Picked up a Gen 4 G17 today.

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  1. pangloss9

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    Well, I finally got rid of my Taurus 24/7 OSS as was able to fund well over half the purchase of my Gen 4 G17. I shot 100 rounds through the Gen4 without any problems at all. I did not shoot it side by side with my 2nd gen G17, so I can't tell much difference in the recoil. The only strange thing I noticed about the gun is that sometimes when disassembling it, the recoil rod falls free of the slide/barrel. It happened once when I was at the range, and again after I got home. I'm still very fond of my 2nd gen gun for sentimental reasons, but I think the 4th gen will be more shooter friendly for me.
     
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    Congrats, good trade!
     

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    Nice buy. I hope to join the Gen4 club soon too.
     
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    I am waiting for more Gen4 models to come out. G17 and G22 are good starts, we need the rest in Gen4.
     
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    If you dont mind me asking what did you pay for yours in that neck of the woods?
     
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    I handled a Gen 4 G17 nice Pistol but could feel no difference in grip size as far as the reach to trigger.
    I did like the textured grip, the price was $695 think I'll pass. The Gen 3 were $509.
     
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    Price should be the same, you need to find a new dealer.
     
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    At my dealer the recent Gen 4's are $30 higher, but they include a third mag.
     
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    The cash price on the one I bought was $520+tax. With credit card it was $535+tax. I probably could have gotten it for $20 to $30 less on gun broker, but it would have been a lot more hassle to get rid of my Taurus if I'd gone that route. For reference the 3rd gen G17 in the case next to my 4th gen was priced at $505 (credit card). If I understood correctly, the dealer's cost is more for the 4th gens also because they come with three mags.
     
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    The dealer cost is still the same as the Gen3 (Supply & Demand pricing right now), and GSSF members still pay $398.20.
     
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    I was told the same by several Glock dealers.
     
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    Congrats on your purchase!
     
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    Oh well. I won't get my next GSSF certificate until about June, so the time savings is worth the extra money.
     
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    what is the difference in gen4 to gen gen3 and how do you know what generation you have?
     
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    Most definitively, the Gen4 guns have "Gen4" marked on the left side of the slide. The surface texture is different on the Gen4; the mag release extends farther back; the backstrap is smaller, but you can attach larger backstraps to make the gun bigger if it fits you better; the guide rod has double captured springs instead of a single captured spring. (Actually, it looks like there are three springs surrounding the guide rod.)
     
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    I bought a Gen. 4 G17 Today. Cleaned, lubed and fired 300 trouble free rounds using the receiver as shipped. The gun was smooth in recoil and I shot it slightly lower than I normally shoot with a Gen. 3 Glock. It had the tightest fit I have ever seen in a Glock. The recoil springs felt firm but smooth as if it had progressive or different weight springs. The recoil May have been slightly reduced, I did not carry another G17 to compare and could not rapid fire in the range. I cleaned and lubed the gun and will shoot it again soon and I will install a taller rear sight. After cleaning and lubing I tested the heavy trigger pull and it was 6 # 2 Oz.
     
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    Congratulations! :wavey: