Glock model numbers

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  1. Shiloh228

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    Just sittin' here thinkin' random thoughts...

    What (if anything) is the reason/logic behind the Glock model numbers?

    What makes my G19 a "19"?
     
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    I've always wondered the same thing, lol
     

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    s0nspark Talk is cheap!

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    They were initially numbered after the patents... The Glock 17 was the company's 17th patent ;)
     
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    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    The model number is the sequential position in which that variant was DEVELOPED, not necessarily put on the market. The 17 was number one out of the factory, and it was given the designation 17 because Gaston wanted it that way.

    Apparently, the 22 actually beat the 10mm 20 into commercial US sales, because Glock was really tuned into market developments.
     
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    Glock was looking to beat S&W to market with the new coming .40 S&W cartridge, which I believe they did.
     
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    Smith put their first 4006s out the CHP contract IIRC.
     
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  7. davsco

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    interesting, i figured the 17 was for the 17 round capacity, although i guess it is 17 + 1
     
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    Nope. The Glock company was producing other products prior to the introduction of the Glock pistol... the Glock 17 was the 17th product....
     
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    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    The variant I had heard was the first of the patent series covering the Glock was Gaston's 17th patent.

    The truth is whatever Gaston feels like telling us. Such is life with a successful privately held company.
     
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    I know... they are so tight-lipped about things. I assume that it is one or the other... but definitely not because of holding 17 rounds.
     
  11. Seriously?

    Seriously? U.S.A.F. Historian Ret.

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    If it had anything to do with magazine capacity, I guess they dropped that system.

    Otherwise the Glock 36 would be a real humdinger!!

    :cheers:
     
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    How about the 39!
     
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    I have no idea how the numbering system may have started.

    But if you look at the current number designations it is really easy to see what is going on.

    Go to the Glock web site - click on product and then click pistols -

    A chart comes up showing all guns and their number -

    Unless you are a complete idiot you should be able to see very clearly what the numbers represent. :upeyes:

    This chart.

    http://us.glock.com/products/all

    Don't squint -:tongueout:
     
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    I don't think there is any confusion on the numbering in the Glock lineup... just the confusion of was the 17 the 17th product or the 17th patent.... from there it is easy.
     
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    According to the book "Glock", the "17" was Mr. Glock 17th invention patent. Then came the 18 which is the automatic Glock, then the 19 which was next comer. Thing kept coming which the number related.
     
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    Yep... that's correct. :winkie:
     
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    18 is full auto and after 86 so you can't have one, 24 is the longslide .40 which is still in limited production from what I can find and the fact that my lgs has 2 new ones in stock.

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    If you go here, you'll see the progression of the model numbers. The only things out of sequence are the 20 and 21 (in 1991), their production started after the 22, but I bet their patent came before the 22.

    http://us.glock.com/heritage/timeline
     
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    Yep... 18 is full auto, 25 and 28 are .380s that aren't even imported.

    The 17L and 24 longslides are done in a limited run every 3-4 years.
     
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