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01-20-2013, 15:26
What's your opinion? Buy a gen 4 or gen 3 26?

01-20-2013, 15:28
I would buy a gen 3, if given the choice. The gen 4 26's don't seem to have the issues the other gen 4 guns have though.

01-20-2013, 15:28
gen 4 without a doubt

01-20-2013, 15:32

I own a Gen 3 (and love it!) but I have shot a Gen 4... honestly flip a coin? You could not possibly go wrong buying either one. :dunno:

If I had your choice right now... I would go for the latest version.

01-20-2013, 15:33
Gen4 which I have. I prefer the grip.

01-20-2013, 15:46
Gen 3 are cheaper. If you love the new grip of the gen 4 then get that one.

James Dean
01-20-2013, 15:47
I went with a Gen4. I like the grip, and the large mag release.

01-20-2013, 16:21
Are the "upgrades" worth the extra money to you? They were to me, but may not be to others. To each his own.

Gen 4 has slightly smaller grip front to back, larger magazine release that is interchangeable left to right, dual recoil spring, and comes with three magazines.

01-20-2013, 16:25
Gen 3 for me.

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01-20-2013, 16:27
If you like the gen 4 grip...go that way, if not get the gen 3. The gen 3s fit my hand like a glove. Happy they still make gen 3s.


01-20-2013, 16:42
Gen 3 - there are still some problem with Gen 4s, I hear.

01-20-2013, 17:01
I have both. Both are ultra reliable, very nice guns. They both have about 5K rounds through them, but I doubt the gen3 will ever get to 6K - I don't shoot it any more because I like the gen4 so much better.

01-20-2013, 17:11
Just picked up a Gen3 G26 and I like it just fine.Of course, the way the Glock supply is in the US at the moment, I was happy to find a NIB G26 at all!

high ground
01-20-2013, 17:12
Never shot a gen3. But i really like my gen4.

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01-20-2013, 17:52
I have both and I still don't know which I like better.

01-20-2013, 18:00
gen 4 hands down

01-20-2013, 21:50
Gen 4. I have 3 gen 4 26's. Love the RTF frame.

01-20-2013, 22:07
Gen 4. The slightly reduced grip combined with the RTF frame fits like a glove to me and I have good sized hands. The big mag release is great too.

01-20-2013, 22:07
I like the smaller grip on the Gen4, but I haven't been able to justify the purchase yet when my Gen3s work so well.

01-20-2013, 22:49
Gen 3 for me

01-20-2013, 23:05
I prefer the Gen 4. Wife has a Gen 3. I get a better grip on the Gen 4. Both have been very reliable though.

01-21-2013, 00:06
Gen 3 is cheaper, but you get an extra magazine with the gen 4. I am not sure how much you save in you buy another magazine for the gen 3. Glock magazines in my area are all gone. I have not seen one in months.