If they'd just change the grip angle some I could own one.That being said, my first .45 was a G21. Rather large, but accurate. Traded it. In my opinion, they should make a single stack full size .45.
I like it just the way it is!!
Scott G-21 owner
Just wish the slide release was larger.
the only change I would like to see is a change on the slide. They could make the lettering on the slide silver.
I can't stand the square look and feel of them. They need some round engineers in some round rooms to come up with some guns that don't look and feel like 2x4s.
Any attempt to streamline the slide would result in a weight reduction and therefore a corresponding increase in felt recoil.
i don't care what they do as long as they leave the glock21sf alone. it fits me perfectly and the looks of it put other guns to shame. bigger mag capacity is always welcome. you know a model that holds 17 for home and a model that holds 20 for a walk about. i never cared about a buldge under my shirt. 13 is ok with me. just dreamin...whoever don't like em could just use somethin else.
Glocks are all business and designed this way for the purpose intended 100%. I'm glad they added the finger grove grip frames though. No other changes would even make sense to me in the Glocks.
I saw the title of this thread and my immediate thought was "Hell no." I clicked the link and saw that "Hell no" was one of my voting options. Sweet.
I just finished putting 200 rounds thru my Glock 21 this morning. All that pistol does is run, run, run! Bill T.
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.
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. :numbchuck:
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.
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)
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....
I like mine the way they are.