Updated: New Glock pistols are coming…

So by now, it should be well known that the two newest Glock models were in fact known as the Glock 41 and 42. The 41 was the .45 caliber pistol we all expected and Jeff has had a chance to shoot it and the .380ACP Glock 42 just this past week. Being a .380, the 42 turns out to be a bit of a let down for most of us. It’s the gun almost no one asked for and Glock has taken quite a bit of ribbing for it. Time will tell though. We’d heard from someone with earlier production models in hand that the .380 was the “mythical” Glock 40 but, it could be that Glock is going to skip that number altogether.

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Rumors have been swirling for months. There are even alleged pictures floating around on the Internet. It has long been said that new Glock pistols are coming. Well, this week, we’ve seen multiple industry sources indicating that Glock will announce at least two, possibly three new pistols around the time of the upcoming SHOT Show in Vegas.

The first, expected to be the Glock 40, is supposed to be Glock’s answer to the Smith&Wesson M&P Shield. It’s a modified single-column, sub-compact pistol. Word is it’s chambered in .380ACP. That’s a bit of a disappointment to some of us and comes up a little short as an answer to the Shield which can be had in 9x19mm or .40S&W. Previous Glock .380ACP pistols have been LE only in the United States due to import restrictions so it may be that the Glock 40 will be among the Glocks now being produced inside the US.

The second Glock, expected to be the Glock 41, is a stretched Glock 21SF designed to fit in the International Defensive Pistol Association’s “box.” In other words it is Glock’s new CDP (Custom Defensive Pistol) division gun, bringing to market a .45ACP equivalent to the Glock 34/35 that were introduced fifteen years ago.  The longer sight radius would give this gun a slight edge over the 1911/2011 that has dominated in CDP for years.

No word yet on what, if anything will come of the Glock 42. It could be a direct competitor to the Shield in 9/40 where as the Glock 40 has already been confirmed for the most part to be a .380ACP pistol.  Or it could be the mythical Glock Carbine rather than a pistol. Or it could just be vapor fueled by nothing more than rumor. We don’t know. Time will tell.

-GM

Ruger Firearms Introduces SR-762, piston-driven AR

Ruger SR-762

October 17, 2013

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger® SR-762™, bringing the .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge to the popular SR-556® family of rifles. The SR-762™ offers the downrange authority of the .308 cartridge in a two-stage, piston-driven rifle that runs cooler and cleaner than traditional gas-driven AR-style rifles.

The SR-762™ is an ideal rifle for those who appreciate the familiar and ergonomic AR-style platform. The .308 Win./7.62 NATO cartridge is perfect for hunting medium and most large-sized game and enhances the capability of the AR-style platform in defensive or tactical roles.

The SR-762™ retains the features of the original SR-556® that make it a solid performer among AR-style rifles. The patent-pending, two-stage piston delivers a smooth power stroke to the one-piece bolt carrier, which reduces felt recoil and improves the rifle’s durability. The four-position gas regulator allows the shooter to tune the rifle to function reliably with a broad variety of ammunition and in varying environmental conditions.

A heavy contour, 16.12″ chrome-lined, cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10″ twist features exterior fluting to minimize weight, yet provides outstanding accuracy. With the Ruger® Lightweight Adaptable handguard in place, the SR-762™ weighs 8.6 pounds and balances comfortably.

Three 20-round MAGPUL® PMAG® magazines are provided with the SR-762™. Folding backup iron sights, a Hogue® Monogrip®, Picatinny rail sections and rail covers add considerable value to the package, as does the six-position stock, sight adjustment tool, and a soft-sided carry case.

The Ruger® SR-762™ has a suggested retail price of $2,195.

For more information on the new Ruger® SR-762™, or to learn about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger® firearms, visit Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger. To find accessories for the Ruger® SR-762™, visit www.ShopRuger.com.

via Ruger Firearms News.