Trigger action is not at all like it was originally. I think the g4 is an improvement.When you buy a new gen4 I recommend breaking in with heavy grain ammo, dont limp wrist and definetly clean it and lube it first like you should anyway. Some shoot left, some have extraction problems they are just plain unreliable. I bought one, won one. Time will tell if the GEN 4 manages to smooth out completely and if its trigger will improve to match the GEN 3 without additional effort. In 1996, the Third Generation Glock appeared, still in production, commonly christened “Gen 3”. No need for modification. The trigger feels all wrong, heavy, creepy. People need to deflate their egos, and drain some testosterone. The Gen 4 also introduces a new and redesigned ambidextrous magazine release system, that is now extremely reliable; of course, backwards compatibility is also lost, and although Gen 4 magazines can be used in previous generation pistols, the opposite is impossible. I dont know what to do with it. all4shooters.com / all4hunters.com is fascinating, multi-facetted, informative and explanatory at the same time. I have the gen 4 and the rtf grip eats my uniform shirts. Just wondering if I got this right, Glock now has a reciol spring assembly for the Gen 3 23 that helps tame the opop up recoil, or am I just wishful thinking? Glock 19 Gen 3 is Glock Perfection. Brian is a Glock armorer and if there were other issues that apply to the line he would have included them. SOCOM barely even uses them anymore. As for condition of the gun forget it the chance of you getting a used cop glock that is more than barely broke in is very remote. LOL Most people who arleady own Gen 1, 2, or 3 Glocks will most likely buy a Gen 4. It appears I’m more accurate with the GEN4 because of it. No wonder is has led to malfunctions. I wonder, if you have small hands, has the gen 4 fixed the problem of the weapon wanting to twist in your hand so badly. Considering the likely sales volume generated by Cali’s 40 million people, $30,000 is peanuts. This “First Generation” was available for a short number of years, but is still today featured in many American movies and television series.. 0, thats right, this is like a car dealer doing a Consumors Report. hardball, preferably a Commander size, which is about the same weight as a Glock. But again this is a personal preference and there’s no real right or wrong answer. Together with the secure-grip design and minimal trigger-to-grip distance this makes handling the pistol very simple. Joined: Oct 10, 2007 Location: So. The difference in the two finishes Gen 3 vs Gen 4 is the top coat ! However, the recoil spring assembly is a double spring system like the Gen 4 guns. Back when I bought it, knew nothing about Glock. However, that being said, I never really had a problem with the original Gen 3 design. You simply want to have it...+++++ UPDATE +++++ There's a new deadline (May 31), and an alternative participation due to shooting range closures because of Covid-19 is also possible. I always add grip tape of some kind. This makes for a hell of an easy experience in terms of loading and ejecting magazines, allowing users to switch the catch to the left or right side of the handgun. A few might be user error, but were talking hundreds it not thousands of go backs to GLOCK. Glock got scarred, when people started buying the adjustable frame guns for men and women with smaller hands. I will take my 70series GOLD CUP N.M. over ANY Glock Or M&P,or SIG. Glock pistols Gen3 VS Gen4. I am sticking with Gen 3’s. No more. Nope. The fact that the frame is basically shorter longitudinally also causes the trigger housing to be accordingly sized, therefore incompatible with previous generation pistols. As for the different grip size i feel Glock failed there. That is, a Gen1 GLOCK 17 pistol with all the old-style features including single pin frame, pebble wrap-around grip texture, smooth trigger face, original flat extractor and no accessory rail or front slide serrations. In many ways, it’… In any case I love my Glock Gen4’s. Do you honestly think anyone would go in to business NOT to make money? If I carried a Glock I NEW it would work everytime. Moreover, the handgun was built by a company that had absolutely no previous specific manufacturing experience and despite this, worked flawlessly. Warning WARNING × WARNING This … starve them out of all guns, including LEO’s. In 2010, the real Glock Gen 4 model was presented, with the Austrian manufacturer acknowledging the, up to then, unofficial Generation naming custom to the point of actually engraving it on the side of the handgun’s slide next to the model number. Your post was not up when I created mine, so I just noticed it. Thanks for the good article. When talking custom vs stock guns, keep your sights on the same target. At all4hunters.com, we focus on hunting rifles and shotguns , hunting ammunition and the associated optics and equipment . I belive Glock has modified their finish for all new guns produced be they Gen 3 or 4. ne you get, you can’t go wrong they are both good and will serve you for the rest of your life if taken care of properly. OK, if you see anything about this new Generation 4 that is a dramatic change, it’s the new recoil system. Because I like the new gripping on the Gen 4 I called Glock to ask them when they would be offering the Gen 4-20 (10mm) and they said mid 2012 so I thought to wait for it to come out. I bought my butt ugly Glock because of their history of reliability. You can download it here: read on to learn more. