Glock is always looking for ways to give the customers what they want.

To address the growing suppressor market, Glock has announced that it will dress several models of its Gen3 line with a factory threaded barrel.

The models receiving the threaded barrel upgrade include the Gen3 G17, G19, G23 and the 21 SF. Currently, there is no threaded barrel on tap for the Gen4 line.

The factory threaded barrel will only be open to the U.S. market. It is expected to hit the aforementioned market mid-summer, according to Glock.

Velocity and accuracy of the Gen3 should get a small boost from the added length of the threaded barrel.

Glocks are known for their dependability, as well as their loudness. The factory threaded barrel will cut down on some noise, even more so with a attached suppressor.

Along with a reduced sound signature, the Gen3’s new addition will create less muzzle rise upon firing due to added weight up front. Flash signature is also reduced with the factory threaded barrel.

The G19 comes as no surprise in the selection process, as it is Glock’s most popular model. The G19 is a compact version of the G17, also selected for the factory threaded barrel. The G19 is ideal for a more versatile role because of its reduced dimensions when compared to the standard sized option.  In addition to being used as a conventional service pistol, it is ideal for concealed carry or as a backup weapon.

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