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I bought a 4th gen G22 about 5 months or so ago, and i've notice that it doesn't like to come apart too easily compared to my 3rd gens. Also changing the backstraps is just a nightmare to get the pin through the back. Every pin is super hard to get out, I have to bang them out with a hammer every time I take it apart to clean. Anyone else have any problems with their 4th gen?
 

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The last time I took my 4th gen G17 apart to clean, I noticed that the guide rod spring was twisted a bit like your picture... It didn't seem to cause any problems shooting the gun...

I kind of forgot about it until I read your post...
 

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jb-- do you have the 02 spring or something else? Just wondering since I'm still "breaking in" my G17 gen 4. Only have 50 rounds through it so far (mine came with the 02).
 

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Welcome to the club my friend. Be assured that this does not and as far as I can tell will not effect the performance of the gun..just makes it a pain in the butt to take down to clean. As far as the back straps go that shouldnt be an issue unless you are changing the backstraps all the time, and the pins will be tight since its a brand new gun. Another part that is just my opinion is that you shouldnt take the gun completely apart to clean it that often, it is after all a Glock, so once again the tight pins shouldnt realy be an issue.
 

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jb-- do you have the 02 spring or something else? Just wondering since I'm still "breaking in" my G17 gen 4. Only have 50 rounds through it so far (mine came with the 02).
I shot 150 rounds through my stock Glock 17 and had one stovepipe jam... (see how I am picking up on the lingo from sf and Boomer... :)

Mine did not come with the 02 spring assembly. I got one from Glock. I replaced the OEM spring assembly withe an 02 version and have not had any further trouble (no jams). I did have the spring issue that you mentioned with the 02 spring.

http://www.glockforums.org/showthread.php/290-Glock-17-4th-Generation-Springs

There's a link to my 4th Gen Guide Rod thread if you want the whole story.
 

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All my third gens pins were tight brand new, but after a couple hundred rounds they would push right out with the tool. My 4th gen g22 has almost 2000 rounds through it and its still super tight, still don't think I should have to use a hammer to take it apart. but your right i havent had any performance problems with the gun just a few bad primers/rounds.
 

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pin tightness varries from glock to glock, regardless of what generation it is. manufacturing variances is all it is. :)

i'd have to refit my ghost rocket's overtravel tab if i simply replaced the trigger bar, OR the trigger mechanism housing. the gun won't fire if i switch these parts out, for the same reason. (i did this out of curiosity when bored one night lol)
 

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I'm new here but I thought I would add something. The first couple times I field stripped my 22 gen 4 it was a little tougher to put back together compared to my gen 3 Glocks. Now that I have used it, It became a lot easier.
 

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I'm new here but I thought I would add something. The first couple times I field stripped my 22 gen 4 it was a little tougher to put back together compared to my gen 3 Glocks. Now that I have used it, It became a lot easier.
Welcome to the Glock Forums...

What makes your 4th gen harder to put back together?
 

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Welcome to the Glock Forums...

What makes your 4th gen harder to put back together?
There is no problem now, but at first the I had a little trouble getting the slide past the recoil spring. It was only for the first couple field strips. It does not happen at all now, its just as easy as my other Glocks. I suspect it could have been that I did not have the recoil spring seated all the way.
 

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I haven't had any problems with mine. I have all three models that are currently available
 
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