RTF

If you haven’t already seen the movie Law Abiding Citizen, you need to put that on your to do list.

I watched it last night, and noticed that a Glock RTF (Rough Textured Frame) model makes an appearance:


I guess it is as rough as people are saying it is. :P

It’s at 41 seconds into this clip –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzpwOti8XrM
***DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN THE MOVIE, it spoils a good part***

Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler are both incredible in it.

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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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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?

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Hat Tip: Steve at TheFirearmBlog

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