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alank2
07-15-2012, 19:56
Hi Everyone,

It may seem like a small thing, but I sure like the shiny slide - for those of you who have ordered one recently, what type of slide did it come with??

Thanks,

Alan

oceanbob
07-15-2012, 21:22
Hi sir....Glock never had a shiney slide. If you see a shiny slide you're looking at an aftermarket Plating or polishing job. Cost extra, but GLOCK doesn't do it. Several companies do plate or polish Glock slides.

alank2
07-15-2012, 21:28
Hi,

Sorry, I should have been more specific - I mean the "shiny" teflon type black slide instead of the duller, gray slides I have seen.

Thanks,

Alan

Fire_Medic
07-15-2012, 21:37
Hi sir....Glock never had a shiney slide. If you see a shiny slide you're looking at an aftermarket Plating or polishing job. Cost extra, but GLOCK doesn't do it. Several companies do plate or polish Glock slides.

He does not mean shiny like chrome.

There was in fact a period of time where Glock had different finishes on their slides and barrels and one finish is much more dull and scratches much easier than it's "shinier" counterpart.

Yondering
07-16-2012, 01:01
Don't know about the Gen 3 stuff (20SF) but I just bought a new Gen 4 G19, and it has the shiny slide.

I also like it a lot better than that flat grey-black finish they did for a while.

03Cobra
07-16-2012, 10:54
My Gen 3 20sf from 1Q of this year has the dull finish if that helps

nickE10mm
07-16-2012, 13:59
It seems like they RECENTLY did a short run of the gray, matte slides in both G20 and G29 but I just got a Gen3 G29SF (serial number TANxxx) and it appears they went BACK to the shiny slides.... I'd say the gray slides were between about rxx-xxx and sxx-xxx or so ...

alank2
07-16-2012, 16:12
Hi Everyone,

I found one with a shiny slide, TERxxx!

Thanks everyone,

Alan

nickE10mm
07-17-2012, 08:02
Hi Everyone,

I found one with a shiny slide, TERxxx!

Thanks everyone,

Alan

Nice!

alank2
07-17-2012, 08:09
Hi,

Nice!

Thanks! I was so very pleased to find a 20SF with the slide I like. I need to get some ammo loaded so I can go shoot it!!

Alan

4949shooter
07-17-2012, 16:57
Hi Everyone,

I found one with a shiny slide, TERxxx!

Thanks everyone,

Alan

:needspics:

Opie 1 Kenopie
07-19-2012, 10:51
Glad you found your Shiny Slide.

I just bought a new Gen3 G20SF about two weeks ago and it's slide looks like every other I've owned since '96. I guess ive never been unlucky enough to have come across a dull slide. Congrats Alan. You're going to love your new 20.

alank2
07-19-2012, 10:57
Hi,

Glad you found your Shiny Slide. Congrats Alan. You're going to love your new 20.

Thanks; I made a bicycle tube grip for it last night. Some trijicon sights are coming today via UPS so I can't wait to get them on. I can't wait for the temps to drop a bit so I can go shoot it - it is supposed to be a real 110 deg F this weekend!

I just bought a new Gen3 G20SF about two weeks ago and it's slide looks like every other I've owned since '96. I guess ive never been unlucky enough to have come across a dull slide.

Some people like the dull or grayish slides because they aren't as slick, but I've seen where they don't hold up well to holster wear, etc. I really like the shiny black teflon type finish as a Glock can be years old with plenty of use and still look new.

When I get it fully done, I'll try to get a pic up!

Thanks,

Alan

alank2
07-19-2012, 17:05
Hi,

Here she is!!

http://home.earthlink.net/~alank2/g20.jpg

Thanks,

Alan

4949shooter
07-19-2012, 17:17
Very nice. :thumbsup:

RYNOCG201
07-19-2012, 19:24
My 20sf serial prefix NTA from 2009 has the glossy finish. I do like it but I prefer the dull finish of old and now new Glocks. Guess I'm not a fan of shiny guns especially Glocks

RYNOC

attrapereves
07-19-2012, 21:16
My G29SF has the flat matte finish and has the serial RUT***. I believe it was produced in early 2011.

larson1122
07-19-2012, 23:56
Very nice, Congrats!

ccoprdc
07-20-2012, 03:27
Hi,

Here she is!!

http://home.earthlink.net/~alank2/g20.jpg

Thanks,

Alan

Alan, congrats on the new purchase, but did you have to post that picture? Now you've got me lusting again... I do need a new gun for Heavy Metal at GSSF. :supergrin:

ccoprdc :cool:
aka David

walrus108
07-23-2012, 12:14
I too just got a new G20SF. It was made 6-19-12, serial #TER-xxx. It appears to be matte to me. hard to compare it to my other glock since it has so much holster wear :supergrin:

Do you think it's matte grey? what does Glock call this different finish?

alank2
07-23-2012, 12:18
Hi walrus108,

Mine is a TERxxx as well. If you give the slide a little oil wipe down, does it darken or stay grayish? It can be hard to tell with pictures because of the flash.

Congrats!

Alan

walrus108
07-23-2012, 12:22
Hi walrus108,

Mine is a TERxxx as well. If you give the slide a little oil wipe down, does it darken or stay grayish? It can be hard to tell with pictures because of the flash.

Congrats!

Alan

It darkens with oil for sure. It is freshly fired, range dirty in that pic.