The new Gen4 has several new features designed to satisfy the most demanding consumers. It is based on a full G17/G22 MBS (multiple backstrap) Frame with a reduced Short Frame trigger mechanism housing offering a fully operable pistol. The multiple backstrap system allows the user to change the circumference of the grip to fit their individual hand size. The grip has three options; a short frame version, medium frame or large frame that are easily changed and secured with a single pin. The smallest backstrap is integrated in the G17 MBS reducing the trigger distance of the standard size G17/G22 frame by 2 mm. The medium back strap is a 2 mm back strap offering equal size of a standard G17/G22 frame. The large back strap is a 4 mm backstrap. Biggest advantage is that the grip angle of the GLOCK “Safe Action” Pistol is constant and not changed by back strap modifications. This ensures that the shooter does not shoot high or low when modifying the backstrap or when shooting with a different GLOCK Pistol.
The magazine release catch of the Gen4 is reversible and enlarged. The reversible magazine catch allows users to switch access of the catch to the left or right side of the pistol with no additional parts.
Internally, the original recoil spring has been replaced with a dual recoil spring assembly. The dual recoil spring assembly noticeably reduces the recoil while simultaneously increasing the life cycle of the assembly.
Additionally, the Gen4 has a new Rough Textured Frame (Gen4 RTF) surface designed to enhance grip traction and is present on the frame as well as the interchangeable backstraps.
During recent grueling endurance testing of the GLOCK 22 Gen4 in the United States and at the SWAT Round Up International competition, several US police agencies had a chance to handle and shoot the new pistol and many positive comments were made about the design changes.
The Gen4 is just another step in GLOCK’s commitment to producing the best firearm for Law Enforcement, Military, and private customers.
The Gen4, just like any GLOCK pistol has the same time tested
– “Safe Action” system
– durable exterior finish
– cold hammer forged barrel
– light weight
… that make GLOCK firearms famous!