More confirmation on Gen-4 Glock features

SaysUncle has tapped into a well placed source and has independently confirmed many of the rumored next-gen Glock features and also noted that there will be internal differences.

One things Uncle said got me thinking …

It will have a different frame texture, which I have heard from others is somewhere between the standard Glock frame and the Glock Rough Textured Frame.

Could this new texture be the RTF3 texture which I blogged about earlier this year?

(Hat Tip: Blue Gun Blog)

I have also heard from a trustworthy source (I cannot reveal the source) that the Gen-4 G17 and G22 models will be initially offered, with the 19 and 23 compact models following shortly after. I also heard that Glock is planning on introducing a model chambered in .22 Long Rifle, although this is not expected for a while yet.

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  • if they can a decent round count into a glock frame for the 22LR then consider me first in line!

  • subby

    A .22lr glock? About time, only took them 20 something years. I wonder if it will have a high capacity magazine?

  • yamalink

    The Gen 4 Glock hopefully has what my shooting hand found lacking in the current models’ grip.

  • bill-tb

    22 for me too. With the cost of ammo, the feel of a Glock in 22 LR will help with practice.

  • Pete

    I’d gladly choose a hi-cap .22lr glock over any other .22lr pistol. If kel-tec can figure out how to make a straight walled hi-cap rimfire magazine for their new PMR then hopefully glock can do it for the .22lr.

  • Carl

    A high capacity .22 Glock would indeed be quite interesting. Hopefully it will be of standard Glock quality and not like the cheapo versions from Walther and Sig.

  • Yes, a high capacity 22 Glock would be sweet and would quickly become part of my collection.

    But this kinda sucks: I was going to pick up a Glock 19 tomorrow. Now I’m thinking I should wait for 4th Gen.

  • Keith

    A glock chambered in .22lr would be most exciting.

  • Jim

    I felt one of the RTF Glocks the other day…it really felt like the gun belonged in my hand. I wish I could just buy a new frame for my own G23. I liked the texture, but mostly loved it along the back of the grip.

  • Jay

    Glock should come out with a single stack 9mm. That’s where the next market wave is heading imo.

  • My thoughts….

    Glock should offer the textured areas in red. That would just look sweet. *LOL*

    As for the .22LR, that’d be a sweet gun. I’d love to see it in a long model.

  • Don

    A .22lr glock with an high capacity magazine would be amazing. I’d shell out the 200 bucks for the suppressor tax stamp for that one as well.


  • Bring it on! :)>

  • Tam

    If they stick to their numbering conventions and the rimfire is the next new model released, it will be the Glock 40.

    So the Glock 40 will be a .22 and the Glock 22 is a .40. Hilarity ensues at gun shop counters across the country.

  • Sal

    I heard some time back that Glock had also redesigned the recoil system to include to recoil springs. Can anyone on the blog confirm that?

    • Sal, yes, that has been confirmed on other blogs.

  • Lee

    I own a Gen 4 Gl 17. Very sweet sidearm. Love having the adjustability of the backstrap as well. Didn’t need it though. The factory grip is superb.