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Glock Gen 3 or 4?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TheCracker, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    My edc is a gen3 19 and I love it
  2. bill3424

    bill3424 Well-Known Member

    The adjustable backstraps did it for me. I'm a bit more comfortable with the bigger mag release and grip of the Gen4's. All mine work 100%.
  3. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    The Gen 4 is everything I want a Glock to be. I'll likely never buy a Gen 3 again.

    If only those Glock beavertail backstraps made it to market...
  4. otasan56

    otasan56 Well-Known Member

    Gen 3

    I have a Gen 3 G17, and I love it. EDC 24/7/365. WW 115gr 9mm JHP +p+.
  5. walt501

    walt501 Well-Known Member

    My experience with a Gen 4 Model 21 that I bought new one month ago. Your mileage may vary -

    "Perfection - Lost" I purchased my first Glock twenty years ago and have purchased several more since. All have been unfailingly reliable with good trigger pulls and brass ejection. I saw the Gen 4 models for the first time at the 2010 NRA convention in Charlotte, NC and knew that I would own one eventually, but after reading of some teething problems with the new model I waited. I finally bought my Model 21 Gen 4 a month ago. Immediately, I noticed the heavier trigger pull compared to my other Glocks, but I hoped this would lighten up some with use. After my first range visit this past Monday, all I can say is I have lost confidence in Glock. Out of 25 rounds fired, I had two pieces of brass eject and hit me in the forehead, something that has never happened in thousands of rounds fired with my other Glocks. Also, the extremely heavy trigger pull destroys accuracy. So at this point, I'm faced with either throwing parts at it to correct the problems or sending it off to a gunsmith to improve the trigger and ejection. For a company that says they're "Perfection", this is totally unacceptable to deliver a pistol with these shortcomings. I'll be holding off purchasing any more Glocks......at least until they come out with the Gen 5!
  6. Big_John1961

    Big_John1961 Well-Known Member

    You have personal experience with this? Because I find it hard to believe. There's not enough changes between Gen 3 & 4 to warrant such a statement.
  7. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Really? The change from machined small parts to injected molded is a pretty big matzah ball..
  8. dbp

    dbp Well-Known Member

    Which parts changed from machined to molded?
  9. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Locking block, firing pin and the now infamous extractor...
  10. dbp

    dbp Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that. On all models? I have the Gen 4 26 and haven't had any issues, but have only put 750 rds through it.

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