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Generation 4 Glock Q & A ONLY (Photos OK)

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

  1. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

    Jul 26, 2008
    No problem just thought I was missing somthing, myself and a trainer once did an entire "Who's on first" routine over a broken slide lock spring versus a slide stop one time :cool:
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  2. glockon1


    Dec 28, 2009
    I noticed the 22 Gen 4 is slightly heavier than older models. Perhaps that is also contributing to less flip along with the double coil system.

  3. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

    Jul 26, 2008
    Now I've even heard of them at gunshows this weekend, and NOBODY on Glock talk has one with calipers, scales and full CSU Miami type forensic team working it?

    You disapoint me GT :upeyes:
  4. Hi everyone.

    I looked for a thread to answer this question, but I have had no such luck..

    When is Glock going to release a Gen. 4 Glock 17 in OD? I saw that in the GSSF ordering form, you can check "Olive Drab" even on the new fourth generation models (17 and 22).

    Does anyone have any idea when they're scheduled to release?

  5. 2nd2none


    Mar 7, 2002
    I would like to know when they are going to make Gen 4 for all of the models too...
  6. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

    Dec 17, 1998
    Thanks for the great pics and descriptions Weagle!

    I'm guessing that the Gen4 trigger mechanism housing is the same one used in the SF's?
  7. Deadduck357


    Feb 20, 2002
    I'm with you, my 3rd Gen is blk and I want the 4th in OD
  8. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

    Jul 26, 2008
    What I'm waiting for is an official updated parts list from GLock that will show beyond a doubt what parts are and are not compatible between the two.

    Thinking mainly connector and trigger springs, but also internal slide parts. Now their is no reason those SHOULD change, but just to make sure Glock did not do any "Updating" as they had a new slide that did not have to be compatible wiht old models anyway.
  9. weagle


    May 16, 2008
    Sandy Springs Ga
    Measurments of the gen 4 vs the gen 3 measured from the back of the trigger guard to the curve of the backstrap.

    Gen 3 = 2.242"
    Gen 4 with no added backstrap = 2.154
    Gen 4 with medium "M" backstrap = 2.245
    Gen 4 with large "L" backstrap = 2.320

    These measurements are for comparison only and are not intended to be any sort of official specs. I made them with a set of dial calipers from midway so although I was careful to be as accurate as possible there is some room for error.

    I also measured the width of the grips and the Gen 3 was 1.185" wide while the Gen 4 was thinner at 1.178"

    I'm sure there are many more measurements that people will be interested in, but the main point is the Gen 4 grip is shorter front to back and thinner side to side than the Gen 3 grip.


    Last edited: Jan 4, 2010
  10. cws357


    Apr 26, 2007
    What about G34's and G35's, when will they be release in GEN4?
  11. Bluecard

    Bluecard GUNDWG

    Nov 23, 2005
    I just picked up my 4th gen today from GT Distributors here in Austin, TX. Anyone know what the trigger pull is measured at? This feels much heavier than the 5.5lb. Haven't shot it yet. I could barely get it out of the office. All of the other officers kept asking to buy it!
  12. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

    Dec 17, 1998
    It should say on the box label.

    And! :)
  13. Bluecard

    Bluecard GUNDWG

    Nov 23, 2005
    Thanks, yeah it does say 5LB. I guess I need to break it in! When I saw that they had came in I jumped on it like a fat kid on a happy meal and still was only able to get number 158 of the first run.
  14. Tall Pine

    Tall Pine

    Oct 30, 2009
    Central Florida

    Is it just me or do the finger grooves look more spaced out than the gen3's?
  15. matteblack


    Dec 12, 2003
    Will the Advantage Arms .22 conversion kits work with the Gen 4 pistols?
  16. Noponer


    Apr 5, 2006
    North Georgia
    The Gen 4 has had the grip pushed in (vs. the Gen 3) & uses a modified trigger housing... much like the G-21sf. I have been wondering if that would make the trigger pull heavier.

    All sf models I have ever held seem to have a much heavier pull than the comparable non-sf models. I believe that the modified housing tilts the connector back a few degrees... making a 5# connector work more like an 8# one. A Glock armorer told me that was not the case, but I have my mind made up & don't want to be confused with facts! :whistling:
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  17. Emmet Fitz-Hume

    Emmet Fitz-Hume

    Apr 13, 2006
    I'm not sure if anyone saw this article or not, but I thought I would provide the hyperlink to it below. Enjoy.
  18. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nov 21, 2004
    Nothing new.
  19. S. Kelly

    S. Kelly

    Jan 31, 2000
    Boston MA
    Has anyone purchased and taken hold of a 4th gen G22/17? If so, how does it shoot? A few guys at work shot the one Glock toted around, they said it shot .40 like a hot 9MM.
  20. OK, so I think it's safe to pass this along as I am not promoting something that costs you any money.

    American Handgunner online mag.
    Here is the link:

    I don't think I'm violating any forum rules as this is a free online mag with a very good review of a Gen 4 G22!

    As for a Gen 4..... I'll wait for the Gen 5! Maybe the Gen 4 will usher in something like the "pre 64" Winchester Model 70 thing. Keep your early Glocks!! I sure wish I kept my pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade 375 H&H. I could sell it now and buy 10 Glocks! It got attention at the range and it would absolutely knock down any large animal I ever shot with it! But I digress....