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This is a discussion on Glock finish within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I'm considering going Glock (26 9mm) for a personal carry gun. Mostly because I carry/qualify Glock (22 .40S&W) for work. My work gen 4 Glock ...


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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Glock finish

I'm considering going Glock (26 9mm) for a personal carry gun. Mostly because I carry/qualify Glock (22 .40S&W) for work. My work gen 4 Glock suffers from the bad metal finish wear issue. I really think the Glock finish is crap and it has kept me on the fence about making the personal carry purchase. Glock is aware of the issue and has a replacement finish coming down stream I've heard, sometime, but when? I e-mailed Glock USA who says they no nothing of a replacement finish. I stumbled upon Bud's offering of a Glock with intentionally worn looking finish. It seems a worn finish is a feature, not a problem! What say you? Should I feel better about the regular gen 4 and make the purchase expecting finish wear or keep waiting for Glock to fix their crappy finish? I'm really in no rush since my Shield .40 is fine, finish and all.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #2
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I recall reading somewhere that the finish on the USA Glocks is inferior to the Austrian Glocks due to EPA regulations that prevent the same chemicals from being used. I don't know if that is true or not though.

I can say my Glock 23 Austrian and the finish is very durable.

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since your using a g22 40 cal,i'd go with a 27 instead of a 26. dept might foot the ammo bill,and the larger 22 mags will work as backup. you will have to qualify with the weapon,might as well use their ammo. if you carry the 27 as a backup,might as well have
ammo/mag compatibility. less chance of mixing up ammo in a semi solid liquid hits the rotating object situation.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #4
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What I get is there is a lot of rumor! What I say here is what I lernt from the interweb:

Teniffer? is a metal treatment that went in (or on) before the colored final finish. The Teniffer goes into the metal surface a wee bit. A by-product or other material needed to create Teniffer is Cyanide and there's other yuky stuff too. Then after Teniffer is on, Glock puts on the finish - gray, black, smooth or krinkle that you see. The Teniffer process itself is costly but EPA permits it. It is used in other metal manufacturing as well, not exclusive to Glock. So Glock went with something else ~2013 when the Gen 4's were about 1YOA the USA. The top coat or final finish is something else. Glock has used various top finishes over the years. Seems the most popular is the Teflon-like black krinklie finish that most Gen 3 Glocks were known for. That is the one that lasts and lasts & looking good all the time. So some gen 4 have the teflon-like finish, some are the flat gray easy to wear finish.

My duty gun is almost 4YOA with the crap finish. I'm now today hearing there may be some more recent made Glocks with a better finish? Guess I can only hope!

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Old February 9th, 2017, 12:25 PM   #5
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Well if your not going to get a 1911 here's what I think. I wouldn't worry about the Glock finish if it's homogeneous out of the box. Answer this: will you cause more wear on your off duty use to this new pistol as compared to your 'at work' or on duty pistol? If no than whatever the new Glock comes with ought to hold up enough I would think. Find out if Glock has adjusted their finish process since the issue arose. If so you might get a better one at this point in time.

I got a G20Gen4 in 2013 and I thought the finish was kind of thin compared to my G22 of 25 years ago. Glock touched up a spot on it when I sent it down to them for an unrelated issue. I've heard that when the deep black color wears that the metal underneath is still supposed to be protected and it's more an aesthetic issue. Been awhile since I heard that info though.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #6
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It seems a worn finish is a feature, not a problem!

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Old February 9th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #8
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Glock 26 is my day to day carry handgun and it's been tossed around quite a bit from pocket, holster, floor of truck/car and been doing so for sometime now and the finish is a somewhat dark gray and looks today like it did from new. Can you imagine what a Colt Python, Diamond Back, S&W Mod. 27 blued handgun would look like if treated accordingly?? The Glock was never meant to be anything but a tool to be used when required and therein lies it's beauty.

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Somebody's daughter.

Ps. My glock gen 3 finish is tough as nails, slightly textured and matches the poly texture perfectly.
It is a factory OD green polymer, not sure if it's the Austrian one or not.

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One of the nice things about Glock is that there are lots of people who work on them. If worst comes to worst you can always get it blasted and cerakoted, black nitrided or even NP3 (or non-Robar equivalent). It's humid where I live but I'm not really near salt water. Wipe it down with CLP every so often and it should be a while before it's an issue.

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I just purchased a Wilson Combat 1911......hmmmmph, none of those issues/problems!

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