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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ssevern, Feb 11, 2012.



    Feb 1, 2012
    Gen4 19

    @ 2400 rounds now without a single problem or failure
  2. High Altitude

    High Altitude

    Nov 19, 2005
    Not just gen4 but also previous generations. Glocks have always been thin in that area. Some frames show the metal, some don't.

    Call glock and they will tell you the same thing. Normal. Does not affect the function of the pistol in anyway.

  3. irvkuo53


    Aug 19, 2011
    G19 - occasional ejection to the forehead but no other problems.
  4. kodiakpb


    Jan 12, 2012
    G26 1500+ rounds
    G19 600 rounds

    Zero issues and both are tac drivers, and that's with WWB & Federal Champion.

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  5. JustAHack


    Jul 19, 2011
    Glock 19, fired case dated 02/18/12, so it's a fresh one. It came with 30274 ejector and 0-4-3 RSA installed.

    My impressions of the Glock 19 Gen 4 so far as compared to my Gen 3s (G19, G26, G30SF):


    • As reliable as my G19 Gen 3 (so far....), which was key for me.
    • No issues with feeding or ejecting in 250 rounds, out of the box
    • No erratic ejection. I did get one ejected case to the top of my head out of 250, but that was honestly due to me flexing my elbows during the shot. The same things happens to me with all my guns occasionally, including a few high-end 1911s.
    • I really like the new grip shape (no extensions) and grip texturing
    • The slide finish is a nice deep black, somewhat shiny. More similar to the Gen 3s I've seen than many of the Gen 4s I've seen, which have a flatter, almost brown-tinted finish.


    • The gun felt very stiff overall out of the box, much stiffer and less smooth than other new Glocks I've purchased in the past.
    • The trigger pull is noticeably heavier than my Gen 3s. Almost like it has an NY-1 installed (it doesn't). My Gen 3 also had a lousy trigger, but not quite this heavy.
    • The muzzle jump is noticeably reduced by the double spring RSA, but the recoil feels somewhat sharper than my Gen 3 G19. My Gen 3 G30SF also uses a double spring, but the recoil is softer (relative to the caliber), and the slide on the G30SF is noticeably easier to pull back. My hope is that this is part of the overall stiffness in feel of the new gun, and will loosen up with shooting. In fairness, my Gen 3 G30SF and G19 each have over 2,000 rounds through them, so it's not a direct comparison. I'm going by memory, with a more critical than usual perspective.

    Too soon to tell on accuracy. I was just running ammo through it to break it in, paying attention to feel and recoil. Accuracy was roughly comparable to my Gen 3 G19. I don't shoot my G19 (Gen 3 or 4) nearly as well as my G30SF, it's a sweetie.

    Maybe I got lucky, or maybe Glock has gotten the issues worked out of the Gen 4 G19s by this point.
  6. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011

    Relax. that is NORMAL. It is simply a mould flashing void. Nothing to worry about. Tens of thousands of Glocks have the same. :wavey:
  7. bcj128


    Oct 3, 2008
    La La Land
    I have a Gen 4 G35 and a Gen 4 G21. Both are flawless.
  8. Seawolf


    Apr 13, 2008
    Central Florida
    Gen4 G23

    Over 8,000 rnds of 40S&W no issues
    Over 5,000 rnds of 9mm 115grn in a Wolff 40-9 conv barrel no issues
  9. glockguerilla


    Jun 7, 2009
    Gen4 G19 recent purchase (newer recoil spring). No issues. 124gr Speer Gold Dot +P

    One of my favorites.
  10. josefis6m


    Mar 6, 2012
    G19 test fire of September 2011.

    043 spring

    Durring the first 1200 rounds I had 3 stove pipes, as well as brass to the face, brass to the left, and everywhere else as well.

    Sent it to glock in late december for the new ejector.

    Have put over 1300 more rounds through it since then, with no issues. Brass going where it should go. Been using mostly wwb, but have also put a few federal champion rods through it, and a couple hundred lawman.

    I have complete faith in the gun now. Love it. As long as it has the new ejector, there is no reason to hesitate buying one now.
  11. maximus123


    Jul 2, 2009
    Moore, Oklahoma
    2nd gen G 19 and G 17.

    3rd gen G 19.

    4th Gen G 19, 17, 21 and 34.. The g 19 had a few problems in the first 50 rounds... after that good to go after 1000 rounds. all others have been perfect.
  12. marcus40


    Oct 18, 2009
    I purchased my Glock 26 gen 4 about 6 weeks ago. No Problems whatever. I have shot 100 american eagle 115gr through it and it threw the brass to the right fairly strong. I then tried a box of Remington 115gr, and they seem to be somewhat under powered, they all shot well, but didn't eject them as strong as the american eagle.
    Happy Glock owner,
  13. Alcoy


    Jul 13, 2006
    Gen4 G17 no problems.....
  14. frankthefireman


    Jan 5, 2012
    Bought a G-19 several months ago, it had the 043 spring in it. had the ejection problems. I talked with a glock armorer after replacing the ejector. did a complete take down. Went to the range shot and ejected perfect,after 50 rounds. My advice is be patient and know or try to know everything about your Glock. Frank
  15. donovan655


    Aug 15, 2009
    Just became part of the gen 4 party...

    Gen 4 G19. Test fire 2/14/2012.

    430 rds, right from the box. No stoppages or failures.

    2 casings to the head.

    Not real concerned about the casings to the head. I think it is a fatigue issue.
  16. cciman


    Jan 19, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Gen 4 G19

    bought used from Buds

    8/11 test date. no problems
  17. seaswol

    seaswol NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    Red Neck Riviera
    Put another 150 rounds thru my G19 Gen 4 with a "factory" threaded barrel". Still no FTF, FTE or brass in the face, head or had or on my left side. Must be the Glock threaded barrel or my "bunny fart" reloads. I've never fired factory ammo thru this gun, about 1200 reloads so far.
  18. novasquid


    Dec 13, 2011
    g19 gen4 test fire date 2/24/2012. started with about 60 rounds of speer lawman 124gr fmj, then assorted ammo (winchester white box, federal champion and tulammo). ejector and recoil spring are the newer parts.

    first time at the range today and started getting ejections to the head and to my left about half hour into my session, and seemed to get worse towards the end of the hour. a few of the casings to the head actually left black powder marks on my forehead.

    at the time it didn't really bother me, and it still doesn't for the most part. but i'll probably try the tips from nowlin on my extractor to see if that helps any. other than the ejection problem, the g19 gen4 performed flawlessly.
  19. kodiakpb


    Jan 12, 2012
    Going to put 400 more rounds down range today. That will total 1000 rounds through the 19 since last week. I do not expect any issues, will report back.
  20. novasquid


    Dec 13, 2011
    shot a total of 430 rounds today. hoping to get out there again on monday to put another 400 through.

    kodiak, let us know how your g19 does. sounds like you got lucky with a g19 that ejects properly.