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Glock 19 G3 or G4

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Rottguinness, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. Rottguinness

    Rottguinness

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    I am looking at buying a new pistol and I was wondering if there is any advantage to getting a G3 over a G4. I had a G3 in the past and it fit me well but not sure what the G4 has to offer above and beyond.

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. TxGlock9

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    Go to a store and handle them. I prefer gen3..
     

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    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm sticking to 3rd gen for a good long time.

    They have the reputation of actually working. All the time. (other than 30SF or 36)
     
  4. Brad55102

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    i love my Gen 4 19
    2500 + rounds with NO ISSUES. Perfect gun
     
  5. Glockworks

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    I've had both, loved both, but the Gen 4 feels better to me. Good luck!
     
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    IMO the best advice has already been given: Go to a gunshop and hold, fondle, and fire BOTH if possible.

    I prefer the Gen4. I have small/medium hands and it fits me better. This is not scientific, but my Gen4 'seems' to have a little less recoil than a Gen3 G19. Mine has been flawless through about 1000 rounds (fmj' & HP's).
     
  9. ViennaGambit

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    I dont know why you wouldn't go for a Gen 4 unless you live in CA the 4s aren't approved or whatever.

    All these issues over the past year have been affecting BOTH the new production Gen 3s and Gen 4s...

    Either way, I think they are solved for the most part - although I always felt it was based more on shltty underpowered ammo than anything else...
     
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  10. up1911fan

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    I'm a Gen4 convert. Love my G26 and G17.
     
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    Gen4 is "grippier" and starts out SF and has the modular optional backstraps and reversible mag release. IMO, those are the pluses. It's also got the dual spring recoil system, which at first people were saying was a plus as it eats up some more recoil and lasts longer compared to the old single spring on a pastic rod. OTOH, there's been a lot of whining about the dual spring recoil assembly making Gen4 9mm Glocks less reliable with "weak" ammo. Glock has (eventually) addressed this with revised recoil assemblies.

    Around here, Gen3s are getting hard to find. It seems the shops are mostly only ordering Gen4s.
     
  12. Bruce M

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    Which ever you shoot better or if you can't shoot both then whichever feels better in your hand.
     
  13. venenoindy

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    Handle them then shoot both they are ver different in my opinion.
     
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    I'm considering a 19 in the next 4 - 6 weeks also. I know that the Gen 4's have had new parts to fix the issues, but what about the Gen 3's -- has anything been done to fix them as well that anyone knows of?
     
  15. The Lance

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    Gen 4.. Even simply because it looks better and the finish on the slide is cooler looking
     
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  17. Glockenspiel 25

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    Gen 3 all the way. after hearing about all the troubles, nah, I'll pass. Plus, I hate that Gen4 engraving they put beside the model number on the slide (i know, but i think it looks dumb..)
     
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    Guess I should add...I only have experience with early and mid Gen 3's. They will stay with me a long time as I don't trust the new production issues...
     
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    Gen 3. And welcome to GT. :wavey:
     
  20. jacman

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    I prefer the grip of the 3 vs. the stippling of the 4, but to each his own. For those that also prefer the 3 to the 4 has it been hard getting used to the grip. I know it is a stupid question.