Glock Gen 4.....what a difference 2mm makes


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KAS1981
September 24, 2011, 04:54 PM
I've always wanted to like Glocks. I like how simple they are, and the proven track record. I'd love to own one. That being said, I've never cared much for the ergonomics of the pistol.

I came across a Gen 4 G17 at the (one and only :( ) LGS today. Wow....with just a couple measly millimeters shorter grip (and a new grip texture), the Glock now feels excellent in my hand.

So.....yeah I want one now. That is all. :D

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jeffreybehr
September 25, 2011, 03:18 PM
Yup. My 31Gen4's grip is as much as 0.10" shorter than my 32Gen3's grip, and I very much like the feel and fit.

See http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1363259 , post #17

Hangingrock
September 26, 2011, 10:59 AM
Wow....with just a couple measly millimeters shorter grip (and a new grip texture), the Glock now feels excellent in my hand.

2mm=.079in:what::scrutiny:

Psa1m144
September 26, 2011, 11:06 AM
I love the way a Gen4 feels as well but I had to pass because the new rough texture catches and causes your shirt to ride up if you conceal it. I went with the Gen3 for that reason alone, don't get me wrong, I still LOVE my glock... especially with the new fulcrum trigger I just installed.

jeffreybehr
September 26, 2011, 02:40 PM
Hangingrock: "2mm=.079in"

And?

Skribs
September 26, 2011, 02:44 PM
On The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon mentiones that if the height of a stair is changed by as little as 2mm, it can cause people to stumble.

I don't know if that's factual or not, but this topic reminded me of that.

ForumSurfer
September 26, 2011, 02:52 PM
I came across a Gen 4 G17 at the (one and only :( ) LGS today. Wow....with just a couple measly millimeters shorter grip (and a new grip texture), the Glock now feels excellent in my hand.

Happened to me, too.

Then I ended up with that gen4 17...followed by a gen4 19 and a gen4 26.

I had to pass because the new rough texture catches and causes your shirt to ride up if you conceal it.

I don't have that problem with the gen4.

I DID have that problem with a gen3 RTF2, but only with cotton polo shirts or other materials similar to that.

Der Stro
September 26, 2011, 03:02 PM
I love my Gen4 G23. I had to add the smaller of the two grip enlargements to make the weapon fit comfortably in my mitts, however aside from that its perfect.

Hangingrock
September 26, 2011, 03:22 PM
And?

Being slightly over 5/64 of an inch difference in length is rather meniscal. Since you asked I’m surprised the profound effect it is having on individual end-users

FIVETWOSEVEN
September 26, 2011, 03:40 PM
2mm can make a difference, apparently it does here, why do you doubt him? How much do you think it takes to make a difference?

Nushif
September 26, 2011, 03:43 PM
I have noticed something similar, to be honest.

While I *can* shoot a gen 3 26 or 19 ... The gen 4 really does feel that slight bit better.

Seems that I am number 2 who has noticed this.

ForumSurfer
September 26, 2011, 03:50 PM
Seems that I am number 2 who has noticed this.

I'll toss my hat in and say that I'm number 3.

2mm is miniscule, but it makes a big difference to me. Without that 2mm difference, the new mag release and the slightly more aggressive new texture...I'd still be glock-less.

Hangingrock
September 26, 2011, 04:39 PM
2mm can make a difference, apparently it does here, why do you doubt him?

I’ve already answered your question #9.

KAS1981
September 26, 2011, 10:07 PM
Being slightly over 5/64 of an inch difference in length is rather meniscal. Since you asked I’m surprised the profound effect it is having on individual end-users
Yeah kind of the point of my post. I had heard the grip was 2mm shorter and thought "big deal". Once I held the pistol, the difference surprised me.

Manco
September 27, 2011, 10:44 PM
Yeah kind of the point of my post. I had heard the grip was 2mm shorter and thought "big deal". Once I held the pistol, the difference surprised me.

I went through the same process when I selected the M&P40 as my home defense handgun. Since I live in California:barf: and can't benefit from normal ammo capacity anyway, I was set to go with the M&P45, but some members of my household who have small hands couldn't reach the trigger! :confused: Well, they could reach it, but they couldn't use it as comfortably and reliably as they could the M&P40's. There is some minuscule difference that I could barely detect--I don't think it's anywhere close to 2mm--but it had a noticeable effect on some folks. It's like the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back--at some point you will reach a physical limit where even the tiniest difference can have a major effect.

KAS1981
September 27, 2011, 11:02 PM
Yep.....I have very short fingers, so a little difference goes a long way.

Ben86
September 28, 2011, 11:31 AM
I noticed the difference too. It instantly felt better in my hand. Not that Gen3 is awful, but it is an improvement. It also feels more square for some reason.

Hangingrock
September 28, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Glock G17
Out of curiosity was the wearing of gloves taken into consideration in regards to hand fit and functionality of the handgun of choice.

ForumSurfer
September 29, 2011, 08:37 AM
Out of curiosity was the wearing of gloves taken into consideration in regards to hand fit and functionality of the handgun of choice.

For me, no. I never wear gloves when I shoot, even when it is really cold on the backyard range. I practice for self defense with my glock, and I never wear gloves so I never practice with them. The only time I wear gloves is when it happens to snow here...which isn't very often.

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