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Gen 4 Glock Recoil Spring Assembly.....Fit the Gen 3?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Sean K., Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. Sean K.

    Sean K.

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    I *heard* (please correct me if I'm misinformed).....that the new Gen 4 Glocks have a redesigned recoil spring assembly.

    Anyone know if it will fit the Gen 3 models and if it will run a Gen 3 without sacrificing reliability?



    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I saw something yesterday and it said it will NOT retro fit into a Gen 3.

    -Cody
     

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    The new Gen4 dual spring recoil assembly will not fit a Gen 3 frame or slide.
     
  4. Sean K.

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    My wife was complaining about the felt recoil in her G23 compared to her XD40 and I was considering swapping over to the Gen 4 recoil assembly if it would help lessen the impact but not hinder reliability.

    In any case, thanks again.

    Sean
     
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    Trade the G23 on a G19, problem solved.
     
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    Get a stronger captured recoil spring setup from a place like glockmeister.
     
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    Trying to avoid adding another caliber to the collection. For pistols, I have .45 ACP and .40 S&W. I LOVE the 9mm G19C my sister has.....but I just don't want to pick up another caliber from a stocking/cost standpoint.



    Sean
     
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    Seems as if there's a lot of debate about that kind of modification reducing the overall reliability of the Glock. I purchased them in the past, didn't notice much of a difference and had no problems prior to reading the site as to the problems. Took them out and went back to the stock plastic rod and spring.

    I guess maybe I should try it again for her gun.

    What poundage would you recommend?

    Thanks,

    Sean
     
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    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    I just had a chance to try out my 22-Gen4 in comparison to my 22-RTF2 this afternoon.

    Shot a 150 rounds of my personal reloads and 100 rounds of Federal 180 Grain Hydra-Shok, back to back with my RTF and Gen4. I even wore two holsters strong hand side so I could go back and forth quickly. (Who would have thought my extra circumference would turn out so handy! :embarassed: )

    I shot 2 handed, strong handed, and a lot of support handed only and simply could not tell any difference between the two recoil wise. Not the result I expected to be honest, and I'm not one of those "I can't even feel the difference between a 9mm and a 40" guys.

    Lotta things I love about my new Gen4, and nothing bad so far, but a reduction in felt recoil did not pan out for me.
     
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    20 for a G23. Upgrade your mag springs too, for peace of mind.
    I never pay much attention to the 'purists' who chime in with "Leave it stock!". I've messed with enough of my guns, and fired enough rounds through them to know what works for me.
     
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    What poundage would you recommend?

    Thanks,

    Sean[/QUOTE]


    15# ISMI or Wolff.
     
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    Interesting. When shooting single shots back to back between my 23 and 22 Gen 4, I could tell a slight difference. It wasn't great, certainly didn't feel like a 9mm, but I could feel it. Then again, it was a 23 vs. a 22 and maybe I wouldn't feel anything in a 22 Gen 3 vs a 22 Gen 4 comparison.
     
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    Stock is 18#, wouldn't a 15# make it have more felt recoil?

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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  15. Sean K.

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    20# is available as is 22 and 24# for a Model 23 from a few places. If you don't mind me asking, why 20 over the 22 or 24#er?

    Thanks,
    Sean

    PS. Has anyone heard of Sprinco Reducers? A friend recommended them for reducing recoil.....don't know if they are any better than a standard stainless steel recoil rod/20 or 22# spring.
     
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    Less felt recoil, I run all my Glocks with lighter springs and they work great.