untraceable. 🙂 What is not to like?

          • Swarf

            That it’s more expensive than a Glock.

    • john huscio

      Eh, fatter, taller, heavier than a garden variety g19 and does nothing better…….”BUT MAH ERGANOMMMICKZZZZZ”

      • Emfourty Gasmask

        The fact that I don’t have to spend $100 on a trigger that should come from the factory is, pointedly, an included feature that already is better than the G19.

        • john huscio

          Carry a g19 for a while then carry the p10 for a while……the difference should become readily apparent….

    • Stan Robertson

      I have a P10…..It blows the Glock anything out of the water. EXCEPT maybe the Gen 5. My Canick TP9SF Elite is the best shooter I currently own. That being said, I’m on the list for a Gen 5 Blue Label. LOL

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Somebody call Funk & Wagnalls because “perfection” just got perfecter.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Perfectioner. FIFY

  • Ulysses

    B-but my forward slide serrations!

    • 2wheels

      That’s forecasted for Gen 9, after literally every other gun on the market has them.

      • El Duderino

        My revolver seems to lack forward slide serrations. Whelp, time to fire up the mill.

        • Jared Vynn

          Spiral flute the barrel while your at it.

    • Old Tofu

      no , they’re ugly

      • Gary Kirk

        Is Glock, is already ugly

        • ozzallos .

          This man wins two (2) internets.

        • Old Tofu

          if u have to have sex with ugly woman , must she also have black eye?? (read it with russian accent)

      • BeGe1

        I don’t think “not being ugly” is a design consideration at Glock.

        • James Young

          Ugly is a feature, not a flaw

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        I’ll take ugly and functional over pretty and missing any day of the week.

        • Bob Atom

          Why, when you can have sexy, functionality, and accuracy?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      That’s the most annoying thing here. They already have a kewl FS model with them, so they know how to do it, know people want them, it would have effectively cost nothing to add them – and chose not to.

      Trigger, forward serrations, undercut triggerguard, modular, long slide carry grip (17/19), single stack 19, modern sights, etc. all things that would be more appropriately labeled Gen5

      Author makes a point to say how “new” Glock deserves a Gen5 label – knowing full well it does not.

  • John Worrel

    Wait, I thought G-Lock was perfection? At least that’s their motto. If so, why do they need to make changes to a “perfect” pistol… I’ll stay with my American pistols thank you. 1911s all the way.

    • Old Tofu

      and here we have “PREDICTABLE GUY”

    • Bob from the Illuminati

      Are you going to vote for Nixon or Kennedy?

    • john huscio

      Hooray for boat anchors!

  • Madcap_Magician

    Most of these are good changes. The DLC slide finish, the ambi slide release, the removal of the finger grooves, and the flared mag well are all welcome changes. If the Ameriglo Pro sights are available as a routine factory option, a Gen 5 Glock may actually be a gun I could just buy from the factory and carry that way. I spent a good deal of money turning my Gen 4 G19 into basically what the Gen 5 gun ended up being.

  • QuadGMoto

    New rifling the barrel? Does this mean Glock is no longer using polygonal rifling?

    • Gary Kirk

      In the TDS it says “Barrel profile.. Right hand twist, hexagonal..”
      So probably still polygonal..

      • Dougscamo

        I hate Disqus….it’s like a time warp; when I replied to QuadGMoto just 3 minutes ago, your reply didn’t even show up!

    • Dougscamo

      Was wondering the same thing myself but haven’t seen any real info on it…..

  • kn1023

    When your R&D department is completely useless so you’re forced to bring back the Gen 1 and call it new.

  • Sense Offender

    Seems they missed a chance to really make big changes. They don’t have front serrations which would have been a better option to have to avoid machining. They lost the polygonal rifling which tends to be more accurate then the lands and groves which is mostly replaced anyway and by re-loaders so its really a step backwards. The finish is probably better but I always liked the finger grooves which they could have adopted the HK style grips. Overall why do I need to buy this when my Gen 3 Glock 20 runs just fine?

    • john huscio

      Polygonal only adds some velocity. Its less accurate than traditional lands & grooves

    • Old Tofu

      who said you did?

    • PersonCommenting

      Eh, I think I am the only one that could not care less about front slide serrations. Idk why it is such a big deal to have them… Im personally glad they didnt add them as I prefer a clean look that I can customize my self.

  • Same trigger as a Gen 4?

