Heads up, Glock fans: Glock has announced that it is offering Glock 17, Glock 19 and Glock 22 Gen3 models with RTF2 grips.
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Launched as a result of popular demand, the Glock 17 and Glock 22 pistols are available in either standard or scalloped serrations on the rear slide. The Glock 19 Gen3, meanwhile will only be available with standard serrations. For those unfortunate souls who happen to be living in the state of California, the scalloped serration version is California compliant.
First introduced in 2009, the RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame 2) grip was developed as a result of feedback from the United States Special Operations community. Here’s what Glock said in a press release at the time:
There are many instances where the environment offers difficult to manage wet and humid conditions. In order to continue providing cutting edge solutions, GLOCK developed the RTF2. The newly designed frame incorporates hundred of “polymids,” or miniature spikes on the front, rear, and sides of the grip resulting in a definite increase in traction.
As The Firearm Blog points out, the RTF2 wasn’t exactly embraced by the firearms community, and it was discontinued shortly thereafter. But the texture has started to develop a cult following, thus the re-introduction.
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In the announcement, the company said these will only be available in limited quantities for a limited time, so you better check your local dealer for availability.
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