Convert Your Glock to a Rifle with AMG

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Did you know, it is perfectly legal to convert a handgun into a rifle (assuming it is done in the correct order)? Taking advantage of this, AMG (American Marketing Group) is offering the “Lock, Stock, & Barrel” kit to convert Gen 3 & Gen 4 Glock 17s to rifles, legally.

The kit arrives with a 16 inch replacement barrel, a new recoil spring, and a stock system from Phoenix Technology (which is permanently attaching, unlike the 1SHOT recently released). The stock is a standard M4 affair and is adjustable for length of pull or can be swapped with any mil-spec offering.

To solve the inevitable issue of reliable cycling adding in significantly more mass, the barrel uses an “accelerator” which is basically a gas port giving the system more energy to cycle (in much the same way a piston is used in a suppressor). Still, 124 grain rounds are a minimum.

Now, the conversion is only one-way. It is illegal to convert a rifle back to a handgun so buy and install the kit knowing that the Lock Stock & Barrel Glock cannot be a handgun again (in the eyes of the law).

Update: Our eagle-eyed readers pointed out the err of my ways. It is legal to convert a handgun to a rifle and back again so long as no NFA violations occurred during the steps. See ATF ruling here.

Those interested in the kit can pick it up from their dealer network (AMG does not look to have a website). Retail pricing is pegged at $499, but I have seen versions of this down as low as $250 through the various auction webpages.

Hank Strange has a video below demonstrating the installation and usage on a Gen 4 Glock.

Nathan S
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.

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  • Secundius Secundius on Dec 06, 2015

    A bit of Nostalgia, reminds me of the early to mid 1960's. The Television Show: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with his Convertible 9mm Pistol, that could be converted into a Carbine. I think they even had a Toy for that for awhile...

  • Secundius Secundius on Dec 06, 2015

    There's this Really Nice Glock Revolver in .45 APC coming out, Hopefully Soon, They call it the G-21R, I think it would Look Nice as a Artillery Pistol or Cavalry Carbine...