GLOCK Adds Two More Gen5 9mm Pistols

GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family to four.

The GLOCK 19X isn’t the only big new thing Gaston’s gang has in store for the throngs at the SHOT Show to ogle. They’ve also just announced two more of their most popular pistols are getting Gen 5 upgrades, both in 9mm: the GLOCK 26 (formerly known as the “baby” GLOCK) and the full-size GLOCK 34 MOS. Here’s their press release . . .

SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family to four.

The G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over twenty design changes to distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors.  Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely-engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.

New GLOCK 34MOS Gen 5 9mm pistol

“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance.  The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”

Among the design enhancements are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility and control, and an nDLC finish, which is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.

The G26 Gen5 and the G34 Gen5 MOS will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 22nd, 2018.

For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to


  1. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    So, did they screw up the front of the grip with stupid cut outs like the other gen 5s?

    1. avatar DrewR says:

      Looks like yes on the 34 and no on the 26, judging by the pictures.

    2. avatar anonymoose says:

      You mean that thing they used to have before they got rid of it sometime in Gen3?

  2. avatar anonymoose says:

    You gotta admit that the new G26 is cute.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      And I’m really diggin that 34.

  3. avatar Rigor Mortis says:

    Meet The New Glock, same as The Old Glock.

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      Exactly. I know if I owned a Glock, I’d be rushing out to replace it with the new Glock that I can’t distinguish from the old one.

      1. avatar Hank says:

        Careful, you’ll disturb the glock flock.

        1. avatar Chris says:

          Congratulations, you’ve just described Apple’s yearly Iphone business model.

        2. avatar Hank says:

          Hey at least glock can’t intentionally slow down the speed at which your glock shoots over time like apple does to their customers.

  4. avatar BLoving says:

    When the Gen 5s came out, we complained that the changes were “ho-hum, what’s the big deal?”
    Someone here put forth the theory that if the changes were drastic and truly innovative, it would have scared their customer base.
    So their choice was: stick to the business model that works and continue to make money or risk losing money and customers on an unproven idea.

  5. avatar James in AZ says:

    Corrects finger grooves

    Adds back retarded crescent cutout

    Just can’t stopping screwing up the front strap, can they?

  6. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    When they offer a rounded trigger guard. It still wont attract my attention.
    But it will be getting closer.
    Now if they want more of a customer base.
    Change the grip angle. Then maybe Id even grab a hold of one for a trial fit.

  7. avatar Scott says:

    Why no light rail on the 26 ?

    1. avatar How_Terrible says:

      The barrel is so short that most lights would hang out a ways past it and negate the the entire purpose of the gun.

      1. avatar Scott says:

        With the ability to use larger mags it would add a bit of versitity to the gun. The m&pc has a rail and it’s barrel is only slightly longer. Owell I guess

  8. avatar matt o says:

    i have been thinking about a 34…

  9. avatar Don Prather says:

    Have they fixed he lip at the front of the frame, underneath the new radius on the slide?

    1. avatar NJ2AZ says:

      i can’t say for sure, but on the photo of the 26 it looks like the frame is also beveled.

    2. avatar Joel IV says:

      Are you running a text-only web browser? The photos provided with the article clearly show (at least on my PC) a beveled frame.

  10. avatar myron says:

    I saw a training video of a novice shooter shooting a
    Glock 26 9mm and he got off all 10 rounds in 2.2 sec’s

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