Glock Rifle Rumors Surround Shot Show

Just before Christmas, reported on rumors surrounding Glock’s forthcoming SHOT show press conference. The perfection-promising gunmaker has been tight-lipped ahead of its hour-long Vegas presentation, spurring speculation along the lines of “yeah, too quiet.” The lack of solid info didn’t stop our fellow gun blogger from prognosticating about the Austrian pistol purveyor’s plans. “Possible topics for the press conference: official roll-out of 100% Made in USA pistols, announcement of an ultra-thin, single-stack 9mm pistol, announcement of .380 Glock pistols available in the USA, announcement of a metal treatment process as an alternative to Tenifer.” Not included in this list: a Glock carbine. The Glock rifle rumor’s been around for ages . . . commentator Richard addresses the possibility:

About 15 years ago, Glock would have cornered the law enforcement long gun market with pistol caliber carbines. Ruger and Marlin made some inroads, but neither company had large police accounts to start with. Glock did. With a bunch of cops equipped with them, a lot of citizens would have been buying them too.

Glock coming out with an pistol caliber carbine now would be a little underwhelming. I’d probably buy one anyway.

A Glock AR is a possibility, but they would need to distinguish themselves from the rest of the AR market in some way. Something like the Kel Tec SU16c maybe.

God I hope not. The last thing I’d like to see is Glock follow all the other major gun manufacturers in disappearing down the brand extension rat hole. Alas poor Smith & Wesson, I knew ye well.