With the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting now just a few days away, new product announcements are a foregone conclusion. At the top of my (and many others) list of releases is the the elusive Glock Generation 5 and/or ‘M’ models that may or may not make an appearance sometime this year. Possibly signaling pending public availability, a legitimate ‘high speed, low drag’ friend of mine was just issued a Glock 17M for some real-world testing.
As TFB’s Patrick R has noted in the past, the ‘M’ model Glock pistols include features often requested by customers. Most notably, the lack of finger grooves and a flared magazine well. I am also a fan of the beveling on the forward portion of the slide.
If you also remember, last August TFB reported that Glock had recalled fielded 17M’s with apparent slide issues. Hopefully those have been corrected in this newest release.
Fielding the Glock 17M:
As my friend’s testing progresses, we hope to bring you updates with what features work and any observations or failures experienced during the trials. Hopefully along with some additional images.
Again, at this point we have no idea if the ‘M’ series will make it into public hands or if a separate ‘Generation 5’ series will debut sometime in the future. However, additional field trials are a usually a good sign of things to come.
Dear Glock: You had me at ‘no finger groves’. Call me.