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I just talked to Kevin at Glock CS to see how long he thought I would have to wait to get a 43 in the new finish. He replied that it will never happen because it's not possible to do it. I stated that I'm not looking for all the gen 5 options, just the finish. I asked why it was not possible to DLNC the slide and barrel and he said "because it's not". Does anyone know why it's impossible?
 

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They don't do things one at a time (think assembly line-- large bulk processes, thousands of pieces in process-- one cracked egg stops the entire line, single stoppage costs thousands$$$ per sec). Why do you want it? YOU alone can screw up the entire production line affecting all Glock orders.

Your single piece, could cost the company $$$thousands$$$. How much are you willing to pay? Why are you messing up the production of my gun?

Hire CCR to do your aftermarket refinish.
 

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I just talked to Kevin at Glock CS to see how long he thought I would have to wait to get a 43 in the new finish. He replied that it will never happen because it's not possible to do it. I stated that I'm not looking for all the gen 5 options, just the finish. I asked why it was not possible to DLNC the slide and barrel and he said "because it's not". Does anyone know why it's impossible?
From what I’ve seen of the new finish, I’m glad my 43 doesn’t have it.
 

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They don't do things one at a time (think assembly line-- large bulk processes, thousands of pieces in process-- one cracked egg stops the entire line, single stoppage costs thousands$$$ per sec). Why do you want it? YOU alone can screw up the entire production line affecting all Glock orders.

Your single piece, could cost the company $$$thousands$$$. How much are you willing to pay? Why are you messing up the production of my gun?

Hire CCR to do your aftermarket refinish.
I’m pretty sure he wasn’t referring to refinishing his current G43. I got the impression he was looking for a new production G43 with the nDLC.
 

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My guess would be they are not doing it in the USA and its made here. Which is a shame. Add colors to the G42 and they would sell a lot to women.
 

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I just talked to Kevin at Glock CS to see how long he thought I would have to wait to get a 43 in the new finish. He replied that it will never happen because it's not possible to do it. I stated that I'm not looking for all the gen 5 options, just the finish. I asked why it was not possible to DLNC the slide and barrel and he said "because it's not". Does anyone know why it's impossible?
Because he said so?
 

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It’s impossible because Gaston said so
 
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You live in a world of pure fantasy if you think a corporation is EVER going to provide ANY information to their customer base about forthcoming modifications, enhancements, improvements, or developments related to new or existing products. No company does that EVER! The employee with whom you spoke did only what any company would want an employee to do...politely provide pseudo-information that leaves you knowing no more than what you knew before asking a very very silly question, along with no encouragement to ask the question again. What do you think would happen to sales of an existing product if a company employee starts leaking a description of and time table for improvements to that product?

Just ask all those who got advance information of the recent Gen5 frame bevel. Wait! There are no such people. :) There is little doubt Customer Service was asked about the correction of that issue any number of times between when correction was planned, and when pistols were actually sold with the correction.
 

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I called Glock with a similar question, if I sent them a G26 Gen 4 slide and barrel could they apply the new Gen 5 coating to it as an aftermarket upgrade. They also refused saying the new coating is only for Gen 5's.
 

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He was probably telling the truth - then a customer says, why not? That would prompt one of two responses - a long one explaining production detail so this customer would understand. The other is that it's policy to which the lower level phone person doesn't know specifically, but is merely reiterating. Either way, a single customer isn't going to change it.

That said, the response of the person in the above post is pretty clear.
 

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I'm under the impression that nDLC includes the metal treatment process and not just a surface finish as all previous models were. Glock hasn't been clear on it though but they do describe it as part of the manufacturing process.

They also state its exclusive to Gen5 for now.

nDLC finish for barrel and slide – GLOCK‘s nDLC provides tougher, more durable protection than previously used finish. The nDLC finish is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. The nDLC finish increases protection against corrosion and scratching and improves the ability of the pistol to function in degreased or adverse conditions. The nDLC finish will be exclusive to Gen5 pistols at this time.
 
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