Also Featuring Glock Annual

I intentionally left off mentioning the “Glock Annual” publication from my last post about “Glock Autopistols” so that I could create another post to highlight this publication as well. The two magazines are identical from a content perspective and only differ in their covers, but have run in parallel since 1995. I have not everContinue reading “Also Featuring Glock Annual”

Glock Autopistols Magazine

In an effort to deepen my knowledge of Glock variants with the intent of writing a true collector’s book, I began a small collection of Glock print material including back issues of Glock Autopistols magazine. GA mag was (possibly still is) printed by Harris Publications and has been a mainstay of Glock’s yearly promotional literatureContinue reading “Glock Autopistols Magazine”

Early Glock Magazines

Recently, a few collectors have posted and collaborated on trying to better identify early Glock magazines–and the tabulation is just fascinating! The more early guns that can be verified with authentic magazines and compared side by side, the more versions seem to come out of the wood work. Eventually, this should be another section onContinue reading “Early Glock Magazines”

The New World Order Began In 1991

Last month I posted what I believe was the first commemorative edition Glock ever made–a Fraternal Order of Police engraved model available to the Metropolitan Police of D.C. As I covered there, the success of commemorative models makes for easy profits for gunmakers and Glock has become one of the best at it! Their secondContinue reading “The New World Order Began In 1991”

Talo Premier Gold Edition

I’ve never been much on commemorative editions of guns because it’s always just seemed like a gunmaker’s excuse to boost sales–build a stock gun and slap a special engraving on it, then call it a “limited edition” and sell it for twice as much money to the same people who already have three of theContinue reading “Talo Premier Gold Edition”

Pictures of a Rare Duotone

Just a quick post to share pictures of a very rare early Glock 17. This pistol is an AC prefix model which is a great example of how the early design was not set. The slide finish is a greenish color of unknown original that was a predecessor of the parkerized finish that became standard.Continue reading “Pictures of a Rare Duotone”

The Original Glock Commemorative

Among Glock collectors and enthusiasts, the above pictured gun is thought to be part of the very first commemorative run of firearms. Initially offered to Washington DC police officers in 1989 as off duty weapons, the sales success led to many many more special issues and commemoratives in the ensuing 30+ years. As you mayContinue reading “The Original Glock Commemorative”

A Little Awaited Arrival–Glock 19M FDE

This was not a post I ever expected to be making–especially since I was not aware this particular gun existed until about a week or two ago. Pictured above are my new pair of Glock 19Ms and you might notice these particular beauties feature FDE frames. The 19M, if you have not previously read, wasContinue reading “A Little Awaited Arrival–Glock 19M FDE”

Looking for Hidden Variants

The longer that one collects a brand of firearm, the more nuance and variation one will notice. While manufacturers frequently release major design changes all at once, there are often smaller variations is design hidden throughout the evolution of a gun. Glock is a veritable treasure trove for those interested in small variations–and today IContinue reading “Looking for Hidden Variants”