SHOT Show 2019 SHOT 2019, Attack Of The Glock Clones? Patrick Roberts January 20, 2019 Join the Conversation Every year at SHOT Show, there seems to be a theme among the new product releases. Last year seemed to be the year of the Roland Special & pistol comps, the year prior was pistol caliber carbines, before that was the modular rifles and suppressors. We are already seeing a trend forming here, Glock clones. Brownells has been killing it with the exclusive Polymer80 options as well as their bargain-priced slides. With the success that Brownells saw with the Polymer80 frames and Brownells produced slides, it was only a matter of time for other manufacturers to jump on the Glock clone bandwagon. Leading up to the show season Brownells even launched new Gen4 Glock slides, https://www.instagram.com/p/BpLWnTAFmSk/ The Glock clone army that might invade the 2019 SHOT Show really started on the floor of SHOT 2018 with the announcement of the PF940SC and the serialized PF940C frames. Could this have been foreshadowing of the impending invasion? https://www.instagram.com/p/BeV2HS3gb0s/ Our friends over at Grey Ghost Precision dropped their Combat Pistol frame on us back in August, giving Glock builders yet another option. The Combat Pistol frame has a distinctive texture and is ready to build on right out of the box. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl_ZqYIDbsx/ How about a folding Glock clone? Full Conceal launched their Polymer80 framed thing last year as well. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjXfCxgHIWe/ There are even options to build a non-Glock Glock in large frame calibers like .45 ACP and 10mm with Polymer80's recently announced PF45 frame. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpUn0EPH8xZ/ As for this year? We've seen a slew of new Glock clones announced like the Alpha Foxtrot aluminum frame, and the new Zev OZ9 pistol kicking the show season off strong. Following those, Faxon Firearms released their FX-19 pistol that appears to be based on a Faxon specific Poly80 frame. https://www.instagram.com/p/BszBh5yhTi5/ If the Faxon pistol doesn't do it for you, how about the new Glock build kit from Agency? This one came as the biggest surprise to us given Agency's history producing some of the nicest Glocks on the planet. If you scoop one of these up, not only do you get an Agency stippled frame but also a lower parts kit and their Syndicate slide. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsrXQEOn231/ I think that it's pretty safe to assume that the show floor is going to be littered with Glock clones built on their very own platform like the ZRO Delta Genesis Z9 or the half a dozen “new” pistols being offered that have a Polymer80 frame. There are likely several other new Glock clone options that have been overlooked in the sea of plastic fantastic. Regardless of what this year's theme turns out to be, we will be pleased with any new products announced. After all, variety is the spice of life. Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv Full Auto Friday: PKMTactical Electronics Under Door CameraAnalysis of the Gemtech and Smith & Wesson DealBook Review: "To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth" by Jeff Cooper 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.