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I thinking of a 20SF - are the recent ones with a shiny slide again?

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by alank2, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. alank2

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    Hi Everyone,

    It may seem like a small thing, but I sure like the shiny slide - for those of you who have ordered one recently, what type of slide did it come with??

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
  2. oceanbob

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    Hi sir....Glock never had a shiney slide. If you see a shiny slide you're looking at an aftermarket Plating or polishing job. Cost extra, but GLOCK doesn't do it. Several companies do plate or polish Glock slides.
     


  3. alank2

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    Hi,

    Sorry, I should have been more specific - I mean the "shiny" teflon type black slide instead of the duller, gray slides I have seen.

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
  4. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    He does not mean shiny like chrome.

    There was in fact a period of time where Glock had different finishes on their slides and barrels and one finish is much more dull and scratches much easier than it's "shinier" counterpart.
     
  5. Yondering

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    Don't know about the Gen 3 stuff (20SF) but I just bought a new Gen 4 G19, and it has the shiny slide.

    I also like it a lot better than that flat grey-black finish they did for a while.
     
  6. 03Cobra

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    My Gen 3 20sf from 1Q of this year has the dull finish if that helps
     
  7. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    It seems like they RECENTLY did a short run of the gray, matte slides in both G20 and G29 but I just got a Gen3 G29SF (serial number TANxxx) and it appears they went BACK to the shiny slides.... I'd say the gray slides were between about rxx-xxx and sxx-xxx or so ...
     
  8. alank2

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    Hi Everyone,

    I found one with a shiny slide, TERxxx!

    Thanks everyone,

    Alan
     
  9. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    Nice!
     
  10. alank2

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    Hi,

    Thanks! I was so very pleased to find a 20SF with the slide I like. I need to get some ammo loaded so I can go shoot it!!

    Alan
     
  11. :needspics:
     
  12. Glad you found your Shiny Slide.

    I just bought a new Gen3 G20SF about two weeks ago and it's slide looks like every other I've owned since '96. I guess ive never been unlucky enough to have come across a dull slide. Congrats Alan. You're going to love your new 20.
     
  13. alank2

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    Hi,

    Thanks; I made a bicycle tube grip for it last night. Some trijicon sights are coming today via UPS so I can't wait to get them on. I can't wait for the temps to drop a bit so I can go shoot it - it is supposed to be a real 110 deg F this weekend!

    Some people like the dull or grayish slides because they aren't as slick, but I've seen where they don't hold up well to holster wear, etc. I really like the shiny black teflon type finish as a Glock can be years old with plenty of use and still look new.

    When I get it fully done, I'll try to get a pic up!

    Thanks,

    Alan
     
  14. alank2

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  15. RYNOCG201

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    My 20sf serial prefix NTA from 2009 has the glossy finish. I do like it but I prefer the dull finish of old and now new Glocks. Guess I'm not a fan of shiny guns especially Glocks

    RYNOC
     
  16. attrapereves

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    My G29SF has the flat matte finish and has the serial RUT***. I believe it was produced in early 2011.
     
  17. ccoprdc

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    Alan, congrats on the new purchase, but did you have to post that picture? Now you've got me lusting again... I do need a new gun for Heavy Metal at GSSF. :supergrin:

    ccoprdc :cool:
    aka David
     
  18. walrus108

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    I too just got a new G20SF. It was made 6-19-12, serial #TER-xxx. It appears to be matte to me. hard to compare it to my other glock since it has so much holster wear :supergrin:

    Do you think it's matte grey? what does Glock call this different finish?