Updates – Some stores have them and are selling for around $600.
Like many other pistol manufacturers, Glock, worked pretty hard on the MHS (Modular Handgun System) bid for the army. They also didn’t win the MHS contract so Glock is putting some of the MHS upgrades into production for the next generation pistol. Glock will be officially announcing the next generation of pistols on August 30, 2017. Here is what we know so far.
- More Durable Finish – nDLC (nano Diamond Like Coating)
- Ambidextrous Slide Stop
- Flared Mag Well
- No Finger Groves
- Marksman Barrel
Other Notable Changes
- Non-Polygonal Rifled Barrel with Improved Crown
- Extended Recoil Assembly (Glock 17)
- Trigger Bar and Spring
- Striker Safety Plunger
- Magazine Base Plate Extended
- Orange Magazine Follower
Many of these changes I mentioned were coming in the previous article –FBI Glock 17M, 19M and the Gen5 Glock. We have also seen some of these changes first implemented into the Glock 42 & 43 models. The Glock Gen5 for now will only be the 17 & 19 models. From what I’ve read Glock does not have plans to offer the Gen5 in other calibers but 9mm.
Since they made many minor changes as well, it’s easier to list what is compatible from the Gen4:
- Magazine Release
- Misc. Small Parts (striker spring, sleeve, spring cups, channel liner)
This will definitely cause many of the aftermarket parts not to be compatible, however like we saw with the Gen4, given enough time the aftermarket will catch up.