It is now officially official – The GLOCK Gen5 is announced by way of a press release, a new web page and a video commercial. Yes, we did go through all of the details on the new pistols last week, however now that they are available for sale, buyers have an official resource to reference all the weights and measures.
I have been trying to keep up with all of your comments and questions from our two reveal stories posted lasted week: TFB First Look – Gen5 and Glock Gen5 Has Arrived. And I’m glad to hear that some of our readers have had the chance to pick up the new guns at the debut launch events scattered throughout the US.
So what’s next for GLOCK? Let’s take some bets. How long until we see:
- Gen5 MOS
- Gen5 G26
- Gen5 .40S&W/10MM/.45ACP
- Standard accessory rail
- MHS Pistol (w/safety)
- MHS Pistol (no safety)
- Grip angle change
- Single stack G19
- Carbine (w/safety)
- Carbine (no safety)
- Rail gun
- Your dream gun
- Gen1 – Retro
GLOCK Introduces the Long-Awaited 5th Generation of Perfection
SMYRNA, GA. – Aug 30, 2017 GLOCK, Inc., introduced a new generation of confidence today with the launch of the G19 Gen5 and G17 Gen5 pistols. The Gen5 pistols feature over twenty design changes which distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors.
“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “We have combined the standards of high- level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance. The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”
The Gen5 pistols are a variation of the M pistol used by the FBI. Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.
Among the design changes are five key features. The GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy. The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide stop delivers improved control and flexibility. The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations.
The roots of the Gen5 pistols lie in a request by Federal Law Enforcement for a new service pistol. “Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement agencies while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said VP Josh Dorsey. “Once the pistols we submitted proved themselves in testing and were adopted, consumers began asking for those pistols. The Gen5 pistols we are introducing today meet that demand.”
For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to us.glock.com/Gen5. About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite among military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2017, GLOCK celebrated its 31st Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit http://us.GLOCK.com/.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONFIDENCE.
Introducing the GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 pistols. GLOCK Gen5 pistols are the latest example of GLOCK’s constant pursuit of perfection. Gen5 pistols feature over 20 design modifications from their Gen4 predecessors. These changes deliver improved accuracy, durability, performance, control, and flexibility. Put the next generation of confidence in your hands.
FIVE DISTINCT FEATURES
More than 20 design changes distinguish the Gen 5 pistols from their Gen 4 predecessors. Among these design changes are five distinct features which deliver an improved overall shooting experience and propel GLOCK into its next generation of pistols. Learn more about these new features below.
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature the proprietary GLOCK nDLC finish. The ion-bonded finish reduces corrosion and scratching and improves performance in adverse or de-greased conditions.
GLOCK MARKSMAN BARREL (GMB)
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature the GLOCK Marksman Barrel. The barrel’s new rifling and crown deliver improved accuracy for both the beginner and the seasoned gun owner.
NO FINGER GROOVES
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 have no finger grooves on the grip. Removing the finger grooves improves the ergonomics of the grip, delivering consistent comfort and improved control to a wider range of consumers, regardless of hand size.
FLARED MAGAZINE WELL
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature a flared mag-well. The larger opening found in the mag-well of GLOCK Gen5 pistols makes quicker and easier magazine changes possible, particularly in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.
AMBIDEXTROUS SLIDE STOP
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature ambidextrous slide stop levers. Now it is easier than ever for both left-handed and right-handed gun owners to quickly, comfortably, and safely manipulate the slide.