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Old June 11, 2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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Glock TALO

Anyone else love the Glock Talo?



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Old June 11, 2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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I really like the black finish and the gold accents, which surprises me. For me, the visual appeal of the Glock lies in its "function over form" design, so most attempts at cosmetic improvements on Glocks leave me cold.

I don't like the machine-turned surfaces on the barrel, though - they look a little too much like a 1970s Firebird instrument panel to me.
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Old June 11, 2010, 09:20 PM   #3
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I don't get it.

It's just an ordinary Glock, with some aftermarket decorations. It has a presumably less durable blued finish, some engine turning/jeweling on the barrel, and a tacky gold logo.

It's like an ordinary Honda Civic with bling dubs and cheesy "Type R" badges.

Jeweling, tacky gold logos, and high polish bluing are everything the Glock is not.

It might as well come with a red velvet slip on grip.

I just really don't get it.
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Old June 11, 2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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Looks like a melted finish? What is the finish on the slide?

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Old June 11, 2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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Looks like a melted finish? What is the finish on the slide?
More than likely that's just the gun losing all of it's sharp lines due to the polishing before it was blued. You see that with most of today's attempts at high polish blue. Seems that the art of polishing a gun and leaving all of it's lines sharp and crisp is a thing of the past.
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Old June 12, 2010, 02:05 AM   #6
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Old June 12, 2010, 06:31 AM   #7
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My second generation G19s are great tools. You can't make a Glock purty, a BHP, yes, a Glock, no.
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Old June 12, 2010, 06:47 AM   #8
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I think varoadking nailed it....couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old June 12, 2010, 10:35 AM   #9
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TALO is Austrian for "bling"
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Old June 12, 2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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More than likely that's just the gun losing all of it's sharp lines due to the polishing before it was blued. You see that with most of today's attempts at high polish blue. Seems that the art of polishing a gun and leaving all of it's lines sharp and crisp is a thing of the past.
That is something I've noticed with all modern blued guns. Why can't they do bluing like they used to? I've owned 60 year old revolvers with better finishes than anything made today. The stuff they try to pass as blued today looks like someone just painted it black. S&W is a pretty big offender now:

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Old June 15, 2010, 04:07 AM   #11
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It's like an ordinary Honda Civic with bling dubs and cheesy "Type R" badges.
Kind of. Talo could've put metal sights on it. I like it, I just don't know how durable it'd be.
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Old June 15, 2010, 04:16 AM   #12
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That looks mighty nice. Glock is indeed a funtion over form handgun but it can look right with a suit... moreso with that finish
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Old June 15, 2010, 08:15 AM   #13
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Old June 15, 2010, 08:43 AM   #14
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I just really don't get it.
Well the OP does and thats what matters. Old saying here that you might have heard...Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some people like certain things, you might not..who cares.
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Old June 15, 2010, 09:05 AM   #15
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I sure hope that you love it. It doesn't look cheap.

Personally, since you asked, doing something like this to a Glock is kind of pointless to me. It's kind of like the people who tried to put a suit on Tarzan and teach him to do the Macarena. It just doesn't make sense. Glock's are workhorses, and granted some modifications do make sense for durability and maybe a little bling...



... but some of the things people do to Glock's just dumbfound me.



Mine's a workhorse, as it was intended in the design. The thing is rock hard and tooth and nail reliable in any environment. That's how I use it.

For some perspective on another thing that baffles me... this is an example of what a jeep is NOT supposed to look like.


And an example of a jeep that's happy with it's lot in life.



Just my $.02

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Old June 15, 2010, 09:14 AM   #16
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The Dark Side is alluring...

A lot of people buy a gun on looks first, price second, quality last. This glock has the quality first, looks, then price. You can't go wrong.
This Glock makes me want to pick it up.
It's just getting better. I don't own one. Yet.
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Old June 15, 2010, 01:42 PM   #17
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The Jeep example is great except there's one problem... jeeps are pretty drn sexy to begin with
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Old June 17, 2010, 12:53 PM   #18
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TALO=Austrian pimp gun.
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Old June 17, 2010, 01:12 PM   #19
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Tough crowd, If the OP likes it great. Not my cup of tea but I aint one to bash someone elses beauty. Like calling a new bride ugly, hell, somebody loves her.
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Old June 17, 2010, 02:28 PM   #20
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I choose to spend money on my Glocks that enhances their performance. My latest custom extends the sight radius, lowered the ejection port, and gives me some higher velocities.

MY not so stock G22 converted to a custom G24:

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Old June 17, 2010, 04:14 PM   #21
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Well I have to go the other way on this one. I think it looks pretty cool. I have several Glocks and they're all stock except for some trigger modification but none of them look this good. Only thing I would like to see is the Glock logo in silver instead of gold in order to match the barrel.
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Old June 17, 2010, 04:42 PM   #22
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I'm no Glock fan, and maybe that's why I like it; it's so . . . un-Glock.
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Old June 17, 2010, 11:29 PM   #23
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not bad. what is the price tag on this jewel?
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Old June 18, 2010, 02:24 AM   #24
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TALO=That Absolutely Looks Ostentatious. :barf:
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