Gen 5 40 models (pics)

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  1. Madd Trapper

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    Just bought a Gen4 G27 to go with my Gen3 G23.


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  2. CZ Glock

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    In this day and age of international travel and trade.... I'm surprised that I haven't heard of anyone importing them here from Brazil.

    I would like to have some of our guys (Hickock45, Paul Harrell, etc) do a full review before they are officially released this fall.
     

  3. JBP55

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    The Brazilians have tested them far more than that already.
     
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  4. Ranger357

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    The fact the Brazilian police test were open impressed me very much. Wish we had more of that in the US.
     
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  5. Police Marksman

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    Here are some more pics from another forum comparing a Gen 5 G23 to a Gen5 G19. The Gen5 G23 has the wider slide. IMG_3930.jpg IMG_3925.jpg IMG_3926.jpg
     
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  7. What? Me worry?

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    So, they are almost (if not) the same width as a G21 or G37?
     
  8. Police Marksman

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    They have a slide one millimeter thinner that the G21 or G37, but two millimeters wider than the Gen4 G22 or G23.
     
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  9. Police Marksman

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    Been told in October.
     
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  10. amd65

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    As nice as my Gen4 G22 shoots, I bet these .40 Gen5’s will be great!
     
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  11. Deputydave

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    Very much appreciate the pics and comparisons.

    As much as I previously wanted a G23 in Gen 5, those photos have reinforced my decision to go with the HK USPc in 40 S&W (and also 357sig). The difference in width in those photos are fairly significant. I suppose it needs it to be that thick to improve the design and that's fine, but for me I think the HK USPc is the better option all the way around.
     
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    Already been discussed. I forget the specific measurement. But in between standard 22/23 width and 37/38 width.
     
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  13. Police Marksman

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    I would still like to know why Glock went with a thicker slide with the Gen5 40 S&W? What problems did it solve, what are the advantages of the thicker slide?
     
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  14. Deputydave

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    Does anyone know what the weight will be? There was a very slight increase in weight from the Gen 3 to the Gen 4 (looking specifically at the G23). So it would stand to reason that there will be a more substantial increase in weight due to the thickness of the slide. I'm curious what that increase will be?
     
  15. Police Marksman

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    The Gen4 G23 weighs 21.34 oz while the Gen 5 G23 will weigh 24.23 oz. The Gen4 G22 weighs 22.75 oz while the Gen5 G22 weighs 25.82 oz. These are without magazines.
     
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    I was looking at the specs today and I believe we've missed a very important fact. The slide is not the only part of the gun .08" wider, the body of the gun (frame) is also .06" wider due to the ambi. safety. Gen 4 G17=1.26", Gen 5 G17=1.34", due to the added width of the magwell, right to left side slide release measures 1.32" on my G45. We don't know yet if the
    gen 5 .40/.357 Sig guns will use the same slide release.

    I am left handed and carry my Glocks in Vedder Light Tuck IWB holsters. I bought my G45 first so my holsters are patterned for it. Both (1 with Olight PL-Mini, 1 without) have an extra channel molded for the right side slide release and a small kick out for the left side. RH holsters are probably reversed.

    I normally keep the light on my G45 and the widest place on that gun is where the hinge for the light latch is at 1.35"

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    So, I'm not worried about the width of the gun or whether it will require a new holster, I worry more about going back to 2 pins. If the new slide makes it easier for my 68 year old arthritic hands:elephant:
     
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    my thinking as well
     
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    It is my belief that the thicker slide and frames will solve:

    1. WML malfunctions
    2. durability issues
    3. And a little extra weight should dampen some of the snappy recoil that everyone whines about !
     
  19. Grease Gunner

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    I’m NOT a fan of the 40 S&W but that being said I have a Gen5 G23 waiting on my wishlist with my distributors cuz I want to get one in my hands soon as they become avalible.
     
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