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Old 06-20-2011, 03:33 AM   #21
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I could care less what my grips look like, only whether I can shoot better with them than other grips. I purchased a Gen 4 Glock 19 at the LE/Military/First Responder price of $425.00 + tax recently. I loved the RTF grip so much that I stippled the grips on my Gen 3 22 & 23.

The slick grips have always been my biggest complaint about the Glock pistol, and the fact that they can't seem to make a pistol with a slim slide. There is no good reason I can think of why a .45 slide should be wider than a 9mm or .40. Well, the slick grip problem is solved anyway.

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Old 06-20-2011, 04:59 AM   #22
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I think the Gen4 is worth the extra cost and just bought a 23Gen4. In the red label packaging you get an extra magazine over the two that come with a Gen 3 which pretty much covers the extra cost. And of course the rest of the Gen 4 upgrades like the new recoil spring assembly, grip backstraps and new texture.

It is worrisome that some people are having trouble with the 9mils (at least early models from last year) but the 40S&W seems trouble free.

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>>It is worrisome that some people are having trouble with the 9mils<<

But you know, there are some folks who would have problems with a single shot gun. I've come to the conclusion that autos aren't for everyone.

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True, true... Just goes to show that anyone who buys a new gun for self defense must practice with it, get comfortable with it, test different ammo, and ensure its reliability.

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Hmmm..."wrong looking," but how does it actually FEEL or SHOOT?!
I don't actually notice a diffrence. I never had a grip problem with my Glock.
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I love the Gen 4 grips on both the G19 and G26, very secure, very comfortable for my hands.

My question was really about how one can evaluate a grip by looking at it, versus handling it.

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I've got a Gen4 17 and I have 2K+ rounds thru it and the only hiccup it had was when my 14 year-old son limp-wristed it. Other than that, it's been great for me.

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I just ran 75 rounds through my Gen 4 G-19 and experienced no problems with feeding or ejection. I had planned to shoot more but it started lightning and the range was closed.

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I have not had a problem at all out of my Gen 4 17 since buying it. It has quickly become one of my favorite guns.

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I haven't had any problems with my 23 Gen4 at all. Of course not to be expected especially in .40S&W but I'm glad I chose the new version.

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