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.
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. 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.