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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KAS1981, Sep 24, 2011.

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  1. KAS1981

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

    And?
     
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    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.
     
  7. ForumSurfer

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    Happened to me, too.

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

    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Hangingrock

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    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
     
  10. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I’ve already answered your question #9.
     
  14. KAS1981

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  16. KAS1981

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    Yep.....I have very short fingers, so a little difference goes a long way.
     
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    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.
     
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    Out of curiosity was the wearing of gloves taken into consideration in regards to hand fit and functionality of the handgun of choice.
     
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    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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