If you haven’t heard by now there has been an odd cryptic ad going around supposedly by Glock. Here is the ad….
The G42 is the first weird thing for me. Glock models go in order starting at the G17 (which was actually the 17th design the company came up with but was the 1st to make it to the market) and so on up to the Glock 39 this leaves a couple spots open if they are sticking to their numerical system.
I have talked to a few people, and they are telling me what very little their Glock reps are saying, but it sounds like we are in for at least two new models. There is a lot of speculation out there. People are guessing everything from a full on Glock Carbine to a full size 22lr trainer handgun. There is a big camp that thinks it will be a 380 version since there has been import restriction on the G25 and G28 here in the US. The reason I am skeptical on the 380 idea is because those two pistols already have a spot in the numerical line I don’t see Glock reserving two more model numbers for the same pistols. And the 380 was sooo three years ago. (Except for Ruger last year who in spite of everyone else showing up with single stack 9mm’s they crashed the party with the LC380.)
Now here is where I get to give you your moneys worth and tell you what I think is going to happen. At SHOT Show last year I was extremely disappointed with Glock for not introducing a new single stack 9mm. I actually put my full displeasure out there to one of the booth workers and had a pretty good conversation with him. Knowing what he told me and considering the fact that S&W has the Shield and Springfield has the XDs I am betting on a single stacked 9mm to be making it’s debut at SHOT this year. This is my final answer. All signs point to single stack 9 for me and I’m pretty pumped about it. I am tired of enjoying my wife’s Shield so much and having to lower my standards to a Smith & Wesson when I want to carry a thin gun.
I said above that this there is more than likely two new models coming out didn’t I? Well, the single stack 9 is my educated guess pick so I I will give you one guess from left field. I think the second new guns is going to be some sort of optics ready handgun. We saw it last year with the FNX-45 Tactical and now the M&P Core I think Glock is looking towards the future of what defensive handguns might be. Keep in mind also Outdoor Channel’s show Shooting Gallery just got finished filming a show called “Zero to Hero” with trainer Gabe Suarez using all Glocks with red dots mounted on them I think this guess is out there but not too unreasonable.
For my third and final trick I give you the Glock G99…..
Hey we can always speculate right? What do you think Glock is going to unveil at SHOT this year? Let me know in the comments below.
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