GLOCK recently announced that they will be officially debuting their new fourth generation, Gen4, models of the G21 (.45Auto), G32 (.357) and G34 (9×19) pistols at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
New updates for the Gen4 models include more refined ergonomics via a Multiple Back Strap (MBS) system for the grips. They’ll be available in short, medium and large sizes to let you customize your GLOCKs grip to fit your hand. They’ve also enlarged the Gen4’s magazine release catch and can now be switched for left hand shooters. They’ve also reduced felt recoil by using a dual recoil spring assembly as opposed to a single spring assembly. Stay tuned for more information from the 2012 SHOT Show.
From GLOCK’s Press Release:
Smyrna, GA (Dec. 13, 2011) – GLOCK’s newest generation pistol, the Gen4, brings revolutionary design changes to the world’s most popular pistol. New to the Gen4 family, GLOCK will introduce the G21 (.45 Auto), G32 (.357) and G34 (9X19) Gen4 models at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
The ergonomics of the Gen4 pistol have been refined by adding a Multiple Back Strap (MBS) system to the grip of the pistol. Each Gen4 comes with three difference grip options: a short, medium and large size, enabling the pistol to adapt to each individual shooter’s hand size with the removal and insertion of a single pin. In addition, the grip has also been given a new Rough Textured Frame (RTF) to increase grip traction.
The Gen4 magazine release catch has been enlarged and is reversible for the ambidextrous shooter. To utilize the interchangeable magazine release feature, the Gen4 magazines have two notches cut on each side of the magazine body, allowing users to switch access of the catch to the left or right side of the pistol with no additional parts. Previous magazines will continue to work in the Gen4 pistols as long as the magazine release catch is left in its original position.
Internally, the original recoil spring has been replaced with a dual recoil spring assembly, which noticeably reduces felt recoil while simultaneously increasing the life cycle of the pistol.
“GLOCK’s dedication to perfection has made it the chosen firearm for approximately 65% of law enforcement agencies in the United States.” said GLOCK, Inc. Vice President, Gary Fletcher. “The Gen4 models are another step in that commitment to producing the best firearm for law enforcement, military and law-abiding citizens around the world.”
The Gen4, like all GLOCK pistols, has the same tested SAFE ACTION® system, durable exterior finish, cold hammer forged barrel, durability, reliability and light weight that have made GLOCK firearms famous. All GLOCK pistols are backed by the GLOCK Limited Lifetime Warranty and world-class customer service and support that is second to none in the firearms industry.