Gen 5? No thanks

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by WPGlocks, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. 58sniper

    58sniper Gold Member

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    They already make a Gen 5 gun in .40. Just not available here.
     
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    Most all the experts and pro's agree, the Glock Gen 5 9mm pistols are the **overall** best pistols Glock has ever produced. If you don't agree with that, well, you are just not that far advanced yet.
     
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    It's a G22 made for Brazil, but it's not the same size and weight as a G17. It has a bulkier, heavier slide so that slide mass will reduce battering on the 2 pin frame.

    I would like to see a "compact" size Gen 5 G23 and G32 but NOT with a thicker heavier 45 GAP sized slide.
     
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    1st or 2nd? I think 2nd gen started in 88. If you have checkering on front and back straps, it’s a Gen 2.
     
  5. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    Thank you for sharing this information. As I've said before, I'd be all over a Gen 5 Glock 23. Since they already make the Gen 5 G22 for Brazil it isn't that far of a stretch to offer them both to the public.

    You and me both :)
     
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    It’s just a quick fix, hardly *surgery*. Guess I must be missing something but it’s beyond me why some folks seem to hate the ambi-safety.
     
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    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    "Slide Stop", not lock.

    ...and again... "Slide Stop", not release.

    Not reading 4 additional pages of posts, so if this is previously addressed....
     
  8. WPGlocks

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    1st gen. Sent the serial # to Glock for an official "born on" date.
    03/1989
     
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    Ok, I didn’t know they kept producing 1st gens after they started second gens is all so I asked if your gun had checkering or not.
     
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    So... you're not reading the thread, just here to be the semantics police?
    I've been shooting handguns since 1984, and am a combat veteran (twice over)... so maybe add something to the thread, besides being a dick?
     
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    Well, she’s a she, so.....
     
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    Thanks for posting this letter. That's the biggest Glock "news" I've seen in quite a while. I don't blame them for wanting to streamline their production. While I love my 43, I have zero use for a Gen 5 in the earlier models.

    Thankfully, I have all the models I want in my preferred Gen 4s. If I ever need to replace one? The used market will have thousands. A new Gen 3 would be OK if I couldn't find what I wanted.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I haven't shot the gen. 5 19 yet so I can't say anything good or bad about it. It does however, look like a decent gun. I like the rounded muzzle on it and I'll bet I wouldn't even notice the lack of finger grooves.
    I love my gen. 4 19 and am hesitant to change anything up with regards to generation but if there's not a gen. 4 available when I go to buy another 19, I'll just give the gen. 5 a try.
    Hey, it's a GLOCK, how could I not love it?
     
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    A lot depends on whether or not the finger grooves on a compact sized Glock work for you. For some folks it's hand-in-glove. For some folks, like me, I can 'do' them but they just don't fit me right. So the Gen 5 is an excellent option. Some folks complain about the ambi slide release, I really don't know why. If they don't like it, don't use it. Now that they have all the kinks worked out (slide and frame muzzle match and the half-moon cut out is gone) it is a really nice pistol.
     
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    I own Gen 3's, 4's & 5's. I didn't like fingergrooves at first, but they grew on me. The Gen 3's small mag release is the only nitpick I have. I know there's a ton of aftermarket fixes for that, but then it wouldn't fit my holster (OWB J&M Custom Kydex & IWB Vedder) without modification, which would leave the mag release exposed when holstered.
    Anymore, my 17.4 gets a lot more range time than any other gun I own.
     
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    I loved my Gen 3 Glock 19 when I owned it, and now that my father in law just purchased a Gen 5 G19 with the FSS and no cutout grip, I have found that I love that pistol just as much. They both feel great to me. If anything I would give the Gen 5 a small nod in the texture department. That's about it.
     
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    I dislike ambi slide stop (or... slide lock, or release..) on most pistols, but especially hate it on a Glock.
    Here's why: Glock is designed with no extra levers, external safety, bulging take down levers, etc.. its the simplest design I know, externally. Glock is also kinda chubby.... so the super small slide lock lever is very nice design, in my opinion.
    I NEVER use the slide lock as a release, but prefer the sling-shot method. Which makes me appreciate the tiny slide lock lever even more.
    Gen5 adds the nubby lever on both sides of the slide... making it even a wider profile.
    Also, holsters have to account for the ambi slide lock lever... so Gen4 holsters likely won't work with a Gen5.
    Ambi slide lock levers just ruin the Gen5 for me! (Yes, I can dremel the ambi part so that it isn't ambi... but I simply love the Gen4 more, ha!)
     
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    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    I appreciate your position. I have the opposite position, here's why. I use the slide stop/release lever to drop the slide almost exclusively (only time I sling shot is during malfunction drills where you have to use that method). This is the way I was trained as an FDLE firearms instructor and Israeli Instinctive Shooting instructor. The reason I prefer using the slide stop/release lever is because it is a one-handed operation. Thus if the support hand has been injured or you are otherwise unable to use the support hand you don't need it to complete the operation. I'm a big believer that the person should be able to complete each and every necessary operation (reload, drop slide, malfunction drill, shooting) one-handed and with both the strong and the support hand individually. Again, in the advent that the support hand is injured.

    Additionally, this is why I like the Gen 5 because it is on both sides thus if my strong hand ever becomes injured I can use my support hand to still drop the slide one-handed.

    As far as holsters, I suppose it depends on the holster in question. My G26.4 and G19.5FS fit the same holster (with the only difference is the G19 sticks out of the bottom just a bit which isn't an issue).
     
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