FDE vs Grey Glocks

Henry Ford famously said when talking about one of his mass-produced cars, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black”. If there is a gun maker that has inherited the legacy of mass-production, no frills selection it’s Glock.

Glock 17 Gen 4

Glock 17 Gen 4

I am the first to admit that I am tired of black guns. It would seem so are many of you. When Lipsey’s had Glock do a a custom color run, they sold very well. So it was no surprise that Glock has been convinced to do a second run in Grey.

Will that new color make me want to run out and buy a duplicate of a Glock already in the armory? No. But it’s nice to have options. On my long term possible to buy list would be a GEN 4 model 20 & 26. And if something other than black were available, I would most certainly buy it.

Glock 21 & Glock 23

Glock 21 & Glock 23

A few months ago while on the road, I stopped in a local gun shop and noticed they stocked both the Grey and FDE pistols. Being curious, I snapped a few pictures since they were hard to come by at the time. Looking back at the photos I think the grey color still looks good.

Makes you wonder what colors might be next? A re-run of the military green? Perhaps a LE inspired blue?

Marky
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  • Gary Tompkins

    Something else I never really thought about. Maybe I should do more “shopping”. But off subject. The ruger precision rifle only comes in black. But do I want the 6.5 Creedmoor, or 243 win?

    • For the average person who may want to compete, take a class, or shoot precision with the RPR? between 6.5 and 243? I suggest 6.5CM. CM is being used so much now that the retail price for match ammo is as good or cheaper than 308 Gold Medal Match ammo. The gold standard. If you are IN LOVE with 243 and reload, 243 is fine. For the average cat who just wants to shoot guns and have fun? 6.5.

      Marky

      • Gary Tompkins

        Thanks for the reply. It would be just for fun. I am leaning towards the 6.5. Now all I have to do is talk myself into spending the money. And find some place to play. I’m going to check out a club near, not close, to me, but I need some free time also. Off subject, keep up the podcast as it keeps me awake on the way to work.

        • You listen to the podcast? Thanks, Gary! We just recorded another this AM. So it’s in post production now. But…saying post production is a stretch for us now isn’t it?

          😉

          Marky

  • Brennen Munro

    I have a G26 in the just plain black that it came in, but I am trying to decide what to do with it. My choice would be to get rid of it because I want the H&K P30SK. I have tried, but I can just not get to a place of enjoyment with the trigger, and I am just partial to hammer fired guns. But if I do end up keeping it, I plan to really mod the hell out of it. Things like cutting down and rounding the trigger guard, getting rid of the finger groves (Gen-3), and shaving down the hump on the back strap. If I can get a good deal on trade towards the purchase of the SK, then away it goes as is. I have an extra mag so that means that it has 3 mags with the +2 capacity pinky rest, and it has not been shot that much, just a few hundred rounds. I just never really took to it… Sorry to get off on a tangent, but if I do end up keeping it I will send you guys some pics of the modifications.
    Munro

  • Mikial

    I guess the color of the gun isn’t all that significant to me. I generally put function over form, and there is something about almost any gun that makes it a thing of beauty to me. Yeah . . okay, Hi Points are ugly. But to me, a black Glock isn’t ugly, it is the personification of a magnificently engineered machine intended to do one thing. And that is to give the person wielding it an edge over whoever they are opposed to.

    • I can’t disagree with that. I will just say something about perspective. When you are standing in an armory packed floor to ceiling with black weapons, the color change tends to draw your eye.

      Marky