Glock’s MHS Submission

The XM17 MHS Competition was held to find a Modular Handgun System to replace the current service pistol, the Beretta M9. Sig Sauer won the MHS competition with their P320 pistol but we know other companies also submitted entries into the MHS competition.

FN has their FN509 pistol. It shares the same basic concept as the Glock MHS pistol. They both have full-size grips but shorter barrels/slides.

Let’s take a closer look at the Glock MHS pistol

It has steel sights, the slide is stamped 19 MHS, and it has a Glock 19 sized slide and barrel. So far nothing new other than the extra letters, “MHS”.

Glock MHS
The frame is where the new changes are most apparent. There is a thumb safety with a matching one on the other side.
Glock MHS, right side.
The grip is similar to the M series of Glocks that have not been released yet. The 17M and 19M are a new variant of the Gen4 Glocks. As you can see above, the grip lacks finger bumps.

One feature that is different from the M series, is the little pinky extension of the grip. You can see how it protrudes down in front of the magazine base plate. If you move your eyes rearward, you can see the grip has a loop for a lanyard. I am not sure why they needed to add the loop since Glock grips all have holes molded into the bottom of the grip where you could attach a lanyard.

Glock MHS 23 with magazines
Notice the pinky extension and the lanyard at the base of the grip. 

The magazines are molded in Flat Dark Earth as well. A few years ago, the Marines had a limited run of .40 S&W Glock magazines in Dark Earth. 

Dark Earth Glock 35 with Marine Dark Earth 15-round Glock magazine.
Here is a photo of my Dark Earth Glock 35 and my Marine Dark Earth 15-rd Glock mag. The Marine Dark Earth Glock mags came with the factory Glock mag extension which was also molded in color.

Glock 22, black. Glock 35 Dark Earth. Both with magazines.

base plates.

They even made a 22-round version in Dark Earth.

magazines in FDE.
Glock is trying to get the Government to reconsider and continue the MHS competition. Hopefully, Glock will sell the MHS handgun to the public just as Beretta has sold the M9A3 and FN is selling the FN509.
Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.


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