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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mc24, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. mc24

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    Gen 3 or gen 4, what’s yalls opinions. Thanks
     
  2. Quijibo

    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    I liked my Gen 3's.... until I bought a Gen 4.
    I like the grip texture and the mag release better on the 4. I put extended mag releases on my Glocks and the extended 4 is much shorter than the extended 3 release so I don't have to trim them down. I don't use the grip adapters, the nekkid grip suits me just fine.
     

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    4 =extra mag and double recoil spring
     
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    I like gen3 for the small frame Glocks. Gen4 for the large frame. Don't care for the dual recoil spring. My 41 has a single spring rod with an adapter ring.
     
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    Gen4. Better grip texture, changeable backstraps, double recoil spring. Love my Gen4!
     
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    I have two gen 3 Glock’s and think there great but my last purchase was a gen 4 and I think I like it better
     
  7. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    A Gen 3 has been a constant companion for the past ~22 years. I have no complaints.
    The Gen 4 has some adjustment with alternative backstraps. The dual recoil spring doesn't mean a lot to me since they are a wear item and can be found in more configurations than the normal guy would need or really want.
    I didn't loike the texture on my Gen 3. It is that aggressive one that grabs everything. It has a name but I can't find it right now. I sanded that mess down and put a Talon on it and that is how it has been for a very long time.

    Happy Shopping
     
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    Just picked up a Gen 4 today for $329.95! He shoots, he scores! Hope that's a hell of a deal. Came with two mags. I love it!
     
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    I have both the 3 and the 4... Gen 4 hands down.
     
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    I would have to say I like the Gen 4 quite a bit more than the gen3. Like the stock grip much more and can feel a little difference in perceived recoil with the new RSA. In fact I like every thing about the gen 4 23. My favorite glock along with my 42.
     
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    Gen 4.
     
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  12. Hank Was Right

    Hank Was Right

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    I’ve had both, but still have the gen 3. In my opinion, it has a much better trigger. If you’re going to use a WML, I suggest the gen 4, though there are rumored to still be some problems. I don’t hang lights on my guns and have average size hands, so I’ll take the better trigger and more “solid” feel of the gen 3.
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    The Gen4 is improved in nearly every aspect except for the trigger.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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    Gen4. The dual recoil spring is helpful for my arthritic hands and the grip texture is a big improvement also (no more Talon grips). I sold my Gen3.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Help me understand.... I have a nearly 20 year old gen-3, Glock 23.

    "Zillions" of problem free rounds through the pistol.

    All indications that the pistol will be good for "zillions" more.

    So how exactly is the dual recoil system and improvement?

    If the single spring has been flawless for thousands and thousands of rounds..... What exactly does the dual system promise that is different.
     
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    I would think better recoil management
     
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    I agree, I had both and the dual spring does help a little with the so called “snap” in the recoil over the Gen3, and it’s really nice when I use the 357Sig barrel.
     
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    It's different. I have used a few dual recoil springs in various Glocks from time to time for demonstration purposes. The manufacturer was demonstrating.
    I did notice some difference in a few, I didn't in most. The difference was the spring strength when I felt it. It was more heavy than the OEM. Not a game changer IMHO, but there is probably some minute improvement that may or may not be noticed by the end user. The price for these "Systems" was kind of staggering, but they were aftermarket and making a living.
    The Gen 4 changed the recoil assembly enough it isn't interchangeable with older Glocks without some modification if I understand correctly.
     
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    I don't have a Gen4, but from what I heard the trigger and the "frying pan" finish are better on Gen3.

    the Gen3 grip fits my hand perfectly so adjustable backstraps aren't doing anything for me and wouldn't make it worth the tradeoff. don't care about an ambidextrous mag release either.

    I like the Gen4 grip texture better.

    the Gen4 recoil springs should have better recoil characteristics, which may be a subjective thing but what is indisputable is that they do last much longer. 5000 rounds vs 2000-3000 rounds.

    the Gen3 G23 does have well-documented reliability issues when using a light. I don't use one so that doesn't matter. it should matter if you do use one.

    so the biggest make-or-break items for most people are:

    Gen3. better trigger and better finish. can have major issues with a light.

    Gen4. better grip texture. RSA lasts longer.

    I chose the Gen3. ymmv
     
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