  • Mmmtacos

    Gimme factory front slide serrations, FDE frame & slide and I’ll happily buy a 19 gen 5.

    We still need to talk about that “rail” though.

  • While I will end up buying a Gen 5 19 and do see it as an improvement over the previous generations – there’s still quite a bit left on the table for improvement that would be very inexpensive for Glock to have integrated:

    -Forward cocking serrations
    -Actually removable backstraps that can change grip angle (not just stack on grip straps that increase the size.)
    -Nickel Teflon coating the trigger components and firing pin block for smoother and improved trigger.
    -Replacing the factory Glock plastic sights with a plastic version of the Ameriglo – ie a Orange plastic insert in the front sight and a black U notch rear.
    -Removing the pignose profile and replacing with a straight Picatinny rail

  • I kind of like the finger grooves on my Gen 4 19MOS. I’d like to see steel factory sights, but when you think about it, Glock knows the aftermarket base is huge. They probably figure anyone who wants better sights, will just buy them from X. I do like the slide profile up front..

  • Holy shoot, Pete, great article considering the last minute…uh…changes we had to make. It was my privilege to walk the firing line with you, just never touch my camera again. xoxo

    • PersonCommenting

      Was this the surprise you were talking about in your video?

  • Madison J Coleman

    So still doesn’t fit the human hand? Oh well, maybe the gen6 or gen7.

  • Al

    No incentive of whatsoever to replace my Gen3

  • Withrow Legge

    Why did they stop using polygonal rifling?

    • john huscio

      Because the fbi wanted better accuracy and conventional lands & grooves provides that

    • BeGe1

      The tech specs specifically say hexagonal rifling (hexagon is a type of polygon).

      Just because they changed something about the barrel rifling doesn’t mean that’s specifically what they changed.

  • helitack32f1

    Thank you TFB for the info and pictures. I suspect I will finally replace my 1993 G23 with a Gen 5 G19. And yes, I am one of those that gets excited about something like this. An excuse to buy another gun.

    I love how the Glock haters can’t resist reading articles about Glocks and commenting about them. After all these years we have heard all possible comments. Funny that Glock gets made fun of for not coming up with anything new but their detractors can’t come up with anything but the same old, tired, moronic complaints. Move along. Go read an article about new innovations in the 1911 style of guns or something.

    • Paul P.

      Good point. The problem, is our materialistic culture is always telling us we need something new and improved, the latest model, etc.

      One of the great appeals of Glock is that have NOT made significant changes in a platform that has proven itself in reliability and durability.

      Trying to constantly change and “improve” something all the time can potentially lead to problems and limits interchangeability amongst versions.

      I understand consumer wants, I get it, but, Glock seems to be sticking with something that has proven to work and besides, if you view a pistol as a tool of self defense, who cares how pretty it is? As long as it constantly goes bang when you pull the trigger, ultimately, thats all that matters. Maybe why so many LEO are issued them worldwide…just sayin…

      I do think this is a slight improvement, as none of my Glocks have finger grooves, so I think the lack of them along with the Gen 4 texture ( I wish it covered more of the pistol grip) is a nice improvement, however, I have to admit they could have tweaked the grip a bit, as a lot of polymer pistols now are much more form fitting offered by various manufacturers now.

  • Hyasuma

    35 parts, 1 part more than before, is it the ambi slide release?

  • Garrett Hart

    Will they offer any models with a factory threaded barrel ?

  • Uniform223

    I know Glocks are dependable side arms, but I just don’t like shooting a soulless Lego block…

    • BeGe1

      That’s only before it kills. Afterward it captures the soul of its most recent kill.

  • Joshua Graham

    I like it. If they had some sort of exchange program where I could trade my Gen 3 + some cash for a newer Gen 5 I would do it, but as it is I don’t see the need.

  • Edeco

    Trumpeted clip hole – meh. I’d rather the material left in for max stiffness. Good no fenga grooves or slide serrations. If the trigger’s better that’s great. But seemingly conventional rifling? Hell to the no-no-no.

  • Shlom Shekelsteen

    Are the barrels interchangable with gen 4 barrels?

  • TheSeaward

    Does the front of the grip retain the overly square corners? I just couldn’t get past Glocks to fit in my hands with that rectangular grip.

    • John Morrison

      Yes, but now you get that stupid mag extraction cutout at the base of the grip. I thought we had drop free mags.

  • BeGe1

    Ok…riddle me this.

    The G17 mag empty weighs 15 grams more than the G19 mag empty.

