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Held the new Glock Today

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by LEAD, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. LEAD

    LEAD

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    Sorry if this is a repost, but my search of New Glock turned up nothing:

    So, I thought the changes were actually good. For me, reaching the mag release easily require some repositioning of my hand. for the new model, not so much. The new model has a mag release that is larger, and three different back-strap size options. Also, instead of having the RTF grip texture or anygrip textures before it, it has more or less a larger version of the RTF texture, like small pyramids. The recoil spring aslo has changed to a dual spring setup much like that of the subcompacts. It was said to have a recoil reducing effect. I did not get to shoot it but I did get to hold it. It did fit my hands better. The glock representative said it had been through extensive testing, and form the look of his hands he was not lying when he said he took part.

    I know some of this is old news, but I was cautious to accept Glock changes as improvements. After seeing them first hand I do believe that the changes will benefit many users. According to the glock rep, the 17 and 22 are the only models going into production in this format so far.

    Older models will not be able to accept the new recoil assembly as the hole for the recoil assembly is larger in the newer model.

    Here are some facts as written by glock

    1.Trigger housing pins short pin intitially mounted on pistol w/o backstraps.
    2. MBS tool for removal and istallation of trigger housing pin.
    3.Backstraps two different sizes included. +2mm, +4MM.
    4. ONe extra magazine (3 total).

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=250&pictureid=2458
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=250&pictureid=2461
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=250&pictureid=2459

    these are the pics I can give, sorry if they repeat or the links don't work, look in my album pics on my profile if links dead end.

    Sorry this is my first started thread, im acclimating to contributing.
     
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  2. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    What 1st you already have almost 900
     

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  4. DEADLYACCURATE

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  5. RFPhoto

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    Very nice. Hopefully I will be using one of those when I take the Armorers course next month at ATF.
     
  6. GlockPride

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    Maybe he meant thread starts?
     
  7. LEAD

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    Correct, sorry bad phrasing.
     
  8. Angry Snail

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    So the Gen 4 Glock has adjustable backstraps? Seems like everything I read has a different answer.
     
  9. MSgt Dotson

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    My understanding is 3 options:

    No backstrap

    Small backstrap

    Large backstrap
     
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    Gen 4s come in OD?
     
  11. LEAD

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    Did i use the wrong phrasing again. Look at the pictures and decide, sorry they are reversed, I bet you'll get it.

    No better answer than seeing for yourself. Shipping in march Im told
     
  12. LEAD

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    Not yet. only regular all black 17s and 22s for the moment
     
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  13. LEAD

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    Correct, that is what I meant by adjustable. Did you see the pics, it shows very well how the grip is changed. Additionally you have a stock extended mag release and a dual recoil spring, which will not work in Gen3s
     
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    Really 19s? Maybe you mean 17s?
     
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    are the 17s out already?
     
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    It's not your fault they were related.
     
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    Good info! I did not know that Gen4 19s were out. I also, held the 22 with no backstrap insert installed.

    I think the majority of folks will opt for the small (SF) config. meaning no backstraps installed.


    All in all I think they will be a hit.
     
  18. LEAD

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    Sorry, again. The 17s & 22s are the only models in production
     
  19. LEAD

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    Really guys, about half of the responses are about me saying first post, instead of thread. I think you may be a little pedantic. Just take the info for what it is worth, sorry for the mistake with the reponse of saying 19s instead of 17s, but you'll see the original posting had the correct info. As for the adjustable backstraps, maybe intercahngable would be a better word, I find that by intercahanging they adjust.

    Look at the pictures, and make the call.

    To those who dind't nit pick about wording, or helped catch the error about the 19s, Im glad to have filled you in on what I know, and good catch on the 19s

    Next time I'll let other people fill you all you critics in.
     
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    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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