Generation 4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Girevik61, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Girevik61

    Girevik61

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    Is it really better or just a marketing ploy to sell more pistols ?

    I held a gen 4 Model 22 Saturday and it looked and felt very nice.
     
  2. Dingus

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    Glock does not need any marketing "ploys" to sell more pistols. They cannot keep up with demand now.
     

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    I dont think the Gen four is necessarily better, but it does however offer an improved trigger reach for smaller handed people with the SF frame. So one could say that it is better for some people.

    IMO the the Gen 4's are great! I bought a G17 and now I am waiting to pick up a G19 :cool:
     
  4. JONNY RINGO

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    I haven't touched one and do not own a Gen 4, but am waiting for the G23 to come out. I have researched the Gen 4 for hours on end. This is what I learned from my readings. The recoil spring has been beefed up in the new Gen 4's. This has to help take some "snappiness" out of the .40 cal and will hopefully take care of the malfunctions due to lights being mounted on several .40 models. The beefier spring is apparently supposed to last close to the lifetime of the pistol as well.
    The grips have a rough texture feel that is less aggressive than the original RFT grips on the Gen 3. They will not be so rough that your hand gets roughed up or wears fabric on clothing down, which I have read many complaints about. They also have added different grip sizes that stack on top of one another. The pistol grip by itself should be a shade smaller than Gen 3 (small hands). Adding the first grip would bring it to Gen 3 size (medium hands). The final grip would obviously make the gun seem bigger (large hands).
    Finally the Mag release button is much larger and is capable of being placed on either side of the grip for the south paws out there. In turn the magazines for the Gen 4's are notched on either side to accommodate that feature.
    The new beefier recoil springs should make shooting the .40 better in terms of recoil reduction. The other features sound like they are just more user friendly in terms of ergos. If that appeals to you, Gen 4 B-A-B-Y! If you didn't have issues on Gen 3 or don't think the new Gen 4 is all that great, Gen 3 B-A-B-Y! I'm sure this forum can offer some great points either way, again I'm not an expert.
     
  5. JBP55

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    Same here and I have fired 900 flawless through it this week.
     
  6. nostradumass

    nostradumass Toten a 36

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    A dealer told me they were trying to get LE sells back from the M&Ps.
     
  7. OverToad

    OverToad That Guy

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    Join Date Feb 2010 6 post and starts threads likes this.

    Come on fellas don't feed the troll.
     
  8. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Glock is one of the best manufacturers in the businnes... a "ploy" you say? :rofl:
     
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    helidonna Sua Sponte

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    No ploy just something diffrent to capture more market IMHO...
     
  10. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Just a asthetics to sell more pistols.
     
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    So what is your agenda?
     
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    after I bought my 4th gen I sold my 3rd gen...... QED
     
  13. Girevik61

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    I ask a valid question and you call me a troll ??
    What is your problem ?
     
  14. Girevik61

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    Just asking if you guys think the gen 4 is better.
     
  15. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter Glockman

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    oh but it can't be, they are so behind now they can't keep up with the demand .... :rofl:
     
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    That's how it goes around here. Get use to it. Sorry. I don't think you are a troll if that helps. I want to know the answer to your question too.
     
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    Tailhunter Glockman

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    better, nah ... just different.
     
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    An alternative interpretation: He's a new shooter and came here to get more info?

    Calling him a troll will not encourage new shooters to our sport/hobby.

    To answer your question with my opinion, sure it's a marketing ploy. Any good company will have a strong marketing dept and Glock is a great company that sells a great product and has a strong marketing arm. They saw that removable back straps, reduced recoil and fixing the problems some pistols exhibited when a light was mounted via the new recoil spring as necessary to continue MARKETING their pistols for LE and civilian sale as well. There's nothing wrong with that.

    Is it a better pistol? It depends on how you define "better". If the new grip and recoil spring appeal to you, either through function or form, then I guess it's better. If the older generations possess everything you require, then maybe those would be the "better" choice.
     
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  19. ck1

    ck1 Some Dude

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    ahhh, glocktalk...:upeyes: