Purchased a GEN IV G17

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    I needed to buy a new firearm for the Police academy I am about to start. So yesterday I went to my local slice of heaven and was looking for a G17 GEN III, but they did not have any. So I was forced to purchase a brand new GEN IV G17. It came with the standard Glock items but it also came with three magazines instead of two. After dry firing a couple times, I went and shot a IDPA like match and did pretty good after the first round. Overall I am happy with it so far. I have not messed with the different grips yet. The grip is smaller than a GEN III without the added grip strap. I have only one picture but here it is:
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    Looks new.
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    How's the recoil with the duel spring?
     
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    I honestly didn't notice any difference in the recoil between by Gen III when it had a factory recoil spring in it. The recoil was very manageable though.
     
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    Felt recoil feels about the same, but with less muzzle flip.
     
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    I can agree with that. It was very controllable and I could get back on target quickly.
     
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    So, what happened with the first round? :supergrin:
     
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    1st round was getting used to the trigger pull of a brand new Glock 17. My G17 Gen III has a smooth 3.5lb trigger pull, so it took some getting used to it.

    I was low and to the the left. By the 18th round down range I was getting the hang of it. The last two rounds I did very well.
     
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    I held one today. Liked it alot. Want one real bad now. That is all.
     
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    I recommend it.
     
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    I fired one today with std pressue ammo and found it to be noticeably "flatter" in rapid fire recoil with the front sight remaining planted in the rear notch sight picture.
     
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    That describes it pretty good. I will know more once I get more trigger time.
     
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    Glad to hear it wasn't a "mike".
     
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    Nope no mikes. We were doing the Snake Drill so we were shooting at one target all 18 rounds. They had the "0" cut out but majority of my rounds were hitting cardboard.