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I have been following up on and reading all I can about the Gen 4 Glocks. I have read about all sorts of problems and complaints. I'm not trying to start something or be a jerk or anything but, am I just lucky? I haven't found one issue with my Gen 4 Glock 22. No problems with feeding, springs, slide not locking back, it's been 100%. In fact, It shoots a little better than my Gen 3 22. The first couple of times field stripping it was a tad hard, but that has even smoothed out. I'm not new to Glock so I have something to compare it to. In fact I'm probably going to pick up another Gen 4 as soon as I can save up the money. What do you fine folks think about the complaints? Just wondering, thanks for your time. Frank
 

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Could be a number of reasons. For one, it's not like every Gen 4 Glock has issues. Second, it could pertain to the number of rounds you've put through it in comparison to those that have issues...if you don't shoot the gun it won't fail...

I've seen enough of them fail that I know to stay away. I've been through over a hundred hours of formal firearms courses, and have put several tens of thousands of rounds through Glocks of my own and have seen VERY few failures....compared to Gen 4 Glocks in the recent months. This is stuff I see with my own eyes, too...probably more Gen 4 failures in the past couple months then Gen 1/2/3 combined in my lifetime. To me, that's a clue.
 

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The round count on my Gen 4 G22 is over a thousand now and still no failures "with cheap ammo". The only problem I have had is what I now consider superficial "spelled wrong im sure" and that is that the guide rod doesnt like to come out when the gun is taken down for cleaning. Only gen 4's that I have heard to have function problems have been the Gen4 G17 that had the "pre-recall" guide rod and spring which was basically the same spring that was in the 22 and is far too stiff to allow the weaker 9mm to cycle relaibly, but since they have started giving out the "02" springs I have heard no complaints.
 

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No problems with my 4th gen Glock 17 since I put the 02 guide rod spring in...

I had one stovepipe jam with the original spring...
 

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I'm at 250 rounds using PMC 115gr FMJ. So far, so good. At 100 rounds, the Glock didn't feed after I put in a fully loaded 17 round magazine and manually racked. This happened only twice and might be a newbie mistake of either not fully seating the magazine in the grip, or my last couple of cartridges in the mag weren't properly loaded. Do these theories make sense? Right now I'm blaming myself and not the gun.

After being more careful about loading/inserting mags, no problems now. I'm loving it.
 

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I haven't had any problems with my 4th gens except the G17 with low pressure reloads when I first got it. A 02 spring fixed that and now all is good.
 
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