I will be getting another glock in a little while and I am interested in the gen 4 glocks but keep hearing how people think they have function problems. what are the problems with them if any?
That other person he is referring to is me. I actually had ran it pretty hard on the range prior to the class where it choked like crazy. I put the new spring in mine and shot a few mags yesterday on the range. It ran fine but won't declare it fixed until I can run it in another class. The "light" loads TheLaw is referring to is regular 115gr range fodder. Personally, I don't think of 115gr range ammo as light loads but that is what GLOCK says is causing the issue. I have read the original spring was actually designed around the .40s&w caliber so it was simply too stiff for the 9mm guns. GLOCK must have agreed and is now putting in lighter springs. This "should" fix the issues. We'll see.The issues apparently stem, when they happen from shooting light loads. The new recoil spring that GLOCK will send out for free has allegedly resolved the problem. One of our posters stated his gun ran fine for several hundred rounds of target range shooting, but then failed when he took a class and ran the gun harder during training that he did at the range. Others haven't had any issues, as posted by some of members here.
Depends if the grip on the Gen3 feels good to you. If it does ... get a Gen3. If the Gen3 feels too large/small then get the Gen4. The recoil difference isn't enough to use as a decision maker IMO. The grip texture ... I do like the new grip texture better but wouldn't make a decision based solely on that either.With the issues a portion of gen 4 owners have, are the positives enough to lure someone away from a tried and tested gen 3?
Does the new frame texture, larger mag release and grip backstraps outway the tough recoil spring and knob on triggerbar cam?