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Old 01-04-2013, 21:33   #1
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Glock19 Gen3 or 4

Getting a Glock19 cant decide gen3 or 4. Are they still having problems with the Gen4.
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Old 01-04-2013, 21:51   #2
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Gen 4 v. Late Gen 3 Ejection?
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Old 01-04-2013, 22:39   #3
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Love my Gen 4. Fits great. Born Aug 12.

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Old 01-05-2013, 00:31   #4
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Gen 4 all the way, feels like shooting a .22


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Old 01-05-2013, 00:34   #5
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Gen 4. Cant remember exactly how many rounds. Mine was born may 12' IIRC. Never given me any issues eats about anything i throw at her. 115 fmjs, 124s +p and 147. Anybrand really
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:09   #6
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Gen3.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:54   #7
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What's it matter?

You've got better than a 50/50 chance that you're going to end up with a, 'brass to the face' problem, anyway! My (fairly) recently purchased 3rd gen. G-19 had the slide cutout made slightly oversized in order to accomodate the larger, 'Dip' extractors Glock started using. Now - and in light of ALL the subsequent extractor changes Glock has made - I can't get ANY EXTRACTOR that, both, fits and runs properly.

The whole gun is just one big $600.00 dollar mistake - My mistake!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:43   #8
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If one fits better than the other that might be the best choice. If not whichever is less expensive. Or perhaps a third generation that is several years old.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:12   #9
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Gen 3 here.

Or...maybe even a Gen 2 for my taste.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:23   #10
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Happy with my Gen3, LGS made the call easy for me as that's what they had in stock. The replaceable back straps didn't interest me. I would have liked to get the extra mag but no biggie.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:43   #11
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Quite happy with my gen 4.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:07   #12
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Gen 3. No brass to the face with mine.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:08   #13
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I took about a half hour holding both generations and finally settled on the gen 4 and love it. Never thought a gun would be addicting but all I wanna do is shoot the thing
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Old 01-05-2013, 19:13   #14
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Have a Gen 4. Wish I had a Gen 3, but unusual reason. My glove size is 3XL. With the large backstrap on the gun, the mini beavertail on the gen 4 rubs the base of my thumb to the point of bleeding when I put 100 rounds down range. Others with big hands have had the same problem.

Gen 4 with medium backstrap is the same size as the stock Gen 3. I had to switch to the medium backstrap and an aftermarket larger beavertail. Just another of Glocks poorly engineered "improvements."
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:03   #15
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Just bought myself a 6-15-12 Austrian G19 Gen 4 and gave my Brother a 9-28-12 USA G19 Gen 4 for Christmas. Both have approximately 500 rounds each of various target, nato and +p ammo through them without any problems. Mine is now my EDC. HTH.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:24   #16
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Get an older used gen3. Then you will have a reliable gun. I personally won't buy any 9mm Glock with a serial # that has a letter higher then "N" at the begining.

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Old 01-05-2013, 20:25   #17
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I'm in love with my recently purchased 3rd Gen G19. I've run various ammo through it without a single hiccup. No Brass-to-Face, feed problems, or ejection problems whatsoever. Definitely a keeper. First three on the S/N is "TTS".
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:47   #18
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I prefer gen 3.
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:53   #19
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As far as the gun, you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 01-06-2013, 16:08   #20
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Get an older used gen3. Then you will have a reliable gun. I personally won't buy any 9mm Glock with a serial # that has a letter higher then "N" at the begining.
Why is that? I am new to glocks just interested and looking to buy a gen 3 so i'm interested haha.
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Old 01-06-2013, 16:34   #21
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Because they have cyber problems. If you're looking for a WoW gun, avoid these. If you're looking for a real world gun, and can shoot fairly well, buy with confidence without worrying about serial number.
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Old 01-06-2013, 18:25   #22
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Why is that? I am new to glocks just interested and looking to buy a gen 3 so i'm interested haha.
There has been issues with some of the newer gen3 & gen4 Glock 9mm. The issue is erratic ejection and what is refered to on here as BTF (brass to the face). It will eject the empty casing into your face or off your forehead. Not all of the guns have this issue, but enough of them do for me to not want to chance it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 18:32   #23
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Old 01-07-2013, 13:46   #24
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Getting a Glock19 cant decide gen3 or 4. Are they still having problems with the Gen4.
Who has them (Gen 3 or Gen 4)? I'm finding that they're pretty scarce right now. Gen 4 is the one I prefer, but as for a recommendation, I'd have to say an "older" Gen2 or Gen3 gun because of all the negative reports I'm seeing on the internet relating to BTF, etc. Having said that, my Gen 4 has not had a BTF issue
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Old 01-07-2013, 15:07   #25
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Finally shooting my Gen4 19...100 rounds down...

So far so good. 50 rounds of Winchester in the white box and 50 rounds of some top notch Estate (?) ammo. PERFECT.

I will run 4 more stellar loads in short order and I will report back here, or there... Good Luck! I really like the Gen4.

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