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New Product Announcements From GLOCK, Inc. at 2010 SHOT Show
PR Newswire ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | News Release

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.

Media contact:

Shelley Decker | shelley.decker@glock.us | 770.432.1202

SOURCE GLOCK, Inc. |shelley.decker@glock.us | 770.432.1202

SOURCE GLOCK, Inc.

RELATED LINKS http://www.teamglock.com


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KEYWORDS: banglist; glock; shotshow
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and here is a youtube video

1 posted on 01/22/2010 6:38:33 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

I still like my Gen 3 Glocks, but may buy one of the SF models.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 6:45:14 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: glock rocks

Pick up the white courtesy phone please


3 posted on 01/22/2010 6:47:50 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: smokingfrog
I was hoping that Glock would start producing the Homeboy Nyte Sytes!
4 posted on 01/22/2010 6:51:22 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Thye Brady Model
5 posted on 01/22/2010 7:01:57 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The Brady Model


6 posted on 01/22/2010 7:02:19 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: smokingfrog

But are they ever going to do anything about that spongy trigger?


7 posted on 01/22/2010 7:04:24 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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?


8 posted on 01/22/2010 7:05:53 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: smokingfrog

I wish they’d start making a skinny single stack 9mm.


9 posted on 01/22/2010 7:20:05 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: SeeSharp

Can’t stand the damn Glock Trigger, myself. Got rid of the only one I ever owned.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 7:28:11 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: smokingfrog

my brother is at the shot show and got to shake hands with r.lee ermey. oohrah.


11 posted on 01/22/2010 7:28:25 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: GSP.FAN

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..


12 posted on 01/22/2010 7:34:33 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: umgud

Hopefully this will be the model the Progressives will use in the min-term elections.


13 posted on 01/22/2010 7:35:18 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: umgud

I have a Gen 4 without the removable backstrap and I love the “scratchy dot” grip. The grip is very stable.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 7:37:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


15 posted on 01/22/2010 7:40:29 PM PST by JMS
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To: mamelukesabre

Write them and ask them for one.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 7:41:18 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: smokingfrog

I have never cared for Glocks but not because they aren’t good guns. They are and it appears they are getting better.


17 posted on 01/22/2010 7:42:27 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Blood of Tyrants

2 minutes?
Do you take a bathroom break in between changing the barrel?


18 posted on 01/22/2010 7:42:53 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: smokingfrog; Squantos; Eaker

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.


19 posted on 01/22/2010 7:47:13 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: PzLdr

Me too. I like the crisp let off on a honed Colt .45 model 70 government trigger.

Its a beautiful thing.


20 posted on 01/22/2010 7:49:02 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: smokingfrog

To paraphrase “Hans und Franz”: Pumpitude is no substitute for Glockitude!


21 posted on 01/22/2010 7:54:27 PM PST by hawkboy
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To: GSP.FAN

Why, am I not allowed to?


22 posted on 01/22/2010 8:02:26 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Travis McGee

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 .


23 posted on 01/22/2010 8:11:56 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

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.


24 posted on 01/22/2010 8:52:09 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Squantos

PS, I forgot, if you always empty chamber carry a Glock, them indicators don’t matter none.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 8:53:13 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

You remembered.....:o)

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......


26 posted on 01/22/2010 9:08:45 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Travis McGee
You can tell if a round is chambered by looking at or feeling the extractor.


27 posted on 01/22/2010 9:25:53 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Squantos

If you have and like Glocks, there’s no reason to change.


28 posted on 01/22/2010 10:32:21 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: smokingfrog

That’s true.


29 posted on 01/22/2010 10:34:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos
in the dark at 3am

Visual?

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.

30 posted on 01/23/2010 8:06:56 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

http://www.atom.com/fun_games/tiger_woods_defense/?xrs=eml_121709

Weekend fun !


31 posted on 01/23/2010 11:00:31 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks for the tip......


32 posted on 01/23/2010 11:03:03 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

I wonder if Tiger tried to sneak a couple of little hookers into rehab like junkies do?

;<)


33 posted on 01/23/2010 11:17:01 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Squantos

26!


34 posted on 01/23/2010 11:26:55 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Squantos

Time to run and hide!


35 posted on 01/23/2010 11:53:17 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: smokingfrog; Eaker; Tijeras_Slim

LMAO !!


36 posted on 01/23/2010 2:02:08 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

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.


37 posted on 01/23/2010 2:05:41 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: smokingfrog

LMAO...... S&W M&P40 direct copy except the frame angle!!


38 posted on 01/23/2010 2:09:46 PM PST by gbs
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Uh Oh !.......looking at weather now. was 71 yesterday yet windspeed was also 71 !

Mod 50’s Sunday from the weatherguesser !


39 posted on 01/23/2010 2:11:42 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: gbs

Maybe Smith can sue Glock like Glock did over the original Sigma.


40 posted on 01/23/2010 2:12:50 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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 !


41 posted on 01/23/2010 2:13:41 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I think S&W is happy with all the PD’s that are switching over!


42 posted on 01/23/2010 2:15:31 PM PST by gbs
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To: Squantos

By the time it’s done here, there might not be anything left.


43 posted on 01/23/2010 2:15:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Mrs Slim still has her snow shovel and you have beer right ?

Nooo problems !......;o)


44 posted on 01/23/2010 2:29:16 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Now we’re getting thunder snow.

I bet if I started sharpening my skinning knife, the dogs would hid under the bed.


45 posted on 01/23/2010 2:36:32 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Funny ya say that .....that is what I am doing now. Sharpening knives........LOL !


46 posted on 01/23/2010 2:39:21 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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)


47 posted on 01/23/2010 2:44:31 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Crock pot? Think I’m an old hippie? I dug out the grill!


48 posted on 01/23/2010 2:50:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Squantos

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


49 posted on 01/23/2010 2:51:46 PM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Hippies use crock pots ?!?!?

Pintos in the crock pot and cornbread in the oven is my favorite cold weather meal ??


50 posted on 01/23/2010 3:09:30 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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