New Glock 17 RTF2

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Next month the 9mm Glock 17 will be available with the RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame version #2) frame. The RTF2 frame is often called the “4th Generation” frame.


Glock 17 RTF2

Earlier this year at SHOT Show Glock introduced the RTF2 variant of the Glock 22. From the press release:

The G22 RTF2 has been received with excellent reviews and is one of the top 10 sellers for FY 2010. In addition to the G22 RTF2, GLOCK, Inc. is proud to announce that on May 1, 2009, they will offer the 9×19 G17 RTF2 pistol, as they continue their pursuit to expand their RTF2 series. The G17 RTF2 is the second pistol that GLOCK, Inc. has released with the new rough textured frame and slide serration pattern. The newly designed frame incorporates more than 4,000 raised pyramids on the front, rear and sides of the polymer receiver and has a newly designed crescent shaped serration pattern located at the rear of the slide.

Recently, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was the first local agency in the United States to convert to the G22 RTF2, while at the same time the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Department of Public Safety purchased 1300 G22 RTF2 and G17 RTF2 pistols, which has made them the first state agency to convert to both RTF2 series of GLOCK pistols.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jtn Jtn on May 09, 2011

    All I gotta say is I have this weapon I have gone to gunsite and takin 4 class's where I shot 700+ rounds each trip also was on a local swat team with same weapon I estimate I shot another 3000+ rounds then I have takin a few other class's with this pistol and of corse shot it for fun. And I love it! And it still works great it's my all time favorite I truly believe in glock perfection.

  • Jtn Jtn on May 09, 2011

    Stsdragchute I believe it's your trigger system now don't quote me I'm not gunsmith but that's what I would check is your trigger spring isn't resetting more than likely from where and tear

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