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Thanks again you have answered some of my questions and I will be purchasing a G4 G22 as a result. Gen 4 receiver. There are more Glocks sold every year than 1911s by a wide margin. Comparing Gen 3 and Gen 4 … Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I shoot Glocks because they fit me instead of the M&P which fit my daughter better. I was able to make easy “triple taps” with the Gen 4 G22, whereas this was far from easy to do accurately in my old issue Gen 3. Current Gen 3 pistols still use a Part no. A shame. This is due mainly to its significantly slimmer frame, since in the subcompact pistol segment, the width of the gun also plays a significant role. My Gen2, Gen2.5, and Gen 3 have had 18,000 rounds of anything I could feed them, and they ate it up like they havent eaten in years, even Winchester white box by the thousands, so stop TELLING storries, sounds like this reveiw was typed by Glocks ADD DEPT. My Gold Cup will shoot anything from 180 SWC to 230FMJ,and all with great accuracy–thats more than i can say about any pistol talked about in the above feedbackes! That’s worth considering since my GEN 3 wears the stock connector and the GEN 4 wears a Ghost 4.5 connector…and is still heavier. I’m not the strongest person, but not a wimp either, but I can actually squeeze hard enough to make the grip flex on the Gen 4. Magazine release: larger and it protrudes more out of the frame, reversible, Magazine: if the magazine release has been moved to the right side (left handed shooter), only Gen 4 magazines are compatible, Trigger bar: it features a rounded bump on the part that deactivates the firing pin safety, but it still is perfectly compatible with previous generation guns, Magazine: if the magazine release has not been moved from the left side, any proper capacity magazine ever produced for the Glock can be used, Connector: Due to the different angle caused by the new Gen 4 trigger housing, the connector features a modified angle to preserve the same trigger pull weight of the Gen 3 pistols. However, many of the folks I shoot with think that Glock is just the moon and then some. But then also, on a side note, I and my Gen. 3 Model 35 always have and always will be able to handle the “snap” from the recoil of the .40S&W. When you trade in look into a g36 gen3 or a gen 4 -19. I have a Glock Compact .45 for carry use and had to send it to Robbie Barkman to get a grip reduction an it’s still somewhat uncomfortable. For some reason. I have found two in ordering fifty of them. I think the new recoil assembly is a solution in search of a problem. That’s why BIASSED AS ALL GET OUT!!!! The front strap of the Gen 3 pistol gains an ergonomic, ridged profile, with finger grooves; just above the grip’s side panels on the frame, ambidextrous thumb rests appear to guide the hand in a correct shooting position and the rear slide guides return to their original shorter length. I have found out you cant. Very frustrating. (Somehow Springfield got there 45 ACP down to about the same size as there 9 and 40s? Cela a été corrigé rapidement et cette génération s’est révélée être tout aussi fiable et résistante que la précédente. That’s less parts you have to buy and keep on hand. Accurate. It is not only due to having a “double stack Mag”. The Tennifer finish as used in Austria, can not be imported into the US, this is to do with the chemicals. What a difference. Total round count was probably less than 1000 rounds. My opinion was, rather than spend another $1000 to make it controllable, I just would not buy another. The first update introduces an ambidextrous magazine release, which is prone to malfunction and additionally is incompatible with the previous magazines. Whats your opinion on gen 3 vs gen 4 glocks when its comes to .357sig? The Glock is smaller in all dimensions, and lighter as well. And I have had absolutely no problems with any of them. In the Nineties, small updates had been made to the trigger mechanism and the “square” extractor was replaced by the 15 degree slanted version. The Tennifer will NEVER come off because its in the steel. The introduction of the Glock 17 semiautomatic pistol about thirty years ago represented a real revolution in the duty and service handgun world: a Polymer frame, striker firing mechanism, a semi-continuous double action trigger, and only automatic safeties were features that had never been seen previously all together. I was hearing a lot of chatter from agencies looking at guns like the M&P to replace their “one size fits all” Glocks, and civilians who weren’t already locked into the Glock were flocking to look at the M&P. I work in a bay-marine environment, and have spent many nights out in snotty weather; in that time I never lost hold of my Glock…. Height: 121 mm / 4.76 in. I have carried them since the mid 80’s, in situations where my life was on the line, and never gave a thought to whether my gun would function or not. I tried to answer the question by looking at two different Generations of the same pistol. It just did not seemed to matter which one was being used other than slightly slower times with the larger ones because of a little more recoil. I have had a 2nd gen G23 for 21 years. I decided to fire it as a point and shoot weapon for defense shot 45rounds at target the results were awful.I only got 5 shots in kill zone.Shot 40 rounds with a new Taurus PT 99 using sights and got 13 rds in kill zone and all 40rds hit the man target. Thanks for the update! I was debating about a used gen 3 or new gen 4 Glock 35 and after reading all the replies here have purchased on the Gen 3! As the grip and frame profile is now a little slimmer, Glock had to reshape