Glock 22 Gen 3 vs. Gen 4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Deputydave, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Gen 3

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  1. 0311INF

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    Didn't Glock revise the chamber support in gen4 .40 barrels? I've always thought so...could be wrong. In any case, gen4.
     
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    Didn't Glock revise the chamber support in gen4 .40 barrels? I've always thought so...could be wrong. In any case, gen4.
     

  3. GunsNweights87

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    As far as g22 goes gen 4 because if you choose to drop in a 357 sig barrel and shoot hot 1500-1600 FPS loads the stock gen 3 recoil spring is too weak where as the gen 4 has no problems I have the gen 4 and no issues my friend has gen 3 and he had to order a 20lb spring


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  4. GunsNweights87

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    I agree especially when using hot 40 or 357 sig


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  5. Mike-M

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    In the 20 years between introduction of the G22 in 1990 (first Glock in 40SW) and introduction of Gen4 models in 2010, Glock made several incremental changes in 40SW barrel chamber support and feedramp contour. These changes were just design revisions such as any part receives with long production history and none are associated with any particular generation. A Gen4 40SW pistol will have better chamber support than a much earlier pistol, but so will a Gen3 40SW produced at the same time.

    One of the many reasons I converted my beloved 1996 EDC G27 to 357SIG was the tighter chamber with full 360-degree cartridge chamber support (even above feedramp) that OEM 357SIG barrels provide. Afterwards there was not a hint of Glock Grin nor swelling of the brass for even the heaviest loads. Ejected cases look unfired except for slight fire-forming at the case shoulder.
     
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  6. Bluescot

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    For a G22 and other calibers like .40, 45ACP, 357Sig, and 10mm, I like the gen 4 as it seems that Glock made some sweet engineering changes to those caliber guns in gen 4 to handle the recoil and pressure those rounds can produce.

    In 9mm, I like all the other gens whether 3,2, or even 1.

    Don't have any .380 or .22lr Glocks and they are not on the plate for the future also.
     
  7. Jbritt

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    I have more gen 3s than gen 4s but I like the gen 4 better, just because of the smaller diameter grip and also the texturing. I can’t notice a difference between recoil with the dual vs single RSA.
     
  8. Lowcountry_Glocker

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    I didn't vote because I cannot decide.
    I have both, Gen 3 was my first gun ever, and it has thousands of rounds thru the pipe.
    My gen 4 is my issued duty gun.
    I'd be hard pressed to pick one, or any (considerable) differences.
    The gen 3 finish is remarkable, the gen 4 is substandard.
    Thinking hard, I may prefer the smaller mag release on 3's....
    prefer the gen 4 grip texture.
    they both shoot .40 like it's a damned .22.
    you would be well served by either.
    I suspect in due time the gen 3 will be the sought after glocks.
     
  9. Mahalo_.357sig

    Mahalo_.357sig #787 Top Gun .357sig

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    I have shot many gen 4s with all sizes of backstraps as soon as my hand touches the gen3 it feels like home.
     
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    Ill stick with the Gen-3 or earlier
    They have always worked well for me..
     
  11. The Viking

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    Gen 4 it has the dual recoil springs cutting down the recoil a bit.
     
  12. BobCZ

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    I am in the Gen3 camp simply because no replaceable back straps. If the Gen 4 or 5 was built to mid size and no replacement straps I would be in.
     
  13. ExecutiveWill

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    I like them both but just recently went back to carrying my gen 3 19.
     
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    My gen 3 .40's and .357's had peening in the slide I haven't noticed this with my gen 4. Was always told it was a non issue but idk. It 's g4 for me.
     
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    I am a 9mm guy and Gen 3 will do. :cop:
     
  16. cadillacguns

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    Sorry to tell you, but they don't make a Gen 5 G-22 for the US market.

    Both are good 3/4 both equal to me but a Gen 3 with FPF is what I use.