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The Wolverine
10-30-2012, 14:25
Since I started to research what Glock I wanted, I have been hearing and reading about folks drooling over gilled Glocks. I have seen pictures and they look OK, but I saw one in person today at my LGS, and to tell you the truth it was ugly to me.

For all of you that gotta have one, here is a new G22 for 5 bills. Not a bad price for what I have seen some of them go for.
http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i470/The-Wolverine/20121030_115520.jpg

Frank V
10-30-2012, 14:35
I think the Fish Gill is kind of a personal preference thing.
For me it wouldn't make or break a deal. I prefer the std straight type, but could live with fish gills.
Frank

Keyhole
10-30-2012, 14:56
I just picked one up, safe queen still packed with copper anti-seize, for $450. I think the gills are nice and wish I had them on my competition 34.

Tap Tap
10-30-2012, 14:58
I like the RTF of them more than anything else. The gills just make it a little different than everyone else's. That's a little steep for a G22 RTF since that is the easiest one to find.

Comedian
10-30-2012, 14:59
You know what they say about opinions.

bruzer
10-30-2012, 15:01
At first glance I thought the Glock was actually in a fish tank!
Mike

kodiakpb
10-30-2012, 15:02
How much are the beans going for?

24601
10-30-2012, 17:53
How much are the beans going for?

:rofl:

cciman
10-30-2012, 19:50
They work better than the straight, better finger purchase for slide manipulation (better grip), but most gun buyers are concerned about "looks" and prefer the "look" of the classic up/down.

I have both, and the gills definitely work better.

DocWills
10-30-2012, 21:25
The 4 is better but the gill guns are pretty nice gen 3 pistols. The grip was to sharp for many people:supergrin:

glockenturm
10-30-2012, 22:11
Gills look better.

http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y301/leadsled213/G19.jpg

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xrmattaz
10-30-2012, 22:31
It's the uniqueness that is very appealing to many, me included for some reason.

I can imagine myself owning one soon, my LGS has 19 new ones in stock.

WarEagle 1
10-31-2012, 00:42
They look better and I love the RTF2 grip.

Glock40man
10-31-2012, 00:45
Its all about preference.

MikeG36
10-31-2012, 00:58
Gills are awesome but I hate the RTF textured grip.

glockenturm
10-31-2012, 03:04
I think the Fish Gill is kind of a personal preference thing.
For me it wouldn't make or break a deal. I prefer the std straight type, but could live with fish gills.
Frank

The gills don't go all the way to the edge of the slide, so there are no sharp edges.

Ideally, I'd like a Gen3 frame with Gen4 texture and gills and front serrations on slide.

The RTF2 frame chewed my palm up during a class with many draws from the holster.

I'd swap frames for an OD or FDE one.

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INEEDMILK
10-31-2012, 03:37
Gilled Glocks represent the pinnacle of Glock perfection.

You are wrong if you disagree.

hcasillasjr
10-31-2012, 07:58
I love the look of my g19 rtf2. The only problem is the grips are too rough and they dig into my side when wearing an iwb holster. I will probably sand them down a bit, but the gills really look awesome, IMO.

JDennis
10-31-2012, 10:05
I just picked my G22 RTF2 up. I must say, I love the ways the gills help grasp the slide more positive. Also, not to mention, the RTF2 is a huge improvement over my standard g-3 glocks. I can see where if I was to use it as my CCW it might not be as comfortable and more harsh on clothing. Always wanted a g-19 so I think another RTF2 is in my future.

Dogman 10x
10-31-2012, 15:01
Are the RTF2's still using pre gen4 parts?
What was the last year for these?

cciman
10-31-2012, 16:26
For pure tactical functionality, the RTF2 model was the pinnacle-- unfortunately, you have to live with it daily, and wear clothing, thus the wander back to the center. The Gen4 grip represents the compromise from the Gen3 (RTF1) to the RTF2.

There are ways to swap out the RTF2 grip, and keep the fish gills, but not convenient.

Magnus2131
10-31-2012, 16:34
I did not like the look of those when they came out.

Raven1967
10-31-2012, 18:40
I have the same gun and like it very much.

Chainlink
10-31-2012, 20:00
I love the gills. and like the RTF2 just sold a gilled 17 and a rtf2 straight 19. Kept a gilled 19 , now if I could get a 23 gilled and find the rtf2 21 and put a 20 slide on it...wait nevermind all my full sizes are now SF's

elijah58
10-31-2012, 20:23
I love the look and feel of the RTF 2 models and wish all of mine were RTF 2's.

RUT
11-01-2012, 16:23
I want one!! :cool:

Bowtie
11-02-2012, 11:26
I'll have a fish gill slide up for sale or trade real soon (waiting on new slide to come in). Anyone interested, let me know.

OhioGlock90
11-02-2012, 11:32
The gills look good but i really like the way they feel, as opposed to the normal style ones. If i could chose i would have the normal frame with just gills. Im not a huge fan of the rtf but i can stand it for the gills

INEEDMILK
11-02-2012, 16:05
I'll have a fish gill slide up for sale or trade real soon (waiting on new slide to come in). Anyone interested, let me know.

Go on...

WinterWizard
11-02-2012, 16:35
Why did Glock make the fish gills in the wrong direction? If they curved toward the front it would provide better grip. Kinda defeats the purpose, no? Stupid...

Frank V
11-02-2012, 18:16
Guess I'm in the minority likeing the straight ones. As I said, though, it wouldn't be a deal maker or breaker for me. If a nice one came along priced right the serrations wouldn't make any difference.:cool:
Frank