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    Glock metal frames

    they came out a few months back I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with them before I seek one out. I think they are supposed to improve reliability since the added weight will give the action a more stable platform to cycle on.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    Ace, I have heard a few things about one company that makes them although I can't remember who they were. Reliability wasn't the issue; it was actually recoil. The lighter weight of the Glocks provide stiff recoil to some and the added weight of the stainless and/or the titanium platform helps with the recoil just as with any firearm. Let me know if you go for it. What caliber Glock do you have or are you thinking about purchasing?

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    http://www.ccfraceframes.com/home.php

    That's the company.

    I suppose they're useful if your going to shoot Enhanced IDPA with your Glock. If not, I see no real purpose. I've fired every caliber and frame size of Glock that is made and see no reason to stray away from the polymer. Felt recoil is more than manageable with all the Glocks.
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    Re: Glock metal frames

    I agree, Glocks are manageable in any caliber. It's interesting to note from that website that as of now they don't even have the frame for the larger calibers and don't make them at all for the subs. One advantage might be the smaller grip size for those with smaller hands.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    I own a Glock 30 And as I have stated in other posts that if I don't hold it just right it will jam on the second round. If you were to add a little weight it might make it easier on the gun to cycle through. With any blowback action handguns, you need a stable platform in which to cycle the action or you get a short stroke, mostly it has to do with the operator, but a little weight to the gun will help too.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    The weight may indeed help; IMO the polymer guns are more prone to limp-wrist problems than the heavier guns; or at least they were for me when I first started out.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    That is correct and I had trouble with it when I tried shooting it with only one hand, and weak handed, 2 things you should be able to do with any side arm you intend to carry.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    It took a couple of times at the range when I picked up my first large caliber Glock to shoot it well with either hand; I noticed the 45's didn't like any slack in the old wrist area, much more so than with the 9mm's. So, for me, it just took a time or two at the range and some ammo to get that lil problemo squared away.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    Yeah for me the only sure hold I could get on that baby glock was the two hand "tactical" hold. My big hand need a little more so I might have to gravitate towards a Glock 21.

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    Re: Glock metal frames

    Quote Originally Posted by mrglock
    Ace, I have heard a few things about one company that makes them although I can't remember who they were. Reliability wasn't the issue; it was actually recoil. The lighter weight of the Glocks provide stiff recoil to some and the added weight of the stainless and/or the titanium platform helps with the recoil just as with any firearm. Let me know if you go for it. What caliber Glock do you have or are you thinking about purchasing?
    There are two magazine articles I know of on this. One in American Handgunner 2007 Annual. One in the Sept 2007 Combat Handguns issue.

    There are a number of improvements other than mere weight, ranging, loaded, from 36 to 54 ounces. Aluminum, stainless and titanium versions are available. A 1911 grip angle is available. And interchangable sizes of back strap inserts. Plus... I think all are aimed at competition shooting.

    JimL

 

 

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