The only "slim frame" was the G36 and it had teething problems and took a while to get into customers hands after being announced. The "SF" "short frame" guns came kinda quick. They usually appear at the SHOT show and are released soon afterward.How long before Glock released it for sale did we know about the Glock Slim Frame?
The reson I ask is because we might use it as a gauge to answer the question "What new things is Glock working on?"...
That's what I meant...the short frame...The only "slim frame" was the G36 and it had teething problems and took a while to get into customers hands after being announced. The "SF" "short frame" guns came kinda quick. They usually appear at the SHOT show and are released soon afterward.
Most R&D for any company is secretive, that's the nature of business, to be the first with the best...They really do care, for example, during the mag ban, Glock would take cop guns in trade and refurb the hi cap mags and sell them with refurbed guns. It would not have mattered to them, Glocks sell regardless during that period. They did it for the customers. The NEW products get reviewed and reported on, but the rest are the same as they have always been and they were reviewed when they were new..GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation) is just one big ongoing promotion and they put a lot of time and effort (called money) into it.That's what I meant...the short frame...
So it seems like their R&D dept. is pretty secretive. I wonder why they do that?...IMO it seems like Glock is a tad snobby. They don't seem to care about the consumer. Ironically they put out some of the best products money can buy. But where other companies let mags do reviews, have promotions, etc...Glock just says here ya go and that's it.
To me, the phrase "short frame" is just silly. Short refers to height, not grip diameter or the distance between the front of the frame to the back. Slim frame would have been a better description, or as I like to say: "the size of frame that the G21 and G30 should have come out with from the beginning."
If I remember the history correctly, the term SF has gotten completely changed from when it was originally mentioned. I am pretty sure I remember that it got that designation when it was being developed to go after a contract for a new Spec Ops pistol, hence the SF designator. When that didn't pan out, the translation of the initials just changed to something about the description of the "new' gun, even if it didn't fit exactly.
They sent me a free hat and an envelope full of other free stuff. stickers, pens, keychains, patches, etc. They spent 12 bucks to ship the free stuff too.IMO it seems like Glock is a tad snobby. They don't seem to care about the consumer.
Oh Glock is awesome in that respect. Anything you ask for they send you without question. I've gotten everything from key chains to springs to followers...you name it. Their customer service is top notch...way beyond Smith and Wesson...and that's a company that pays BOTH ways for shipping!...But Glock doesn't say "Send it in and we'll see what's up"...they just send you whatever you need!...FREE!They sent me a free hat and an envelope full of other free stuff. stickers, pens, keychains, patches, etc. They spent 12 bucks to ship the free stuff too.
All I did was write a letter and tell them I was pleased with their product.
Just because you didnt get a thank you card and kiss doesnt make them snobby. they sell a few pistols a day...