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SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – Glock

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Glock had their new range of Gen 5 pistols out at range day, including the G19X, which is based on Glock’s entry for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System solicitation.


Right off the bat, it’s fair to say that the G19X isn’t a true Gen 5 pistol. While it incorporates some of the Gen 5 changes, such as a dual finish slide, ambidextrous safety, and lack of finger grooves, in was developed specifically for the US Army’s solicitation. What this translates to, feature-wise, is:

A compact-size slide on a full-size frame
A removable lanyard loop
Tan-colored magazines
No front grip cutout

This lack of a cutout also means the new Gen 5 magazines are incompatible with the G19X, due to their larger floor plates, but older Gen magazines are good-to-go. Factory +2 floor plates also up the capacity to 19+1.

Elaborating on the aforementioned “dual finish slide”, much like the Gen 5 guns feature an nDLC finish, the G19X features an nPVD finish, with a color the rep was adamant should be referred to as ‘Coyote’; officially, it’s not Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, or any such variation, folks.

The trigger, noted in literature as featuring a smoother pull with a weight of 5.8 lbs., felt pretty similar to a standard Glock factory trigger, if a bit nicer. The factory night sights were clear and functional, and easy to point at the target. The full-size grip, derisive as it’s seen by some, felt good in the hand, with the lack of finger grooves contributing to the comfort.

$100 off Grey Ghost Precision Slides

Thursday, January 11th, 2018



Grey Ghost Precision is having a 5 day sale on select models of their Glock aftermarket slides. These G17 and G19 slides have been precisely engineered with just the right amount of tighter tolerances to improve accuracy and functions without compromising the Glock’s reliability.

It seems only certain models are on sale for $299.99 instead of $399, and they all have the RMR cut with an included cover plate. These are stripped slides, so you’ll have to source the internal parts to complete them.

Sale ends Jan 15th @ Midnight PST

GLOCK Expands the Fifth Generation Pistol Family

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family to four.

The G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over twenty design changes to distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors. 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.

“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.”

Among the design enhancements are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility and control, and an nDLC finish, which is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.
The G26 Gen5 and the G34 Gen5 MOS will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 22nd, 2018.

For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to

GLOCK Unveils Countdown Clock For G19X Launch

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

There have been rumors for months that GLOCK planned to release their Modular Handgun Submission to the public. The marketing plans behind unveiling a new product can rival that of a full scale military invasion, but rarely do they survive contact with the fan base. This is what happened to GLOCK late last week, when a development page for what has been dubbed the G19X, was found on their website. Very quickly, several firearm websites posted what information they knew. Understandably, GLOCK took down the page and hid the video.

But, GLOCK did a great job of pivoting. They revamped the site and added a countdown clock to the pistol’s official launch at SHOT Show. They also sent out this press release earlier this morning.


SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., today introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide have joined forces for the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.


“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” said GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “Using GLOCKs combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey. “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”

Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.

The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning January, 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.


For more information about crossing over to confidence with the GLOCK 19X, visit 19X.GLOCK.US.

In addition to the 19X, GLOCK will also release a Gen5 26 and a Gen5 34 MOS.  I for one, will be purchasing a G19X when they become available.

TangoDown – Vickers Tactical +2 Extension for the Glock G42

Thursday, November 9th, 2017


TangoDown™ is pleased to announce the release of the Vickers Tactical™ +2 Extension for the Glock™ .380 ACP G42 (VTMFP-007/42). Though overshadowed by the later 9mm G43, the G42 is still popular as the smallest concealed package. The extension offers the security of two additional rounds, as well as extending the grip slightly to allow for an improved firing grip.


When carrying a compact: 8+1 is always better!

The VTMFP-007/42 fits the G42 only.


MSRP: $10.95
Color Availability: Black
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The Corps’ Secret Agents Get Their Own 007

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps is equipping Marines with a new weapon, providing enhanced concealed carry capabilities at an accelerated rate and lower cost to the Corps.

Individual Weapons project officer Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson prepares to draw the M007 concealed carry weapon. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. Marine Corps Systems Command recently fielded the M007 to Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Jennifer Napier)

The Glock 19M–called the M007 by the Corps–replaces the M9 service pistol for personnel requiring a weapon that can be easily concealed.

