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Old 10-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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I am looking into a 23 as I am applying to an agency that has it as its firearm of choice. I would like to practice first as I'm pretty green in the shooting world. Should I buy a Gen 3 or Gen 4? Is the extra $ worth the G4?

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
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I am looking into a 23 as I am applying to an agency that has it as its firearm of choice. I would like to practice first as I'm pretty green in the shooting world. Should I buy a Gen 3 or Gen 4? Is the extra $ worth the G4?
I'm new to th forum,but my choice is gen 3 all the way in price with standard sights $499.99.My gen 3 27 is my baby and I'm going to purchase a gen 3 23 in a bit,my research on gen 4 is that you can release mag left or right,and the width is only about a 1/16th thinner so I'll stick with gen 3 of course add night sights or laser sights for less money
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Go handle them both before you decide. I bought a new G23 a few months back and compared the Gen 3 and 4. It didn't take long to pick, Gen 4 all the way. The multiple backstraps make all the difference and I do like the new RSA. (The latest version is 0-3-3 so look for that if you buy a Gen 4.)

No regrets at all, the 23Gen4 is great and I do have an older generation G22 to compare it with.

The Gen 4 is about $35 more but you get an extra magazine (3) so that and the new features offset the price.

But handle them and decide for yourself, either is a great gun.

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I had a keen interest in the Gen4 until I was told there are issues with them at the moment. I have decided to settle for the Gen 3 as parts are readily available and it has been time tested for reliability.

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Havent heard of any problems but i do have a gen 4 and like it but i have held lots of glocks in my hands and settled on the gen 4 because of price was right

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There are some threads on other forums with some Gen 4's having issues with the new extractor and recoil spring assembly (RSA). They have a voluntary RSA replacement program going on now too...

Glock Gen4 voluntary Recoil Spring Assembly replacement - AR15.COM

Most of the complaints were ejected cases bouncing off the shooter's forehead and a few Stovepipes/FTE's. Some sent their guns back to Glock and some bought a Lonewolf extractor which fixed it. There are more details over at ar15.com, glocktalk and others....sounds like they are gettting it sorted out

My G19's ejected brass is hitting me in the forehead. Whats the problem? - AR15.COM

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I agree with Quentin. For me I like the Generation 4 better, because of the larger magazine release, MBS (Multiple Backstrap System), and the texture on the frame. You should go to some shops and see which Generation will fit the bill.

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The Gen4. Makes a great duty gun even better! Concerning cost, the Gen4 guns come with 3 mags instead of 2, so it's pretty much a wash.

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Gen4 FTW! Got myself a G19G4. Next week im getting the G23G4.

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