Last week, the media got a look at what Glock will be releasing in 2024 at a special invite-only event at the company’s new Georgia manufacturing space, which Guns.com says is “pristine and in line with every other Glock manufacturing facility.
“The company even converts American 60-hertz electricity to European 50-hertz electricity to run its imported machinery – while it’s far from cheap, Glock says this is what’s called for to maintain consistency across continents.”
The announcements are…well, they won’t blow up your skirt, to use a fairly ancient saw.
We posted about the incoming Talo exclusive Glock G49, which is an OEM G19L that people have been hacking for years — a Glock 19 grip with a G17-length slide and barrel.
Also coming next year will be new additions to the Gen 5 family, which will be rolling out apparently until the end of time itself. In 2024, we’ll see Gen5 Glock 29 (a subcompact 9mm) and Glock 30 (a subcompact 10mm) pistols.
And yeah, they’re pretty much exactly the same, except they lose the Gen4 finger grooves, and the slides get front slide serrations. They will also presumably get Glock’s Marksman barrels.
Both pistols have a 10+1 capacity, despite their different chamberings, and will begin shipping at the beginning of 2024.
Getting back to the G49, Glock showed off the new short-grip, long-barrel MOS handgun topped with a Holosun green dot sight. The idea is the pistol is more concealable, as the grip is shorter and less apt to print, while retaining the sigh radius of a Glock 17.
Other planned releases are distributor-exclusive models, including the G44 TB (threaded barrel). The G44 is, of course, Glock’s .22LR pistol that’s designed for plinking and training. Now, you can get it with an OEM threaded barrel so you can add your favorite rimfire can. Why this wasn’t an option when the pistol launched a few years ago is a mystery.
The G44 TB also comes with fiber optic sights instead of the standard and always-replaced Glock 3-dot sights.
Oddly enough, Glock showed off a throwback nostalgia release of its somewhat difficult-to-acquire G17L long-barrel pistol. It includes the original Glock texturing on the frame, a lightening cut in the slide, and, as the model requires, an extended G17 barrel and slide. Currently, Glock only releases G17L pistols in small batches every year (usually) in the Gen4 configuration.
And as far as anyone knows, those are the paltry few major releases coming from Glock next year unless the Austrian gunmaker is keeping a surprise up its sleeve.