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The Earth is Flat. And Dark. And Glock. All At The Same Time

Like other national distributors, Lipsey’s is always looking to add value to fixed margin firearms (i.e. make more money). And so the Baton Rouge-area gun seller’s making and selling Glocks in Flat Dark Earth frames. The camo-crazed multiple handgun-owning Glock aficionados amongst us can go dark on Gen 3 Model 17, 19, 22, and 23s; as well as the Gen 4 Model 17, 19, 21, 22, and 23s. “GLOCK set the standards by which all other polymer pistols are judged,” Lipsey’s buyer Brett Frey said, doing his level best to piss off owners of any other type of polymer pistol (which they also sell). “The addition of our exclusive Flat Dark Earth models gives the [Glock] consumer a choice other than all black.” As does, FYI.



  1. avatar Leon Cohen says:

    …gives the [Glock] consumer a choice other than all black. THAT’S RACIST (according top Jesse & Al) /s

  2. avatar bontai Joe says:

    Dirt brown is not a very attractive color to my eye at least.

    1. avatar rosignol says:

      That’s not ‘dirt brown’, it’s ‘baby-poo brown’. Ask any parent.

      And the tacticool crowd will pay a premium to get it.

      Ah, well. It’s their money, not mine.

  3. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

    Brown? No thanks. I prefer black, stainless or both.

  4. avatar JR says:

    So does this mean it’s the more tactical option for moles and groundhogs?

  5. avatar Mike in NC says:

    One color? Don’t wake me again until they match Taurus for color selection.

  6. That is one farking ugly gun. I’m hard-pressed to think of anything that looks good in two-tone, but that’s a particularly unattractive example.

    And as for the desirability of products in shades of brown, I have one word for you: Zune. (Now I only hope this message doesn’t get trapped in the spam filter, since I get a ton of the Zune spam crap on my blog.)

    That may be the second-ugliest handgun I’ve seen in recent years (the ugliest still being the Taurus Zombie Responder).

    If the entry hadn’t been posted March 28, I would suspect an April Fools joke…

    1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      “Taurus Zombie Responder”
      I didn’t believe you, so I Googled. Now I need eye bleach. FML.

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    Lipstick on a pig.

    1. avatar psmcd says:

      It can be tricky to look good in brown.

  8. avatar ST says:

    The easiest way to boost profits is to make a gun uglier , and then charge a higher price.

  9. avatar mike says:

    I’ve got an XD in dark earth. I would prefer black, but I got a sweet deal on it so i picked it up. I don’t think it looks bad.

    1. avatar Grant says:

      Some years ago, I picked up an OD G27 for the same reason. I would have preferred black, but the OD one was $100 cheaper at my LGS.

  10. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    My Glocks are all black and ugly, but the other colors really bring out the ugly. The only thing I like about Glocks is that you can always count on them to work when you really need them.

  11. avatar Totenglocke says:

    Sorry, I’d take my Steyr M9-A1 over a Glock any day.

    1. avatar Silver says:

      That one’s next on my list…been lusting after one for a while.

      1. avatar Totenglocke says:

        They’re fantastic guns, I definitely would recommend one.

  12. avatar eliska says:

    Lipsey’s is in Baton Rouge (“east of downtown toward New Orleans”, per its website), not in the New Orleans area. In fact, there are no sellers of firearms in New Orleans at all.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      D’oh! Text amended.

  13. avatar Richard says:

    Next glock frames well be pink with flowers paint on them so more woman like them.

  14. avatar Tom says:

    I like it. Not a real Glock fan, but it is nice.

  15. avatar Matt G. says:

    I’m all for FDE kit, but this looks more like Faded Dark Shit.

  16. avatar Silver says:

    Just when I thought nothing could make a Glock uglier. Impressive.

  17. avatar koolaidguzzler says:

    Black guns are bad enough. Camo guns? Who wants a gun that’s hard to find if you drop it? Silver guns may be ugly, but they sure are practical.

  18. avatar bontai Joe says:

    I’ve been thinking about this gun. It would go well with a UPS uniform, same dark brown color. I wonder if they will make one in white (snow camo)? I’ve already seen white forearms and stocks for the AR platform rifles.

  19. avatar 230therapy says:

    It’s ugly until you have to crawl through dirt, mud and brush. Then it’s great because black is not a natural color.

  20. avatar Kenneth Sohl says:

    Are these frames molded in this color or are they just finished in it? I mean, why not just get your existing glock a dura-coat finish? What makes these better (other than some imagined “collector’s value”)?

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  21. avatar Boris says:

    The value of these FDE models is skyrocketing in anticipation of them being a limited run.

  22. avatar Orton Fallswell says:

    These FDE frames are factory built, molded in the color, they are not painted. They dont photograph that well but in your hand they look kinda handsome, a nice contrast from black. What would be great is for the next model the Glock 40 to be a G19/G23 size frame mated to a G26/G27 length slide, that would be my perfect size Glock.

  23. avatar scott says:

    Photos NEVER do this color justice.

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