Featured Glock Carbine Evidence: Patents and Proofs Dave Merrill May 10, 2021 6 Comments, Join the Conversation We've heard the rumor repeated for the better part of a decade: when will there be a Glock carbine? Through backchannels we learned of the development several years ago, and while it's far from a guarantee, Glock has officially filed a number of patents concerning a carbine. As with the strange rotating-barrel Glock 46, we first learned of the existence of these patents from foreign sources, in this case a German blog/youtube channel Sparanat. Applications were filed at the beginning of November 2019, and were published in the first half of April. We're certainly not patent attorneys or engineers, but we can speculate from the patents themselves. Of course we anticipate features from all of the next generation/”SCAR killer” rifles. We note that several of these patents show an AR-type parts but that in no way means that the Glock carbine will be a modified direct-gas ala' AR-15; it also could mean the availability of Glock adjustable blocks for AR-type rifles and we're looking at two sets of patents. Engineers and attorneys certainly know how to patent features without giving up the ghost of the entire design. Without further ado, here are the patents concerning this Glock carbine design: Firearm with gas-operated reloading concerns the gas system. Glock Carbine with an adjustment device for gas-operated weapons concerns the quick-adjust gas block itself Firearm with secured firing pin retaining pin looks like a different way to secure a cotter pin. Additionally, as with the gas block we see more AR-15 parts, though other patents point to a different direction. Firearm having a device for barrel clamping looks like a QD barrel system. Bolt head for a firearm is about an enhanced bolt that appears to interchange with a standard AR-15. The patents claims it allows for a higher mechanical stability of the cam pin and an improved service life. Carbine having a charging handle gives us a glimpse that the potential Glock carbine will move away from standard AR charging handles Weapon with cartridge-case ejection Firearm with gas drive brings us through some of the details of the Glock Carbine gas system itself. Firearm with a magazine holder is about the magazine release and lower receiver. Magazines appear to be [unsurprisingly] STANAG-type Companies and individuals file for patents all the time, so the existence of these patents in no way guarantees we'll see it–but it does bring some hope. We have reached out to Glock Inc for further comment. Explore RECOILweb:Rusted: Fixing Found & Gifted GunsSureFire 1,000: New Thousand Lumen P3X Fury IntellibeamPWS MK212 with M203 & Leupold MKIVBox Mag Fed Shotguns: Sorting Out Scatterguns NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.