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Why don't they bevel all Glock model's?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Rustin, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Rustin

    Rustin

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    I love the way the muzzle of my g26 is beveled. I understand it aid's in holstering. Does it offer any other advantages? Is there a particular reason, aside from cost, that they only offer this on certain model's? I know the SC glock's have this feature and I've seen it on a G34 I think. Kind of like S&W did with the M&P line. Do people send model's such as the G19,G17 and such off to get a muzzle bevel? Thanks.
     
  2. Beanie-Bean

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    I've got a couple of models (not subcompact) which have the beveled front:

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    Definitely high speed/low drag :)

    I'm with you on the new models having the beveled slides, though.
     

  3. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    The GAP glocks, and the 34/35 are the only ones other than the subcompacts that are beveled. I wish I knew why...
     
  4. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

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    Double post
     
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  5. Rustin

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    Very interesting. I have no clue why the GAP models offer the beveling. What about custom jobs? Have you ever seen custom bevel work?
     
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    Why do Glocks have a rather stiff slide and lame slide serrations?

    Why do Glocks have poor ejection?

    Why go Glocks have such an extreme grip angle?

    Unsolved mysteries.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Different machinery makes different sized slides. The beveled subcompact slides, made with a different machine, appeared in 1995. A newer, different machine makes G34/G35 slides. The newest machinery makes GAP slides. The oldest machinery makes G17/G22/G31 slides. To make all slides beveled, it would take a rather large investment i some new equipment. I do not know if the G17/G22 slides being made in the USA are beveled or not. Glock could do it and pass on the added cost to us consumers, but I'd rather not see that approach used.
     
  9. samuse

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    Yup.

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  10. Beanie-Bean

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    That is some serious holster wear. Nice mod :)
     
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  11. GunFooMaster

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    I want one of those