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 What does the coming new GEN 4 Glock mean to current Gen 1,2,and 3 owners?
M4-AK  [Member]
2/14/2010 6:01:12 PM
* Mags?

* Recoil Springs?

* Other Parts?

* Is the Gen 4 essentially an SF frame with RTF and customizable backstrap?

* Is the Gen 4 ambidextrous on the Mag button?

* Will the older Glock Parts dry up?

What about mags?
Will the old mags fit the new guns under some circumstances?

Will the new mags fit the old guns?

Should we stock up on parts? Which ones?
COSteve  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 6:32:20 PM
Nothing
Hero  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 6:33:31 PM
Originally Posted By M4-AK:
* Mags? new mags will work in old guns. old mags will work in new guns as long as the mag release is not switched to the other side.

* Recoil Springs? new recoil springs will not work in old guns. old recoil springs will not work in new guns.

* Other Parts? mag release is different, frame and slide are different to accomodate larger dual recoil spring assembly, other small parts may be different (not sure)

* Is the Gen 4 essentially an SF frame with RTF and customizable backstrap? basically yes. The RTF is the 4th iteration of RTF, not like the Gen3 RTF2 or RTF3 that have come out. Regarding SF, the Gen4 with no backstrap is supposedly 3mm shorter frontstrap to backstrap than the Gen3.

* Is the Gen 4 ambidextrous on the Mag button? not ambi, it's reversible

* Will the older Glock Parts dry up? I can't imagine that happening anytime soon with how many there are out there in service.

What about mags? answered above
Will the old mags fit the new guns under some circumstances?

Will the new mags fit the old guns?

Should we stock up on parts? Which ones? I stock up on all parts regardless...





bmnpa  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 7:29:21 PM
Glock; Gen 4? All the LEOs I know are putting a Hogue rubber grip covering on them because the new grips arekilling uniforms and jackets. It may feel good but it may not be practical.
ViniVidivici  [Team Member]
2/14/2010 9:40:57 PM
Originally Posted By Hero:
Originally Posted By M4-AK:
* Mags? new mags will work in old guns. old mags will work in new guns as long as the mag release is not switched to the other side.

* Recoil Springs? new recoil springs will not work in old guns. old recoil springs will not work in new guns.

* Other Parts? mag release is different, frame and slide are different to accomodate larger dual recoil spring assembly, other small parts may be different (not sure)

* Is the Gen 4 essentially an SF frame with RTF and customizable backstrap? basically yes. The RTF is the 4th iteration of RTF, not like the Gen3 RTF2 or RTF3 that have come out. Regarding SF, the Gen4 with no backstrap is supposedly 3mm shorter frontstrap to backstrap than the Gen3.

* Is the Gen 4 ambidextrous on the Mag button? not ambi, it's reversible

* Will the older Glock Parts dry up? I can't imagine that happening anytime soon with how many there are out there in service.

What about mags? answered above
Will the old mags fit the new guns under some circumstances?

Will the new mags fit the old guns?

Should we stock up on parts? Which ones? I stock up on all parts regardless...







That's pretty much it right there.

What does the new Gen4 mean to us Gen1, 2, and 3 owners?

Nothing, really.
GLOCKREAPER  [Member]
2/14/2010 11:33:59 PM

Originally Posted By COSteve:
Nothing

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unseenSNIPER  [Team Member]
2/15/2010 6:47:47 AM
Doesn't mean anything to me.
I'd stock up parts but I just can't afford it right now.

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GLOCKREAPER  [Member]
2/15/2010 7:11:20 AM

Originally Posted By unseenSNIPER:
I'd stock up parts

No reason too.
zeke013  [Life Member]
2/15/2010 7:12:02 AM
Originally Posted By bmnpa:
Glock; Gen 4? All the LEOs I know are putting a Hogue rubber grip covering on them because the new grips arekilling uniforms and jackets. It may feel good but it may not be practical.


Whoops. That's a problem for gov contracts.
Slowerthanu  [Member]
2/15/2010 2:50:42 PM
My Sgt. tossed me a Gen 4 with the swoopy slide and the super rough grip texture.

My thoughts for plain clothes detective work.

1. It grips extremely well, It really helped me control the weapon during rapid fire drills in the cold.

2. It will tear up your forearm and make your skin baby soft from all of the exfoliation.

3. It catches on clothing and wears on light shirts.

4. I really like it and am willing to live with it, that said, I carry my 23c for plainclothes.