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Old 07-11-2013, 13:12   #1
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Gen 4 Glocks–A Step Backward?

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2012/03/3...step-backward/

I am sure no one has an opinion on this
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:31   #2
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The author missed the ambi mag release on the gen 4 which is great for us lefties. I own one Gen 3 and 3 Gen 4 Glocks. I do not like one version more than the other per say. I have 100% reliability with every one of the 4 Including a Gen4 27, Gen4 26 (the ladys), Gen 3 23 with a 32 bbl as well, and a Gen 4 29. The only reliability issues came with the gen 4 29 and Underwood ammo which was solved with a heavier spring.

1. I like the smallest of the gen 4 backstrap so I don't see that as a deterrent.

2. The sights on my Gen 3 which is now 6 years old have not worn down a bit.

3. The New duel RSA would be better I believe because the Gen 4 27 has a lighter recoil impulse than the gen 3 23. I know the subcompacts have always had this RSA design but I see this as a plus not a minus.

4. I think he is flat out wrong about trigger pull

5. I don't own a competition sized glock so I can't comment on the extended slide release however I can see it as a plus on a gun like that. I will say that it is null to me seeing as I am a lefty and I use the off hand to release the slide not the stop lever. Maybe they could have made that ambi as well.

Sounds like sig paid for some serious ad space over at that mag.
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:33   #3
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I prefer 3rd's myself as well.
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:51   #4
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That article is so full of retarded comments it doesn't even merit being discussed, frankly.
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:54   #5
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That article is so full of retarded comments it doesn't even merit being discussed, frankly.
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:09   #6
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:10   #7
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The grip alone on the Gen4 Glocks is such a big improvement over the Gen3s it's not even funny. I liked my Gen3s, I love my Gen4s.
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:20   #8
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Gen 4 all the way.
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Old 07-11-2013, 14:37   #9
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I know that I'm in the minority here but I like the Gen 2 and 3 better. I own a gen 4 17 just for the sake of the 17 line up. My youngest (4 yo) is a lefty so I will convert the mag rel and it will be his someday.

Just read the article... Most was just his opinion and some of it was just wrong.
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Old 07-11-2013, 15:14   #10
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I have grown to love the gen 4 models a lot, over my gen 3's. Can you pass me the Koolaid please, that was refreshing.
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Old 07-11-2013, 15:29   #11
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I've owned a Gen 4 17, 19 and 29 and traded them all for Gen 3s. There's something about the way they feel. I don't know. I just don't like them.
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Old 07-11-2013, 16:01   #12
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The grip alone on the Gen4 Glocks is such a big improvement over the Gen3s it's not even funny. I liked my Gen3s, I love my Gen4s.
This is the deciding factor for me. I've tried Glocks since they were introduced, and tried every generation and got rid of every one of them. I have 4 Gen 4s and use them exclusively now.
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Old 07-11-2013, 16:09   #13
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everybody is entitled to their OWN OPINION...I have no issue with the article...free speech...in the end I like the fact that Glock is building both the Gen-3 & the Gen-4, I like choice, choice is good...
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Old 07-11-2013, 16:11   #14
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I like the Gen4 grip over previous models. I don't see where anything the guy said was blasphemous. How he could know about sales figures of guns is beyond me. All gun makers hide that info very well. He is entitled to his opinion. He shoots way more ammo than me.
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Old 07-11-2013, 16:56   #16
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Personally...I still prefer the Gen3 "feel".

I must admit though...after getting a Gen4 G17 as a kind of lark (I already have Gen2 G17 and Gen3 19, 23 and 27)...when I was ordering a blue label G22...I had to think hard before finally going with the Gen3.

When I get a G35...it will be a Gen3 unless...I get some sort of amoking deal on a Gen4 version.
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:00   #17
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The Gen4's _are_ a step backwards... into the future LOL
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:04   #18
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I could do without the back strap and the new magazine release. Of course if you are a left handed person, that is a plus.
I love the surface of the Gen4 and the RSA is better too.

About G&A: I stopped buying this bundle of adds.
The few article were so "advertiser oriented" that you might as well read on the OEM web site the description.
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:47   #19
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That sounded more like an old man rant. Sure Glock missed the mark putting the 40 cal RSA in the 9mm, but corrected that. AS many folks have said on here, " I would rather pay less for a Glock and put my own sights on" x2 for me. Trigger pull of 8lbs wtf? I might have tested a 6, but none of mine stay there lol. I can tell the difference in Back straps, sorry he can't.

Those are his opinions, but man they were not all the well thought out. lol
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Old 07-11-2013, 17:52   #20
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Gen 3 & Gen 4 models

I have both Gen 3 and Gen 4 models. All with Glock night sites. Both Gen3 and Gen4 versions are 100% reliable including my G36 with all factory parts with a little bit of polishing here and there.

I do not get hit with the empties when I shoot. My hands are small but, I have no problems shooting any of them. I use dot connectors on all of them. All brands of factory ammo function well, I quit reloading about 15+ years ago, no room in my condo!

I retired a year ago, so I do not shoot 1000 rounds a month like I did for many, many years. God gave me a lung disease that has me on oxygen 24/7 for the rest of my life!!

The 26, 27 and 36 carry easy. And, my Gen 4's are early models. Sometimes I even carry a PM9!
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