That there’s the new Gen 4 GLOCK 17 FS. The “FS” standing for “Front Serrations.” Yes, those ridges are such a big deal that the GLOCK 17, so equipped, gets its own model designation! I guess they couldn’t name the “new” gun after the steel sights. A Teutonic GLOCK SS might not fly so well in the U.S. market. Anyway . . .
What’s the point? To ruin the GLOCK’s deadly-dull aesthetics? No, of course not. You can use the front serrations to “pinch check” your firearm: pull back the slide to make sure there’s a cartridge in the chamber. (See: Jeff Gonzales: The Folly of the ‘Press Check’.)
So, what’s your take? GLOCK front slide serrations: yes, no or who gives a sh*t?
If you’re in the latter camp, remember: first it’s front slide serrations. Next thing you know, you’ve got an extended mag release button and slide stop, a better trigger — why can’t they just leave Brittany alone? I mean GLOCK.