Be wary of Gen4 Glocks

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  1. Mar 21, 2011 #1
    atmiller

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    They are having a lot of problems with a Gen 4 Glock Endurance Test over at pistol-training.com. Five stoppages with barely 500 rounds thru the gun.

    The previous test was done with a HK45. Only 3 stoppages in 50,000 rounds.

     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 #2
    psychocabbage

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    Are they ony testing 1 gun or do they have several randomly purchased units?
    I wouldn't make a generalized opinion based on one unit.
     
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    THey have been having wide spread issues with the Gen4s. Generalization is out the window i'm afraid. That said, I love the looks of the new Glock. If they can fix the issues people are having and experience the same level of consistent quality that the Gen3s have I would want one... Bad.
     
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    Pistolman85

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    I'm considering a Gen 4 G26 or 27. Would you recommend holding off for a bit?

    Leaning towards the G27...
     
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    chameleon

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    Hasn't this been a spring issue? I know that was a problem with the Gen 4's but is this an entirely new problem or what?
     
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    Same. The Gen 3 seems to be much more reliable but the Gen 4 has a better grip and adjustable back straps. I'm sure Glock will get it worked out eventually, they always do.


    These stovepipes and FTE's are a result of the spring issue.
     
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    dsglenn

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    As far as I know the spring is the same in these smaller guns, so the only thing that changes is the grip which should not affect reliability. The compact and larger Glocks are having some issues because of the new captive recoil spring.
     
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    XD-Generate

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    And I think the 26 and 27 already had captive springs? I could be wrong. I want a Gen4 19 but that is the one with all the problems.
     
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    I recently researched Gen4s as well.
    Found info mainly on the weak casing ejection.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2011 #10
    dsglenn

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    I really like the way the Gen4 feels but I just picked up a Gen3 19 EXO at the right price. For the price difference and parts I would buy a Gen 3 again. But the Gen4 does feel good in the hand, well with no back-strap on it so in SF form.
     

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