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Old 09-15-2012, 13:52   #476
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Gen 4 Glock 23 Bought Aug 16th 2012/ fired date Feb 2012

After yesterdays shoot, 900 rounds so far, All Winchester Ranger 135gr JHP

No problems, ejecting pattern is great, shells are landing about 2ft back and 2-3 ft right.

Here is one target from yesterday, 3 mags, standing at 25yds slow fire, bone stock Glock 23/ I'm no expert but pretty dang good for a stock pistol that 100% reliable.

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Old 09-15-2012, 13:57   #477
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I have a Gen2 Glock 19 that I shoot about the same, but this one has become my daily carry, my duty gun now sits in the safe when off work.
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Old 09-15-2012, 14:18   #478
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gen4 17 & 26, no problems ever . they run like a GLOCK , shoot anything that will fit in the magazine.
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Old 09-15-2012, 19:49   #479
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G27 gen.4 never had any problems with mine. love it. 1000+rounds. same with my G23 gen.3
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Old 09-15-2012, 20:05   #480
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Gen 4 suffering

My agony with Gen 4. I am happy for all you others. I have a friday afternoon Glock. Read thread below - Casings to the head, and Failure to feed now. Send to glock it came back better - but still FTF about 6% of the time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 21:15   #481
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Gen 4 19 and 26. I've not had any issues.
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Old 09-15-2012, 21:17   #482
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G23 ive had one issue but it was weak ammo other than that i wouldnt give it up for anything

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Old 09-15-2012, 21:50   #483
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I have five Gen 4's:

G23, G19, G26 function flawlessly

Second G19 and G21. Different stories...

G19 worked fine until about 3K rounds. Then, started spitting brass back at face. Tried different ammo, all sucked. Changed recoil spring via Glock recall. Still problems. Gun is at Glock now and they are replacing extractor and ejector.

G21 threw brass to face from jump. Sent to Glock, they tested, replaced trigger bar and ejector. Sent it back to me. Still sucked. I tried shooting aluminum case ammo, SD ammo, steel case ammo, all sucked. Gun is back at Glock. They are replacing the gun with a new pistol.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:04   #484
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Had some minor issues with my Gen 4 23--- got upgraded ejector and problems have stopped. Have a Gen 417 from mid June... no issues until the gun got a bit dirty and then 2-3 ejected back at me out of 50 rounds with 115 & 124 FMJ.

I overall like both guns and noticed less muzzle rise and a bit more accuracy.
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Old 09-16-2012, 18:44   #485
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I have about 750 rounds through my new Glock 19 Gen 4. Today zero FTF or brass going to face. So far, no issues at all. I love my new Glock. I am using PCM bulk.
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Old 09-16-2012, 19:02   #486
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My gen4's are a 21 purchased Oct.2011 and my newest a 20 purchased Sept. 5 2012
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Old 09-21-2012, 15:46   #487
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bought 9/14/2012 test fired 8/25/12. As you can see this is the latest G19 Gen 4 with all the upgraded parts. The trigger measured on my scale 5.25 lbs with the dot connector.
First 250 rounds no mis fires or jams. I am left handed so some ammo hit me on my right shoulder. I shot 4 different brands from 115 to 124 gr +P. My range is 10 meters and top of front site on target from fest were 1 to 2 inches high. Freehand all shots in 5 inch circle dead center. I have manny Sig's and S&W revolvers. This is my first glock. I don't think this gun likes to be shot from a rest or maybe its me. Freehand all all shots were in a nice round 3 to 4 inch circle rapid fire.
This is the only gun I have that hurt my finger. It was sore after 250 rounds. I never had that problem with the manny other guns I own or have owned. I am getting a G17 round faced trigger which I think will take care of the problem.
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Old 09-21-2012, 15:52   #488
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G19 gen4

