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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by pat701, Feb 7, 2012.
Would the world except and buy a battle rifle that is made and sold by Glock?
Did we all miss the new carbine that were going to be released the this years Shot Show, LOL,I am not holding my breath. SJ 40
If it's in 5.56 I wouldn't want one. But 6.8, 7.62x39, or .308 and I'll buy one. I'd even be interested in 300 Blackout.
I don't see why Glock would list themselves as an interested vendor in the Army's Individual Carbine competition to find a replacement for the M4 unless they had a working prototype:
I would be interested in a pistol caliber carbine, especially if it was compatible with current magazines.
I would certainly look at a rifle caliber carbine, but confess I'm in love with the AR series.
Good news for you: I am importing the IGB 16" barrels again.
Just because they are an "interested vendor" doesn't mean they have a product.
I love my Glock 27 but don't see a need for a Glock black rifle.
I remember reading that GLOCK got approval for some big land development last year by the Smyrna City Council or some such agency in Georgia. Word is it's either to expand their production facility or for the development of a long range rifle range. If it's for the range I can see it for two reasons.
1. They want to build a rifle (I see that very unlikely).
2. They want to build a range for some high end training like what Sig Sauer and Smith & Wesson are doing.
If I remember I think Gaston wanted to do that back in the 1990s and bought that chunk of land for the express purpose of doing a high end training center and then decided to do other stuff.
GLOCK did toy with the idea of building a rifle but decided not to for logical reasons. The same reasons why Remington never entered the 870 in the military trials that Mossberg won. The reasons why? Remington controls the Shotgun market, the police order their shotguns and so does the military even if Mossberg won the trials. If Remington entered it and lost it would have been a huge screw up. GLOCK looked at it the same way. They control the LEO pistol market and have huge contracts with foreign military sources. For them to break into the rifle market would be very hard especially with the fact that the four major players in that market are Colt, FN, H&K, and the AK in one form or another.
It's the same reason why Colt isn't really trying to compete for any more pistol contracts. They know their goose is cooked with that market. But they're still doing very well with the AR platform. Their Colt Canada division (Diemco) is making huge overseas sales with the C7 series of AR-15s.
will it be a Gen 4 rifle ?.....
I want an IGB barrel so badly !
BTW, I don't think Gaston Glock cares about anything anymore except boinking his new girlfriend, so I don't expect him to be coming up with any new earth-shattering ideas for Glock firearms.
I'm wondering what, exactly, are folks pining for in a Glock branded rifle? Unless it's a striker fired, pistol caliber carbine, I'm not sure I see the point.
Even more ridiculous are the folks wanting a Glock 1911. Seriously?
The building is already there. So who knows.
There are so many quality rifles out there, I don't see how Glock could make a better one. The same thing with a 1911. A 1911 made by Glock seriously? A gun design that is over 100 years old, and Glock is somehow going to make a better 1911 than Colt, S&W, Springfield Armory, Dan Wesson, et al... I think some people are just so in love with Glocks they want Glock everything.
I'm surprised Glock hasn't capitalized on this.
If Glock sold mineral oil and called it "Glock Oil" they could sell it for $5.00 an once and thousands of Glock fanatics would buy the stuff.
They could re-brand Felpro's copper anti-seize lubricant call it "Glock Grease" and they'd make a billion dollars.
If Glock made power tools, I know there are people who would buy them for no other reason than so they could say they have a Glock drill, or Glock saw or Glock whatever...
They'd make money if they sold Glock toilet paper!
I agree. I think that Glock has really missed the boat on an AR style rifle or carbine. If they got in at the end of the so called assault weapons ban, they could have been a major player in the AR market. As it is now, everyone and their brother makes them.
Personally I would rather see a 9mm/40 Glock carbine than one in 5.56mm.
Without exception, the world would accept a Glock rifle.
I'd rather see them continue to just make good pistols.
I like how I can have a Glock 26/19/17/34 that all use the same magazine. I think that extending that compatibility into a carbine could be very useful.