RUMOR – NEW Glock RTF2 With Curved Slide Serrations?

Photo Credit: Cheaper Than Dirt

A sharp-eyed poster at GlockTalk picked up on the fact that Davidson’s Gallery of Guns has listed a possible new release from Glock. Now, before everyone gets too excited, this is not the 5th Generation or ‘M’ release and it’s not even confirmed. In fact, there’s a good chance that I dreamed this whole thing up last night after yesterday’s 17M/19M story.  I’m kidding – dreaming is for the weak-minded. I’m talking about RTF2 and curved serrations.

Back to the show. Apparently the Smyrna, GA team has realized how popular the Rough Textured Finish #2 (RTF2) and the curved slide serrations were with collectors. In what looks to be an upcoming release, Davidson’s is listing several pistol versions with the RTF2 and scalloped cuts.

Now, I may be a fan boy, but I am not a stocking distributor expert. However, since there are a variety of options available, in both California compliant and not, I’m making an educated leap that these releases will be available in both Gen 3 and Gen 4 flavors.

Unfortunately, there are no product pictures to share at the moment. I requested confirmation from Glock and have yet to get a response. Understandable if they are dealing with a possible rushed product announcement …

If you asked me to make a wild guess at availability, I’d say we are looking at three to four weeks before they are listed for purchase.


Glock RTF2 – Wikipedia

In 2009, the Glock 22 RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame 2) (chambered in .40 S&W) was introduced. This pistol featured a new checkering texture around the grip and new scalloped (fish gill-shaped) serrations at the rear of the sides of the slide.[23][24] Many of the existing models became available in the RTF2 version, including the 31, 32, 23, 21, 19. Some of those did not have the fish gills.

Gallery of Guns – Facebook 


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  • Haulin’ Oats

    Perfection, Perfected.

    • jonp

      Perfection, Perfected…now buy every gizmo on the planet and modify that thing

      • BillC

        I’m about to take a Dremel to mine to make it more perfecteder.

        • jonp

          Post a video of this gunsmithing. 😉

        • Don

          …also take a hammer with your dremel

      • Don

        …if you are talking about a Glock, it will NEVER be perfected ….an over rated piece of junk

  • Major Tom

    Glock = Overrated

    • Juggernaut


    • Juggernaut

      TGB TheGlockBlog

    • RTFwho?

      Are flocks overrated? Probably. But do y’all expect for a website dedicated to firearms news to not report on a manufacturer such as glock releasing a popular model of their pistol? So if you seriously hate glock, just don’t read the articles about them.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        I have no idea who you are but I love you.

  • Cal S.

    Still looks like it was done on a manual mill…

    No hate, I love my G22.

  • HSR47

    But no 19 with curved serrations is listed. I already have one of each of the runs of G19 RTF2 pistols from the Lipseys/Vickers collaboration, all I’m missing at this point is a G19 RTF2 with curved serrations.

    • Person

      Are your glasses repaired with white tape, by chance?

    • tankton

      I bet it comes down to California. No 19RTF is on the Roster, while the 17 and 22 are (implicitly with curved serrations).

  • randomswede

    Wouldn’t the curvature work better if they were facing the other direction so that your grip would center on the slide rather than slip off?

    • Person

      Why didn’t you say “spoiler alert” before revealing the features of the next, next Glock RTF2(3?) iteration?!

      • randomswede

        If that happens I’m going to claim they got it from me!

    • J.T.

      Perhaps, but the serrations as Glock made them worked really well.

  • Person

    Let me know when it comes in 10mm and takes Glock mags.

  • Bullphrog855

    Must be a slow news day

    • Person

      What, you didn’t click(bait) on the Mini-14 video from earlier?!

      • BillC

        But, didn’t you hear? The Mini-14 comes in an all stainless-steel version! That makes it better than any AR!

    • Major Tom

      I guess TFB didn’t notice the Canadian sniper shot of 3240 meters against ISIS.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        Wait. What’s a Canada?

    • Billy Vegas

      TFB: We got nothin today, post another Glock article for the fanboys and release that “Mini-14 is better than the AR15” video to rustle peoples jimmies and get clicks.

  • Pete – TFB Writer

    Man, some of you guys are a whiny bunch tonight. Sometimes I think I could post a story about a non profit giving away ARs and half of you would complain that it didn’t come with an optic.

