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More Fourth Generation Glock Stuff

The supposed picture of a fourth generation Glock seems to be creating some buzz. Some folks think it’s a photoshop and some folks are just unexcited. I cannot confirm 100% that it is a real photo but I’ve had at least one person who has handled a Gen4 tell me it is authentic. This post at GlockTalk says the image came from the latest Glock calendar. And Steve notes a firearms distributor has the Gen4 guns listed on their site, confirming the order of release.

That said, one of my sooper seekrit sources sent me an email confirming that the pic is legitimate. They say they have handled the gun. And they pass on a bit more info about the new Glock. And here’s what I gather:

The Gen4 will replace the Gen3 and RTF models. I don’t think the RTF models were all that popular anyway.

The magazine release will be bigger.

The 2 larger backstraps lock in on the bottom (where the open gap is now) and lock securely on top with the trigger group pin. The larger backstraps are solid. The larger backstraps may cover up that dust collecting hole at the bottom of the grip. My source cannot recall.

The finger grooves are a little less pronounced than the Gen 3.

The Gen 4 uses a double captive recoil system ala the G26/27/33. To accommodate this, the area in the frame below the recoil rod is more cut out. This reduces perceived recoil. It also should take care of the problem of malfunctions caused by limp-wristing the grip. And should eliminate reported failures to eject when a weapon light is mounted.

Other internal parts are the same.

On magazines, old mags will work with the Gen 4s if the mag release is on the right side. If a shooter changes the release to the other side they will have to use new mags that have an additional cutout for left side release.

Note: I have personally not seen the Gen4 Glock. So take all of the above with a grain of salt. Some info may not be accurate. But we loves us some gun rumors. I will note that my sooper seekrit sources have yet to be wrong regarding Glock rumors.

4 Responses to “More Fourth Generation Glock Stuff”

  1. emdfl Says:

    It’s a Glock; who cares, heh, heh, heh.

  2. Richard Says:

    My sources are telling me very similar things, including the photo being authentic. Good catch!

    -Richard

  3. Les Jones Says:

    On magazines, old mags will work with the Gen 4s if the mag release is on the right side. If a shooter changes the release to the other side they will have to use new mags that have an additional cutout for left side release.

    Is that right correct? If the mag release is on the normal left side for right hand shooters it won’t work? Seems backwards.

  4. Beaumont Says:

    Despite all the buzz, it’s difficult for me to get excited about a Glock product. Many other brands of Flat Black People Poppers seem to work just as well, and a few of those even have the advantage of being made by people who don’t despise Americans.