    The G17 mag carries 2 more rounds than the G19.

    Yet when full, the G17 only weighs 10 grams more than the G19 mag full?

    ??? wtf?

  • MikeA

    Been buying Smith’s, but perhaps its time for one of these. I like the beveled edges and mag wells.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I named my daughter Tenifer.

    • Swarf

      Is she the one that keeps slipping off the brass pole?

  • Anonymoose

    >normie rifling instead of the superior polygonal
    >no forward slide serrations
    >no MOS cut (yet)
    >no C-type slide/barrel porting (yet)
    That’s all I ask for, for now.

  • El Duderino

    I see they didn’t even bother to bevel the frames to match the slides. Way to go GLOCK!

    Let me know when they release the military entry gun with the safety and lanyard loop. That one had some panache.

    • olivehead

      I was scrolling through comments and was about to ask, “Does it not bother anyone that they didn’t bevel the front dust cover to match the slide?” Really, just look at that. They obviously know how to do it (see Glock 26/27). What gives?

  • Alex

    I think this article missed some significant points. The Gen 5 has two-pins because of the redesigned slide stop– not because Glock forgot the lessons of the 90’s. The new slide stop will be more durable because it uses a compression spring that’s retained by the locking block. And you can’t install it incorrectly! The slide *lock* was also redesigned to use a compression spring for durability. The trigger housing assembly was completely redesigned as well. The trigger spring is now– you guessed it– a compression spring. These improvements shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone since they’ve been incorporated into the G42-43 line for a few years now. My Glock AC instructor (who’s an employee of Glock) told me about these changes. It would be nice if TFB would open them up to confirm 100%.

  • Swarf

    Perfection. Quintic’ed.

  • BBMW

    So they have a 17 and 19. How long is it going to take to get the entire line over the Gen 5?

  • About the rifling – they say it’s hexagonal. How does it differ from polygonal? How does it differ from traditional lands-and-grooves?

  • tony

    As long as all mags are backward compatible with glocks from previous generations

  • Rick Shaw

    Feeling vindicated today.

    Last owned a Glock Gen 2 in the mid-90s. Wouldn’t buy one with finger bumpers on it. I guess they finally heard enough about that dumb subtraction by addition. Now it’s back to the past for the finger groove lovers out there. Buy an older model or buy a slip on set of finger bumps.

    Dremel free freedom of choice in Glocks is back.

  • Gun Fu Guru

    And they still couldn’t be bothered to add front slide serrations?

    • Rick Shaw

      All of the unemployed grip burners out there may turn to milling in mostly unwanted front slide serrations.

    • rennsport4.4TV8

      Are they not releasing a Gen4 with front slide serrations?

      • Gun Fu Guru

        It’s a summer special and not a permanent change. However, what this article and I am discussing is the new Gen 5 and not the older Gen 4.

    • maodeedee

      “And they still couldn’t be bothered to add front slide serrations?”

      Thank God. I’ll be glad when that fad is over with along with all the two-tones in fruity colors.

      • Gun Fu Guru

        Just because you don’t like front serrations doesn’t mean that you should be happy that they aren’t included. If you don’t like them, don’t use them.

  • rennsport4.4TV8

    I said a 19 without finger grooves will get me in the Glock game. Unfortunately now I have to buy one.

    • John Morrison

      No grooves, but now get that stupid cutout at the bottom front of the grip, a la Gen 2. Never liked that on the G19

  • Liberty556

    ….Gosh damn these comments are awesome. Sooooooo many people that secretly want a Glock…but they jumped on the “Glock bashing wagon” years ago, and have publicly scorned them for so long they can’t buy one. You poor, prideful bastards.

  • Jim Burgess

    Why not hit it with a hammer. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? I thought it was a “Valid Test”.

    • ostiariusalpha

      It is a valid test, I’m sure they’d be happy to whack on it all day long, just don’t hold your breath for anything to happen.

    • Jim Burgess

      Hitting a gun with a hammer, even the hallowed Glock, is never a valid test. Sheesh.

  • txMaddog

    Are these going to be legal to buy in California, USA?? Anyone know??

  • Bill

    Can you drop a threaded barrel currently available in them and have it work?

  • Larry Thomas

    But no PRK approved micro stamping feature yet! : (

  • Kevin

    What do the internals look like? Are they the same of the pervious models or scaled up G43/42? Or something different?

