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Gen 4 G31, 32, 33 Feedback

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 4949shooter, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. 4949shooter

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    Guys (and Gals),

    I am currently trying to persuade the LE agency I work for to switch over to the .357 Auto (sig) caliber for duty use. I am looking for some feedback on the Gen 4 .357 Glocks. Any words good, bad, or indifferent would be appreciated.

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    The G35 with 165gr. ammunition will be a better choice in my opinion. Longer sight radius, slightly less muzzle flip and the same energy with a larger round that costs less.
    Most SWAT Teams in this area use the G35.
     

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    As of right now the Gen4 .357 is only available in the Glock 31. Still waiting for the Gen4 Glock 32 and 33 to come out. Im looking to get the 33 myself.

    That being said, I can't recall seeing one negative report about the Glock 31 Gen4.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I wasn't sure if the 32 and 33 were out yet in Gen 4. If we can obtain some Gen 4 31's to test it would be a step in the right direction.

    JBP, we aren't settled on any platform yet. Right now I am trying to get the thinking changed from the current caliber to the .357, which for certain reasons I feel will serve my agency better. I am looking for feedback on the Gen 4 .357 so I can make a recommendation for testing purposes.
     
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    Since you are in NJ, I would present something that preserves the life of the criminal, like either a Nerf blaster or maybe an Airsoft G17. The local politicians can't afford to lose any of their voting block.:supergrin:
     
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    I had a Gen4 31 for a while, and it ran just fine.

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    My dept. just swithched to the gen 4 glock 31's and have the gen 3 33's as back ups. We tested 1000's of rounds thru them with gold dot, ranger t's and hst's. Several of the gold dot's and a few of the ranger t's would get hung up on the feed ramp for some reason. The hst were flawless, so that's what we carry in our 31's and 33's. Have had them for about 6 months and no problems whatsoever....
     
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    Thanks. Were there a significant number of malfunctions with the Gold dots?
     
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    No. Just a handful in several 1000's of rounds. I've also heard others regarding the gold dot in 357 sig in how the hollow point is wider, has caused some feeding issues. Don't get me wrong, the gold dot is a fantastic round in 357 sig. We had probably about 6 shootings with them, and they did there job every time. We had carried them in our sig p226's for about 13 years and never a problem feeding in the sig.
     
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    Okay thanks for the info.
     
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    I switched my dept to the 31 back in 2008 and have had no issues. Tomorrow I am getting the chief to sign off on an order for four gen4 31s from our L.E. dealer for testing. I have four NIB gen3 31s to trade.

    It's just because I held a gen4 22 from another dept and loved the feel so I want a gen4 31.

    I am getting a gen4 32 as soon as it is released. Going to be announced at Shot Show.
     
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    Between the better textured grip and the different size backstraps to accomodate all hand sizes, your officers will like the gen 4's even better than the gen 3's. And ditto on the 32 gen4, I'll be first in line to get one. Make for a great off duty gun.
     
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    I know your looking for info on the Gen4 .357s but just thought I mention, I really enjoy shooting my recently acquired Gen3 31 (OD btw:cool:).

    I think the .357 experience would be further enhanced (more comfortable shooting) by a double spring RSA for the .357 round. Just my opinion.

    I have 100 wwb through it zero problems
     
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    That's good to know.

    The problem I foresee is that my agency issues the Gold Dot in 9mm. We most likely (or most definately) would stay with Gold dots in .357 if we were to change over. If there are function problems with the Gen4 G31 and Gold dots this would be a serious handicap.
     
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    There's a department near around where I live where there is no specific duty weapon, each officer carries a gun that is on the department's "approved duty weapon list." A Sergeant I know of there loves the .357 SIG caliber and owns both a gen3 Glock 32 and Glock 33. I'm pretty sure he also has a Sig chambered in the .357 as well. I don't know which of the guns he uses for duty now, but he tells me time and time again how great the round is. I'm pretty sure also he runs Speer Gold Dots in his guns, but he hasn't said anything to me about how in functions.
     
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    There might be some subtle differences in the Gen 3 and Gen 4 as far as function with different types of ammo goes. Or else he is running the gold Dots in his Sig? I guess we'll have to cross that bridge if and when we come to it.
     
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    Any thoughts on staying with Sig and switching to the 226 or 229 in .357?
     
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    Actually yes, the Sig will be a candidate for selection also.
     
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    The more I shoot my G33, the more I like it. It's a G26 on steroids!! A G31 with the 'little" guy as a back up would be a heck of a set up.
     
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    One thing I don't see mentioned as often is the accuracy.. FWIW, when running a BarSto 357Sig barrel, my old duty Gen3 G35 shoots groups half the size of the stock .40 barrel. That's when I do my part, using 125 gr loads (Gold Dot, Lawman, Ranger T, & WWB) vs 180's (Gold Dot, Ranger, & Lawman). Recoil is simply easier overall as well.

    That accuracy, with the field reports from Dept's using the 357Sig round (rivals the old 125 gr 357 Magnum), and lessened recoil, means a Gen4 G31 is added to my G35 for approved off duty. Add a NY1 trigger spring and Trijicons and hit the range...
     
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