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Still prefer the Gen 3

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Forty-eight, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Forty-eight

    Forty-eight

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    Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I can't get used to the idea of the gen 4 Glocks. I think it's mainly the backstraps that I don't like. To me, having a choice of backstraps takes away from the simplicity of the Glock. It may be that I have a tough time making choices with so many options available. I'm definitely a fan of 3rd generation perfection! Anybody else feel the same way?
     
  2. Dalton Wayne

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    Gen 3 fan here as well :cool:
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    yeah, not installing the one of the optional backstraps is so complicated.
     
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    I have heard that from lots of people. They are also concerned that the parts are not able to be interchangeable between generations. I guess Glock is getting like Smith and Sig and others with their units and wanting to gain more market share.
     
  5. Forty-eight

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    You missed the entire concept of my post. The fact that the choice is there is my issue, not the ease or difficulty of execution.
     
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    Gen 3 yuck!


    I still prefer the Gen 2!


    Actually I do have quite a few Gen 3's but the simple smooth lines of the first two gens, to me, are the ticket.
     
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    why not replace your 3rd gens with 2nd gens? that accessory rail gives you "options".

    if you ever buy a 4th gen just throw the backstraps in the trash. I think Glocks choice to include "optional" not "mandatory" backstraps such as Walther is a good thing.
     
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    Like I said, you missed the entire concept of my post. Did someone pee in your wheaties this morning? Or do you just take comfort in trolling. Do me a favor and insult people in another thread. I posted seriously, and aside from you, have received serious replies.
    I won't even try to explain to you why your comment about the rail giving you options does not logically apply to my OP.
    I'm glad you are not LE (it's obvious from your attitude that you are not, you would have been shot or fired by now if you were).
    Post in this thread again if you are thick-headed........
     
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    Can't the guy state his opinion without getting such smart-alec replies?

    I like the 3rd Gen too, glock has added more parts to the simple design. The dual recoil springs are a curiosity to me.
     
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    Agree! Can't blame them, but it's almost the end of an era.
     
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    Me too. I have recently read threads where people talk about the 3rd gen springs failing. I wonder if the new design is to eliminate those problems... If so, I would love to see a replacement spring in the new design come out for the 3rd gens.
     
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    Yeah, man....actually you put it well. I feel like the Gen 4 removable backstraps somehow lessen the rock-solid composition of the weapon that defines Glock. Not that I'm totally against trying one out, and maybe even buying one someday....but for now it just seems like they would be less sturdy. So for now, I'm sticking with Gen 3 (hence, the new G30 Gen 3 purchase....Don't care, that's what I want.)
     
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    Dude....Really? You REALLY think that what he said had to do with whining about how complicated it is to install optional backstraps? Really? Wow....Time to go back to school and learn to read. :rofl:

    C'mon, man....Maybe try to consider the fact that it's all just a matter of opinion. And I happen to agree with him.
     
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    This is really my main concern.
     
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    The reason for the Gen4 was to add the dual recoil springs because the LE pistols were failing to work with lights attached.

    The replaceable back-straps, in my opinion, are of poor design, "cheesy" comes to mind. They look like cheap plastic junk.

    The reversible magazine catch seems to be an answer to a problem that didn't exist.

    JMO


    DB
     
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    I feel Glock was right in putting in interchangeable backstraps to be able to dampen the migration to other brands with one, doesn't really mean its for everyone so it is even more right for them to keep the gen 3 production. "Nothing is permanent but change"
     
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    The 2nd Generation is my favorite. I have a 3rd Generation G19 that I am trying to trade for a 2nd Generation G17 or G19. I don't care for the finger grooves nor the ninja rail on the 3rd Generation models.
     
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    Just to good to pass up.
     
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    I prefer the Gen 3 also but not because of the backstraps, I just don't like the sandpaper like feel of the new grip.
     
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    Haven't played with a Gen. 4 yet, but I sure do love my Gen. 3s.