CAA RONI 16″ Barrel Glock Carbine Conversion

    Command Arms Accessories has had the RONI carbine conversion for the Glock pistol available for quite some time, but that adapted an existing handgun to a shoulder-fired weapon. Due to the barrel length of all Glock pistols, this required NFA paperwork be done on the handgun, as it was now a “short barreled rifle,” or SBR.

    Enter the RONI C G2 17, which is a longer version of the old RONI and is designed specifically for the Glock 17. It also includes a 16″ barrel, which CAA says will obviate the need for making your Glock an NFA item. The conversion is $499.

    I have fired a “small” RONI with a Glock 17 converted to full auto, and can confirm that it is a very fun gun to shoot. The new, big RONI will bring similar levels of semi-auto fun to those who want it. As a serious defensive weapon, I do not know that it has many advantages other than being quite light. Thus, it might be a good choice for those who physically cannot wield a 6-7lb AR or shotgun for any length of time.

    However, the cost of a Glock 17 and the RONI with 16″ barrel will be about $1000, and there are many long guns in more effective calibers which may be purchased for less.

    Andrew Tuohy

    Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.