[quote=fastbolt;19590278]Not sure where you mean to go with some of your posts. It's somewhat apparent you're dissatisfied with some aspects of newer Glocks. Okay. Your prerogative.
FWIW, I'm neither a competitive shooter, nor am I a licensed gunsmith, engineer, factory technician, rep or salesperson.
I've been a LE firearms instructor since '90, and I've been through more than 20 armorer classes (only 3 of which have been Glock classes), so I've acquired a passing familiarity with some small number of firearms used in the LE/Gov field, and I've had the opportunity to work with both LE & non-LE shooters (which has allowed me to observe how various guns behave in the hands of some shooters/owners).
Never claimed to be anybody's "expert".
I haven't taken a job with any of the gun companies since my retirement (really thought about it, though).
I neither shill for any particular firearm company, nor profess "loyalty" to any of their products simply based upon a company. (I leave that sort of thing to folks who like to claim loyalty and allegiance to sports teams ... which is something else I don't do.
As an armorer I've listened to any number of armorer instructors, reps, engineers and other factory folks (for assorted gun companies) who have described assorted changes, revisions & refinements involving designs, materials, manufacturing and vendors. Not uncommon in the firearms world. Sometimes changes have the desired result ... and sometimes there's an occasional unintended consequence. Things happen.
I think the internet allows little things to get blown out of proportion very easily and incredibly quickly.
I think incorrect info gets circulated and becomes accepted as "fact".
I also think that the expectations of some firearms owners can be a bit unrealistic, too.
If you're dissatisfied with your Gen4 Glock, you might consider either working with the company to resolve any realistic issues, or do so with a local Glock armorer. The company was very responsive when I was discussing my own late production Gen3 erratic ejection issues. They offered to examine the gun and try to correct anything necessary if I wanted, even though I'm an armorer. I have no complaints with their response and helpfulness.
Glocks aren't necessarily my
first couple of choices for plastic pistols, but they make a fine, serviceable product. I'll continue to own and use the ones I've bought.
BTW, as an armorer for the M&P pistol (2 classes) and the SW99/P99 (3 classes)%2