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Any Word on New Glocks

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by giggitygiggity, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Member

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    Has anyone heard anything about the new Glocks with the adjustable backstraps and what not? Is this true or merely a rumor? Does anyone have pictures? I am interested in a G21sf. Thanks.
     
  2. RetDep310

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    It's true, the 4th generation gun is real, just not sure if they are on the market yet. Talked to one of the local PD brass, their department is interested in trading for them, and I believe he actually saw one. I believe for right now, they are only available in the Model 22, 40S&W. The new Glock annual has the write-up.
     
  3. solvability

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    I hear they use polymer frames.
     
  4. highorder

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    I had a G22gen4 in my hands yesterday.

    Without any backstraps installed, the frame is considerably smaller than a gen3 G22. The hump is still there for no good reason, but the improvements to grip volume and texture are nice. With the largest backstrap installed, the grip is equal to the G21 in size.
     
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    I went back and looked at the one they had at my local dealer. I was about to buy it , but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that the improvements they made weren't enough to motivate me to buy it.

    IMO, the back strap design isn't that great. If they would have made it to where the back straps could be changde to alter the grip profile(arched/flat), instead of the grip size, it would have been better. The guys that like the glock grip could have it , and the guys that like the flat back strap could have that too.
    The grip texture is nice, but I think I prefer the RTF2 texture over the RTF3.
     
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    I think the most important update Glock needs to make is to their website. What's it been, 10 years? ;)
     
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    Saw one at the DFW Gunshow this weekend. $489.
     
  9. SnakeLogan

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    If it aint broke, don't fix it! Why is Glock messing up with the Gen 3 design? The Gen 3 design is perfect IMO.
     
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    They're not messing up anything. Gen 3 will still be made.
    I bet a lot of folks would disagree with you.:)
     
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    it is true. i really think that they need to make a small sized single stack 9mm and .40 handguns like the 36 but in the other calibers of course. maybe they would give kahr a run for thier money.
     
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    Link?
     
  13. Kingofthehill

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    They screwed the pooch on this one to anyone other than glock followers and total newbies that get glocks because they are "Glocks".

    Whats the #1 complaint against glocks? Grip angle. This interchangeable back strap design on their new generation could have taken that argument out of any glock haters mouth. But no, they didn't change the grip back straps enough to get rid of that weird hump and angle.

    They had a perfect opportunity and they missed it. Too bad IMO...

    They tried to get in on the back strap market and failed if you ask me.. the only positive out of this is the recoil spring. IF that works as advertised. And supposedly it doesn't interchange with previous models which is a huve oversight.

    The only positive i see is that the glock fan boys and PD's will be upgrading and hopefully the 3rd gens get cheaper :)
     
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    The only people that whine about the grip angle are a small amount of Americans. Also, you can not alter the grip angle without a major redesign of the barrel/breech face/extractor/magazine.
    The 1st/2nd gens did not get cheaper when the GEN 3 came out and it won't happen this time either. Most true Glock fan boys don't like the GEN4 anyway.
     
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    They would not be importable. Also, the 36 is Glock's worst selling pistol. There is no global market for such guns.
     
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    Two pistols, M&P and XD. These two have pushed "Glock perfection" to compete. Don't get me wrong I'm huge Glock fan, but I really like my M&P's as well. Competition is good to drive innovation in any market. I think it's good for us the consumer that Glock has decided to match these two pistol's features. Now if they just made a thin single stack 9mm...:D
     
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    I met Gaston Glock in Toronto Ontario in 1984, at the Royal York Hotel.

    Pointed out to him that a slim 9mm 10 shot capacity pistol, would sell like wildfire.

    And the grip was too slippery (1984!!!?) That worked, right?
     
  20. Kingofthehill

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    Nipprdog- Since im so wrong, enlighten us.

    What is the common complain against the glock from glock haters? and even some glock fans?

    Grip angle.

    JOe
     
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    Glock is a global small arms company. They do not care what you think of their grip angle. Most Glock owners/users love the Glock the way it is.
     
  22. Kingofthehill

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    Odd, im a Glock Owner/User and hate hate the grip angle.

    Hmm... Thanks for speaking for Everybody there Reaper
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    Naw, most just accept what they are given and don't question it. Some don't want options because they can't make the appropriate decisions and so they want somebody else to make those decisions for them. However, based on the industry for accessories for Glocks, there are a LOT of people that like changing what they can in order to make their Glocks more suitable to their tastes.

    Grip angle is a common complaint. Grip texture is another. So is a lack of a safety, which depending on your view is a benefit or detraction of the Glock. Whether or not mags drop-free is an issue.

    The notion of Glock "perfection" seems quite variable and not universal.
     
  25. Kingofthehill

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    I haven't held the new 4th gen but i hope the texture is less than the RTF version. I could not even imagine IWB of the RTF. Looks like it would turn your skin into hamburger. But it was VERY nice to shoot for a range/competition gun.

    JOe
     
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