"MBS" missing on new G17 gen 4

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  1. Karambit777

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    Just picked up a new G17 gen 4 , and the little flat area on the right side of the frame that has "MBS" molded in does not have MBS on this particular pistol. I only have one other gen 4 Glock (21) and it has it, and all other gen 4 Glocks Iv seen has it. Is this something common ? I assume it is, at least for all the guns that came out of that mold.

    Anybody else have one with the MBS missing???
     
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    yup..It is missing on one of my guns it is either the g17 or g19 both gen4 FDE, not sure which one tough have to check,
     

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    Little things like that urk me .....
     
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    Wish they all didn't have them. Stupid.
     
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    Oh to live such a care free life, where not having the MBS marking on my Glock could "urk" me. I'm thinking I'd have no bills, wouldn't have to go to work, could be at the beach every day drinking a cold one, or perhaps there was a time like that, it must have been before I grew up and had to live life.
     
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    LOL!
     
  8. tattooo

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    Ha ha
     
  9. Karambit777

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    Lol. O the sarcasm :). I could care less about the "MBS" label or the system itself. I like my gen 4's without any add-on strap attached.

    I was just curious why my pistol didn't have it, as Iv always seen all gen 4s with it. Figured all Glocks was supposed to be the same. Markings and all. Idk.

    My new 17 is sweet however. I'm taking it to competition next weekend for some thorough work :).

    Maybe since I have a blank spot on the frame where "MBS" is supposed to go, I could engrave my initials.

    As I won't ever sell or trade it.
     
  10. Karambit777

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    Plus it's just curious since Glock advertises the MBS system so hard, they would take great pains to have every mold the same.

    Just makes mine special since it doesn't have it :). Don't be jealous
     
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    Mine has the MBS. It's kind of redundant, though, isn't it? Hard to imagine they would have a mold without it, as stated above.
     
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    Yep.....it is weird
     
  13. Karambit777

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    Makes one wonder what else are they forgetting to incorporate into the molds. Surely nothing mechanically important. Maybe this mold is one of the old prototype molds they drug back out to help meet production demand.
     
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    G4 21 with no markings here. Don't care much tho. As long as it works
     
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    On my 2010 G17Gen4, it says "Patent Pending" on the right bottom grip. Is it still pending?
     
  16. KenMI

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    The G40 models do not have it either. Just the little area where it used to be. There is a patent number on the grip though.
     
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    Don't even know what MBS stands for.

    My Badass Shooter?
     
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    Modular Backstrap System. Not sure why they even put it on the frame in the first place. It is obvious by looking at the grip. Apparently the SF models have SF in place of the MBS. They should have labeled the MOS models with appropriate markings if they were so concerned about model identification. At least they did add gen4 to the slide engraving on those models. And, fortunately they don't use the famous Remington lawyer talk on their guns. That would take up the whole right side of the slide.
     
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    MBS= master Bullet slinger.
    My new Gen 4 19 don't have it
     
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    Glock dropped the MBS marking sometime after 2013. I have 5 2016 production gen4's and none of them have it.