Glock naming scheme


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EskimoPie
March 15, 2009, 05:25 PM
Is there any rhyme or reason to Glock's naming scheme? I might just be dense, but it looks fairly random to me... Just have to memorize them all?

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hirundo82
March 15, 2009, 05:33 PM
They are numbered in order of introduction. The Glock 17 was the first one introduced, supposedly so named because it was Gaston Glock's 17th patent (the company originally made curtain rods IIRC).

The most recently introduced models (except the "slim frame" models such as the G21SF) are those in .45 GAP, the G37, G38, and G39.

EskimoPie
March 15, 2009, 05:37 PM
Ok, thanks for the info... while 'order of introduction' is great for corporate history it does nothing to help provide any information about the gun itself.

RyanM
March 15, 2009, 06:00 PM
You just have to memorize them.

Glock 17 - 4.5" 9mm
Glock 18 - 4.5" 9mm machine pistol
17L - 6" 9mm
19 - 4" 9mm
20 - 4.6" 10mm
21 - 4.6" .45
22 - 4.5" .40
23 - 4" .40
24 - 6" .40
25 - 4" .380
26 - 3.5" 9mm
27 - 3.5" .40
28 - 3.5" .380
29 - 3.8" 10mm
30 - 3.8" .45
31 - 4.5" .357
32 - 4" .357
33 - 3.5" .357
34 - 5.3" 9mm
35 - 5.3" .40
36 - 3.8" slimline .45
37 - 4.5" .45 GAP
38 - 4" .45 GAP
39 - 3.5" .45 GAP

It does sort of make sense when looked at that way. You can see what design directions the company went in. First a regular one, then a machine pistol, then a compact and a longslide. Then they branched out ito 10mm, .45, and .40, and made compact and longslide .40s, and a .380. Then they introduced all the subcompacts almost all at once. Then all the .357s. Then the two new longslides. Then the slimline, then all the .45 GAPs. And now I think they're intentionally delaying making a real "Glock 40."

Quiet
March 15, 2009, 06:23 PM
In additon to the number system, Glock also uses these designations for variants.

P = Practice (red framed Glock)
T = Trainer (blue framed Glock)
C = Compensated
SF = Short Frame
MB = aMBbi-magazine release
RTF = Rough Textured Frame

armoredman
March 15, 2009, 06:49 PM
Also TRDS...Top Rack Dishwasher Safe....sorry, couldn't help myself. :) We return you to your regularly scheduled thread...

The Lone Haranguer
March 15, 2009, 07:49 PM
Glock's numbering system is much easier to keep track of than Smith & Wesson's Third Generation metal-frame pistols. :p S&W "Whiz Wheel" (http://thegunzone.com/whiz_wheel.html)

BlindJustice
March 15, 2009, 08:07 PM
It's goofier than S&W's numbering scheme but at least they
just seem to take the next 2-digit number whereas at times S&W
seems to have the guys in charge of model numbers all take
vacation at the same time and they leave it to a monkey
throwing a number at a dartboard of unused numbers.

R-

green country shooter
March 16, 2009, 12:12 PM
The confusing thing will be when they introduce a model 40, it had better be in .40 caliber or there will be chaos.

Kind of Blued
March 16, 2009, 02:02 PM
The confusing thing will be when they introduce a model 40, it had better be in .40 caliber or there will be chaos.

"Who's on first?"

They've certainly done dumber things before.

Ex. 1 - Smith & Wesson Model 357 (chambered for the .41 Magnum).

Ex. 2 - Smith & Wesson Model 22 (chambered for the .45 ACP).

Oops, autoloader forum. :o

burningsquirrels
March 16, 2009, 02:04 PM
it'd be nice if they made single stack 40, then 9. :shrug: not sure what other variations they can offer.

bluetopper
March 16, 2009, 02:49 PM
I really haven't lost any sleep worrying about it.

LightningCrash
March 16, 2009, 03:44 PM
The Glocks are supposedly enumerated based upon patents issued for the guns.

wrxguyusa
March 16, 2009, 04:04 PM
The confusing thing will be when they introduce a model 40, it had better be in .40 caliber or there will be chaos.

Especially since the ".40 caliber Glock 40" is probably the most referenced Glock in news reports. Apparantly all the police have them, but we probably aren't allowed to buy them. I heard they don't set off metal detectors and shoot bullets that go through bullet-proof vests. ;)

Quiet
March 16, 2009, 10:01 PM
The confusing thing will be when they introduce a model 40, it had better be in .40 caliber or there will be chaos.

The Glock 40 will be a full-size .22LR handgun.

Just because, it would be ironic...

Glock 22 = .40 caliber
Glock 40 = .22 caliber

:neener:

Badger Arms
March 16, 2009, 11:22 PM
"SF" stands for "Short Frame" not "Slim Frame". The Glock 36 is a "Slim Frame" gun, the "SF" guns are just as fat as their non-SF brethern.

Starcheck55
March 17, 2009, 12:22 AM
Especially since the ".40 caliber Glock 40" is probably the most referenced Glock in news reports. Apparantly all the police have them, but we probably aren't allowed to buy them. I heard they don't set off metal detectors and shoot bullets that go through bullet-proof vests.

can you even imagine the amount of KBs you'll get from a newly designed 40s&w Glock. just hand the glock to the BG and let him blow his entire arm off. :rolleyes:

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