Constant pursuit of perfection
Glock recently announced the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 (Gen5) pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 calibre pistols in the Gen5 family to four.
According to the company, “the G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over 20 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,” Glock, Inc. Vice President Josh Dorsey, continued. “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.
Glock, Inc. furthermore in the beginning of January, introduced 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,” Mr. Dorsey said. “Using Glock’s 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. With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”
The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote colour and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-coloured pistol case. Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GMB, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.