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The ladies and the fellas at Noveske did it again:

Good stuff… It’s for their new GEN4 Rifles.  They are priced in the higher end, starting at $2150 for the little PDW.  Man do they look sweet though.  The fact it’s Noveske definitely gets you some more right swipes on Tinder, and extra “HeLL Ya BoRthEr!” ‘s compared to other more mainstream brands.

Noveske definitely knows how to have a good time.  I documented it in some past posts if you care to peruse.

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If you can watch grass grow or wash your hair.  Do it rather than watch this:

Toward the end of the video (8:13) he talks about how he carries a Gen 4 G17, then goes on to say he doesn’t think the Gen 4 is acceptable quality.  So let me get this straight… the gun you carry to protect your life, you don’t trust?  *scratches head*

If you don’t watch Vigilant Spectre‘s videos, the comments alone on a lot of them are worth the price of admission.  I LOL so hard just reading them lots of times.

Vigilant-Spectre-Tactical-WallsIn summary, as I mentioned in the heading the video is snoreworthy… I posted it mainly because I like seeing people wear my t-shirts… someone was going to comment that anyway so I might as well just admit it again.  Damn Victoria’s Sphincter figured out the formula… I’ll have to switch it up for 2014 to keep guys on their toes.

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Yea.. this doesn’t look good:

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Part II:

There’s a discussion in the AR15.com thread – HERE

The latest update is that he sent the gun back to Glock to examine.

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As the owner a generation 3 G26, I can say that the changes they made for the Gen4 seem pretty much useless and unwarranted. Judging by the picture, the recoil spring / guide rod is the same as the one in my gen3.  The only noticible differences are the removable backstraps, the rough textured frame (RTF), and the enlarged magazine release.

I definitely wont be upgrading, but I see no reason you wouldn’t want the gen4 (if you are in the market for a subcompact Glock) if it is being offered at the same price as the gen3 models.

I had my fingers crossed that the changes would be drastic on the subcompact models. I guess you don’t mess with “Perfection” though right? heh :P

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One Glock option that is new to me is the internal safety lock. Listed on the Glock website under the “Safety Pack” menu.  When locked, the gun cannot be fired or disassembled.

My initial impressions when I saw this system were:

a) Why would I want a lock in my Glock(s)?
b) What advantage does this have over an external combination lock or the included cable lock?
c) The key looks overly complex
d) How many more parts is this adding to the internals of my gun?

The reality of most locks are, that given enough time or knowledge, they become easily circumvented and therefore rendered useless. The Glock Internal Safety Lock appears to be no exception.

As I mentioned earlier, like most internal handgun locks, when the Glock lock is enabled the gun cannot be fired or disassembled.  In this case the safety is achieved through a half circle shaped block that is rotated 180 degrees with the turning of the key which blocks the rearward travel of the trigger bar.

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Recently the Florida Highway Patrol conducted testing for a new duty pistol in Tallahassee, Fla.  One of the pistols they tested was the Gen 4 Glock.  The problem is Glock is only offering the Gen 4 in 9mm and .40 S&W, and FHP wanted a .45.  To secure the contract of “about 3000 pistols,”  Glock agreed to manufacture a special run of Gen 4 pistols chambered in .45 GAP.

I know the “purpose” of the .45 GAP is to have the ballistics of a .45 ACP, but in a smaller volume cartridge.  What’s wrong with .45 ACP though?  or even .40 for that matter?

The standard magazine capacity of the fullsize .45 GAP Glock model 37 is 10 rounds.  The Glock 21 (.45 ACP) standard magazine capacity is 13 rounds. One clear disadvantage of the G37, especially in a law enforcement environment.

According to Jeff Quinn’s article on the G37 at Gunblast.com:

The grip frame dimensions are where the two guns differ, and the smaller size of the model 37 does indeed offer improved ergonomics for those who prefer the feel of the medium frame Glocks. A comparison of the critical dimensions are as follows:

Glock 21 .45 ACP Glock 37 .45 GAP
Magazine Thickness 1.15 inch 0.904 inch
Grip Circumference 7.75 inches 7.375 inches
Grip Thickness 1.292 inches 1.182 inches
Grip Front to Back 2.155 inches 2.08 inches
Trigger Reach 2.938 inches 2.793 inches
Barrel Length 4.605 inches 4.59 inches

Why exactly does Florida need/want the .45 GAP though?  Have they had failures in stopping bad guys with .40 or .45?  Are there a bunch of new officers with small hands?

Coming from the Beretta 96, one would think that Florida Highway Patrol would be used to a large grip circumference, and that a Glock 22 or Glock 21 wouldn’t be hard to get used to.

Maybe is it an Elitism thing, where they want to brag to everyone that Glock custom made them a new model?

I would hate to see the bill for the cost of 3000 custom Glocks.  I’m sure Florida tax payers would also cringe, especially knowing there are at least 2 other perfectly great off the self models that their highway patrol could be carrying.

Maybe someday this .45 GAP cardridge will catch on.  Glock sure pushes it in every issue of Glock Annual.

I definitely have not noticed .45 GAP ammo at any of the gun stores I frequent, though maybe that’s due to the large amount of dust that likely collected on the box, making it unreadable. :P

Full story on Florida’s Gen4 .45 GAP glock purchase over at BlueSheepDog – HERE

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