Gen 4 Glock 19 (Owners Only Please)

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  1. djude71

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    If you OWN a generation 4 Glock 19 (and only if you own one please!!) give a thumbs up or thumb down report. I know there are several threads on this, I was looking to find a condensed review of actual owners to determine who has issues and who doesn't. I have a gen 4 Glock 22 and want a 19.
     
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    Thumbs up here. About 400 rounds now without cleaning, not a single malfunction. Have fired Tula, American Eagle, Silver Bear, Blazer Alum, WWB. That's some cheap-ass ammo there and it all worked fine. All of it 115gr. I'll be starting to test with JHPs soon now that she's broken in. I get an occasional case into my head (about one per hundred rounds), but that happens with almost all my 9s, Glock or otherwise.

    Recoil really is light.

    Date on my test fired case is 7/8/10.
     
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    Thumbs up here too!
    289 rounds fired yesterday at the range and all were flawless!
    100 WWB 115 grain
    100 RWS 124 grain
    50 Winchester NATO 124 grain
    39 Winchester Ranger +P+ 127 grain

    Date is 8/3/10

    I am going to order another one tomorrow!
     
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    deeHKman "It Is Written"

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    Zero problems so far.
     
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    500 plus rounds in each -- all full power loads as Danny suggests -- no issues of any kind with Gen4 19 & 17.
     
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    Slight FTE 2-4 times before cleaning it. I was using 115gr WWB. Same thing happened on my G4/G23 but after cleaning and using Break Free they're flawless.

    I just shot my first IDPA match with the G19 and had 0 issues, plus it was dirty and had about 300 rounds through it without cleaning when I got there.

    Don't buy 1. BUY 2!!
     
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    Thumbs up, ditto what Jon said, get 2.
     
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    100%.... 1025rds stock..

    + 250rds with a gen3 steel rod.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm curious what your guys are paying retail (out the door) for these new Gen 4 G19's?

    Punisher....Do you hang out over @ LightningRodder.com? Same name and same Avatar over there too (As I recall). Coincidence?

    Roach
     
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    $398 otd.
     
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    Sounds like an LEO price.

    I've never seen anything close to that around my area.

    Roach
     
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    I don't own one, but I've heard mixed reviews. I'm due for a new gun, but I might have to go with an M+P.
     
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    I have over 1000 rounds through mine. No malf. of any kind. But I also have a Gen 3 with the same performance. I don't find any real advantage of a Gen 4 over a Gen 3, at least in 9mm.
     
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    Thumbs up here....great gun!!
     
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    Thumb sideways for me @ 1750 rounds so far.

    Pros:
    - Grip texture is really nice
    - Replaceable backstraps allows fine tuning of grip fit
    - Slide finish is grippy
    - When working well, it's great to shoot
    - Size seems idea mix of shootable and concealable.

    Cons:
    - A bit finicky for me when it comes to grip/ammo. Get 1-2 failure to feeds per 50 rounds on Federal 115gr or Remington UMC 115gr (both from Walmart). Recently tried American Eagle 147gr range ammo and it worked perfectly.

    I hope the new softer spring they are working on will make it less picky about ammo.
     
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    try $599 in western NY

    thumbs up all the way, great gun
     
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    :perfect10:......................800 rounds so far and it is flawless with WWB from Wal-Mart.
     
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    I have one, as well as several 3rd Gen G19s. Here are my thoughts:

    Pro:
    -Grip without any "insert" is a big improvement over the 3rd Gen
    -From the cycling perspective, my G19 has digested close to 5,000 rounds without a single failure to feed, fire, extract or eject. This includes WWB cheap 115 gr, Federal 9MS "match" 147 gr, and a LOT of M882 NATO ball...

    Neutral:
    -New grip texture is definitely "grippier" than the old, but I've never had trouble holding onto my 3rd Gen Glocks
    -The new magazine release is a big improvement over the old stock, but is not as fast or positive, IMHO, as the Vicker's Tactical magazine release
    -Accuracy is on par with 3rd Gen guns
    -Recoil is on par with 3rd Gen guns

    Con:
    -For the first time in MY experience with G19s (which goes back at least 20 years), I've had reliability issues (specifically dead trigger instances), and I have a pistol where polymer inside the frame is flaking off over "voids" in the manufacturing process
    -The trigger is definitely heavier at the "break" than the 3rd Gen guns
    -The finish on mine is wearing off around the recoil spring hole in the muzzle, and the "relief beveling" around the recoil spring hole looks like my 11 year old did it with my Dremel

    For me, the decision you have to make is this: is the grip reduction worth the heavier trigger? I'm in the process of trying to convince myself to spend the money and get one of Glockmeister's new Gen4 springs to replace the factory set up on mine...

    Regards,

    Kevin
     
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    :thumbsup: I own both the Gen4 19 and Gen4 23, both have been great! Leo prices all the way. My Gen 3 19 and 23 have both been totally reliable too. :supergrin:
     
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    Had a Gen 3 Glock 23 for six months. Loved almost everything about it. Averaged about 2% malfunction rate. Could have been me, could have been the cheap range ammunition I used most often. Even sent it back to Glock for QC. Just couldn't figure it out so I sold it.

    Got a Gen 4 Glock 19 and have 550 rounds of Federal Champion through it with no malfunctions. By far my preferred handgun.