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Anyone running Gen 3 guide rods and recoil springs in Gen 4 21s yet?

Discussion in 'The 21 Club' started by 21Glock, Jun 26, 2012.


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  1. 21Glock

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    Hey guys,
    I have a Gen 3 21SF that I have set up with an ISMI 22lb. recoil spring and ss non-captured guide rod, and LW 6" non-ported barrel to be able to shoot .45 Super rounds.
    I just got a new Gen 4 20. I really like everything about the gun and was wanting to get a Gen 4 21 and set it up like my Gen 3 21SF to be able to handle .45 Super ammo.
    I know I would have to get a Gen 4 adapter to fit into the front of the slide to be able to put Gen 3 type guide rods and recoil springs in the Gen 4 slide.

    Has anyone tried the Gen 3 type guide rod and recoil springs in their Gen 21 yet and how does it work for you?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Firecop203

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  3. 21Glock

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    Glock store sells a Gen 4 RSA adapter for about $10 that fits in the front of the Gen 4 slide to allow Gen 3 type steel guide rods and recoil springs to fit in the Gen 4 slides. I'm going to order one and try it out in my Gen 4 20 first and then in the Gen 4 21 that I'll get soon.
     
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    Good luck, let us know how it turns out.
     
  5. 21Glock

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    I just got my Gen 4 RSA adapter in from the Glock Store. I tried it in my new Gen 4 Glock 20. It's a non-captured ss guide rod and a ISMI 22lb. recoil spring that I have in my Gen 3 21SF.
    After much struggling with the spring, I managed to get it to fit in the barrel cut out and into the adapter.
    So, the Gen 3 guide rods and springs fit into Gen 4 slides with this adapter. The new Gen 4 21 that I'll get soon will be set up to shoot .45 Supers just like the Gen 21SF.
    Alright!!!
     
  6. NoJoy

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    Do you trust the Gen 4 21 to shoot 45 Super completly stock? Will the duel recoil spring hold up to the additional pressures? If yes, that would be sweet indeed.
     
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    That's why I got the Gen 4 RSA adapter. To be able to use the Gen 3 ss guide rod and the 22lb. recoil spring and the LW 6" barrel that I now have in my Gen 3 21SF in the Gen 4 21.
    I don't intend to shoot the Gen 4 21 stock, when I get it in the next month or so, with a load as powerful as the .45 Super. No way shooting it stock with the .45 Super round.
     
  8. NoJoy

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    Interesting. It's almost better just to stick with the Gen3 SF so that you can use the 22 or 24lb recoil spring/stainless guide rod-because the duel recoil spring of the Gen 4 won't keep up with the Super pressures.