View Poll Results: Does Glock need a new look??

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  • Hell no if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    237 47.98%
  • Keep the old look and come out with a new looking model.

    148 29.96%
  • Change everything from the bottom up.

    68 13.77%
  • Just make some little changes on the slide.

    56 11.34%
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    grooved grip

    the grooved grip does make them look slick. the older models without the grooves are not attractive at all but the new models just look burly like a lifted truck. i have to say the "grip angle" fuss just seems to be one of those forum things that people hear so they repeat it and repeat it. i'm 26 years old and have never shot a 1911 and many in the up and coming generation have never shot a 1911 so when i shot my friends glock 22 i didn't think anything of the grip angle and shot it quite well. and currently i own a springfield xd9 4 inch model so, oh happy day, it has the 1911 grip angle which of course means nothing to me. updating just to update as mentioned above is a slippery slope. you chase off your core fans and usually don't attract nearly enough new fans to make it worth it.

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    I think Gaston had it right the first time. Other than the minor changes made to the frame e.g. 1st gen, 2nd gen, 3rd gen, I don't think anything needs to be done to change their appearance. I think most people buy Glock pistols because of their reliability, and quality, and not their appearance. If you are concerned with appearance, go out and buy one of them nickel plated sissy pistols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOMJ87 View Post
    I would like one to come with a rounded and bigger mag release and also a slide release with more meat on it. I know you can buy that stuff ,except the mag release i want is not offered in the US, but it would be nice to have it out of the box.

    Cole
    What mag release are you referring to? Why is not offered in the United States?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
    Would like to see that and someone else said single stack which would be nice. At the gun show I tried the GAP and did not see any diff. Because of this my wife does not like glocks because her hand is to short. I think they are missing the boat. Yes they know they have the best but the best can get better. Leave it alone you say, I agree don't mess with it just add a new line or a couple new lines. Add the angle the single stack the exchangeable back strap. If they did that no one could come close to them in sales period.
    When you make a new line, you have to dedicate machinery to making that specific line. That takes time <to train employees on the new specs, new machinery>, money <to train employees, to buy the equipment>, and space <to put the new machinery>. I think Glock has got their hands full as it is.

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    The beauty of Glocks is in the simplicity. Plastic guide rod? I've shot more than 10k+ rounds through a second generation 19 and it still looks fine. A local gun shop has a once a year factory shoot. A couple years back they had a Glock rep there that was doing free tune ups. He looked at my glock and said there wasn't anything that needed replacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    I don't give a damn what they look like as long as they work. .
    no they wont win any beauty contest but they do what they are supposed to do. I say if you don't like it then look in another part in the gun shop counter. I have one, don't use it a lot but I know it will work every time I reach for it

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    I'm not a Glock fan...but I say,Leave 'em alone. They seem to popular the way they are.Plus there are enough accessories to modify, if your into custom guns.(aluminum frames,for example)

    Now,If Glock wants to stroll into making carbines or something other than auto-pistols...that would be cool.(if they already do....please inform me)

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    New look?

    They should never have changed from the old look. They screwed up when they put finger grooves on the grip.

    Glocks are utilitarian pistols whose raison d'etre is their 'bulletproof' dependability. Glocks are beautiful (prior to the finger grooves) in the same way a Chevy pickup is beautiful. Any ebellishment detracts from the beauty of the original design (by all means add nightsites and lasers, but don't engrave the things). The brutal lack of refinement is its charm. Its a gun that when you pull the trigger, it will fire.

    On the other hand, Glocks are not for me. The split trigger is uncomfortable if you hold it at the reset point for longer than it takes to squeeze the trigger from rest. The take up feels like a foam stress ball - smooth but mushy. The grip does not make any compromise for anatomy - it assumes that the length of all your fingers are the same and makes it worse on newer models with finger grooves. Glocks are guns I would not hesitate to salvage for combat off a casualty, but not the one I'd start out with.

    I expect the glockologists will start bitching on me now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    New look?

    They should never have changed from the old look. They screwed up when they put finger grooves on the grip.

    Glocks are utilitarian pistols whose raison d'etre is their 'bulletproof' dependability. Glocks are beautiful (prior to the finger grooves) in the same way a Chevy pickup is beautiful. Any ebellishment detracts from the beauty of the original design (by all means add nightsites and lasers, but don't engrave the things). The brutal lack of refinement is its charm. Its a gun that when you pull the trigger, it will fire.
    Gotta' agree with submoa. Couldn't be said better, IMIHO!

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    I like mine the way they are.

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    Form vs Function.... Function wins every time in my opinion. As far as I'm concerned, there are very few ugly guns. They all have their little quirks.

    I have a G32C .357Sig that goes bang every time I want it to. Great shooter and that's all I need it to do. I have a Concealed Carry license for my not so pretty gun, and an Open Carry permit for my beautiful wife. People can stare at her, it keeps them distracted! hehehe

    Zhur

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    no, the glock is perfect. perfection.

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    Make the slide contour on other models like the 45 GAP series


    Also interchangable backstraps. Not only for the obvious reason and the changing industry but so that crimson trace can come out with a really nice backstrap laser grip like they did with the M&P. Would also allow companies like hogue to come out with some aftermarket rubberized backstraps for better grip with wet hands. Everything else is perfect

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    Due to my own experiences.

    I would only change two things about a Glock... I wish they could flare out the beavertail; widen and lengthen it about .10in so i can actually buy one.

    Second, take a lesson from HK and make a P30 type grooved grip. With interchangeable straps. The G19 grooves and grip felt pretty good, but smoother grip grooves make a huge difference (P30 is the most comfy grooved gun on the market.)

    Everyting else seemed nice to me.

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    its like asking if porsche needs a new look. what would the point of that be

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    Quote Originally Posted by billt View Post
    They now offer Camo. How much more do you want? Bill T.
    Something in "Realtree Hardwoods" would be nice

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    For the most part I think Glocks are fine the way they are, however they DO need to jump on the interchangeable-grip-strap- system bandwagon. They are due. Would be nice to have the option of a slightly wider, longer backstrap for fat palms here.

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    If it aint broke...don't fix it.

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    my thoughts excactly

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    I like everything except the klugy, outdated squared off trigger guard. Time to get rid of it!

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