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Old 02-10-2013, 13:21   #21
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I find the gen 4 grip better than the gen 3. Gen 3 was to slippery in my opinion.
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:22   #22
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Only the back strap on my 26 Gen 4 was annoying to me. The rest are fine.
All I did was to get some 220 sand paper and sand some of the texture down.
Now it feels superb.
Easy fix.
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:24   #23
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Do not get the talon granulated grip ( sand paper) style if you plan to CCW . Way to much grip. Stuck to all my cloths and felt like it was ripping skin off if it hit bare skin.

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Old 02-10-2013, 13:30   #24
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Feels great to me. I like it rough.
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:35   #25
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I find the texture on my G19gen4 to be fine! It seems that whatever the feel or texture of any gun, there could be criticizism from some direction. In any case, after using rubber slip-ons on other pistols, I have one on my Glock also! lol I prefer the thinner, stretch on type since they don't add too much thickness to the grip.
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Old 02-10-2013, 19:47   #26
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Yes, I find it objectionable. Therefore I only buy and shoot Gen 3s or older. My only Gen4 is a still unfired G17 25th anniversary model.
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Old 02-10-2013, 20:25   #27
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I have been very happy with the Gen4 over the Gen3. Noticed it more outside on a hot day, the Gen4 gave a better grip and control. Down to only one gen3, and that one has a future home with someone I shoot IDPA with. Then it will be all Gen4 in the family!
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Old 02-10-2013, 20:36   #28
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Old 02-10-2013, 20:37   #29
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I love the gen 4 texture, but I think it would be too abrasive for IWB carry.
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Old 02-10-2013, 20:39   #30
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Nope, I like it. As a combat handgun, I found the grip on the gen 3s too slippery when my hands where sweaty.
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Old 02-10-2013, 22:04   #31
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The texture is fine but inconsistent. I have a Glock 23 Gen 4 that was great out of the box. The Glock 22 I have and most of the first batch we had shipped required sanding to be tolerable. It was bad enough that shooters that enjoy just getting to pull the trigger called early days on the range. After a bit of 500grit sandpaper and some scotch sponges they are fine. Also if you were wondering you can't visibly see that it has been sanded but man you can feel it.

Doing this gives you better grip texture over the Gen 3 (which was fine in my opinion) but smoothed it out making it MUCH more comfortable in prolonged shoots.
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Old 02-10-2013, 22:08   #32
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i prefer the gen4 for range shooting, but for ccw the gen3's have the better grip if you are not wearing a shirt between the gun and your body.
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Old 02-10-2013, 22:27   #33
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Originally Posted by ithaca_deerslayer View Post
The g4 is the most perfect gun invented. The grip is awesome.
Lets put it in perspective. The man who refuses to salute the flag, commits to a racist church, and has not served one day is about to put on the hat of the Commander and Chief.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:45   #34
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Louisiana = hot and sweaty so I like the Gen4 grip better. It can wear on you IWB, but in general I still prefer the new texture.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:05   #35
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Anybody else find the grip texture on the Gen 4's objectionable?
And if so, what did you do?
Yeah, I did.... On my Gen4 G27 after shooting a hundred rounds of 22LR from my ISSC M22.

What I did? Nothing till next time, when I shot a couple boxes of .40 FIRST, and then picked up the .22.

It's all relative!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:15   #36
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Sold most of them and started buying sigs.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:18   #37
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I much prefer the Gen 4 grip texture over all the previous GLOCK designs.


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Old 02-11-2013, 11:36   #38
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Which is more important? Getting your hands chapped from a long range session or gripping the gun well in the rain with a bad guy in front of you. Get a holster that keeps the gun away from your skin and live with it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:49   #39
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Bought my first Gen 4, it is a G23. I went to the range and shot 96 rounds through my 24 round Glock mag. Shooting that many rounds that fast made me go to Bass Pro and pick up a Pachmayr grip. Now I love it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 13:45   #40
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Love the Gen4 grip, but my side did not. Wearing it all day in a IWB rig without a under shirt, it would irritate my side by the end of the day.

30 seconds with some 220 grit sand paper on the left side of the grip, problem solved. Still has plenty of grip. just not as sharp, and it does not look any different from the right side.
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