Gen 4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tonys, Feb 6, 2010.

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  1. tonys

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    Held a 4th gen G22 tonight. Liked the look and feel very much. But, most impressive change to me was the new dual spring system. It looked very beefy and strong. I think it should make a difference in shooting 40 cal Glocks. Meaning, I think the new spring will make it more pleasant from a recoil standpoint.

    Maybe you aren't recoil sensitive, but, this in itself should make the Glock 40 cals more popular with the regular public like myself..

    I'll pick one up soon. I'm looking forward to the G23 4 Gen. That will be my first..

    jmho..

    tonys
     
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    Im curious to see how the new dual spring functions with a rail mounted light.
     

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    You and a LOT of other people.

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  4. Vindikacione

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    Its obvious that the Gen4 mag release won't fit current aftermarket products and I've read that the recoil rod/spring isn't interchangeable between generations. But does anyone know if current aftermarket trigger kits and bars (i.e. Rhea, Glockworx, etc.) from previous generations will fit in the Gen4???
     
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    A dual spring?? Whoever heard of such a thing?? Glock just continues to revolutionize the industry!
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble. The dual recoil spring has been around along time, another example is the H&K USP's dual recoil spring which I think was Browning's concept. Also the Springfield XD's, Sub compact 1911's have them along with dozens of others, Glock did not invent them.
     
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    I think he was being sarcastic.
     
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    Nothing new, glock has always used these springs on g26, g27 etc....
     
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    :whistling::whistling::rofl: Blonde awkward moment
     
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    LOL !!:rofl:
    XD's have always had the dual spring system.
     
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    My new Gen.4 G17 after cleaning and lubing had a 6 # 2 Oz. trigger pull.
    I installed a GW Fulcrum trigger bar/ trigger and GW connector and the pull is now 4 # 10 Oz. The gun shoots smooth but has more felt recoil than any of my Gen.3 9mm Glocks which all have 15# ISMI springs installed.
    I fired 300 flawless rounds first two days in a row and will repeat Today..
     
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    I'm 110% sure of it. :supergrin:
     
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    My New gen 4 22 shoots alot smoother then my 22RTF. The new system works well.
     
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    Is the slide on Gen 4 harder to rack because of the new spring?

    That's one thing I dislike about the G26. The slide spring is VERY stiff. I was hoping it would ease up a bit after break in but it hasn't.
     
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    Yes.
    You can improve the felt recoil and racking of the slide on your G26 by going to a Wolff recoil assembly with a 14# spring.
     
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    Not only a "dual spring", but interchangeable backstraps too??!! AND a new and revolutionary grip texture! I am smitten....:supergrin:
     
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    Thanks! 600 rnds? You must reload, what's the recipe?
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder if the 14# would allow a comped G26 to cycle reliably.
     
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    I am curious, also. I suspect that Glock may have had that function in mind when they revised the springs.

    What concerns me is the effect on the flawless 9MM functioning. I would like to see reports of Gen 4 Model 17's firing thousands of rounds without a failure, just like their predecessors.
     
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    Fired another 300 flawless rounds Today. Wal Mart.