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Which G19 to get?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by spearweasel, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. spearweasel

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    NIB Gen3 for $485, or a NIB Gen4 for $520?

    Which one should I get?
     
  2. barth

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    Which one feels better in your hands?
     

  3. TxGlock9

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    If you like the rough texture, bigger mag release, and dual recoil spring setup get the gen4. I prefer gen 3. Only bc the trigger is better for me.
     
  4. 9mm +p+

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    Personally ,Gen 3 no question.
     
  5. barth

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    I forgot about the trigger thingy.
    Never shot a gen 4.

    Now I'm back to rent/borrow both.
    And you will KNOW which one you want.
     
  6. TxGlock9

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    Well there is nothing wrong it. I just prefer hitting the wall of the gen 3 triggers. I dont like rolling breaks.
     
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  7. James Dean

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    If it were me it would be Gen4. Large mag release, better fit in my large hands
     
  8. Queen Bee

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    I don't know about you, but i carry my 26, and my 19 IWB without a Tshirt between the guns grip and my skin, in my Crossbreed and my remora, and i would never carry a gen 4 because the texture against my skin hurts. love the gen 3. also i wouldn't buy a new gen 3 if i were you, pick up a nice used and reliable older glock. stick to something with a N letter or before :)
     
  9. kamonjj

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    Gen 4 all the way. I own a gen 3 19, a rtf2 19, and a gen 4 26. gen 4 all the way no question. With the dot connector it's amazing
     
  10. barth

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    Don't get me wrong.
    I'm right there with you.
    Your Gen 3 trigger description of;
    1) Pre-travel
    2) Wall
    3) Clean break
    Is exactly what I like about my Glock gen 3 trigger.

    I love it even more with a Ghost Rocket 3.5 connector.
    But it still has those characteristics.
    For me it's like having a sweet, crisp, SA like break.
    But enough pre-travel so I don't need a safety.
    Best of both worlds...
     
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  11. lj23893

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    I had a choice between the gen 3 and 4 and I liked the feel of the 4 better. Plus the different size backstraps you can use make the gun fit even better with the gen 4. Everybody has different likes and dislikes and opinions differ as you will see reading through these forums. I chose the gen 4 but like everyone told me in the beginning, you need to shoot the guns first and that will help you decide.
     
  12. TxGlock9

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    Thank you. That's exactly it. Glad we share the same likes in trigger characteristics.

    Btw I have (2) ghost 3.5 connectors and (2)lwd 3.5 connectors for sale or trade for 5.0 OEM connectors if you're interested.?
     
  13. bac1023

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  14. barth

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    Thanks,
    I know it's hard to believe, but I went overboard with the connector thingy already - LOL.

    One G27 and I bought;
    1) Ghost Rocket 3.5 short reset
    2) Ghost 3.5 drop in (no short reset)
    3) Glock OEM "-"

    Plus a NY1 spring to boot.

    Had a gunsmith fit the Ghost Rocket 3.5 and a
    Glock OEM smooth trigger with all factory springs.

    It's Perfect


    I'd have to say I'm a Gen 3 guy through and through these days.....
    Not even really interested in trying a gen 4 out.
    Maybe some day
     
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  15. TonyT

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    I would get the Gen3. I have seen several shooters at our local club experiencing ejection issues with Gen 4's.
     
  16. guns54

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    Gen3. And dont look back.
     
  17. Shad Roe

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    I'm a total noob to Glocks in general;but,shot some gen3s then picked up a gen 4 G19($519) and I was smitten. It was tested 12-31-11;and,has all the newest parts/ejector and recoil spring.

    The grip dimensions are good for me,I can reach the mag release without shifting the gun around,trigger has gotten better with use(300 rounds/lots of dry-firing).

    I like the stock/plastic sights;and,I can shoot this thing as well as any pistol I ever tried. It has been stone-cold reliable so far;and,places the brass to the right and back every time.

    Coming from a 1911/.45acp background,the 9mm is a real puss as far as recoil;and,I can get back on target very quickly.

    Never thought I would say it;but,I truly enjoy shooting,and now,carrying the Glock 19 Gen4.(in a Garret Fusion,IWB holster).
     
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  18. TxGlock9

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    One of these days. Maybe in the gen5 version in a couple decades they'll revert back to the original trigger feel. I'm not holding my breath though. :upeyes:

    :cool:
     
  19. bear62

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    Which fits the best? Go with that one......:wavey:
     
  20. the monk

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    If the Gen 3 fits your hand then that's the way to go. If not, go Gen 4.

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