the slide’s internal design. If you know the answer you probably realize that except for maybe Competition Shooting, the drop frees were still Glock’s greatest comprimise/change to date for the American Market. Would like to see Glock do what is right, they have by me however for as long as I owned their products. Does the gen3 clock 22 mags fits the gen4 ?? Glock is ALL about sales! But we also inspire you with real stories of passionate hunters or sport shooters. I was averaging a malfunction around every 300 rounds…it looks like that interval is opening up as the recoil spring softens a bit, but time will tell. Low prices on the Glock 36 Gen3 .45ACP start at Champion Firearms: Glock Perfection. The Glock’s required a “Permanemt” Conversion inorder to cycle in semi-auto. Great guns for girls and piano players but not for men with XL or XXL hands. The operating system is simple and reliable, with a cost that is and was very reasonable. Glock Werks(sp) make a wee grommet, that allowes the use of the Gen3 spring, cured! lol, *steel not steal. Glocks could handle a limited amount of these with a cleaning directly after without trouble or harm to the gun. I wonder what Glcok USA sent out in gen 3 glock 27s? I bought a Glock in 40 S&W years ago. Well I own several GLOCKs , my latest happens to be the G21 Gen 4 and first off the backstraps, I will not use them due to the size of my hands, the G21 gen 4 feels rather nice in my opinion in my hands anyways..But for those of you with a larger grip swell they may be added comfort.As for quality of the Gen 4’s , a couple of you are saying the quality has fallen..that’s just not true sorry . I would also argue that 9mm was the caliber the Glock 17 was made for. (Some lady cop from Springfield MO had the most worn glock I ever saw, I swear she must have fired that thing two or three hundred thousand rounds). But you have no way to get one for the one you have bought already. I also like the dull finish of the newer Glocks, it just looks more business like. If that does not help. Solid 100% of the time. 336 ejector; many work flawlessly, but if yours acts up with some ejection problems, with spent brass that falls here and there or even ejected directly in the face of the shooter, replacing the stock ejector with a Part no. i understand they is sweeties. I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently! I have had some of my friends complain about the older RTF-2 texture as it would tear up clothing during concealed carry, and some did not like the aggressive feel. What koolaid do you drink? I have a GEN 4 Glock 19 and a GEN 3 Glock 17. I have only owned the new 19 gen 4. I’ll stick by my tried & true “Old Friends”. I had lots of Glock owners tell me what I needed to do with the weapon. And remember you may have to deppend on it with your life in ballance! I’ve tried several brands of ammo none of which were personal defence ammo and I still have not found the ammo that it likes. Two questions from an unsophisticated Glock 1st Gen user (M19): 1. Dull finish and the 3 mags that came with it were selling points. Livré en mallette Glock avec 2 chargeurs, 1 chargette, 1 écouvillon de nettoyage en nylon, 1 manuel. Just make three different size grips. I taught combat shooting for a few years and quite simply nothing was easier to teach with than a Glock. On top of that, the two .40 S&W models G22/G23 Gen5 are also available in the Modular Optic System (MOS) version with a factory-milled slide for micro red dot sights mounting. No body believes me when I say my Glock broke but I have the paperwork. They need to follow what the other gun manufacters are doing. This new version of the Glock line has been both lauded by some, or “poo-poo’ed” by others, based on their viewpoints, and the early performance of the pistols. 30274 may solve these malfunctions; additionally, an older extractor may be used to improve overall ejection. Gen 3 & and Gen 4 Glocks are available at Glockstore.com.Comparing Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glocks It began to stove pipe resulting in a double feed. The GLOCK 36 presents grip ergonomics of the next dimension. Instead of the snap up you’re used to, the recoil feels much more like it’s directed straight back with far, far less muzzle rise. Frame: the dust cover features a wider channel to accommodate the larger Recoil Spring Assembly, Slide: the front part of the slide features a larger hole to accommodate the bulkier guide rod, Recoil Spring Assembly: the new recoil spring is telescopic and uses two springs, so it’s completely different both in design and size. The bottom line is that whichever model of G19 you choose, you will be getting a great gun. The new recoil spring, for example, is telescopic: two coaxial spring elements are assembled together with a smaller, central guiding rod and a larger tube (similar to the recoil spring assembly previously used in the super-compact models of the Glock) and its diameter is significantly larger than the spring used in the previous Generations. Airborne! to me. Thanks again. I believe the Gen 4 is better suited for lefties tan right handers. lol, But if there is anything to this “grip angle”, I sure as hell haven’t noticed it. An expedient to protect the Glock patents, which were expiring, finally leaving the competitors new room for action? But my competition Glocks triggers are going to be worked by S & J Customs (SJC) in Lawrenceville, GA and will then be at the same level. Have no way to go, down!!!!!!!!! People who would put skateboard tape on their grips for added traction, why... 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