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Sammael 12-10-2012 06:21

Current Glock Finish (2012 Production) - What do YOU have?
 
Just curious as to what people are getting out of Smyrna these days...

Everyone remembers the finish of the first Gen4 models - the grey, parkerized looking finish that seems to scratch when you look at it...

Compare that to the nearly indestructible slicker, 'teflon-like' finish of old...

Buyers of newer pistols are reporting that Glock is returning somewhat to a darker finish, so I am curious:

If you bought a 2012 Glock, what's your prefix, and what type of finish did you end up with?

Sammael 12-10-2012 06:25

Quick addendum:

I'm personally considering buying a TGR prefix from a dealer online. Of course, I've seen a few pics, but it is hard to tell whether this is the 'newer' darker finish, or if it is simply the Gen4 style finish that has been oiled up.

I own a Gen4 G21 (RVL prefix) that I love in every way but the finish. I've used it for 6 months or so, and it looks like it's been dragged behind a truck - In contrast, I own a 2005 G19 that I have beaten the living hell out of for the last 7 years, and it still looks great. :dunno:

So... before someone asks 'It's a tool, does it really matter???' Yes, it does. It matters to me. My truck is also a tool, but I wouldn't buy one with an inferior paint job off the line that in 6 months would look like I took a screwdriver to it, either. Aesthetics mean very little in a defensive firearm, but that is no reason to accept sub-par quality when it comes to the durability of the finish.

With that said...

If YOU bought a 2012 production Glock, what is your prefix, and which finish did you end up with?

Also, does anyone know when they started to return to the darker, more durable finish?

Thanks!

blakestree 12-10-2012 06:33

Mine is TDM and I love the finish!

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMG_2239.jpg

dango 12-10-2012 06:42

I read really good things about the new finish so I bought one.
G-17 and the finish seams tuff as nails ! 2500 rounds and just
starting to see "THE GLOCK SMILE" on the barrel.

Sammael 12-10-2012 06:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by dango (Post 19719131)
I read really good things about the new finish so I bought one.
G-17 and the finish seams tuff as nails ! 2500 rounds and just
starting to see "THE GLOCK SMILE" on the barrel.

dango: If you don't mind me asking, what prefix is your G17?

Thanks!

dango 12-10-2012 06:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by glock-7 (Post 19719138)
dango: If you don't mind me asking, what prefix is your g17?

Thanks!

ttd............!?

Bill_5R 12-10-2012 06:55

Prefix on my G19 is TKY. The finish looks the same as my older gen 3's, nice and dark.

cowboy1964 12-10-2012 06:58

Gen 4 23 prefix TMG test fire date 7/19/12 ... gray finish. Love it, no holster wear or barrel yet and the slide is MUCH gripper than my older G4 19 and G3 26 with the darker finish.

Beanie-Bean 12-10-2012 07:02

All of my Glocks with a 2012 test-fire date/born-on date have the "middle" finish. Not quite as black and shiny as the older models, but not as gray/matte finished as some of the recent models (both Gen3 and Gen4) have been.

I saw that you were looking for a S/N specifically for a G17 Gen4--mine is SNWxxx, with a "middle" finish.

Genin 12-10-2012 08:19

My G19 wiht Serial PYS has the grey, easily scratched finish but is more grippy. I have a 26 and 19 that are in the T serial range and they both have the middle finish. It's kind of shiny and slick but not nearly as dark and teflon-ish as the old finish. Hope that helps.

fuzzy03cls 12-10-2012 09:12

I have a 1st run gen 4 G22, crap gray finish that wears. I have another gen 4 G22 bought in June, same crap finish. Unless you can inspect it upon buying there's no telling what finish your going to get.

Sammael 12-10-2012 09:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by fuzzy03cls (Post 19719463)
I have a 1st run gen 4 G22, crap gray finish that wears. I have another gen 4 G22 bought in June, same crap finish. Unless you can inspect it upon buying there's no telling what finish your going to get.

Fuzzy: Prefix on your second G22? S, maybe T series?

The way its looking so far is that the T series all pretty much have the 'middle' finish... which is an excellent way to describe the very latest, from what I have seen personally.

dango 12-10-2012 09:45

Brings to mind another question , yes , another one !
Does the finish matter weather made in USA or Austria ?

The one I just bought in mid September is made in Austria and I am quite happy with the finish ! The only flaw in the finish that is detectable is on the extractor but all else is flawless.

jnc54 12-10-2012 10:12

My gen 4 17 TK ser# looks more black than my gen 4 26 TM ser# witch has a more greyish finish.

clarkz71 12-10-2012 10:50

My G23 g3 test fire 3/22/2012 has a nice dark finish

Serial STY7XX

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...decolor008.jpg


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...decolor003.jpg

fuzzy03cls 12-10-2012 11:20

Quote:

Fuzzy: Prefix on your second G22? S, maybe T series?
TCP, & it's the grayish. Same as my 1st one.

clarkz71 12-10-2012 12:28

Off the Glock website:http://us.glock.com/products/technology

http://us.glock.com/img/model_technology/durable.jpg

Nitrite Treatment
All GLOCK metal parts are treated with a Nitration finishing process that optimizes the molecular structure of those surfaces.

This progressive technology delivers a high degree of surface hardness,
maximum durability, and exceptional corrosion resistance,
that provides many years of trouble-free service under the harshest environmental conditions.

dango 12-10-2012 13:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by clarkz71 (Post 19720081)
Off the Glock website:http://us.glock.com/products/technology

http://us.glock.com/img/model_technology/durable.jpg

Nitrite Treatment
All GLOCK metal parts are treated with a Nitration finishing process that optimizes the molecular structure of those surfaces.

This progressive technology delivers a high degree of surface hardness,
maximum durability, and exceptional corrosion resistance,
that provides many years of trouble-free service under the harshest environmental conditions.

Mine does not have that. Glock 17 Austria-prefix TTD.
So that would make it a gen.3......!
Either way , I'm content with it but will mention this in a polite
way next time I'm there. Thanks.

JBP55 12-10-2012 13:39

I have purchased dozens of Glocks and have not had any issues with the finish on any and I am aware they are not high end 1911 pistols. Shoot the thing! :cool:

clarkz71 12-10-2012 13:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by dango (Post 19720276)
Mine does not have that. Glock 17 Austria-prefix TTD.
So that would make it a gen.3......!
Either way , I'm content with it but will mention this in a polite
way next time I'm there. Thanks.

Glock claims the last 2 years have the new Nitration finishing process


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