Glock 19 and Glock 23 to be released with an RTF option


Looks like the ever popular Glock 19 (and the less popular Glock 23) compact models are being released with a Rough Textured Frame (RTF2) option. (Source: Glock’s Facebook Page – HERE)

These are preceded by the Glock 22 and the Glock 17 being offered with the RTF2 option.

People seem to love this new aggressive grip, or absolutely hate it.  Common complaints that it is TOO aggressive and actually makes some shooters hands numb, other people that conceal carry have had it ruin shirts.  People also have a lot of good to say about the RTF2 models, most notably that the gun is easier to handle with wet or sweaty hands, and that the new slide serrations (ranted about and pictured below) provide a more positive grip on the slide when needed.  (Source – My excessive reading of releated threads on GlockTalk)

I haven’t shot with one of the RTF models yet, but I have held them numerous times and I really was not overly impressed.

One thing I have to say though, is that the picture Glock released (above) of the Glock 19 RTF2 does LOOK very nice.  Mainly because it does not have the RIDICULOUS looking slide serrations that came on the G22 and G17 RTF models (example pictured below).  I think it would have been possible to keep the vertical lines of the old grip texture, but just angle them in to create the same tactile effect, but maybe Glock wanted to go out on a limb with a radical visual change.

The Glock 23 RTF2 is also pictured in Glock’s press release with the normal “old” style slide serrations.

Maybe the “new” style serrations are available as an option?


Hat Tip: Steve at TheFirearmBlog



Bob December 8, 2009 at 02:16 am

I want one just like in the picture.


Admin (Mike) December 8, 2009 at 11:48 am

The G19 or the G22? I’d prefer the G19.


Jonathan Myers May 18, 2010 at 08:34 am

I have the new Glock 23 RTF2 with the curved slide serations and I absolutly love it! I conceal it in multiple ways depending on the situation, and Ive never had a problem with it. I can consistantly put rounds through pennies and quarters at 30ft any day.


Admin (Mike) May 19, 2010 at 04:26 am

Beautiful gun Jonathan. Glad to hear you can shoot well with it too!


Jon August 25, 2010 at 07:24 am

I’ve been looking all over the net to find and answer to my question and it seems this is the closest thread to it. I have a glock 23 and it has the original slide with the rtf grip. When I purchased it the gun dealer said that they had stopped making them like this and that it’s actually a hard to find item. All serials match on slide and frame so my question is, what is the history of the 2 different rtf models? Was the original slide part of the first production before they changed the design? Is it an option? Since I bought mine I haven’t been able to find much information about my style rtf, Nor even locate one at a gun shop. Any info you have I would appreciate.


Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 02:54 am

I heard that Glock quit making that “fish gills” slide because people did not like it as much as the original.



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