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Bighead 01-30-2011 05:38 PM

Glock Perfection? They just got a little bit closer.
 
First, let me say that I like Glock pistols. I believe in the K.I.S.S. principle and so does Gaston Glock. These handguns are durable, reliable, affordable, and easy-to-use.

That said, one complaint I have always had about the 9mm and .40 caliber Glock pistols is the slide bite on the web of my hand. This occurs because I have a large hand, and my high grip on the gun puts my flesh in line with the recoiling slide. The high grip is preferred, because its helps manage recoil. Custom gunsmiths have offered aftermarket solutions to this problem, but the complaint has fallen on deaf ears at Glock...until now.

After 25 years Glock pistols are moving one step closer to actually attaining the perfection their motto has proclaimed. They are introducing a new GEN4 backstrap which integrates a beavertail to eliminate slide bite on shooters with large hands.

The Glock GEN 4 Beavertail. A subtle difference that makes all the difference.

http://www.policemag.com/_Images/new...avertail-1.jpg

M14sRock 01-30-2011 08:31 PM

Several shops have been doing Glock beavertails for years. Robar does one that is pretty trick.

HKSlinger 01-30-2011 08:43 PM

And that was just one more added expense.:( How much are the new ones compared to the old model.

Shihan 01-30-2011 08:57 PM

How does one perfect perfection? :confused:

indyfan 01-31-2011 09:53 PM

I've never had an issue with slide bite, but this'll definitely help improve my recoil control, thanks for posting :D

M14sRock 02-01-2011 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indyfan (Post 433884)
I've never had an issue with slide bite, but this'll definitely help improve my recoil control, thanks for posting :D

Shooters with REALLY big, meaty hands get a two laned highway of burn across the top of their shooting hand.

silentghost 02-01-2011 01:47 AM

OH look, it's a Smith and Wesson M&P..... :)

indyfan 02-01-2011 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M14sRock (Post 433989)
Shooters with REALLY big, meaty hands get a two laned highway of burn across the top of their shooting hand.

are you implying something about my hands sir?


Bighead 02-01-2011 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HKSlinger (Post 433050)
And that was just one more added expense.:( How much are the new ones compared to the old model.

At Impact Guns Online Store the GEN4 pistols are priced about $40 over the GEN3.

No price yet for the beavertail back strap, which I believe is going to be sold as an accessory.

canebrake 02-01-2011 07:30 PM

Ah....25 years to copy.................ah...............never mind.


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