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Buying a G22 new Gen4 or used Gen3?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TRX450R_Racer, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. TRX450R_Racer

    TRX450R_Racer Punisher

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    I can get a Gen3 with unknown round count made in 2000 for $400 or should I spring for a new Gen4. I'm cheap but money isn't an issue.
    Which one should I get?
     
  2. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    My choice would be the 2000 G 22,both of my pre 2006 G 22's and G 19 are flawless but then what do I know. SJ 40
     

  3. Stang_Man

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    How much can you get the Gen4 for?

    I got an LEO discount, G22 with night sights for $469. No issues, solid gun!
     
  4. larson1122

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    I would probably lean towards the used Gen 3. Where are you getting the used Gen 3 from? There's usually some room to haggle the price down a bit on used guns too.
     
  5. Glock40man

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    I'd go with the used one and, buy some ammo. Besides, you can't wear out a Glock.:supergrin: However, I'm also not afraid of Gen 4 40s.
     
  6. TRX450R_Racer

    TRX450R_Racer Punisher

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    I'm still looking around at the gen4 prices.
     
  7. stolenphot0

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    As much as I like my Gen4 22, I'd be more than willing to save a few bucks and get a used Gen3 for $400. No brainer in my opinion.
     
  8. bub

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    Go handle each and see which you like more and which one fits you better. If possible, shoot them, too. before I was issued a Gen4 G22 a month ago or so, I would have said get the 3rd Gen; now, any new Glocks I buy will be Gen4. To me, they just feel so much better in the hand than the older guns. To me, the dual recoil springs also take the "snap" out of the .40 guns and reduce recoil some, which is also worthwhile. Buy whichever feels better to you.

    Bub
     
  9. youngdocglock

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    I woukd go for the gen 3. older ones run like a clock. I got a LEO trade in, 2005 With nightsights and a streamlight tlr-2 for $439 and i love it. No issues in function at all
     
  10. scccdoc

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    The one which fits your hand best and if possible , shoots best. I went from a G3 to the G4 (same situation as you). LOVE my G4 22............... DOC
     
  11. Socks tear

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    Gen 4 no question. Now every Gen 4 is an SF model
     
  12. fuzzy03cls

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    Bingo. The gen 3's were always a bit fat for me & they slipped out of my hand.
    The gen 4's with the slightly smaller grip & the new texture solved those issues.
    I carry a gen 4 G22 & just bought another 1.
     
  13. maestrogustav

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    Gen 4 all the way in .40
     
  14. ca survivor

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    agreed with SJ 40.
     
  15. BuzznRose

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    Seem like a high price for a 12 year old gun. GT Distributors sells LEO trade in Gen 3's for $329 all day...
    http://www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PartNumber=UG-GLOCK22G3


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  16. TRX450R_Racer

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    Thanks for the link, but that's probably + shipping. Then FFL fees when it gets here. I would rather spend an extra $30 and do a private sale with no hassle or paper work.
     
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  17. BuzznRose

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    Yeah, true..., and tax if a TX resident. Good luck with the new pistol.


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  18. JW1178

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    Offer $350 for the used Glock. Otherwise go for the new Glock if you can get it for around $500 or less.
     
  19. tacops5372

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    I've owned a G22 3rd gen for over 10yrs. It was my duty gun and now my go to gun at home. Never ever had any issues.. It's reliable.. My vote G22 3rd gen.