  • Ken

    So with the manufacturer/importer markings relocated to the bottom of the grip, I guess you can’t chop the grip to 26 length anymore.

  • J.T.

    Looks like I am going to have to save up for a 19 with the Ameriglo sights.

  • ozzallos .

    For all the fuss being made in this thread, you’ll still buy it 🙂

  • Cyborg Fred

    Gen 5 G20 G21?? What about all of the other models? Is GEN5 just 2 guns? AND STILL NO TRIGGER GUARD UNDERCUT!!!

  • steven leflar

    Does the grip feel different? Maybe a different angle or slimmer?

  • maodeedee

    Why does it have to have that stupit half-moon cut-out? I thought Glock did away with that when they developed drop free mags.

    It’s just as well these guns are not available in any other calibers and configurations other than the 19 and the 17 because Glock doesn’t know what they’re doing anymore.

    The only thing they did right on these guns was to get rid of the useless finger grooves.

  • Gun Fu Guru

    I looks like you missed two things from that article: [1] it is only for the summer and [2] it is only for the Gen4.

    • rennsport4.4TV8

      I didn’t miss it. I was just saying its an option.

  • Seamus Bradley

    Why not include an optic cut into the top of the slide like on the MOS models as standard. It is no secret that they are becoming super popular and inside a decade will most likely be standard on nearly every gun. Hopefully they will have a Glock MOS Gen 5 soon, but then again, why not just have it as standard and be done with it.

  • Seamus Bradley

    1) CHASSIS SYSTEM (would allow 2 & 3, possible)
    3) 9mm AND 5.7mm CARBINE/SUBGUN

  • Lots of nice features, but I’ll miss the finger groves. Guess I was one of the few who enjoyed that.

    I’ll be sticking to Gen 3 as long as I can.

  • John

    Wake me when Glock builds a rifle.

  • DangerousClown

    Slurry. Lol.

    34 years of shooting, and it never occurred to me to get a Glock. Don’t see the Gen 5 changing that.

  • evi1joe

    If only they could get the grip to be a bit less square-ish. I shoot the 2×4 well, but hate the way it feels.

  • Dickie

    Will all other models follow slowly?

  • Geoff Timm

    So, who’s making book on the first recall? Geoff Who remembers the NYPD disaster.

  • Mark Swartzell

    Never been a GLOCK fanboy. But showed up for the unveiling today at Bill’s in Fargo ND for their promotion. Bought the GLOCK 19 Gen 5. Shot it, 15 out of 20 right in the bullseye. Love the new trigger, the barrel seems much better, the grip texture is great, not too aggressive but good enough, and the finger grooves on the grip are GONE. (I just couldn’t get jiggy with those). Plus, the new coating on the barrel slide is darker…we’ll know later about durability.

  • Russ

    As someone currently stuck in canuckistan, I really hope they do a 19 gen 5 with a threaded barrel so I can buy one of these.

  • Joe

    You are misunderstanding the chart and my comment. The chart is not sales figures. It is manufacturing numbers for gun makers in the US. It’s why GLOCK and Beretta are so low, and H&K is nowhere to be found. This chart does not say anything about units sold in the US.

  • Tig

    My local range had a meet the new Glock Gen 5 day today. I got to run the 17 through a few paces and found it very “Glock”. The article included here mentioned it shouldn’t be considered a Gen 2 without a rail. Well, in my opinion, it’s damn close to a Gen 2 without a rail. I have a Gen 2 Model 23 and I had just shot 100 rounds through it, before firing the new Model 17. There really wasn’t much to get excited about, aside from the difference in caliber and the ambi slide stop lever that I won’t use anyway, it was much the same as my Gen 2. But there’s nothing wrong with that either! I love my Gen 2.

    I wasn’t allowed to disassemble the pistol, but they may have worked on the recoil spring design, not sure. It handled well, zero malfunctions and is as accurate as the operator. I will give Glock a big plus for removing the finger grooves and continuing to provide the adjustable grips. It fit my hand well and the ergonomics were comfortable. I couldn’t see an appreciable difference in the finish, even though Glock claims to have improved it. I failed to ask the Glock Rep if the new barrel rifling now clears the way for us to shoot lead. My Lone Wolf barrel will if they won’t.

    Nice pistol, but I if they were hoping for a home run, I think they slid into second….

  • jawman

    Lol. Starts out by defending the release before even talking about the details of the release. Then tries to force feed and brainwash readers that only a vocal minority will be underwelmed. Too much opinionated bias trying to push a narrative. TFB is pathetic.

