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Discussion in 'Valuable Info' started by matteblack, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

    Dec 17, 1998
  2. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    So how long do you expect it will be before the GEN 4s actually appear on GLOCK's web site? Just came from there and couldn't find it. You'd think it would be right on the home page. :dunno:

  3. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

    Jan 14, 2010
    Land of the free.
    I'm surprised by the lack of website updates.
  4. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Yeah, but it's typical of GLOCK. It took quite some time for the GAP pistols to make the web page. At this point, I'm guessing the RTF-2s won't make it at all.
  5. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    You must not have been around long. Glock typically takes years to update their website.
  6. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

    Oct 2, 2003
    The answer from the manufacturers (as reported by myself and others) is "yes."

    The result of using one of these barrels, for me, has been no different than using it in any other Glock pistol.
  7. Glocks&Ducs


    Apr 24, 2004
    You don't need a different barrel to shoot lead through a Glock.
  8. gunstoshoot


    Mar 18, 2010
    Please elaborate on what you mean by your comment. I always thought that Glock barrels leaded and created unsafe pressures.

    Also, just read an article on the Glock Gen 4 that answers a lot of the questions in this thread.
  9. Last Rites

    Last Rites GLocK FaNaTiC!

    Anyone know if the 20 will be made in Gen 4?

    Found my answer...
    Quoted from Western Shooter Blog Archive;

    "As of right now, February 2010, the Glock GEN 4 is only available in the G22 and G17. The G22 is chambered in .40 S&W and is considered a “standard” size Glock. The G17 is chambered in 9mm (9×19mm) and is also considered “standard” size. Glock is planning on releasing the GEN 4 in all of their models. As far as time frame goes, they will release the G19 and G23 this fall. The next models have yet to be determined and I was told their release will be based on demand."

    Would it be stupid to assume that it could be up to a year, and possibly even longer before I even see a Glock 20 (10mm) released in Gen 4? Or am I just being a pessimistic whiny little b****? I would love to buy a Gen 4 20 today, but the gosh darn thing doesn't sound very promising for my immediate future.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2010
  10. runhotshot


    Feb 8, 2010

    Yup, same spring
  11. GoingQuiet

    GoingQuiet FFL/SOT

    Jun 10, 2010
    Melbourne, FL
    I would NEVER shoot bare lead through a Glock factory barrel.
  12. Glocks&Ducs


    Apr 24, 2004
    So what? That doesn't mean it can't be done safely.
  13. Al Swearengen

    Al Swearengen

    Feb 5, 2011

    Any updates as to when Glock may be coming out with the 20/29 in Gen4?
  14. Does anyone know if they will stop making Gen3 Glocks now that the Gen4 came out? I heard rumors that it is a direct replacement then I've had people mention that the Gen4 is just an addition to the Gen3.

    Just curious to see if anyone knew or not.
  15. Doug in Ak

    Doug in Ak

    May 14, 2001
    Alaska, USA
    Don't know if they will stop making the gen 3 but I do know I ordered a new one Thursday and it should be here tomorrow. Personally, I love the gen 3 guns and really don't have a desire for a gen 4. But hey, I'm an old guy and not interested in change! JMHO
  16. Gray_Wolf


    May 6, 2010
    Did Glock make any changed on Gen4 guns since they been made? there are some reports of poor reliability in gen4 guns (any truth to that?) and others said that Glock fixed the issue (how??) If that's true that glock made changes to the gen4's what was changed and what date/SN guns are 'safe' to buy?
  17. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    Dude! Do some reading. The only change I'm aware of post-production on the Gen4 guns is a few revisions of the new dual spring recoil assemblies. Some people had function issues with the original dual spring assemblies with "weak US market ammo".
  18. ArizonaPhil


    Jul 8, 2011
    Sunny Arizona
    It appears that the latest Gen 4 Model 19 spring is 0 4 2. I just purchased one with the test fire date as 6/24/11 and it had the 0 4 2 spring in it.
    G43 1960 likes this.
  19. Glock also changed extractor design about the same time. They also started including them with gen3s but it was introduced when the gen4s were introduced. So, that's why some people are changing to Lone Wolf extractors to see if that helps. Thinking is maybe the extractor is contributing to the problem by not extracting!

    Glock even told customer they had a batch of "out of spec" extractors. Is it that or a bad design?


    "weak U.S. market ammo" is bull. Any reputable gun should be able to fire factory SAAMI spec ammo. Period. Winchester white box is loaded to SAMMI specs. If Glock can't fire that, it's Glock's fault.


    And I'm a huge Glock fan. I've only owned Glocks for the past 21 years. Right now I own a Gen3 Glock 19 and a Gen4 Glock 26. I sold a Gen3 Glock 26 to get the Gen4 26 -- which had several FTEs in the first 300 rounds. :steamed: Since springs didn't change with the Glock 26s, I'm leaning towards the extractor theory myself.

    But if Glock has screwed up, don't be mindless fanbois about it. I'm sure they will fix it, but don't blame the messengers and don't blame ammo. My Gen3 Glock has no trouble shooting factory SAMMI spec ammo. If Gen4s can't, it's the Gen4 fault (somewhere in the firing process), not the ammo's fault (which didn't change).
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  20. mike g35

    mike g35

    Jun 23, 2011
    Charleston W.V.
    Anyone know if I can use the trigger group out of my Gen 3 G35 in my Gen 4 G17 rtf?