It’s Friday and we’re headed into the weekend so it’s time for our weekly shoot-the-shit topic.
So, folks what the heck happened to Glock’s TB models. This is a question that has perplexed us for almost a year. In fact, while at SHOT SHOW 2016, in Las Vegas, we tried to nail down the answer only to be told they were still available, which was clearly wrong. A very modest amount of research on Glock’s website reveals the conspicuous absence of the TB models.
One of the highly anticipated announcements coming out of SHOT SHOW 2015 was Glock’s release of 4 TB (threaded barrel models) the G17 TB, G19 TB, G21 SF TB and G23 TB. Glock included high bright front sight posts along with an Austrian made extended threaded barrel that added about 13.5 millimeters to the pistol’s overall length and threaded in 13.5×1 mm and 16x1mm. All of these pistols were being built of Glock’s Gen 3 platform even though the Gen4 was readily available. These pistols were available for right around $570 give or take $20.
The TB models started shipping Q1-Q2, 2015 and then POOF! You can find one or two, on some of the auction sights, but for all intents and purposes they’ve been discontinued. We’d like to get the straight skinny on its disappearance.
Demand for these pistols was certainly there. It’s quite true that several companies offered their own extended threaded barrels and high sights, but those incremental upgrades add an additional $400 to your investment.
If you know the answer to our question, we’d like to hear from you. Theories are welcomed and will be discussed as theories. Someone in cyberspace has the real answer and we’d like to get it out to our readers.
Having said that, we hope you have a fun but safe weekend. Spend some quality time with your buds or family, it’s time well spent.
Have a great weekend!