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CrookCounty
01-17-2012, 19:41
So...like the title says. If you had a fairly new Gen 4 would you trade it for a Gen 3? I have been looking everywhere for that damn conversion kit and everyone says 9-18 month backorder....I can get a Gen 3 one now though.

Really would like this to cut down the cost of plinking, or I can go out and just buy a M22 or SW M&P 22....would prefer the conversion kit though....

So what are your thoughts...Trade your fairly new Gen 4 for a Gen 3 G19 or just go and buy a separate .22 to plink with

max2349
01-17-2012, 19:44
No way, I like my g19 gen 4, It runs great and the main reason is I am left handed. The mag release on the right side works great.:embarassed::rofl::embarassed:

yerscattergun
01-17-2012, 19:45
Gen 3 is proven..

CrookCounty
01-17-2012, 19:46
Gen 3 is proven..

So would that be a yes?

Oso
01-17-2012, 19:52
Nope. I love the feel of my Gen 4 G17. I would trade it for a Gen 4 G26. The only reason is for concealed carry. The 17 is concealable, but it isn't ideal for me.


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bruzer
01-17-2012, 20:25
NO. Keep the Gen 4 and get the Gen 3 .22 conversion kit. I have the Tactical Solutions .22 conversion for the Gen 3 G17/22. It fits and works on the Gen 4 just fine. If you get the conversion for the Gen 4's then you cannot use them on the Gen 3's. Hope that makes sense.
Good luck,
Mike

CrookCounty
01-17-2012, 20:27
NO. Keep the Gen 4 and get the Gen 3 .22 conversion kit. I have the Tactical Solutions .22 conversion for the Gen 3 G17/22. It fits and works on the Gen 4 just fine. If you get the conversion for the Gen 4's then you cannot use them on the Gen 3's. Hope that makes sense.
Good luck,
Mike

So why is AA saying that the Gen 3 kits do not work on the Gen 4?

craig19
01-17-2012, 20:31
Nope, I wouldn't.

ColdBlooded
01-17-2012, 20:43
No. That would be stupid.

CrookCounty
01-17-2012, 20:45
No. That would be stupid.

Why do you say that?

mt920
01-17-2012, 21:43
There is no way that I would be willing to trade my Gen4's for Gen3's. My Gen4's (21, 22 and 26) are just as proven as any Gen3. I would like to buy a G20SF; however, I'm waiting for the Gen4. I have no desire to purchase a Gen3 or older.

brisk21
01-17-2012, 21:47
Yeah no way. I love my Gen4 22. It shoots great and that smaller grip with the new checkering is soooo much better.

smitty704
01-17-2012, 21:49
Hell no!! I did the opposite actually... Well Glock exchanged my defective late gen 3 19 for a gen 4 19 with the new ejector. It has been flawless for right at 1200 rounds now of mostly Federal champ 115g ammo.

So, again, there is no way I will ever buy another gen 3 Glock. The gen 4's have been perfected!

ithaca_deerslayer
01-17-2012, 22:00
I've had a generation original G26 for a lot of years, love it, but never liked Glock full-size until they came out with the gen 4, that effectively changes the grip angle for me. So, no, I've got no use for a gen 3.

I'll keep my 26 and gen4 17, thank you very much. There are lots of .22 pistols to choose from :)

12131
01-17-2012, 22:06
Nope. I'm about to sell my Gen3 G19 to a buddy. Will be looking to get the Gen4 G19. But, nothing beats the RTF2 Glocks!

mikegun
01-17-2012, 23:09
i traded me gen 3 for a gen 2 some yrs ago.....

ajm_g22rtf
01-17-2012, 23:33
I prefer Gen 3 over Gen 4.. Just my opinion

Ftttu
01-17-2012, 23:41
No, I prefer my G23 gen 4. As I have posted before, I've had a few ftf and a few brass to the face but I'll live through it. I still only have about 150 to 200 rounds through it and I hope it improves.

dooga
01-17-2012, 23:54
I have a Gen 4 G26 and a Gen 3 G23 and I might get a Gen 3 G26 as a backup and to be able to compare and contrast between the two. There are still NIB G26s around, right?

PlasticGuy
01-18-2012, 00:46
While my personal Gen 4 has been a solid pistol, we have had a lot of problems with our department issue Gen 4's. I have much more faith in the Gen 3 models.

Xenogy
01-18-2012, 00:54
I actually did the exact opposite. Sold my G23 gen 3 to buy a gen 4. Then sold my AA .22 conversion for a progressive reloading press.

I was actually going to get a Ruger 22/45 at the time but got the press instead because my previous one broke. Trigger time is trigger time

WarEagle32
01-18-2012, 04:43
+1 on the Hell No!!! Got 2 gen 4's 19 and 26 and I wouldn't trust my life to any carry pistol above my Gen 4 19!

ColdBlooded
01-18-2012, 07:51
Why do you say that?


While the idea of conversion kits are interesting, you can get an excellent trainer .22 for the same or better price. Get a Ruger Mark Series, and practice dry firing with your weapon of choice. I would rather have 2 complete firearms for the same price as 1.5 firearms. Just my $.02.

Fireman1291
01-18-2012, 08:51
I sold my gen4 for a gen3. It's a proven weapon. My gen4.... Not so much. However the grip on the gen4 is way better, so I'll buy one down the road when it's proven itself.

