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Thread: Do green glocks and tan glocks exist?????

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    Question Do green glocks and tan glocks exist?????

    A buddy of mine was just in Gun Gallery (the shop that newARguy from TOS works in) in Jacksonville, Fla. He said that there were two glock 17's or 19's that he saw side by side, one that was GREEN, and one that was a very dark tan.


    I had posted on TOS if there were tan glocks, and everyone told me that I needed to get an OD glock, that they look tan. Now I find out that there really is a green glock. I don't want to order the wrong one.


    Can anyone tell me if Glock has changed the color of the "OD" frames to a green color??????? Or is this a special run? I would like to get a frame that is this color:


    Should I start looking for older "OD" frames? Has Glock changed the color? Is this green frame my buddy saw a special run? Please help me out! Also, does anyone know of a decent dealer in GA that I could just go buy the thing from? I can't seem to find one locally.

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    Could your buddy have mistaken a SA XD45 Tactical for a Glock. The XD is available with a FDE lower.

    Dave

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    I don't know if they actually make a tan one, but yes, they do make green. Here's mine:



    As you can see, with a little change in lighting, it looks very close to tan. These two pics were taken about 30 seconds apart.



    I just told the dealer I wanted a green 19. When it showed up, he called to make sure I asked for green, because it looked tan to him. I just thought it was nice to have one that wasn't all black.
    Principles matter.

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    No, my buddy owns several glocks and I believe 2 XD's. He swore up and down to me that there was a green one, and a "tan" one, and that he held them both at the same time and one was a different color from the other. I hope he is mistaken, but I'm just trying to get the scoop.

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    Your friend could be right but plastic stuff can differ in colors from batch to batch. But a Tan Glock would be real nice, like the one you posted. But it looks like somebody worked on it, the sarration in front, tan slide etc.

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    Well, I just got off the phone with the gunstore and my buddy. The guy at the gunstore that answered the phone was really busy and just told me the same thing y'all did. But my buddy said that he talked to a different rep this morning and that one of the guns was a rental, and the other one brand new. The rep told him that the color is different.

    I think that maybe one of them was just out of a batch of frames that the pigment was somehow skewed? I left a message for the sales rep that my buddy talked to this morning. I'll post an update when I hear back from him.

    Sorry to post something like this, my Glock-fu is weak!

    ETA: Just got off the phone again, the green one does not have a rail on the dustcover, so I suppose that they just changed the color of the frame since the first or second gen?

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    I don't think they made OD green Glocks on the Gen II frame. It's possible that the non-railed gun was painted or dyed. The current OD guns, like Subzero showed, are kind of halfway between OD and tan.

    ETA: When injection molding, the color of the plastic is controlled by less than 10% of the raw material. Meaning, if you melt 100 lbs of polymer pellets to make a batch of frames, 90 lbs of it will be clear while the remaining 10 lbs will be used to control the color of the finished product.

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    As GlockWRX stated there were no Gen II OD frames. Either the non-light railed gun was painted or its a sub-compact with slightly different color pigment.

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    OK, thanks for the quick reply guys. I was just curious as I think I will have to order this gun, and didn't want to get the wrong frame. I greatly appreciate your assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark31


    That picture looks like it was from Bowie Tactical Concepts and a custom Glock from David Bowie. Looks like the slide is painted with tan color and maybe the frame is too.

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