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Glock - when did they change the finish on the slides?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dave3006, Jan 15, 2004.

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  1. dave3006

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    I have several of the "old" Glock 22,23, and 27 models. I just recently bought a new model 22. The slide is finished in a slippery black coating that makes it hard to do a press check. The older finish was more dull and easier to get a grip on.

    Anyone know why and when they made the transition?
     
  2. dhoomonyou

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    the story i got was....

    I have an older 26, and a newer 27....different finish on both
    26 is dull and "tackier", 27 is sorta shiny, I called GLock and the rep I spoke to said:
    "there are 3 different technicians in austria that do slide finishing, and some make it duller than others"
    yeah...
     
  3. coltjeeper

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    I'm trying to remember for sure, but I think they first started showing up around '99-'00. I had one of the first G22s I noticed with the finish.
     
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    Those 3 guys must be busier than a one legged man in a a$$ kickin contest. :evil:
     
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    It's not just an issue of different shades of the same finish. The older guns were parkerized over the tenifer finish. The newer guns have a black teflon finish over the tenifer.
     
  6. cornbread2

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    So the new finish should be even better than the old.

    The color would wear on the old finish but they still would not rust.

    Apparently the color will last longer now.
     
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    Awesome, they keep making them better and better.

    WHEN is Glock going to make a .223 rifle?!
     
  8. dave3006

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    In my opinion, it is not an improvement. The new finish is too slippery.
     
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    Try some 400 grit on it.
     
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    I was told from Glock it's an issue raised for clean up.
    The old dull finish was a tougher clean up with the small micro pits in the front end of the slide.
    The new satin finish is much easier to clean up.
    Thats what I recieved from their email.
     
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    " they keep making them better and better."

    I thought they were already PERFECT.

    Just kidding.

    John
     
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    What if you send the old finished slide into Glock for refinishing. Will they refinish to the correct duller finish of the older Glocks, or will they put the newer finish on the slide?
     
  13. JohnKSa

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    Call them and ask. My guess is you get the new finish.

    If the new finish really bothers you, there are places that will refinish a slide in just about any finish you want. Just refinishing a slide usually isn't that expensive.

    BTW, if press-checking is the only concern, it's not the only way to check the chamber. The extractor is flush or slightly indented from the slide if the gun is empty and sticks out a bit if the chamber is loaded. Agreed that it's possible to have a malfunction or broken part or perhaps some kind of fouling cause the extractor to protrude, but that's getting a bit pathological IMO--especially if you keep the gun in good condition.

    Yes they are!

    In EXACTLY the same way that H&K doesn't compromise, Winchester won the West, and the way "you know you can depend on 50 Years of ArmaLites."
     
  14. gabeodog

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    Yeah the new finish is slippy. But i like it none the less.
    over time it will lose that quality.
     
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