Glock Teases to 4th Gen Pistols for 2010


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RichardInFlorida
October 21, 2009, 05:10 PM
Maybe I missed a thread elsewhere, but has anyone else seen that Glock is now announcing their 4th Generation of pistols due out in 2010?

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2009/10/21/fourth-generation-glock-adjustable-grips/

Looks like adjustable grips (aka interchangeable backstraps) are coming.

--Richard

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Geezer Glide
October 21, 2009, 08:34 PM
I can only hope that these 4th generation Glocks go over well. So well, in fact, that maybe people will trade their 2nd generation models in for them. Then I will have plenty of 2nd generation models to choose from.

KBintheSLC
October 22, 2009, 04:08 PM
I think the adjustable backstrap will be a big bonus for many folks. I personally like my gen III Glock grips just as they are. However, the majority of the complaints I have heard from people about Glock has been about the grip.

freakshow10mm
October 22, 2009, 04:17 PM
I have the same size hand every day. Why would I need an adjustable grip on a handgun?

wally
October 22, 2009, 05:05 PM
I have the same size hand every day. Why would I need an adjustable grip on a handgun?

One size does not fit all. Nothing fits me worse than a Glock, I'd look forward to one with a different grip!

--wally.

Shipwreck
October 22, 2009, 05:22 PM
I love the RTF frames. The finger grooves are actually smaller. I get a better grip on the frame than with a standard 3rd gen glock. Plus, the texture is much better. No need for a rubber grip.

Kingofthehill
October 22, 2009, 05:23 PM
I have the same size hand every day. Why would I need an adjustable grip on a handgun?

Hopefully its fast to change out and you could swap it out and let you g/f, wife, brother, sister, mom,dad whoever shoot it at the range more comfortably.

JOe

daveit
October 22, 2009, 07:45 PM
Recently picked up an RTF2 G17....I love the feel of that frame.

Autolycus
October 22, 2009, 07:46 PM
I am waiting to see the end product. It does seem promising though.

dbshabo
October 23, 2009, 11:10 AM
I think the interchangable grip panels will be a big selling point for Glock. I would like to see them make a CCW model that wasn't so 'brickish' in size. A different grip angle would be good as well. I guess it wouldn't be a Glock then would it?

Guess I'll stick to my M&P's. They were engineered for my shooting hand position. We are fortunate to have so many quality handgun choices to make. Everyone should be able to find one that suits their particular needs.

Shabo

badbadtz560
October 23, 2009, 11:24 AM
I might have to swap out one of my HKs for a Glock or two if they start fittin my hand :D

9teenEleven
October 23, 2009, 12:09 PM
My problem with Glocks has never been the grip itself, though I think that will be a nice feature. I've always had a problem with the grip angle. When I draw and point, the gun is always above target.

earlthegoat2
October 23, 2009, 12:16 PM
Maybe they will all be single stack so they will fit my hand,

and hopefully they keep RTF as an option and dont make it standard. Its OK but Ill take the standard grip thank you.

KBintheSLC
October 23, 2009, 02:39 PM
My problem with Glocks has never been the grip itself, though I think that will be a nice feature. I've always had a problem with the grip angle. When I draw and point, the gun is always above target.

It certainly is a more aggressive angle than most. It took me a while to get used to it, but now I prefer it. I really like the low slide axis and steep angle for recoil control. But then again, this is really a matter personal taste... thats is the beauty of free-market capitalism. If it did not exist, we would all have to carry the same gun. Or perhaps no gun at all.

I have the same size hand every day. Why would I need an adjustable grip on a handgun?

If everyone else on Earth had the same size hands, you might have a valid point.

MythBuster
October 23, 2009, 03:14 PM
The "correct grip angle" is the one you are used to.

herkyguy
October 23, 2009, 03:58 PM
there is a hint of the new design in the the newest edition of the NRA's 'America's First Freedom."

The quote is:

Glock is considering other areas of the firearm industry beyond pistols, and the company plans to offer a new product, what Dorsey (Glock VP) calls the next generation of Glock pistols, to the commercial market at the 2010 SHOT show."

I like my G23 just fine and can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve.

FM12
October 24, 2009, 01:05 AM
Nomatter what it is, it'll still be aGlock.

JohnBT
October 24, 2009, 11:59 AM
“Next Generation of Perfection"

It's good to see that Glock has a sense of humor and that they're still working to improve their product.

John

InkEd
October 24, 2009, 12:59 PM
I guess they finally listened to almost everyone on the planet who has handled their product. Glocks are great guns no doubt. Ergonomic that is a different story. I think The xd (which I prefer), m&p and other striker fired poly guns are giving them some real competition and forced them to make the change. I wonder if the will increase their magazine capacity as well to regain some of their lost market share.

Regardless, it will be interesting to see what they have developed. I loved my glock until I used an Xd, so I wonder what the new gun will be like.

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