There’s an old joke that seems to exist in the Glock world. I heard it at my first Glock Armorers course and it typically starts with someone asking if Glock is ever going to make a rifle. Someone responds, “They are, it’ll be at SHOT show. We just don’t know what year.” I mean a Glock rifle would be great, it’d be affordable, take Glock mags, and hopefully come with Austrian reliability. In the last few years, Glock has fallen behind the market. Plenty of companies are now producing pistol caliber rifles that take Glock mags. The closest you are going to get to an actual Glock rifle is going to be from our friends at ZFI INC. They sell both the Micro Roni and IGB barrels. Mixing both with your favorite Glock pistol gives you one helluva NFA free Glock Rifle.
We’ll start with the Micro Roni, but we’ll also talk about the IGB barrel in a later article. Both deserve their own review. The Micro Roni is a polymer frame that attaches around your Glock handgun. Without the extended barrel, this would make it an NFA item, with the IGB barrel it’s not. The Micro Roni system is designed to be used with a standard Glock pistol, the addition of the 16-inch barrel wasn’t what they planned for. I mention this because it is tricky to install and uninstall the Glock with the long barrel. You do have to remove the stock, which is actually pretty easy. It’s just a couple screws. this gives you enough room to push the pistol and barrel into the chassis.
The Micro Roni
With all that done you are left with an effective and efficient carbine where a pistol used to be. At any time you can remove the gun, swap the old barrel back in place and you have a handgun again. The Micro Roni kit is mainly polymer and is quite lightweight. It features a folding stock that folds to the right and locks into place when folded. The weapon can be fired with the stock folded as well.