The Marine Corps requires that all accredited Marine Corps Criminal Investigators, both civilian and military, be armed with a concealable pistol when on duty in civilian attire. This concealed weapon capability ensures those performing official duties–such as law enforcement or security personnel–are not readily identified as being armed.

“The M007 has a smaller frame and is easier to conceal, making it a natural selection to meet the Marine Corps’ conceal carry weapon requirement,” said Gunnery Sgt. Brian Nelson, Individual Weapons project officer at Marine Corps Systems Command.

In coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which adopted the weapon in 2016, the Corps fielded the M007 earlier this year to Marines and civilians in the Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division, as well as members of Helicopter Squadron One–also known as Marine One.

Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marine and civilian CID agents and members of Helicopter Squadron One with the M007. The M007 offers enhanced concealed carry capabilities, which includes a smaller frame, ambidextrous slide stop lever and flared magazine well. The weapon’s smaller frame makes it easier to conceal, as demonstrated in the photo. (U.S. Marine Corps graphic)

Aside from concealability, the M007 has several physical improvements over its predecessor. The grip lacks finger grooves but has a textured frame, improving the ergonomics of the weapon and providing a consistently comfortable grip with traction for a wider range of users. The ambidextrous slide stop allows for both right- and left-handed use. The magazine release of the M007 can also be changed and the magazine well is flared, making the system easier to reload, said Nelson.

Collaboration between the product team at MCSC and the FBI played a key role in the Corps’ ability to hasten the otherwise lengthy acquisition process.

“The fielding of the M007 is an example of how we can streamline the acquisition process by reviewing another service or agency’s test data to see if it fits the Marine Corps’ need,” said Lt. Col. Paul Gillikin, Infantry Weapons team lead at MCSC. “We received the initial request for a new concealed carry weapon system in April 2016. By collaborating with the FBI, we were able to procure, establish sustainability plans and start fielding the weapon to Marines by May 2017.”

Typically, the acquisition process of a new weapons system–from the time the requirement is received by MCSC to the time the system is fielded to the fleet–takes months, if not years, to complete. By leveraging thorough test data performed by the FBI, MCSC’s team reduced their own testing time. The team also carefully planned to ensure the M007 is fully supported, sustainable, and meets all logistics and safety requirements, enabling MCSC to meet and deliver the concealed carry weapons systems Marines need in a relatively quick turnaround time, said Gillikin.

Program Manager Infantry Weapons, which falls under MCSC’s Ground Combat Element Systems portfolio, manages the concealed carry weapons program for the Marine Corps.

By Ashley Calingo, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication

Brownells Releases Custom Slides For Glock Pistols

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Grinnell, Iowa – Brownells has expanded the menu for pistol customization enthusiasts, releasing unique drop-in slides for popular models of Glock® handguns.


Made to fit Gen3 frames in both Glock® 17/22 and Glock® 19/23 sizes, Brownells Glock® slides are easy to rack and “press check” and also allow the user the option of adding an electronic sight.

Perfect for both stock Glocks and custom builds, the Brownells slides fit the Polymer80 80% Glock® frames, also available at Brownells.

The slides feature special serrations and cuts, and come with the choice of a slot for a Trijicon RMR or similar sight. Some slides have a window cut in the top to aid cooling, enhance appearance and lighten the gun.


Machined out of stainless steel, the slides have a tough Nitride coating that resists heat, wear and abrasion. The slides are stripped, and will require additional parts to complete.

TangoDown / Vickers Tactical – Gen5 Glock Part Compatibility

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

I met with TangoDown at last week’s NTOA and asked about which Vickers Tactical aftermarket parts for the GLOCK will fit the new Gen5 G17 and G19 models.


Below is a list of existing parts which will enhance your Gen5 pistol. Over the next few months TangoDown told me they will be releasing the parts which they must overhaul due to the upgrades GLOCK made to the Gen5 (ie. Slide Stop & Slide Racker). Stay tuned for future releases!

What fits the Gen5 GLOCK?

Mag Release: GMR-003 ($16.92-$18.92)

Magazine Floor Plates: VTMFP-001 ($18.50-$23.50)

Grip Plug Tool: GGT-02 ($17.95)

Visit for more information! All GLOCK parts can be found under the ‘Items for Glock’ tab.

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