The Glock 17 Gen5 pistol was inspired by the GLOCK 17M pistol used by the FBI and includes many features the GLOCK community has been asking for. There are over 20 design changes which differentiate the G17 Gen5 pistol from the Gen4 predecessor, including a flared mag-well, a new nDLC finish, the GLOCK Marksman Barrel, ambidextrous slide stop levers, and a grip which has no finger grooves.
Glock Gen5 Magazine
The GLOCK Gen5 magazine comes with an orange follower and a floor plate which is extended at the front for faster magazine change.
Every GLOCK Gen4 and Gen5 model comes with backstraps in two sizes each one with or without beaver tail. The multiple backstrap frame allows the users to change the circumference of the grip to fit their individual hand size.
Enlarged Reversible Mag Catch
The magazine catch of the Gen4 and Gen5 frames is reversible and enlarged towards the rear of the pistol. The reversible magazine catch is more user friendly to the shooter’s reach and allows them to switch the catch to the left or right side of the pistol.
RTF (Rough Textured Frame)
The Gen4 and Gen5 have a rough frame (Gen4 RTF) surface designed to enhance grip traction, without being too aggressive. It is present on the frame as well as on the interchangeable backstraps.
GLOCK’s nDLC provides tougher, more durable protection than previously used finish. The nDLC finish is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing pro-cess. The nDLC finish increases protection against corrosion and scratching and improves the ability of the pistol to function in degreased or adverse conditions. The nDLC finish will be exclusive to Gen5 pistols at this time.
Ambidextrous Slide Stop Lever
The ambidextrous slide stop lever makes it easier to quickly, safely and comfortably manipulate the slide whether they are left-handed or right-handed.
Glock Marksman Barrel
The GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) features new barrel rifling designed to improve accuracy.