Glock Announces New Full Size .45ACP

April 1, 2012

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.”

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The GLOCK 1911 Gen4 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 3 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 8 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 Gen4 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 Gen4 is anticipated to be around $800, undercutting the upcoming Heckler and Koch 1911 by a hefty $2,300.

Update: Only hours after the 1911 Gen4 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.


I like 12 safety’s with three triple redundant systems. I would add a captcha to fire off a round just to be really safe.

I'm sure John M. Browning is rolling in his grave.

"2012 Lanyard Loop Shortage" ... luckily I stocked up my lanyard supplies in 2011... soon lanyards will be a replacement currency for $/€.


be wary of the man w/ a single-shot weapon ;)

Calling April fools !!!

i will believe it when i shoot it

pre-ban aftermarket 23 shot banana clips are available in canada

As a 1911 Purist, I think that Glock is dam-right ugly.Frown Doesn't Glock already have a 45 auto? Why they have to defame the 1911 with this crap. All they have to do is make another zillion shooter (spray & pray theory), and leave the 1911 design alone.

Again, just the thoughts of a 1911 purist!!

Howard, what's today?

YOU ALL GOT ME GOOD!!!!!Foot in Mouth Foot in Mouth Foot in Mouth

Whats with this zombie rubbish ?


Glad that we can have a good laugh amongst friends!

It seems like I was the only gofer!! and I swallowed it hook, line and sinker too. Laughing

I was in the dark all the way up until you posted. Now, it would have been funny if somebody came back and pulled my leg some more with a different opinion and said that the frankinstien looking gun was a good thing. Smile

Good shot..

Wow, that glock looks alot like my cheap ass Hi=Point as a matter of fact all Glocks look like my cheap ass Ohio made Hi-Point :)