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Glock 26...Gen 3 or Gen 4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jucs, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. jucs

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    What's your opinion? Buy a gen 4 or gen 3 26?
     
  2. CincyBrad

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    I would buy a gen 3, if given the choice. The gen 4 26's don't seem to have the issues the other gen 4 guns have though.
     


  3. Kentguy

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    jucs,

    I own a Gen 3 (and love it!) but I have shot a Gen 4... honestly flip a coin? You could not possibly go wrong buying either one. :dunno:

    If I had your choice right now... I would go for the latest version.
     
  4. Scrappy

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    Gen 3 are cheaper. If you love the new grip of the gen 4 then get that one.
     
  5. James Dean

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    I went with a Gen4. I like the grip, and the large mag release.
     
  6. mist

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    Are the "upgrades" worth the extra money to you? They were to me, but may not be to others. To each his own.

    Gen 4 has slightly smaller grip front to back, larger magazine release that is interchangeable left to right, dual recoil spring, and comes with three magazines.
     
  7. RGbiker

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    Gen 3 for me.


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  8. DrtyHarry

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    If you like the gen 4 grip...go that way, if not get the gen 3. The gen 3s fit my hand like a glove. Happy they still make gen 3s.



    DH
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Gen 3 - there are still some problem with Gen 4s, I hear.
     
  10. HGxyz

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    I have both. Both are ultra reliable, very nice guns. They both have about 5K rounds through them, but I doubt the gen3 will ever get to 6K - I don't shoot it any more because I like the gen4 so much better.
     
  11. chemboy

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    Just picked up a Gen3 G26 and I like it just fine.Of course, the way the Glock supply is in the US at the moment, I was happy to find a NIB G26 at all!
     
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  12. high ground

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  13. Redstate

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    I have both and I still don't know which I like better.
     
  14. dwoods15

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    Gen 4. I have 3 gen 4 26's. Love the RTF frame.
     
  15. uaengineer

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    Gen 4. The slightly reduced grip combined with the RTF frame fits like a glove to me and I have good sized hands. The big mag release is great too.
     
  16. G19ftw

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    I like the smaller grip on the Gen4, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase yet when my Gen3s work so well.