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Buying a Glock 19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 3RASER, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. 3RASER

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    Been hearing reliability problems with ejectors and extractors from late model gen 3 and 4 pistols. Figured I would ask the more knowledgable people on Glocks before I made the purchase. Should I wait longer for them to get it sorted out, buy a gen3, buy a gen4, or find a used gen3 from a few years ago?

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  2. INEEDMILK

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    I am surprised this issue hasn't been debated more.
     
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    :agree:
     
  5. 3RASER

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    Hmm thanks for the info. I think I might stick with the 229 for a little while longer.. see if qc gets better or atleast until I see better feedback with more people..
     
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    BUY THE DANG 19!!! I promise to not tease you if ya get brass to your mellon...
     
  7. 3RASER

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    Im not worried about brass to the face...I'm just worried about stoppages when I need it to go bang
     
  8. jake677

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    bought gen 3 glock 19 in late december. gone thru 400 rds and have had zero problems. you pull the trigger and it goes bang. used both blazer and federal. prefer the latter.
     
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    If you buy the gen 4 19 you may get hit in the face with brass so much you will look like you've been in a prize fight. See what number your ejector has on it, as well as the the spring, which I don't think is the culprit. You need the 30274 ejector. Sent my gen 4 19 back, they changed both and now it shoots like a sexy smooth beast. No jams, no brass facials. Oh yea, glock pays shipping both ways and I had it back in three weeks. Im no expert, but im just saying....
     
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    If you get brass in the face, most likely your getting erratic ejections, which will inevitably lead to jams. Again im no expert....

    Just buy a sig and call it a day.
     
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    Your one of the lucky ones. Do you hava a range on you property?
     
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    It's not unheard of to go through that much ammo in a short period of time. If you have the funds and the time, you can go through that much ammo in a few hours.
     
  14. Gary1911A1

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    You could shop for a Gen 2 in good shape and avoid the problems with the later Gen 3 and 4. You should make sure it hasn't been "upgraded" with newer parts though.
     
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    Yea 1200 rounds in about 8 days. It's been over the course of 3 trips to the range.
     
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    I just picked up a G19 yesterday. Test fire date of 1/19/12. Only got a chance to put 80 round through it but no issues. No erratic ejections or anything. When I first got my G23 I did have eratic ejection with a few to the face but they finally went away after the gun broke in... Oh wait a minute, Glocks don't require a brake-in, Once I learned to shot it properly the gun started functioning properly. :whistling:

    Anyway I would say if you want one get one, just try and find a new one with the new parts.
     
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    How much does glock charge to change the ejector and spring. They say mine is to old and not under warranty. Boxed up and ready to ship.
     
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    Do it yourself. It's very easy to work on a Glock and in particular, the parts in the frame.
     
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    OP, I have three Gen 4 Glocks, a G19, G23 and a G26. I have not had a single problem with any of the three. Also, I have two Gen 3's, a G19 and a G23, and no problem with either of them. :supergrin:
     
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    I just got a 19 gen3 yesterday morning, went to the range put 300 rds down range no problems at all. I am sorry that I have waited so long to buy the 19, I have the 26 and 17 didnt think I needed it, but after the range work it will now be my edc. People are right, its just the perfect weapon.