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new gen4 22

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GLOCK22PACKER, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. GLOCK22PACKER

    GLOCK22PACKER

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    Just picked up this weapon up last friday and had a chance to hit the range today. Did not use the backstraps due to the longer pin breaking upon install of the medium strap.(not a big deal). Ran 200 rounds of 180grn federal ball ammo and 20rnds of 180grn hst. I was very frustrated due to the fact that the muzzle flip was worse than the 2nd and 3rd gen guns, and did nothing for recoil. I suspect that the dual recoil spring is to fix the problems with the lights that are attached to the rail as I noticed that the slide speed is much faster than the other g22's causing the muzzle flip to be worse than before. On a good note, the glock as always ran 100% as usual with no feed problems or problems with extraction. I'm not bashing the gun itself but am disapointed that glock changed to this spring set up. I have not shot the new gen4 17 and hope this is not the case with it. I did end up selling the gun due to the more muzzle flip but did buy a new g20sf to join my 2nd gen g20. I am not trying to tell you not to buy the new gen 4 as this is only my opinion.
     
  2. euclid

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    I think this is kind of a big deal. I mean, how hard can it be to make a pin strong enough to insert and remove for the removable back straps? How did it break?

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  3. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Sorry to hear that.

    I do think Gaston has made a serious business plan error here.
    The strenght of Glock has been the simplicity and minimal number of parts.
    All third gen frames were made the same to simplify production and inventory issues.

    With the slides, recoil rods and frames of the 4th gen, all the inter-changeble-ness is gone. Or so I am being told on GT.

    Oh well, dynasties come and go...like the Swiss watch.
    :supergrin::supergrin:
     
  4. RPShop

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    Bought and sold within a week! Thats impressive!
     
  5. getyourgunon

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    bought a gen 4 17 today already bent pin nearly in two tring to get large backstrap on,not what i would call glock tuff.
     
  6. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Perfection?
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  7. GLOCK22PACKER

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    Getting the backstraps in line correctly to insert the pin is a chore, but once done the pin will bow and break even with the supplied tool. I would have figured that glock would have made a metal pin just for this, but I guess i'm wrong.
     
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    yea the tool is about as flimsy as the pin is.
     
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    those grips stick like glue thought
     
  10. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Jeeze........I was about to buy a Gen 4 G17 today.....then I saw this and bought it.......glad I did.....:wow:

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is why I will likely be purchasing a gen 3 G17 over the gen 4. There's almost always an issue that arises when things are revised (and not just in guns).
     
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    You are gonna LOVE that 34!
     
  13. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    I bought one of those awhile back (G34) and still haven't gotten around to shooting it :dunno:. I did finally get around to changing the sights on it though.
     
  14. Larry V

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    The thing I like about my new Gen 22 is that with no backsttaps it feels great for my small hands. The new recoil system , at least for me over my Gen 3 22