Skip to comments.New Product Announcements From GLOCK, Inc. at 2010 SHOT Show
Posted on 01/22/2010 6:38:32 PM PST by smokingfrog
The GLOCK 22 Gen4 in .40 caliber and GLOCK 17 Gen4 (Generation 4) in 9x19 are featured in the #14049 GLOCK booth this week. The new Gen4 has several new features designed to satisfy the most demanding consumers.
Most noticeably, the Gen4 design has a multiple backstrap system that allows the user to change the circumference of the grip to fit their individual hand size. The grip has three options; a short frame version, medium frame or large frame that are easily changed and secured with a single pin.
The magazine release catch of the Gen4 is reversible and enlarged. The reversible magazine catch allow users to switch access of the catch to the left or right side of the pistol with no additional parts.
Internally, the original recoil spring has been replaced with a dual recoil spring assembly. The dual recoil spring assembly noticeably reduces the recoil while simultaneously increasing the life cycle of the pistol.
Additionally, the Gen4 has a new Rough Textured Frame (RTF) surface designed to enhance grip traction and is present on the frame as well as the interchangeable backstraps.
During recent grueling endurance testing and at the SWAT Round Up International competition, several police agencies had a chance to handle and shoot the new pistols and many positive comments were made about the design changes. Gary Fletcher, Vice President at GLOCK, Inc. mentioned that "GLOCK, Inc.'s dedication to perfection has made GLOCK the chosen firearm for many Law Enforcement agencies around the world. The Gen4 is just another step in GLOCK, Inc.'s commitment to producing the best firearm for Law Enforcement, Military, Federal Law Enforcement/Military and the law abiding citizen."
The Gen4, just like any GLOCK pistol, has the same time tested "Safe Action" system, durable exterior finish, cold hammer forged barrel, durability, reliability and light weight that make GLOCK firearms famous. All GLOCK pistols are backed by the GLOCK Limited Lifetime Warranty and world-class customer service and support that is second to none in the firearms industry.
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I still like my Gen 3 Glocks, but may buy one of the SF models.
Pick up the white courtesy phone please
But are they ever going to do anything about that spongy trigger?
I will stick with my 357sig,but you are right a niche market for the gangstas.
Get those Homeboy Nyte Sytes over here in NorCal,BTW can we get them gold plated to go with my grill?
I wish they’d start making a skinny single stack 9mm.
Can’t stand the damn Glock Trigger, myself. Got rid of the only one I ever owned.
my brother is at the shot show and got to shake hands with r.lee ermey. oohrah.
A 357 Sig is just a 40 S&W with a necked down casing. You can get a 357 Sig barrel for a Glock 40 and change it out in 2 minutes..
Hopefully this will be the model the Progressives will use in the min-term elections.
I have a Gen 4 without the removable backstrap and I love the “scratchy dot” grip. The grip is very stable.
I never had a problem with the trigger on my old Gen 1 Glock. Had to get rid of it when I needed money but I might well get a new Gen 4.
Write them and ask them for one.
I have never cared for Glocks but not because they aren’t good guns. They are and it appears they are getting better.
Do you take a bathroom break in between changing the barrel?
Still no chambered round indicator, or cocked striker indicator?
I’ll keep my XD.
“Glock Perfection” lacks without those 2 simple, visible, tactile devices. “Press checks” are nuts in 2010.
Me too. I like the crisp let off on a honed Colt .45 model 70 government trigger.
Its a beautiful thing.
To paraphrase “Hans und Franz”: Pumpitude is no substitute for Glockitude!
Why, am I not allowed to?
I will just disagree.....less is more IMO. The 1911A1, SIG and Combat Tupperware Glocks are my choices. Albeit I have NOT even laid hands on a XD yet. No reason just haven’t met anyone on my work or public range with one .
An XD runs just like a Glock, but it has the benefits of a little tit prong that pops out of the back of the slide when the striker is cocked, and an extractor-like doohicky on top that juts up 1/8” when a round is chambered.
So you basically have an uglier Glock, with visual/tactile condition indicators. A good thing in the dark at 3am as you reach for the bedside gun. With your thumb and finger, you can just KNOW the status of the gun, even if you have not touched it in a while.
With a Glock, you gotta semi break battery and “press check,” or just “hope and think” you remembered the status correctly.
My memory is not 100.0000000% perfect, so I’ll take the visual/tactile indicators’ help.
PS, I forgot, if you always empty chamber carry a Glock, them indicators don’t matter none.
I, as ya know, carry my CHL glock empty chamber with a full “plus two” magazine, cavalry / messkin style in my waistband. I can embassy rake the slide or just Israeli it. Spare mag rides in ruler pouch of my carpenter jeans perfectly.
I will snag /borrow an XD on your recommendation asap.
The out of the box melt / dehorned glock is key for me due carry a lot and only shoot in 3 gun matches and or range days. Aside from a Clark Meltdown 1911A1 or a Hk P9S (IMO) a CHL rig can play havoc on upholstery at home and in your vehicle as well as your clothing due sharp edges etc .....glock meets all my needs for comfortable carry, reliable and easy on the skins......
If you have and like Glocks, there’s no reason to change.
The trigger position will both visually and physically indicate if the Glock is ready to go bang. Unless one routinely keeps their Glock unloaded with none or an empty magazine inserted. Then it will give a false positive; however I know when my Glocks are unloaded as they are in pieces on the cleaning bench.
Thanks for the tip......
I wonder if Tiger tried to sneak a couple of little hookers into rehab like junkies do?
Time to run and hide!
I hope you like the snow we’re going to be sending you soon. It’s started Thursday and hasn’t stopped yet. BIL in Flagstaff got 2 feet.
LMAO...... S&W M&P40 direct copy except the frame angle!!
Uh Oh !.......looking at weather now. was 71 yesterday yet windspeed was also 71 !
Mod 50’s Sunday from the weatherguesser !
Maybe Smith can sue Glock like Glock did over the original Sigma.
Must be a slow mover as my weatherguesser saying mid week for us with snow and freezing rain only for now. Maybe going north of us ! I hope !
I think S&W is happy with all the PD’s that are switching over!
By the time it’s done here, there might not be anything left.
Mrs Slim still has her snow shovel and you have beer right ?
Nooo problems !......;o)
Now we’re getting thunder snow.
I bet if I started sharpening my skinning knife, the dogs would hid under the bed.
Funny ya say that .....that is what I am doing now. Sharpening knives........LOL !
Looks like worst is 337/14 south near 55........throw another log in the stove and fire up the crock pot !
Call it a day ....:o)
Crock pot? Think I’m an old hippie? I dug out the grill!
Love my Glocks-but gotta admit-the grip angle of the XD is better-closer to the 1911 natural point. The XD Trigger is also better than the Glock. Smoother and feels lighter.
Both good weapons
Hippies use crock pots ?!?!?
Pintos in the crock pot and cornbread in the oven is my favorite cold weather meal ??
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