Glock Announces New Full Size .45 ACP Pistol

Glock® surprised the firearms industry today by announcing that the company will begin selling a full-size single-stack intended for the American law enforcement and competition market. While prototypes had been designated Glock 21SSSSF, or Single Stack Super Slim Fit, the production gun will be marketed simply as the Glock 1911 Gen 4. Glock’s press release promises the new gun is a “game-changer.” A limited number of prototypes emerged from a secret testing regimen with glowing reviews. One tester, a former Tier 1 Operator known only as “Mack,” posted on his Facebook account, “One hit from this and it’s all over.”

Glock 1911 Gen 4 Prototype

The Glock 1911 Gen 4 breaks from Glock tradition in its use of an exposed hammer instead of Glock’s signature striker-firing system. To ensure safety, the single-action-only firing mechanism is protected by no less than 12 safety systems, including the integral trigger safety, grip safety, thumb safety, other thumb safety, slide lock safety, half-cock safety, and three triple-redundant firing pin safeties. The inside of the slide is rumored to be a maze of springs and detents, but no images will be allowed until Brinks gets their approval paperwork back from the U.S. Patent Office.

At today’s press conference, Glock spokesman Frederich Unterwafflen appeared to react angrily when asked why the 1911 Gen 4 carries only eight rounds of ammunition in its magazine, compared to the Glock 21 and 21SF which carry 13 rounds. “What, are you planning on missing a lot because you shoot like a sissy?” Unterwafflen responded. Quickly changing the subject, he hinted that Glock will also release a limited production run of collector’s edition “Zombie Mutilator” 1911 Gen 4 pistols, which will have lime green grips, night sights that glow red, and “Z” factory proofmarks stamped on every single part no matter how small.

Street price of the 1911 Gen 4 is anticipated to be around $800, undercutting the upcoming Heckler and Koch 1911 by a hefty $2,300.

Update: Only hours after the 1911 Gen 4 rollout, Glock announced that they are no longer taking orders for the pistol as they were immediately swamped with thousands of backorders. Glock cannot build complete guns quickly enough to meet demand due to the 2012 Lanyard Loop Shortage, of which we are all aware.


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Comments (33)

  1. Good morning… is there any conversion kit for Glock 40 gen4 MOS 10mm 6 inches barrel from semi automatic to full automatic? thank you

    1. The only way you’ll see one is to close your eyes and imagine one. Read the last 3 paragraphs CLOSELY. If anyone still thinks it’s real, they need a reality check. Does the date, April 1st at the top ring a bell?

  2. I wonder if these will make it to the CA-approved list? Seeing as how Gen4 Glocks aren’t on there yet, I won’t be holding my breath. I really want one though, and if they ever make it to the CA list, I’ll be buying one for sure.

  3. My first take was – they have over complicated the greatest weapen in the world, then I realized the post daye – April 1, April Fools day! You guys had me going for a minute.

  4. Fellas? That was awesome. I thought Glock had lost their mind! HAHAHAHAHA! You had me going for MINUTES!

    Well done!

  5. Haha….had me going!! Love all the folks that got noteably pissed about the article. Thats hilarious. Especially the 3000 dollar glad 1911. Lol. Thanks for the monday morning chuckle.

  6. The best part of this joke is the comments on their facebook page from people talking crap about Glock and being too dumb to even realize its a joke. Kinda scary thinking people that dumb carry guns.

  7. Judging by the comments left, some posters have obviously fallen for this April Fool’s joke! Lol. A 1911 Glock? Sure. Good one guys!

  8. How come this is April Fool’s? The April Fool is the double barrel 1911. A Glock single stack would be the cat’s meow!

  9. Shooting like a sissy wouldn’t be the problem if 13 guys attacked you, or one guy with a rifle or shotgun. only having 8 rounds would be the problem. Sounds like this spokesperson has some kind of inferiority complex about his bullets and no experience on a situation where he would need to use a weapon.

  10. Whoops, I fell for it!

    Damn, that twice today, and I just woke up an hour ago! See my epic fail comment above regarding this.

  11. Its a fun article. I wonder how many gomers will read this and completely lose all common sense (starting with their ability to read a calendar). Good job on the fool, CTD.

  12. I wish they would really come out with a 1911! Im a glock and ruger lover and have been wanting to get a 45 to add to my 9mm collection. It would have to be a double action though!

  13. Planning on missing a lot because you shoot like a sissy? He really said that?
    OK, granted, stray shots are a bad, bad thing, especially for elementary schools and houses lol. ON THE OTHER HAND, having those few extra rounds could be the difference between life or death VS a suspect with superior firepower…say an AK-47 or AR?

    Take that ex-marine (I say “ex” because he’s justifiably dead), who called in a fake robbery and shot at those cops, killing two of them via an SKS rifle and simple slice-the-pie suppressing fire? Armed with only a pistol and pinned down, you won’t get much time or room for a well aimed shot. You’d want some extra ammo for the option to suppress back, granted you’ve cleared your target’s background.

    I just think that was ballsy and inconsiderate for the GLOCK spokesman to say. I mean at least give a better explanation than “look, just shoot better, and you won’t need the extra rounds”. I mean heaven forbid a law enforcement officer uses the GLOCK 1911 Gen 4 and he or she gets gunned down, and investigators figure they’d would’ve had a better fighting chance with a higher capacity firearm. Just sayin’.

  14. Well they want get to many lawenforcment orders due to the singal action
    because most department I know of want let there patrol officers carry
    a singal action. Now special ops teams yes. If they could make a double
    action for first shot and do some extended mags for a 12 rounds they would
    flood the lawenforcement market even with out the loop.

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