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Gen 3 slide Gen 4 frame?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by dodgecope89, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. dodgecope89

    dodgecope89

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    Does it work? Of course im talking about the slide barrel and recoil spring as well.


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    from what i can see no. the guide rods are different sizes due to the dual recoil. but someone may know how to make it work
     

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    I don't mean swap a gen 3 guide rod into a gen 4 slide i know that wont work (but i think someone does make an adaptor so that you can but im not sure) i was thinking more like taking a gen 4 full size frame and putting a 17L or 24 upper on. Just a idea i had pop into my head while sitting around bored but didn't know if it would work.


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    I don't think it will work. When I called for my Glock frame upgrade (recall). Glock told me it would be a 3rd Gen. Frame and that a Gen. 4 would not work with a 3rd Gen. Glock.


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    The gen 3 slide works on a Gen 4 frame, but there is a space where the dust cover is. The gen 4 slide on a gen 3 frame will not fit due to the dust cover. I have not heard if anyone has test fired in this configuration as of yet?
     
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    Been using a G3 on a G4 27 for six months or so. The others will work G3 slide on G4 frame but not the other way. The Glocks that used DRSA's before will work either way.
     
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    What GB said.
     
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    Gen3 slide works wonderfully on a Gen4 frame. I ran this configuration on one of my USPSA limited guns while Gen4 35 slide was being updated.

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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    It looks like a radiator vent for an air-cooled recoil spring. :)

    I wondered if this configuration would function, but up until now had not seen it reported. Thanks to all for posting the results of your experiments.
     
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    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    Now I want a red trigger safety.
     
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    Order a Fulcrum trigger from Glockworx.
     
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    Yes, it does, perfectly. The barrel end becomes a cyclops.
     
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    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    I like to swap parts and such with my Glocks. I have primarily Gen 3's right now. I have a Gen 3 19 that I put a Lone Wolf 40 cal slide (G23) on it, but swapped the ejector. Runs like a champ.

    Q:
    I was thinking of getting a Gen 4 17. That way I can shoot 9 naturally, but I want to shoot 40cal w/o getting a Gen 4 22.
    Can I swap out the 9mm ejector for a 40cal like my example above and put a Gen 3 slide from my 35 or 22 on it?

    I know, get the 22 and put a conversion barrel in it. I don't own a G17 of any kind, so I was leaning that way.