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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by NFEDERIC, Aug 11, 2020.
The price of the Gen5 40S&W will be the same as the Gen4 40S&W. The blue label Gen5 is $398.20 and the Gen5 MOS is $477.40.
I would think a .08 wider slide would fit in most holsters, of course there is always the heat gun
Might have something to do with the operating pressures. .40 = 35,000 p.s.i. , 45 = 21,000 p.s.i. Or possibly the recoil impulse of the .40.
I really don't know, but there is some reason that the .40 S&W GLOCKs have problems with WML's and .45 and 9mm don't. Hopefully the beefier Gen 5 fixes this like the Gen 4 was supposed to.
In my experience, the .40 S&W never did well in a repurposed 9mm frame/slide. It was a nice idea, but it has it's flaws. I know my SIG P229 was built around the .40 S&W cartridge....and it shows.
9mm's in guns built for .40 are good-to-go. .40 S&W in guns built for 9mm …. not so much ! Yeah, they might be slightly beefier and heavier, but I guarantee you it'll be worth it.
The Gen 5 .40 S&W (especially the G23) might be the answer to my dreams. I love the .40 S&W, and I love GLOCKs, I just don't love .40 S&W in any of the previously manufactured GLOCKs.
That is the reason I switched back to .45 ACP and 9mm, after being a staunch .40 S&W man for 25 years.
My gen3 40s have no issues with lights. In my experience, the gen3 22, 23, and 35 are perfectly suited for 40.
Liking what I'm seeing.
Nobody wants a fat slide 40!
I want two
I'm very happy to hear that Gen 5 40s are coming out this fall! I got my eye on the G27.5 .
Most commercial style non kydex molded holster will likely work with them. Kydex molded specific holsters, probably aren't going to work with them. Of course you could always massage some of them with a heat gun.
The ALS duty holsters don't have the clearance for a wider slide and they don't have any give.
FWIW I spoke with Safariland and they are gearing up for Glock Gen5 40 specific holsters.
We can complain now, but everybody will love it later and praise it for being a huge improvement and a gloriously soft shooter.
G42: From "Glock is so stupid, this should be a 9mm" to "I love my 42, it's the sweetest shooting .380 ever."
G43: From "Too little, too late; S&W already has the market" to "I'll never give up my 43, since it's so easy to carry and still delivers a service caliber in a reliable platform."
G45: From "That's not practical, who wants to try and conceal a full size grip - it should be a 17 slide on a 19 frame" to "This is the best handling Glock ever made; you'll be a believer once you try one."
Gen 5 .40s: From "That thicker slide is a terrible and unnecessary move - they should just use the existing size" to ... (Just wait and see all the praise threads to come)...
Where are you getting the "1.08 inches in width" infomation?
Yeah, I think we've had that discussion before. You're one of the lucky ones. If I didn't have the luxury of regularly observing about 100 GLOCK .40 S&W's
in action, I woulda possibly chalked my experience down as a fluke.
And even with that, there are about 80 deputies who would never believe there was an issue, except some of them observed their peer's weapons malfunction with the WML's.
Though I think everyone should just get a G20 and leave this caliber on the ash heap of history, I am happy they aren't releasing their 29th gen 5 chambered in 9mm.
(or however many 9mms they have released)
The spec sheets for the Gen5 40S&W have been leaked. It list the Gen5 40S&W with a slide width of 27.5mm or 1.08 inches. While the Gen4 40S&W has a slide width of 25.5mm or 1.0 inches. The G37 and G21 has a slide width of 28.5mm or 1.12 inches.
That could just get me back into .40 S&W.
Been itching for a new pistol caliber to load anyway.
With the big square slide that could very well cause some folks issues with concealment, myself included.
The APX has a slide length at around 1.1 and it noticably bulges on the corner for me, much like the 21, while the 19 prints not at all.
I’m with you. I would get the Gen 5 G35 in a heart beat. Maybe we’ll see this gun early next year to go along with their latest G34.
I never left the .40 S&W. Carried one too long. I shoot 9mm, but prefer .40 to save my bacon. I'm itching too, Covid blues, AKA I'm bored. Waiting for a GSSF G34.5 to arrive, probably two more months. I may run up to my local dealer and pick up a G44. I have enough .22 LR to keep me busy for a while.
I'm fine with 9mm for defense, easier fore to get fast hits with and my wife likes it much better in case she needs to grab one of the SD guns.
But, with a 23 and no grooves I'd be willing to give it another go.