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Well what do ya know! 2006 for Glocks!

I thought this was interesting as well as a great business move on Glocks part.

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Well I guess I was wrong, and Glock isn't the one making them. They're after market!

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yep lone wolf is going to put them out a alloy frame ...

But one thing if ya change the frame is it really still a glock? i mean your doing away with one of the things that makes it a glock ..


The interchangeable backstraps look pretty cool if ya had the big 10 or a 45 you could get it to fit your hand for sure now
 

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While Glock continues to sit on it's ..... and not offer any new products.

But you know what, I have doubts as to how successful this new frame is going to be. I'm with Bud - if you change the frame it ain't a Glock no more - oh no - it's a hybrid! That's bad isn't it?
 

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Part of me likes the idea but - I'd be looking to inspect closely and shoot a converted gun a lot, before thinking of buying.

What am I saying - I haven't even got a Glock yet!
 

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Part of me likes the idea but - I'd be looking to inspect closely and shoot a converted gun a lot, before thinking of buying.

What am I saying - I haven't even got a Glock yet!
Boy, now there was a slip! Ya done and gone and revealed them inner thoughts. Can you catch an infection over the internet?
 

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OK ~ That Is Neat!

In Titanium ~ Minus The Finger Grooves ~ & with a 1911 Grip Angle.

I'm SOLD.:king::congrats:

Since they are making it out of metal & not polymer ~ too bad they could not thin out the overly thick looking trigger guard a bit but, that would result in too many holster fitting problems...I guess.
 

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WELL, I do remember reading that the FLEX of the polymer GLOCK frame that takes place during shooting was intentional & part of the Glock operating system.

I have absolutely No Idea if that is Total BS or not.

Sounds like BS to me but, I sure could be wrong about that.

I ALSO read (at one point in time) that the flex of the plastic recoil spring guide rod was intentional to 100% reliable GLOCK operation & that sure turned out to be BS because plenty of GLOCK firearms are still 100% reliable with a stiff aftermarket metal guide rod or a LaserMax installed.

Just thought I would add that information to help spur on the debate.
 

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Addition:

I hate to mention this but, the die hard Glock~A~Holics will pretty much say & present anything as "known fact" that continues the myth that Glocks are The Perfect Ultimate 100% reliable firearm "right out of the box" & NOTHING should ever be changed or altered.
God Forbid...nothing should ever be done that changes an original design of Lord Gaston Glock.
It makes it difficult sometimes to sort Glock Fact From Glock Fiction.
 

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have you noticed how many manufactures have started making 1911 models. sooner or later Glock will make one also, then I can own a glock.
 

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QKShooter said:
the myth that Glocks are The Perfect Ultimate 100% reliable firearm "right out of the box"
myth whaddya mean myth? :confused:

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God Forbid...nothing should ever be done that changes an original design of Lord Gaston Glock.
gaston glock didnt design the glock. he hired the finest weapon engineers in the world to design the glock. he may have worked with them and added input, but he cant lay claim to the design in the same way that john browning can lay claim to the 1911.


It makes it difficult sometimes to sort Glock Fact From Glock Fiction.
id be glad to simplify it in one simple statement. a glock will fire every time. :duh:


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Thats very true and that is some of what turns people off to glocks right away
i agree. this is one of the biggest reasons i purposefully avoided glock for so many years. i dont buy into hype and dismissed everything i had heard as such. i now know that glocks reputation was well earned.

try one (not limited to you bud, i mean collectively), you might be surprised.....i sure was. i dont like the grip angle, and i definately prefer a crisp 1911 trigger pull, but i love knowing i can totally depend on a weapon. in my entire life ive owned very few automatics that didnt suffer some form of break-in failure. be it failure to feed, fire, eject, or lock the slide back most all have had at least a slight hiccup during the first couple hundred rounds......not my two glocks. well over 1000 rounds in each without cleaning, not even a hint of a hiccup. my hk usp has also performed flawlessly. my 1911s have all been flawless after a couple hundred rounds. my TRP doesnt always lock the slide back, but im told that a medium grade weapon is "tighter" and requires a little more breakin. these issues are minor, but the glocks dont have them. if this ever changes ill post an update, but i dont expect it.
 

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i agree. this is one of the biggest reasons i purposefully avoided glock for so many years. i dont buy into hype and dismissed everything i had heard as such.
Thats exactly what i was saying and what i did .. i own 3 of them now and have had 4
 

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It's reasonable to think that there is frame flex in a Glock frame -it's the amount of flex I question. If there was very much fram flex, how would the slide, which doesn't flex, slide on the flexing frame rails?

For me, it's unreasonable that there is enough frame flex to reduce felt recoil - I mean how much flex would it take before we would notice it?

Glock's reliability: yep they are, there is no question about it. But they do fail and they fail for the same reasons other semis fail. I believe Glocks are a tough, rugged gun. The Glock reps are known for burying a Glock in the sand, or what ever the earth is, at a shooting school and then inviting every class member to shoot it. They work.

Chuck Taylor has a Glock 17 with IIRC, over 200,000 rounds through it and has been "tortured" every way he could think of including leaving it in the ocean for 6 months with minimal damage. And it still shoots.

Perspective: Glock is not the only tough gun. A tv show did a torture test on 3 sigs including a drop to asphalt from 175 feet from a helicoper, driving them into the ground with some kind of jack hammer, dragging on a cable behind a truck for I forget how far, running over them with some kind of heavy equipment, and cleaning them by running them through a car wash. Then they shot them - they didn't miss a lick.

I have owned as many as 10 Glocks and I have seen them work and fail. But all in all - they work.

I have also owned as many as 10 Sigs and have seen far less problems than I have seen with Glocks. But that's just my experience. A buddy of mine took my ole 226 police trade-in to Blackwater when we went and ran 2500 rounds of Walmart WWB through it in all kinds shooting drills. He didn't hava a single failure. But then neither did I in my G-21, nor his brother with his XD.
 
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