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Would you trade your Gen 4 for a Gen 3

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CrookCounty, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. CrookCounty

    CrookCounty Trolling Noob the title says. If you had a fairly new Gen 4 would you trade it for a Gen 3? I have been looking everywhere for that damn conversion kit and everyone says 9-18 month backorder....I can get a Gen 3 one now though.

    Really would like this to cut down the cost of plinking, or I can go out and just buy a M22 or SW M&P 22....would prefer the conversion kit though....

    So what are your thoughts...Trade your fairly new Gen 4 for a Gen 3 G19 or just go and buy a separate .22 to plink with
  2. max2349


    Mar 4, 2011
    No way, I like my g19 gen 4, It runs great and the main reason is I am left handed. The mag release on the right side works great.:embarassed::rofl::embarassed:

  3. CrookCounty

    CrookCounty Trolling Noob

    So would that be a yes?
  4. Oso


    Dec 27, 2010
    Sturgis Michigan
    Nope. I love the feel of my Gen 4 G17. I would trade it for a Gen 4 G26. The only reason is for concealed carry. The 17 is concealable, but it isn't ideal for me.

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  5. bruzer


    Apr 18, 2011
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    NO. Keep the Gen 4 and get the Gen 3 .22 conversion kit. I have the Tactical Solutions .22 conversion for the Gen 3 G17/22. It fits and works on the Gen 4 just fine. If you get the conversion for the Gen 4's then you cannot use them on the Gen 3's. Hope that makes sense.
    Good luck,
  6. CrookCounty

    CrookCounty Trolling Noob

    So why is AA saying that the Gen 3 kits do not work on the Gen 4?
  7. craig19


    Aug 13, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Nope, I wouldn't.
  8. No. That would be stupid.
  9. CrookCounty

    CrookCounty Trolling Noob

    Why do you say that?
  10. There is no way that I would be willing to trade my Gen4's for Gen3's. My Gen4's (21, 22 and 26) are just as proven as any Gen3. I would like to buy a G20SF; however, I'm waiting for the Gen4. I have no desire to purchase a Gen3 or older.
  11. brisk21


    May 13, 2008
    Yeah no way. I love my Gen4 22. It shoots great and that smaller grip with the new checkering is soooo much better.
  12. smitty704


    Aug 18, 2011
    Hell no!! I did the opposite actually... Well Glock exchanged my defective late gen 3 19 for a gen 4 19 with the new ejector. It has been flawless for right at 1200 rounds now of mostly Federal champ 115g ammo.

    So, again, there is no way I will ever buy another gen 3 Glock. The gen 4's have been perfected!
  13. I've had a generation original G26 for a lot of years, love it, but never liked Glock full-size until they came out with the gen 4, that effectively changes the grip angle for me. So, no, I've got no use for a gen 3.

    I'll keep my 26 and gen4 17, thank you very much. There are lots of .22 pistols to choose from :)
  14. 12131

    12131 Monkeyboy CLM

    Nov 17, 2006
    God's Country (Texas)
    Nope. I'm about to sell my Gen3 G19 to a buddy. Will be looking to get the Gen4 G19. But, nothing beats the RTF2 Glocks!
  15. mikegun


    Jun 22, 2006
    i traded me gen 3 for a gen 2 some yrs ago.....
  16. ajm_g22rtf


    Feb 17, 2009
    Hillsboro, OR.
    I prefer Gen 3 over Gen 4.. Just my opinion
  17. Ftttu


    Dec 19, 2011
    No, I prefer my G23 gen 4. As I have posted before, I've had a few ftf and a few brass to the face but I'll live through it. I still only have about 150 to 200 rounds through it and I hope it improves.
  18. dooga

    dooga 5 year in with Glocks

    Mar 30, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I have a Gen 4 G26 and a Gen 3 G23 and I might get a Gen 3 G26 as a backup and to be able to compare and contrast between the two. There are still NIB G26s around, right?
  19. PlasticGuy


    Jul 10, 2000
    While my personal Gen 4 has been a solid pistol, we have had a lot of problems with our department issue Gen 4's. I have much more faith in the Gen 3 models.