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Old 10-09-2012, 23:12   #26
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I used to hate the .40 S&W until I fired my Gen 4 G35. the new RSA tamed this high pressure sharp recoiling round
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Old 10-09-2012, 23:27   #27
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I will admit that I have no experience with the Gen 3 .40's, however I carry a department issued a Gen 4 G22 everyday. I've had it 4 months now and have around 1000 rounds trough it. Really fine pistol! Recoil, while not a mouse fart, is quite controllable and I shoot it very well.

While I'm sure you'd be satisfied with a Gen 3 I can definitely say you won't be unhappy with a Gen 4.



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Old 10-10-2012, 08:18   #28
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Gen3 ! All of my Glock have been gen3 and I just bought a Leo trade in g22 3rd gen. Great gun and as far as Glocks go its just
Classic Glock goodness.
No guns are perfect but the older gen 3 's have a better reputation than the gen4's do right now
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:51   #29
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No guns are perfect but the older gen 3 's have a better reputation than the gen4's do right now
Not when it comes to the .40 models.

History of gen3 40's kaboom phenomenon < great rep? No.

Gen 4 rep so far? A lot better than gen3.
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Old 10-10-2012, 15:12   #30
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Gen 3 no brainer!! Goes bang everytime!
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Old 10-10-2012, 18:12   #31
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Don't own any Gen 4s as I haven't bought any new Glock 40s in awhile but I do sell a lot of them. If it were me I would go with the Gen 4 as the price differential includes a third magazine (which you're going to need anyway) and has a better magazine release (IMO). It also gives you the option to increase the grip size if you prefer.
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Old 10-10-2012, 18:55   #32
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I sure do like my gen4s. Worth the $50 extra dollars.
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Old 10-13-2012, 13:18   #33
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Well just got back from the range!! With my glock 22 gen 3!! Perfection indeed!! And ejected like it should! Go gen 3 buddy!
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Old 10-13-2012, 18:29   #34
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I already have ordered my gen 4. It fit way better in my hands. (They are quite large) the grip felt good and that I could actually keep ahold of it without having to readjust my grip like on the gen 3.
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Old 10-13-2012, 18:58   #35
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I've got a Gen4 G22 I purchased about 6 months ago, have put 1000 rds thru with no malfunctions. It shoots great and handles like a dream. I am really pleased with it...
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:52   #36
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I truly enjoy the Gen 4 grip texture, the dual RSA, and that big 'ol mag release.

I can't BELIEVE how good the trigger is on 'em, either!

All my new Glocks will be Gen 4 (or 5?).
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:30   #37
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Go with the Gen 4 the grip texture alone is worth it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 15:35   #38
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Congrats on the Gen 4! Look at it this way if you feel weird at all about the slight increase in cost:

1. Extra mag!
2. The mag release rules!
3. I love the grip texture.
4. Large backstrap for someone like you with large hands.
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Old 07-09-2013, 20:25   #39
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Glock 22, Gen 3 ALL THE WAY! Of course, this is MY opinion. The Gen 3 naturally fits better in the hand (I am able to achieve a GREAT purchase on the Gen 3 as opposed to the Gen 4), the Gen 3 FEELS like a better made weapon, and also has a proven track record considering it has been available for the last 12 or so years. The Gen 3 is also capable of accepting Gen 2, 3, and 4 mags where the Gen 4 can only accept Gen 4. Again, MY opinion is that ANY 3rd Generation Glock is a winner compared to the newer Gen 4's. Not to say the Gen 4's are terrible after all, they are GLOCKS but given an option, I'm Gen 3, all day!
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:13   #40
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I'm only familiar with Gen 3 and it works for me. Only complain that I have is that when my hands are sweating (and they sweating a lot) I need to re-adjust my grip more often than I really want. I bought Brooks Tactical wrap around grip and it's much better now. Yet, I'm planning (possibly) a small experiment with the newer generation soon, but it's not going to be Gen 4 actually. Gen 3.5 with RTF2 frame and fish gills
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:26   #41
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Glock 22, Gen 3 ALL THE WAY! Of course, this is MY opinion. The Gen 3 naturally fits better in the hand (I am able to achieve a GREAT purchase on the Gen 3 as opposed to the Gen 4), the Gen 3 FEELS like a better made weapon, and also has a proven track record considering it has been available for the last 12 or so years. The Gen 3 is also capable of accepting Gen 2, 3, and 4 mags where the Gen 4 can only accept Gen 4. Again, MY opinion is that ANY 3rd Generation Glock is a winner compared to the newer Gen 4's. Not to say the Gen 4's are terrible after all, they are GLOCKS but given an option, I'm Gen 3, all day!
Strange. I was under the impression that Gen 2 and Gen 3 magazines could not be used in Gen 4 pistols only if the magazine release was moved to the opposite side of the frame for left handed shooters. Mine have functioned fine.
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Old 07-09-2013, 23:00   #42
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Strange. I was under the impression that Gen 2 and Gen 3 magazines could not be used in Gen 4 pistols only if the magazine release was moved to the opposite side of the frame for left handed shooters. Mine have functioned fine.
Have a Gen 4 22 with 8 mags. 2 of them are gen 3. I'm right handed & they work fine without any changes.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:03   #43
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1. They won't provide you a duty weapon?
2. The following is my opinion of the two. Others will vary. Either would suite me for duty use but I do have a preference.

I hate RTF of gen4. In an open duty holster being occasionally banged against a wall, door frame, ect. those little dots do get easily damaged. The same kind of use I never saw the kind of finish damage to the gen3. Also I don't understand who exactly had a hard time holding on to their gen3 guns in the past. I've held and shot mine with cold and soaking wet hands and no problem. RTF is one of those solutions to a problem that doesn't exist type things.

Concerning the new RSA, I can't tell a difference in recoil over the previous gen3.

Concerning interchangeable backstraps, I didn't have a problem with the grip circumference of gen3 so that is not an issue either. If you are small handed then the grips might be worth it on the gen4 for you.
i think the SWAT and SRT guys started it by using skate-board tape so they would have a better grip while wearing "tactical" gloves...could be wrong... :)
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