    • Bill Jordan

      Geeze no optic? Whats the point?
      I mean its free and all but you think they would care enough to give you a full gun, not a half gun.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        Lol. Thanks for that.

    • Evan

      I’ll take a free AR if you’re offering.

    • LGonDISQUS

      Our periods have synced.

    • Steel B


    • CavScout

      This innovative design is so impressive. Glock is so innovative. Sometimes it boggles my mind that they aren’t more popular.

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        The sarcasm. I feel it.

  • Evan

    Let me know when they introduce ambidextrous controls like everyone else in the industry.

    • Gun Fu Guru

      Let’s face it: Glock will still be the highest selling handgun on the planet in twenty years even if they don’t change anything. Fanboys and crappy advertising do their job well.

      My personal opinion is that Gen5 is going to be modular since it isn’t hard to do. When they do, all of the Sig P320 lovers will go back to their Glocktard ways.

      • Evan

        I like Glock fine, it’s just that I’m left-handed and would really appreciate some controls that I can use. Mainly the slide release. With Glocks, I have to just slingshot it because the slide release is useless to me. I want a Glock 20, but I don’t want to spend money on a gun that’s a nuisance to use. And every other company worth mentioning makes a pistol with ambidextrous controls. No good reason why Glock won’t.

        • roguetechie

          Gaston’s kids…

          That’s two reasons

          You’re welcome

        • Gun Fu Guru

          I guess your mom didn’t tell you the same thing mine did: use your right hand.
          [No masturbatîon jokes, folks.]

          • Evan

            I do some things right handed, some things left handed. Unfortunately, shooting is something I do lefty, and shooting with my right hand feels awkward and uncomfortable, and I can’t hit much.

  • Gunslinger

    1. Who collects Glocks?
    2. Who gets a chubby over macaroni slide serrations on a fighting pistol?

    • Gun Fu Guru

      Why does everything have to be a “fighting” pistol, rifle, etc.?”
      I think you get a chubby for James Yeager talking like that.

    • Michael Vician

      Who has a screen name Gunslinger? LOL

      • Gun Fu Guru

        The type of guy who gets a hard on while watching James Yeager.

  • Edeco

    I don’t like any slide cuts that fade up into the flat part – I expect it’s like a ramp for the skin to lift out. Plus, beind small and not going to the edge, that gives the shooter only a small target to grab at.

    Not a huge issue but apples-to-apples worse than normal serrations.

  • Machinegunnertim

    RUMOR – NEW Glock With dots on the rear sight?

    OMG!!! Stop the interwebs! What will Glock think of next?!

  • valorius

    Curved slide serrations!?!?! NO WAY! SO NEW AND INNOVATIVE!

  • valorius

    It’s so perfect we change it constantly.

  • G B

    And to think there’s people that say Glock isn’t innovative.

  • jawman

    Lol. Literally the same exact gun but with curved serrations. They look silly, straight serrations look better and work better. Also the curvature would work better if they were facing the other direction so that your grip would center on the slide rather than slip off. But even then, macaroni serrations look very stupid.

  • Some Rabbit

    Glock teaser, more yawn inducing then yet another “new” 1911 or revolver.

  • Ken

    I really believe that they’re (Glock) marketing geniuses. First, they came out with some “OD Green” guns. Everyone poo-pooed, criticized, ridiculed that. Then they stopped making them. OMG, then those became “collectible” and prices went through the roof and everyone begged them to make more. Now, there’s what? Umpteen color variations? Then, RTF2 w/”fish gills/crescents/quarter moons”. Same reactions. Ugly, oriented backwards, blah, blah, blah. Stopped making those. OMG, etc., etc., etc. OK, we’ll make a “limited batch”. I imagine that those will fly off the shelves (hell, they probably won’t make it to any shelves) faster than plywood at Lowes in S FL just before a storm hits.

    • Old Tofu

      plywood goes quick in n fl too

  • JoelC

    I must be missing something. The Glock 17 RTF 2 I’ve had for 6 years has curved serrations…

  • Josh Creel

    It says Tennifer Matte finish which leads me to believe it is not a new release. Glock no longer uses Tennifer. I did like the RTF frame and slide though.

  • Raginzerker

    Wow, why’s everyine so salty?

  • Lourn Lober

    Just 17/19/22?

  • Richard Chelvan

    Still ugly and boxy. I prefer the Walther pistols.

  • survivor50

    Holy Shiite Batman…HERE TAKE MY MONEY…NOW !!!