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4th Generation Glock Frames Inbound

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Curare, Nov 4, 2006.

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  1. Curare

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    New ambi mag release and safety.

    New mags have a horizontal notch on the front face for the new frames, as well as the old notch. All mags will work in the old frames, only the new mags will work in the new frames.
     
  2. symr00

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    Do you mean a mag safety or a thumb safety? Either way, I hope they're optional.
     
  3. gudel

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    I believe it when I see it
     
  4. glocker1911

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    Yeah, and I suppose these new features will also be available on their new carbine, single stck 9mm, and 1911 style Glock they are about to introduce too, right?:neener:
     
  5. Curare

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Sweet now if we could get a metal frame I would be happier, poly is ok but I want one of each.
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    I think I would prefer metal mags. But really, a 4th gen? Okay, but why? Kind of implies a lack of perfection w/ the 3rd gen...and if it wasn't perfect, what took so long to fix it?? :scrutiny:
     
  8. Curare

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    Why 4th? Contracts.
     
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    Curare, do you have any links with more info? Thanks.
     
  10. Curare

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    That's all I have.
     
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    I believe this is a carryover from one of the military RFPs (Glock's entry). I saw something in John Farnam's quips about them. There is supposed to be a double-stack .45, similar to the G21, but with a slimmer grip. He did mention it has a manual safety and ambi mag release.

    His comments stated they were going to be shown at SHOT, in January.

    Another note of interest - he also said there was a 5" "version" of the G36, ie: 5" single-stack .45, to be shown in January, too.
     
  12. Curare

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    The mag release as described in Farnam's piece is switchable/ambidextrous. Looking at the picture of the new magazine style above (which has been shipping to stores) I would tend to disagree that it is "switchable". The notch appears to be engaged from the front--not the side. This would support a permanent ambidextrous release, possibly like that used in HK pistols.

    The second issue is the safety. From Farnam, "The SF45 will have an ambidextrous, two-position, manual safety. It is designed to mostly disengage itself as the shooter acquires a normal, shooting grip. But, it must be manually, consciously re-engaged. Resembles a cross-bolt."

    I suspect that Glock can design the ambi release without changing the parts count of the pistol, however I have no idea how the safety will be designed.
     
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    Huh, I thought Glock was perfection from the getgo.
     
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    It is. :D
    Apparently someone at GLOCK realize there is a niche for a reliable light weight single stack with 5".
    With the money these people are paying for jamomatic bricks, why not offer them a reliable alternative? ;)
     
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    This sounds like a monumentally bad decision.
     
  16. Slvr Surfr

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    I hope they dont go the way of the manual safety. I dont think they need them.
     
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    Hmmm makes me wonder if I should hurry upa nd get that g29 I've been putting off so I can use all mags.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :cuss: LEAVE EM ALONE!!!! i hope if they do this all the GLOCK OWNERS will trade the thrid gens in so the prices of them will drop and i can buy one of each:evil:
     
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    I like the idea of a manual safety. But unless the old frames can be converted I'd have to sell all old old Glocks to replace them with new ones :(
     
  20. denfoote

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    I am somewhat concerned about this.
    It seems Glock is getting ready for another more draconian mag ban.
    The rest may be an effort to make their guns palitable to the goofs in the People's MAssive Socialist Republic!!
     
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    maybe time to buy some 3rd gens?
     
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    Now if they can just redesign that ugly box-slide, we'll be set :)
     
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    Im too use to shooting them without a manual safety. I was shooting my HK the other day and actually forgot to take the safety off at first. Made me wonder if that would carry over if the crap hit the fan.
     
  25. Waywatcher

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    Zach S:
    How did you do that? The modification looks very professional from the picture. What grit, tools, etc. did you use? How close is the 'finish' match upon close inspection?
     
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