G33
01-18-2012, 09:03
Waiting for Gen 5.


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Zombie Steve
01-18-2012, 09:19
Waiting for Gen 5.


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Let's see what they can screw up this time.

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EL COLONEL
01-18-2012, 09:25
Get the 3 , lots of issues with some gen 4' s .....:dunno:

CrookCounty
01-18-2012, 13:48
While the idea of conversion kits are interesting, you can get an excellent trainer .22 for the same or better price. Get a Ruger Mark Series, and practice dry firing with your weapon of choice. I would rather have 2 complete firearms for the same price as 1.5 firearms. Just my $.02.

M22, Ruger SR22 or SW M&P 22.....those are the ones I am looking at

Teecher45
01-18-2012, 19:53
Owner of Gen 4 27 and 21.
Nope.

bdcremer
01-18-2012, 19:57
Nope, the Gen.4 guns are a better gun. Mine runs great.

Haldor
01-18-2012, 22:04
Nope, I like the Gen 4 grips better on my G17. I have the upgraded spring and so far no problems.

USCgrad
05-31-2012, 20:53
psssst impact has some conversion kits for gen 4 17's

dooga
06-05-2012, 07:21
... practice dry firing with your weapon of choice ... Just my $.02.
Best advice ever. Though someone looking through my window at night might think me mad, dry firing my pistols while I am watching TV really has been the number 2 thing to improve my real shooting. The #1 is strength training.

Numismatist
06-05-2012, 07:50
I specifically bought the Gen 3 G26 that was right next to the Gen 4 G26 in the case because I wanted the Gen 3.

byf43
06-05-2012, 07:55
I specifically bought the Gen 3 G26 that was right next to the Gen 4 G26 in the case because I wanted the Gen 3.

I specifically bought the G26 Gen4, that was sitting right next to the G26 Gen3 and G27 Gen4.

(Gen4 came w/ 3 magazines, instead of 2!):supergrin:

My G26 Gen4 has been 100%!!

Lior
06-05-2012, 08:18
Yessiree.

Bruce M
06-05-2012, 08:49
If your gun is functioning fine I would not trade it for one that might not run as well. And I would go for a .22 pistol before a conversion kit. Of the ones listed I would go for the SR22. Some have reported issues with the Umarex pistols.

Clusterfrack
06-05-2012, 10:07
No, I wouldn't trade. I like my Gen 4's. My G26, 17, and 34 are all working great, and have many thousands of rounds through them. No ejection problems or anything.

dannym
06-05-2012, 10:22
No. My G4 17 and G4 26 have been trouble free.

checkyoursix
06-05-2012, 10:27
I am with ColdBlooded here, in my opinion conversion kits are quite overrated. The benefits of a .22 are related to refining your fundamentals particularly with trigger manipulation and sights alignment, and you can work on the fundamentals with any .22 pistol.

Dry firing your gun is the most important thing you can do to improve your grip, general manipulation , trigger control, malfunction clearing skills.


As for the Gen4 versus G3, I prefer the grip of the Gen 4 a lot. My G17 gen 4 is a great gun. Would not go back for any reason.

Metal Angel
06-05-2012, 10:50
No. But I wouldn't trade my Gen3 19 for a Gen4 either... I think I just get attatched to what I have.

chammer
06-05-2012, 12:11
Nope. Have had my Gen4 G19 for just over a year now, and I love it. It's been my EDC only up until recently. I now alternate between it and my new 1911 depending on my mood that day. However, everytime I go to the range I can't help but go through a box or two of ammo. There are a few time when it hangs up on the 115gr target ammo I use, but in it's defense that ammo is pretty crummy and it has been nothing but flawless with my carry ammo which is where it matters. Probably around 2000 rounds through it or so at this point of target and carry mix.

I grabbed a Walther P22 last year as a range mate for cheap shooting fun, but recently sold that to a friend. I missed it a lot and was planning on buying another when I saw so many mentions for the Ruger SR22 so I opted for that instead after doing some internet/YouTube research on it. I bought it this past Friday, went out Saturday, and put 100 rounds of Winchester Super X (40 grain I think), and 100 rounds of one of those Winchester 555 round 36 grain boxes through it. Had 4 issues - 2 failure to fires (even after multiple strikes they never fired) and 2 failures to feed (the rounds seemed to be a touch bigger than the barrel which wasn't something I had seen before). Either way, the 4 fails were attributed to ammo, so I'm extremely pleased with it. Much better than my Walther P22 was, but my P22 wasn't as bad as the "jam-o-matic" people claim they are. I do have to say though, the trigger on the SR22 very very nice. :)

Inebriated
06-05-2012, 12:14
Ever since I've had a couple Gen 4's, I have absolutely no reason to go with a Gen 3. Ever.

hsprincipal
06-05-2012, 14:20
Absolutely no! My gen4s are keepers!

liquidrazer
06-06-2012, 10:14
i love my 4th gen g17. i also got the AA 22lr conversion for it and it works really well.

1911ES
06-06-2012, 10:18
I don't think so .... my Gen4 G19 has bee 100% right out of the box ... :perfect10:

kashdaddy
06-06-2012, 11:07
I love gen3 over gen4. Lets look at the advantage of the gen4.............facilitate the left hand shooter and you can change your grip for extremely small or large hands. My hands are normal and I am not a left hander so gen4 has no real advantage for me. Like others say as well, the gen3 has been proven.