Glock Gen4 Unveiled!

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Ed’s Public Safety, a dealer that which calls itself “Georgia’s #1 GLOCK Dealer and GLOCK Law Enforcement Distributor”, has published photos of the Glock 22 Gen4. I am sure Glock’s PR people are pretty annoyed right about now!

Glock 22 Gen4
Gen4 Dual Recoil Spring. Note magazine has two cut-outs to accommodate swappable mag release.
How the backstrap attaches. Tool provided with gun. Backstraps are marked “M” (medium) and “L” (large).
The new RTF3 texture
Gen4 frame (Top) and 3rd Gen Frame (Bottom)

So just to summarize all the point about the Glock Gen4 …

  • Initially Glock 17 (9mm) and Glock 22 (.40 S&W) will be available. Compact models will follow later in 2010.
  • Features duel recoil spring which should increase reliability.
  • Features Swappable backstraps.
  • Magazine release swappable between left and right.
  • Old magazines still work, but only when mag release is on left side.
  • Gen4 slide is clearly marked as “Gen4″.
  • Retail price for G17 and G22 Gen4 is about $700 ( actual prices will be lower than this).
  • Glock will cease sales of the 3rd Generation and RTF models.

[Hat Tip: Pistol Training]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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