Will Glock ever "do something else"?


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Kind of Blued
December 6, 2008, 01:26 AM
...and what will that be?

Sure, they're making oodles of money because they have a good product and don't stray from it, but I really like it when gun companies take chances.

I'd really like a Glock 9mm carbine, not based on their pistols, that took G18 mags (and 17, 19, 26). I have no idea what it would look like, but it would be interesting.

Have there been any Glock prototypes of other things over the years?

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CPshooter
December 6, 2008, 01:39 AM
The only thing they are doing these days is taking an aweswome gun (3rd gen) and making it uglier (4th gen).

But yes, a Glock brand semi-auto carbine would be awesome. 33rd mags would be perfect.

legion3
December 6, 2008, 01:46 AM
and the only thing they have done in days gone past is to take an awesome gun (2nd gen) and make it uglier (3rd gen).

;)

CPshooter
December 6, 2008, 02:04 AM
and the only thing they have done in days gone past is to take an awesome gun (2nd gen) and make it uglier (3rd gen).Ha..you probably aren't the only one who feels that way. I happen to think the 3rd gen guns w/ the finger grooves look the best. I don't care for ambi mag releases or anything crazy like that. Give me a 3rd gen 19 with night sights and I'm happy.

louie19
December 6, 2008, 02:36 AM
+1 for Glock 9mm carbine

Anyone tried the one from Olympic Arms? http://www.olyarms.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=59&category_id=24&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=37

I think that's the closest that we have today since it takes Glock magazines.

jlh26oo
December 6, 2008, 03:14 AM
Sure, they're making oodles of money because they have a good product and don't stray from it, but I really like it when gun companies take chances.

Probably some gun companies are happier making oodles of money off a good product than taking chances, and I am not a big "change for the sake of change" guy, but I'll participate since this is effectively a GLOCK wish-list:

1. 36 with full size grip frame (vs. current 2-finger grip frame & grippable mag extension configuration).
2. Single-stack 19
3. Single-stack 10mm
4. More Prac-Tacs (I.E. in 10mm & .45 A.C.P.)
5. Scrap Gen4 L.O.L. because I.D.K. about losing vertical for "signature serrations" like the other polymer makes, because that does not seem like GLOCK's style. And keep ambi optional. I'm not fundamentally opposed to finger-grooves, although I'd prefer no grooves on compacts and subs (I.E. they either shrink the F.G.'s spacing or lose one groove entirely), but that's J.M.O. and Y.M.M.V.
6. Fine. A GLOCK 9mm carbine!

trackaddict88
December 6, 2008, 03:23 AM
+1 on a single stack 19, and a 26, why not?

FlaChef
December 6, 2008, 04:07 AM
NO.
Because Gaston is too busy marveling at his own genius to admit anything other than what he is doing is "perfection".
Last one of his employees to bring him a new idea to be the "next" glock got shot down. S Wilhem Bubbits took his ideas down the road to Steyr.

jackslayer
December 6, 2008, 04:48 AM
Reminds me to the way some auto makers for the longest time ignored declining sales, resale price declines, new idea and things that are important to customers, thinking that they would always be what they once were. The train is passing you by glock and you had better adapt if you want to remain a player.

legion3
December 6, 2008, 06:32 AM
Glock will remain a player no matter how many newer designs pass them by as long as their quality control is well quality. When you have that big a share of both the LE and Civy markets it will take some time to knock them down...

Heck GM is still #1 and they are darn near bankrupt.

But resting on your laurels....Yes I say make the same gun they have always made but add new lines (don't get rid of the old) add some wrinkles not a few new cosmetic things.

michiganfan
December 6, 2008, 06:57 AM
Get yourself a Kel Tec subgun. Glock mags. Put in a 33 rounder and have some fun.

jc650
December 6, 2008, 09:49 AM
Well it sounds to me like Glock is pretty much done according to some posts. RIP.

Jim PHL
December 6, 2008, 10:02 AM
A Glock .22lr (as opposed to the conversion kits available) would probably sell like crazy, although that's not really different. Should do one in each existing size. 26; 19; 17; etc.

Gun Slinger
December 6, 2008, 12:06 PM
I suspect that Glock could continue to turn out the same models for another 25 years and people would continue to buy them as they have for the past 25 years.

It is proof that a well-conceived pistol design, solidly executed and properly controlled for quality will become a permanent, almost timeless, standard. Other than some minor design "tweaks", it is not at all that different from another benchmark design, the Model 1911. It, too, remains quite like it was first designed and over the last eighty or so years has seen what amounts to minor design "tweaks" and folks still buy them up like crazy.

Both are great designs. Both will continue to sell "as is" for the foreseeable future.

MT GUNNY
December 6, 2008, 12:16 PM
It will be a while before they hit G1911 from G17:neener:

Borch
December 6, 2008, 03:46 PM
If you really think about it why should they do something else? They have one of the top selling pistol lines in the world, let alone the USA. Thay hold multiyear deals with many major local, state and federal LE agancies and just about everyone who owns one loves them.

KegCommando
December 6, 2008, 03:56 PM
I wish they would get rid of that 2 piece trigger safety.

The style of trigger safety on Glocks and XD's are the #1 reason keeping me from ever owning one. Probably poor technique on my part, but for whatever reason the two part trigger pinches my finger terribly. Depending on the caliber, after just a few shots I can't stand it and start having flinch not from the recoil anticipation but from the trigger sting.

Maybe make it like the M&P one.

Onmilo
December 6, 2008, 04:03 PM
My Glock wish list:
Model 20SF 10mm six inch barrel longslide.

rcmodel
December 6, 2008, 06:01 PM
Will Glock ever "do something else"?

They might have too if Obama & friends get their way.

Maybe go back in the cabinet hardware business again?

rcmodel

louie19
December 6, 2008, 06:54 PM
+1 on single stack Glock 19 and single stack Glock 26. It would make CCW with a 9mm Glock nicer due to the width savings.

+1 on .22LR Glock in a 19 size and a 26 size. Although, the Advantage Arms .22 conversion kit is quite good. Still, I think I'd have no jams with a dedicated .22LR Glock.

jocko
December 6, 2008, 07:00 PM
Gaston, did make nice cabinets!!!

Loomis
December 6, 2008, 07:10 PM
Ooo, I likes the idea of a glock carbine!

I don't think it should have the modified browning lockup though. But it should use glock mags and have a glock gripframe.

MT GUNNY
December 6, 2008, 07:27 PM
Hey LOOMIS Right Here http://www.mechtechsys.com/

AZGlock13
December 6, 2008, 08:17 PM
Ah yes, the old Glock factory carbine coming out next year rumors. I remember joining GlockTalk back in Jun 2002 and folks were talking about, and even in some threads a few years older, that Glock was going to announce/release a brand new carbine rifle that takes G17 and G18 mags at the 2003 SHOT Show. Well, the 2003 SHOT Show came and went (no announcement) and sure enough later that year they were talking about the release was going to be announced at the 2004 SHOT show. This has been going on and on since. Here we are 2008, and still no formal announcement from Glock on a carbine/rifle. A few years ago, I finally ended up buying a Beretta CX4 Storm (92FS mag version) carbine and am fairly happy with it. Bottom line is, I really doubt a Glock factory 9mm (or any other caliber (like .223) for that matter) carbine rifle with ever be released (IMHO).

A single stack 9mm compact or sub-compact and also a full size frame single stack .45ACP (8rd mags) I could see being released by Glock eventually down the road (cross our fingers).;)

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