NRA 2014: Glock Confirms Upcoming Factory Threaded Barrels and New Production 17L’s

    At NRA 2014, Glock confirmed that they will be offering factory threaded barrels for Gen 3 firearms later this year. Included models will be the G17, G19, G21, and G23. Interestingly the full-size .40 G22 will not be included. Per the representative present, the G22 will not be included as “.40 does not supress well”. (I agree, as I shoot G22’s). The G23 will get the barrel to make it Canadian-legal.

    Threaded barrels will be available in complete firearms and as stand-alone options this summer. Glock estimates around June. As a bonus, the long-slide G17L will also be produced in the same timeframe.


    No Gen4 Glock’s are slated for the factory threaded barrels in the short-term. If demand is there, Glock may produce them for Gen 4 pistols, likely the same models barring the G23 in the US.

    I also asked about a single-stack 9mm. The representative was suitable evasive: “Who knows what we will have for upcoming products?”


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    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.