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G35... Gen 3 or 4?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BigSpenda864, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. BigSpenda864

    BigSpenda864

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    I am purchasing a new Glock 35 so I can have one gun for both duty carry and competition. I will be getting a .40 to 9mm conversion barrel so I can train with less expensive ammo and compete with 9mm if I want to. I can get either a Gen 3 or Gen 4.

    Rumors have been around about problems with the Gen 4 so I joined this site to learn more about any issues. I now see there are a few issues with new GEN 3's as well. The question is, which one should I get?

    A competition shooter I train with says I should get a Gen 3. I should also mention he is a gunsmith as well. He believes some parts are better in the Gen 3 then the 4. Also, he says he would change the spring out if I got a Gen 4 but that wouldn't be necessary for the Gen 3. He is not a "Glock guy" so to speak. He mentioned Glock has fixed some of the issues with the Gen 4 but he would still go Gen 3. I just like to get other opinions.
     
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    I have a Gen.3, 35, and really like it. It is accurate and problem free. I do have a 23 in Gen.4, so I guess I am able to compare the features, anyhow. The backstraps are nice, but if you have a small hand, it is probably a moot point. (I have the med. backstrap in place)The extended mag release works for me. I really don't think that you can go wrong with either one. Plouffedaddy just wrote up a nice review of the Gen. 4, 35. It is worth your while. Good luck with your decision..Mike
     

  3. BigSpenda864

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    Thanks for the info. I'll check out the review!
     
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    I own a Gen 3 and, I have shot a Gen 4. I'll stick with the "old" Gen 3 but, I don't think you can go wrong either way. I just prefer the Gen 3 G35 YMMV.
     
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    I have a gen3 g35 and a gen4 g22. I have very small hands. I wear either small or x-small gloves depending on the brand. When I picked up the gen4 I fell in love with the smaller grip size. When I shot it I didn't like the smaller grip. I added the smaller backstrap and all is good. If I could of done it over again I would have bought a gen3 g22.
    On that note I wouldn't be afraid of either. The 9mm seems to be having more problems then the 40.
     
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