    That being said, I can’t believe it took Glock this many generations to finally make a a decent Glock. They should have made one like this long ago. I would consider getting one finally, thanks to no finger grooves and a flared magwell. But at this point so late in the game I’m more than happy with my M&Ps. Will still look forward to testing one out. Maybe then I’ll finally buy a Glock.

    • Dragonheart

      I have three Gen 2’s so am I gong to dump them? NO, because they shoot and shoot and shoot. My problem with all my Glock’s is the grip and that hasn’t changed. I prefer my Walther PPQ’s, better grip, better trigger and I have never had one jamb or fail to fire and they have digested thousands of rounds.

  • Mark Swartzell

    I bought the Gen 5 GLOCK 19 today. My local gun store (Bill’s, Fargo ND) was one of a few nationwide that had a preview showing, and guns for sale. I shot the range gun, put 17 rounds out of 20 in the bullseye. Must be the new barrel…it’s the most accurate I’ve ever been with any GLOCK. Great trigger, and I love the fact those cursed finger grooves on the grip are gone. Nice texturing on the grip, aggressive but not overly so. Note: not a GLOCK fanboy. I’ve had a few over the years, but always wound up selling them. This one is a definite keeper. The new coating on the slide and barrel is a major plus! Excellent job, GLOCK!!

  • Brian Vdb

    I’d love for Glock to make a truly ambidextrous model. Throw it from one hand to the other knowing you can fire, slide lock and mag change with either hand. And they’d pick up almost the entirety of the left handed shooters. There are so few options out there for us lefties.

  • Dave Biddle

    This is what Glock needs for a new release – flush fit mags instead of the current mags with the 3/16″ base plates; a slightly bigger integral beavertail; front grip straps so that people can have the finger grooves or not; thin the pistol down a bit; and shorten the length of pull on the stock strigger. Maybe add the front serrations, too. I love my Gen 4 and won’t be sprinting to the gun store with my panties bunched up my ass just yet. But I am glad that Glock has a new release.

  • Jeff

    Well, well timing is everything……I purchased a brand new 19 gen 4 “summer special” eight days ago. Shot the heck out of it with a variety of ammo two days later and fell in love with it’s accuracy and reliability. Does anyone know if the gen5 barrel will fit in the gen4?

    • Old Tofu

      don’t , just look at the wear showing on the barrel with the “new” finish. I bought a USED g21 gen 4 and have put 800 rounds through it myself and finish is still new with no wear. a lot of the pictures showing the new ones are already showing metal underneath

  • Lord Palmerston

    I just hope that GLOCK will carry on with Gen 3 guns …

  • gary

    Actually, at first sight, it appears they did change the trigger. The trigger shoe appears to be flat instead of graduated like the old trigger shoes. I guess we’ll have to wait to see how it actually shoots to determine if the hype is all that.

  • BR549

    When I think of Glock, I’m still left thinking of MicroSoft and Windows.

  • stu gtoz

    Same ol’ hard to grasp takedown tabs. More fingernail splitting. As for the “changes,” mostly cosmetic. Still the ugliest gun on the shelf.

  • James Wegman

    They still need to “skinny” up the grip, especially on the full size guns. And better sights from the factory would be nice also! Other than that I really like my Glocks! They are almost as good as my Walther PPQ!!!

  • cruzo1981

    So the Gen 4 FS or Gen 5 or MHS wait for a first time Glock buyer and why?

  • cisco kid

    The U.S. Military made Glock put a manual safety on their entry into the tests for the new Military Pistol but Glock still refuses to make this at least an option for those customers that want it to avoid accidents from trigger snagging. What does that tell you about why the Military demanded it and why it is so disturbing that Glock still refuses to do it on civilian models.

  • Andrea Goldstein

    I guess I’m the only one, but Glock Gen 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, and now 5’s all look exactly alike to me. Plus, Glocks have never looked much like a man’s gun to me either. (Well, at least Gaston does make a .45ACP to sell to those few Glock folks who at least TRY to pose as “real men”.)

  • Bob Atom

    I am glad you use the term “ad nauseam” when writing about glocks! They are not perfection and most people who buy them NEED to have a safety on them. Plus the term “Gen” is irritating.
    How grown men can get all giddy over glocks is embarrassing. They are inexpensive and are used in movies, that is why they are popular. Police departments are looking for cost savings primarily. They are good, dependable firearms and worth the money. THEY NEED A SAFETY! Too many people who are not trained (including most police in the US) are a hazard when this weapon is drawn.

