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Glock Generation 4 – G17 Pistol

The Gen4, just like any other Glock pistol has the same time tested “Safe Action” system with a durable exterior finish, cold hammer forged barrel, combined with durability, reliability and light weight. All the features that make Glock firearms famous. The new Gen4 has several new features designed to satisfy the most demanding customers, even the British Army and its elite forces! It is based on a MBS (Multiple Back Strap) frame with a reduced short frame trigger mechanism housing. The multiple back strap system allows the user to change the circumference of the grip to fit their individual hand size. The grip can be altered to suit all hand sizes by the simple fitting of backstraps (medium or large). The pistol comes standard as  a small frame then by clipping either a medium or large backstrap and securing by a single pin the grip size can be altered by up to 4mm. The grip angle of the Glock “Safe Action” pistol is not altered by the back strap modifications. This ensures that the operator does not shoot high or low when modifying the back strap or when shooting with a different Glock pistol. The shortest trigger reach option available with the new frame, without back straps is 2mm/0.08in less than the standard Gen3 frame. Mounting the medium back strap adds an additional 2mm/0.08in bringing it back to the original size of the Gen3 frame. Adding the large back strap, increases the Gen4 frame by 4mm/0.16in which will accommodate even the largest of hands. This feature not only caters for operator use, but allows Police and Military authorities to cater for the differences in their operators individual hand sizes and could mitigate any possible future litigation associated with the user and size of weapon. Another modification is the magazine catch which is reversible to accommodate left handed operators and has been enlarge for ease of operation, this and Glock’s new Rough Texture Frame (Gen4RTF) surface which is designed to enhance grip traction without being too aggressive, makes this pistol a benchmark for all other manufactures to aspire too. For further information and to arrange a demonstration, please contact or phone Viking Arms on 01423 780 810.