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Would you trade your Gen 4 for a Gen 3

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CrookCounty, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. CrookCounty

    CrookCounty Trolling Noob

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    So...like the title says. If you had a fairly new Gen 4 would you trade it for a Gen 3? I have been looking everywhere for that damn conversion kit and everyone says 9-18 month backorder....I can get a Gen 3 one now though.

    Really would like this to cut down the cost of plinking, or I can go out and just buy a M22 or SW M&P 22....would prefer the conversion kit though....

    So what are your thoughts...Trade your fairly new Gen 4 for a Gen 3 G19 or just go and buy a separate .22 to plink with
     
  2. max2349

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    No way, I like my g19 gen 4, It runs great and the main reason is I am left handed. The mag release on the right side works great.:embarassed::rofl::embarassed:
     

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    So would that be a yes?
     
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    Nope. I love the feel of my Gen 4 G17. I would trade it for a Gen 4 G26. The only reason is for concealed carry. The 17 is concealable, but it isn't ideal for me.


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    NO. Keep the Gen 4 and get the Gen 3 .22 conversion kit. I have the Tactical Solutions .22 conversion for the Gen 3 G17/22. It fits and works on the Gen 4 just fine. If you get the conversion for the Gen 4's then you cannot use them on the Gen 3's. Hope that makes sense.
    Good luck,
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    So why is AA saying that the Gen 3 kits do not work on the Gen 4?
     
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    Nope, I wouldn't.
     
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    No. That would be stupid.
     
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    Why do you say that?
     
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    There is no way that I would be willing to trade my Gen4's for Gen3's. My Gen4's (21, 22 and 26) are just as proven as any Gen3. I would like to buy a G20SF; however, I'm waiting for the Gen4. I have no desire to purchase a Gen3 or older.
     
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    Yeah no way. I love my Gen4 22. It shoots great and that smaller grip with the new checkering is soooo much better.
     
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    Hell no!! I did the opposite actually... Well Glock exchanged my defective late gen 3 19 for a gen 4 19 with the new ejector. It has been flawless for right at 1200 rounds now of mostly Federal champ 115g ammo.

    So, again, there is no way I will ever buy another gen 3 Glock. The gen 4's have been perfected!
     
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    I've had a generation original G26 for a lot of years, love it, but never liked Glock full-size until they came out with the gen 4, that effectively changes the grip angle for me. So, no, I've got no use for a gen 3.

    I'll keep my 26 and gen4 17, thank you very much. There are lots of .22 pistols to choose from :)
     
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    Nope. I'm about to sell my Gen3 G19 to a buddy. Will be looking to get the Gen4 G19. But, nothing beats the RTF2 Glocks!
     
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    i traded me gen 3 for a gen 2 some yrs ago.....
     
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    I prefer Gen 3 over Gen 4.. Just my opinion
     
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    No, I prefer my G23 gen 4. As I have posted before, I've had a few ftf and a few brass to the face but I'll live through it. I still only have about 150 to 200 rounds through it and I hope it improves.
     
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    I have a Gen 4 G26 and a Gen 3 G23 and I might get a Gen 3 G26 as a backup and to be able to compare and contrast between the two. There are still NIB G26s around, right?
     
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    While my personal Gen 4 has been a solid pistol, we have had a lot of problems with our department issue Gen 4's. I have much more faith in the Gen 3 models.