  • Tonewall Jaxon

    looks like a nice pistol.

  • Yarbles

    You didn’t talk about the trigger. I like the new one on the Gen5 better than past generations and I am no Glock trigger snob.

    Dual recoil springs are a waste of time and money on the Gen4 and probably on the Gen5. First thing I did replace. Higher cyclic rates and you don’t have to be King Kong to rack the slide. Saw little if any improvement with recoil management with Nested Dual Spring.

    That said, I like my Gen3s WITH finger grooves and the improvements that I have made.

    Tru-Glo TFO sights are the best in the business and like Glock pistols, the best out there for the money.

  • bthomas

    Fine pistol! Proof that Glock can even improve on (here it comes!!!) Perfection!

  • richard kluesek

    Nice guns but satisfied with what I have got and not inspired to immediately acquire a gen 5.

  • Are the new barrels’ rifling polygonal or conventional? Cast bullets??

  • Spock

    Nothing really to see here. I’m staying put with my older, modified G29SF.

  • I got an answer about the rifling in the new G5 barrels…still no lead bullets! Oh well…
    The Gen5 still uses polygonal rifling.
    Anthony Burdett
    Technical Service Rep

  • Anthony “stalker6recon”

    I am sorry to say this, but stories written by “die hard” fans, can never be counted on for objectivity. While all the points being made, might be genuine and useful, they just seem like overhyped propaganda by a “fan-boy”, maybe even an extension of the marketing by glock.

    I don’t love glock, nor do I hate glock. I personally am not a fan for several simple reasons, and until they change the configuration, I will always pass over these in favor of other handguns. First, the lack of a visible hammer, not knowing by a glance, whether there is a round ready to fly. This has been said a billion times before me, not new ground. Second, the “safety”, no matter how many times I have it explained, is not a safety at all. A safety should prevent a trigger pull until a manually operated switch of some sort, not associated with the trigger itself, is manipulated. Also, widely used by haters of glock.

    Again, I don’t hate glock, and I am sure they make a fine pistol, it just isn’t for me. I prefer the tried, true and trusted P26 (which has no safety, but at least they don’t pretend they do) and also offers a safe decocker when it is obvious that the hammer is ready to strike.

    I also like the H&K, with both a safety and decocker. There are many other firearms with similar abilities, styles and features, many with great build qualities that could easily replace any of these pistols in your inventory. Basically, it is up to the end user to decide what is important to them, and it would be nice to get some material that doesn’t feel like propaganda, from someone that is less biased.

    I may get hammered for this comment, and that is ok. I am not the avid gun owner that can talk specs from memory, no ZERO about building a firearm from scratch, or even how to press my own loads. I am the casual user, ex-military, loves my firearms, but I am not an uber geek that cares about the tiny details that mean nothing to me when it comes to putting rounds on target at approximate shooting conditions when faced with an adversary inside my home.

    Let the hammer fly.

  • According to Anthony B. at Glock, they still use polygonal rifling in the G5 which would make us cast-bullet shooters buy another barrel…too much $$ by the time it’s said and done.

  • Big Tuna

    I work at a gun shop, and just in the past two days I’ve seen four Glock Gen 5s with messed up rear sights. Also, The barrel has a tighter tolerance, with that being said it is picky about what brass it takes. My buddy shot 4 rounds of Armscorp and he experienced a malfunction on the 5th round. There is also been reports of individuals slide coming off after a round is cycled. Not sure if that is valid, but i’ve heard it a couple times. HOWEVER! there are many cosmetic features I enjoy. Especially the no finger grooves. The texture that replaced them is suburb. Ambi slide release (however they should have included the extended one). The slide has a nice new feel, and the rounding at the front makes for comfortable handing when racking from the front of the slide. However, front aggressive curations would have made it much better) OH, and the trigger has a nice consistent creep that has a clean crisp break.

    Overall though I am extremely disappointed in the quality control done by Glock. It is unlike them and I am worried of what else may have been over looked. Also, A HUGE turn off about the Gen 5 is that it is picky on the brass it takes. One of the main reasons I love Glock is that you could abuse them and they will still shoot anything. Well now that the Gen 5 has none of that, Then in my opinion I think it would be best to wait until they can get their act together. But there is no doubt in my mind that Glock will come back strong.