Surprised But Not Surprised?
……….A new year brings a new… wait old… wait not yet released, but suspiciously leaked info of a Glock from the autumn of 2017. Glock has dropped a press release of their first cross-over pistol. Kind of like the Volvo XC90 or Subaru Forrester of the gun world. Press release below:
Announcing Glock 19X
……….GLOCK, Inc. introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size frame and the compact slide have joined forces to produce the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.
……….“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” says GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey. “The pistol was developed for the military using GLOCK’s combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability.
……….Through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in all situations with ultimate reliability and accuracy. Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection. With proven results, the G19X delivers maximum efficiency and trustworthiness.”
……….Confidence now comes in the coyote color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The nPVD slide coating of the GLOCK 19X prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements.
……….Additional design features of the G19X include the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown for increased accuracy, ambidextrous slide stop levers and no finger grooves for better versatility, and a lanyard loop for retention. The pistol includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round extended magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.
……….The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the assurance to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.
……….The G19X will be available beginning January 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.
……….So this G19X looks a whole lot like Glock’s failed bid for the US Army replacement contract for their service pistol that everyone knows Sig Sauer won. Pictured here is the Glock MHS for reference. I’ll just leave that there for readers to visually compare. What’s new is old and what didn’t get a military contract is going civilian. What are your thoughts? Chime in on the TV-PressPass Facebook page.
Reporting for TV-PressPass