C? Sf? Pt?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by CHLChris, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

    Okay, I've got the "C" moniker for some Glock models. "Compensated" has to do with porting for gasses and allows for quicker accurate shots.

    But "SF" means what? I've heard "Slim frame." But what does it really mean about size difference?

    "PT" is a new one. The grip is apparently a differnent texture. But wazzup about this new one?
  2. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

    I'm told SF stands for Short Frame. The handle area is slightly shortened to make the gun easier to frip with small hands. It is an improvement on the 21 SF .

  3. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

    But the capacity is the same, it appears, so I don't know how a shortening that doesn't decrease capacity could possibly make a difference for smaller hands.

    Alright, any other thoughts on SF? What about this new PT?
  4. Yunus

    Yunus Active Member

    I don't know if there are other differences but the PT texture is not comfortable in my hand. It feels like the plastic is very rough and jagged, I have not fired one but it felt to me like it would provide extra grip if you hold it very tightly but if you hold it loosely it could tear a couple layers of skin off your hand.
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    While I'm not a Glocker, here's what I know.

    The SF (I think slim frame) guns have a slightly narrower and slightly less front to back width in the grip. This was really necessary as the G21 grip is huge and blocky. I've picked up a G21 SF and it's a tad better.

    The RT frames (not PT) stand for rough texture and it uses a different stippling and scalloped slide serrations.

    The C does means compensated. There are gas ports in the end of the barrel to lessen muzzle flip...
  6. Glockanista

    Glockanista New Member

    I am not familiar with the PT moniker. I could be the FT which does refer to the "rough texture" on the grip. I just checked the Glock website but nothing that mentioned about a PT model. If I run across it, I will let you know.

    They are releasing some new models soon, maybe its in reference to one of those. A friend who is a Glock armorer told me a subcompact single stack 9mm is in the works. That whould make the "26 like new gun" nearly as slim as the Walther PPS.
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    NGIB accurately described Slim Frame. It's not thinner in width, it's smaller front to back. I'm not sure about RF. C is accurately described already as compensated.

    BTW, I like Glocks. My first semiauto was a G19. It was rock solid dependable and a good shooter. I kept it until I got my first 1911. The I sold it to a buddy and never looked back.
    I have since shot quite a few Glocks. But, to my way of thinking, the Third Generation G19 is the best Glock ever made.

    However, I'll stick with my 1911.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009