POTD — Glock 17 Gen 5

“Officer Mike” reached out today. Earlier this morning, he picked up a brand new Glock 17 Gen 5. Being a awesome guy, he offered to let us test it out.

I know many of our readers are interested in the GEN 5 Glocks so “Offiicer Mike” is really doing us a solid. Because I see no possible way GEN 5 Glocks make their way into the armory organically.

Not capping on the 5. I’m sure it’s a valuable upgrade. But honestly, nobody over here has any issues with the finger groves, it still has a Glock grip-angle, and we are up to our eye-balls in the GEN 4’s. Actually…FDE Gen 4’s.

So this is likely to be the only GEN 5 Glock you’ll see us with. Hopefully I’ll have a video of a shakedown next week. You know…between working on the 1000 yard range project, running our normal business, and managing social media sites I have to meet the new Glock. Same as the old Glock.

😉

 

 

Marky
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Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • One final note. “Officer Mike” gave me a warning about borrowing his GEN 5. He said I better pick it up quick before he starts modifying and hacking on it.

    HA!

    Meet the new Glock. Same as the old Glock!

    Marky
    http://www.john1911.com

  • guns2317

    I am still carrying a Gen 3 G22…not in any kind of hurry to replace it with a Gen 5, I will wait to get one once they start showing up on the used market. Still, look forward to see what you guys have to say about it.

    • Mikial

      Same here. I still carry my old Gen 3 G21 I bought back in . . . 2001? Still works like a champ.

      • Don’t let my secret get out, but IMO the best 45ACP pistol on the market today is the G21 Glock. If your hands are big enough to grip it that is.

        Marky

        • guns2317

          Can not really argue with you on this one. A couple years ago I was at our range when a Glock rep came by. He gave me a box of ammo and his “demo” G21 and said have fun. Who was I to argue with that? The gun was dirty and he said it had not been cleaned in months….and I loved it. Ran like a champ, zero problems. I have never had issues handling the snappy .40 round in my G22 but thought the G21 was just superb. Smooth shooting and I love punching holes in paper you can clearly see from the 25 yard line. Wish I could carry it on duty.

          • Hell. A couple of PD’s around here issue G21’s!

            Bet you I know that GLOCK Rep personally.

            Marky

    • It will be interesting and it will be boring. All Glocks are essentially the same. I have an old co-worker who had over 30,000 rounds on his GEN3 G19 back in 2011-2012!

      No need to change.

      For example. We are very deep into the GEN4 Glocks. Have more than you can shake a stick at. The only Glock I might be interested in would be a G20 in 10mm since we have a facility in bear country. When the need becomes imminent, I would just going to pickup a GEN 4.

      But…with the GEN 5 even be made in calibers like 40, 357SIG ad 10mm? Will it hold up with the new pin-set?

      Dunno.

      Marky