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Old 09-16-2013, 22:47   #1
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Did Gen4 Convert u to .40cal Glocks?

I must say the application of the dual-recoil springs made these pistols *****cats to shoot!! The reduced grip circumference and aggressive texturing sealed the deal for me!
I own 9mm's in the platform as well (17,19,26,&34) but the Glock-Fawties Shine!!

So much that I have an entire family of .40's
22,23,27,35.... I've always liked the .40 even in Gen3.... But I sold & converted to Glock 40's before I bought my Glock 9's
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Old 09-16-2013, 23:00   #2
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I haven't tried a Gen-4 yet...been happy with my Gen-3's in .40S&W...but I do like the fact that there is a choice...choice is always good...must be getting old, not sure what a "*****cats" is?
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Old 09-16-2013, 23:07   #3
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I must say the application of the dual-recoil springs made these pistols *****cats to shoot!! The reduced grip circumference and aggressive texturing sealed the deal for me!
I own 9mm's in the platform as well (17,19,26,&34) but the Glock-Fawties Shine!!

I've always liked the .40 even in Gen3
I couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:39   #4
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I must say the application of the dual-recoil springs made these pistols *****cats to shoot!! The reduced grip circumference and aggressive texturing sealed the deal for me!
I own 9mm's in the platform as well (17,19,26,&34) but the Glock-Fawties Shine!!

So much that I have an entire family of .40's
22,23,27,35.... I've always liked the .40 even in Gen3.... But I sold & converted to Glock 40's before I bought my Glock 9's
Yes, I must admit that the dual RSA does make a difference, particularly with the .40 and .357SIG (I don't have a G20, yet). I was skeptical at first, but now that I've actually shot my Gen4 G22 (.357SIG), there is definitely less felt recoil, as contrasted with my old Gen3.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:44   #5
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They are definitely improved over my first Glock, which I bought new in 1993--it is a G23 Gen2, and it still runs like a champ! The newer .40 Glocks have less perceived recoil than that model, but it still fits like a glove and keeps going. My first Gen4 was actually a G27.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:38   #6
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No I got hooked with the Gen3's but the Gen4 is better for sure.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:08   #7
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I have been a fan of the .40S&W Glocks since they were first introduced. Bought this G23 NIB and she is still one of my favorites.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:18   #8
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I have been a fan of the .40S&W Glocks since they were first introduced. Bought this G23 NIB and she is still one of my favorites.

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NICE! I would love to have a glock without dem finger grooves in my collection!
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Old 09-17-2013, 14:18   #9
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Nope, I liked them before the introduction of the 4th generation.
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Old 09-17-2013, 18:42   #10
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Always been a fan of the fourty cal, but you couldn't pay me to get a Gen 4 anything. The Gen 3 was made for my hands and I shoot them extremely well. I run 22 lb recoil springs in all 18 of my Glocks and because of that the felt recoil is less than a Gen 4 even in 357 sig. I have 9's, 40's, 357's and 45's but they are all Gen 3's and no desire at all to own a Gen 4. Like someone posted earlier, change is always good for others, just not for me.
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Old 09-17-2013, 18:55   #11
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I was hooked with the Gen 3. SJ 40
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Old 09-17-2013, 19:05   #12
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Old 09-17-2013, 19:20   #13
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Yea my g23 gen4 is fun to.shoot and i.have no problem with.the grip texture
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Old 09-17-2013, 23:12   #14
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Everyone I know has had Glocks in their collection since the mid-80's, except for me. A tour in the Corps had me convinced that a polymer pistol was inferior in all regards. Last year I saw a G23 Gen4 FDE and for some unexplainable reason I had to get it in my hand. Wow, I was sold on it immediately and haven't been let down with it since. Now I have the "Disease" and can't wait to scrape up the funds for a G19 Gen4 FDE. Undoubtedly followed by a .45 or two.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:29   #15
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I must say the application of the dual-recoil springs made these pistols *****cats to shoot!! The reduced grip circumference and aggressive texturing sealed the deal for me!
Never fired a Gen 4 22 but can anyone here say from experience how it compares to a Gen 3 22C?

OAN, if it does make a significant reduction, one can only imagine how soft the recoil would be if Glock made Gen 4 Compensated models and if there was a tungsten guide rod made available for their dual springs...(a man can dream, can't he?)
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:38   #16
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Everyone I know has had Glocks in their collection since the mid-80's, except for me. A tour in the Corps had me convinced that a polymer pistol was inferior in all regards. Last year I saw a G23 Gen4 FDE and for some unexplainable reason I had to get it in my hand. Wow, I was sold on it immediately and haven't been let down with it since. Now I have the "Disease" and can't wait to scrape up the funds for a G19 Gen4 FDE. Undoubtedly followed by a .45 or two.
We all have learned that resistance is futile.

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:10   #17
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Never fired a Gen 4 22 but can anyone here say from experience how it compares to a Gen 3 22C?

OAN, if it does make a significant reduction, one can only imagine how soft the recoil would be if Glock made Gen 4 Compensated models and if there was a tungsten guide rod made available for their dual springs...(a man can dream, can't he?)
I used to have Gen 3 22C. I found out two things.
1. I didn't like C guns
2. the Gen 3 recoil had a sharpness to it I didn't like.
Once I had the opportunity to shoot the Gen 4 side by side with the Gen 3, same ammo etc, I immediately dumped the Gen 3 and got a couple of Gen 4 G22s (consecutive numbers).
It is not a secret, the Gen 4 G22 is softer and more pleasant to shoot.
Recoil can be a personal perception based on many factors. When you hear so many people say the same thing about the Gen 4 G22, you know that there must be some truth to it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:58   #18
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Also went and bought a Gen4 23 after I shot one. Even traded in my g17 for it. Absolutely love my 23.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:30   #19
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The noticeably softer recoil of the gen 4 23 played a large role in me picking up that model over a 19. I'm always baffled when I hear folks complain about the recoil of the 40 until I remember that not all 40 cal handguns are as soft shooting as the gen 4s!
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