Another 100 rounds today and no problems shooting my target reloads, 124MG, 4.1 Titegroup, Winchester primers, mixed brass.
Glocks-MANY, 1911's - a couple,
a few AR 10's, all loaded and at hand.
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Old 09-21-2012, 16:13   #489
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Recently picked up a Gen 4 35 and have just put 1,000 rounds through it today with no functionality issues. It does occasionally not hold the slide open on an empty mag but only with using my reloads (which are powder puffs.) I changed out the slide release to be sure that wasn't defective but it still did it twice today. I'm roughly at 15,000 rounds through all four of my Gen 4s and no issues.
Operator error. Changed out the extended slide release with a standard one and no more issues with the slide not locking back.
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Old 09-21-2012, 17:31   #490
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I just shot my new Gen 4 Model 26 today and it was everything I've come to expect from Glocks (especially 9s) --- reliable and accurate and pretty fair trigger. I had absolutely NO issues with the gun and was impressed by the fact that my carry ammo (Federal 115 +P+ 9BPLE) didn't shock my system with extraordinary recoil. I also put just about every one of the carry rounds through an 8" paper plate at 20 yards, shooting freehand and fairly rapid fire.

This is going to be my ONLY handgun from here on, so I am reassured that it functions just like my previous generation G26s. Even though I wish I could have taken a shortcut getting to this point, the trip has been fun and I've enjoyed shooting G34s, G35s, G22s, G17s, G27s, G19s, G23s and even a G20 along the way. But, this gun delivers everything I ever wanted in a SD gun and could also put meat on the table if needed, I have absolutely no doubt about that !!!

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Old 09-21-2012, 18:40   #491
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i have a early glock 17 gen 4 with un-stamped guiderod and spring pre-recall) - round count is 450 - no issues
friend #1 glock 17 gen 4 - round count 1000-1500 - no issues
friend #2 glock 17 gen 4 - round count 300 - no issues but he cant hit the paper...its the nut behind the trigger..ill get around to fixing that for
friend #3 - glock gen 3.5 RTF - roundcount +1000 wishes he had a gen 4

also ....
sig p226 from 1989 - roundcount over 10,000-15,000 works like a charm!

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Old 09-21-2012, 18:45   #492
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Have the following Gen 4's: 19, 23, and 35.
No problems whatsoever with any of them.
Have had about 15 Glocks in the last 20 years. Have not had a feeding or ejection problem with a single one.
Personally my belief is that most FTF/FTE problems are the result of weak/ineffective grip.
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Old 09-21-2012, 19:28   #493
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Gen 4 26 bought last week. 500 rounds 124 grain +p through it so far. My 12 year old son had never shot a pistol of that type before and I had him run 100 rounds through it. He used just about every weak and bad grip technique you can dream of. No malfunctions or ejection issues whatsoever. Shoots like all my other Glock models and gens.
EDIT: also, did not prep or clean this gun on purpose due to all the purported Gen 4 problems. Opened the box, took it out, and started shooting.

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Old 09-22-2012, 19:43   #494
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1. Which model(s) do you own?


2. Which fits your situation:

A. I have no problem with this handgun

3. Notes/comments regarding your situation and your thoughts on this issue.

I've never had a SA auto yet that did not eject at least one case towards my face.
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Old 09-22-2012, 23:41   #495
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Gen4 G26. No issues/BTF with any ammo, including some UMC and WWB. I have had very little (maybe 1/100 rounds) with my Gen3 G23 that eject and land on top of my head, but not really enough to care about.
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Old 09-25-2012, 22:38   #496
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I own Gen 3--22,23 & 27--no issues with ball or hollow point ammo. Today I purchased a Gen 4 G19 and immediately ran 50 rds of WWB ball ammo with no malfunctions.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:19   #497
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I have a gen 4 32 and have had zero issues besides the price of ammo and liking to shoot it more than my less expensive calibers.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:09   #498
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I had issues with a Gen 3 19 and Glock swapped out for a Gen 4 in late 2011 and I have not had 1 issue since. It will eat any lead and goes bang every time. Perfect gun!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:22   #499
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G17 gen 4...4000 rounds, never a problem, ever- total perfection
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:45   #500
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1 Gen 4 G19 march 2012 manuf.

1 Gen 4 FDE G17 March 2012 Manuf.

Both of these exhibited poor/erratic ejection using a variety of 115gr and 124gr FMJ ammo. The 19 intermittently started stove piping around 2k.
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