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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by gunsmoke92, Oct 27, 2012.


  1. gunsmoke92

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    Was recently looking at a 3rd Gen 22 and 23 at the LGS, for a reasonable price. I ask for opinions (mostly for fun), and got two. :crying:

    Went back today to pick up the 22, and the person behind the counter just had to ask if I'd rather have a Gen 4. Seems she had one a customer traded in, and for $465 she'd let me take it home. I know you guys should have warned me off, but since you didn't, I find myself strapped with a terrible Gen 4 that is bound to throw brass at me, FTF, FTE, and will probably talk bad about me when my back's turned. :whistling:

    So, tomorrow I'll have to take it to the range to suffer its abuse. Wish me luck. :supergrin:

    In all seriousness, this thing feels great. Can't wait to punch holes in some paper.
     

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    Congrats, hope it works for ya and there are no issues with it... do give a range report and let us know how it goes...
     

  3. dblong

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    Congrats! Keep us posted.
     
  4. Bruce M

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    Hopefully it will function fine.
     
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    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Good move. The 40's haven't been having as much trouble as the 9's from what I've been reading. But in the unlikely event that there are "issues" it seems the Gen 4 pistols are more fixable than the late Gen 3's. I'm sure you'll be fine and enjoy your new Glock!
     
  8. gunsmoke92

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    Well, I got it out for a quick range trip this afternoon. The good news, no brass to the face, and 100% reliable. All the brass exited to the right and slightly to the rear. I inspected the brass, and it all showed impact marks from it's exit, although I could find no brass marks on the slide. Since I'm not reloading right now, it's not that big a deal, though I would like to get it corrected at some point.
    Shooting at 10 yards, my POI was left and on line from my POA. May be a trigger control issue or the need to adjust the sights a little, we'll see. At least the POI is reasonably consistent.
    All in all, this is a fine weapon. Now to get the night sights on it, a few more magazines, a bunch of ammo, and I'll be set. Now since the rules clearly state "pics or it didn't happen", here you go. :whistling:

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    This isn't the best pic, but you can see the scuffs on the brass, and a small diagonal crease just below the mouth of the case, second from the left.
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    Any ideas?
     
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  9. Glock40man

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  10. bruzer

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    My Gen 4 G22 had the same scuff and ding marks on the spent casings. No idea why. It never malfunctioned. Did give me a couple of brass to forehead over the few thousand rounds I put through it. Probably shooting it gangsta style. Haha
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  11. jim7777b

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    IMHO the shooting left of Bull (If you're right handed) is due mostly to using the firing hand with too tight a grip. Which means you bear down on your grip as you anticipate the "recoil" just as you shoot. 60% of grip is "other" hand..40% shooting hand, and no other job than pulling the trigger with the appropriate finger is what's left. Try it--the harder you grip with right hand, physics makes your trigger finger go left. Those words helped me tremendously......
     
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  12. gunsmoke92

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    Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

    PS... Thanks for your service.
     
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  13. atyszka

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    I love my Gen 4's, I think you made a great choice. I find the smaller grip of Gen4 (w/o backstrap) feels better, at least for me. It's nice to have the options.

    And +1 on what Jim recommended, I had the exact same pulling to the left and after listening to that same good advice all my shots were on center. If only I could remember that each and EVERY time I'm shooting . . .
     
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    I own 3 gen 4's and they have all been flawless. Enjoy!!!
     
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    Duh, you hung your target about 4 inches to far to the right. Easy to fix.
     
  16. Paul53

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    I kept shooting to the left. Experimented and found that if I used the middle segment of my trigger finger instead of the tip, everything moved to dead center. There may be better suggestions, but that works for me with XXL hands.

    And, you're correct. We made you buy that gun. That's but a small taste of the powers that GT has over you!
     
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    Well done, the G22 is a fine tool. I was very glad when we went from the G20 (boat anchor) to the G22. My range scores improved and our department saved money on the ammo. Just shoot it and enjoy.
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
  19. gunsmoke92

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    It's worse than that, I just realized I bought the left hand cartridges instead of the center of mass ones. :shocked:

    Now I'm going to have to get new glasses, too. :whistling:
     
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    Congrats!