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Old 01-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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So I've been interested in getting a Gen 4 Glock 22 but I've been reading they have a lot of ejection problems....is this true and if so is it worth trading a flawless Gen3 for a Gen4?

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Old 01-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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I have a gen4 model 22 and haven't had a single problem w it. I carried it in the academy w me and that included shooting in the rain without any problems

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I bought the gen 4 22 and it ejects shells in my face about 2 times outta each mag? I'm new to glock so is this normal

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If it's ejecting directly at my face I'd say you have a problem. Mine never has done that that includes my gen3 model 22. You need to have your glock dealer take a look at it in my opinion

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If you like the Gen 4 better and it's an even trade, then why not.

Fire it first of course but ejection problems often can be corrected with new factory parts.

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I personally wouldn't. I don't like the Gen4. I had a Gen4 17 and sold it, and have since bought a Gen3 26 and Gen3 19. I don't like the grip texture of the Gen4, I don't like the trigger as well and I don't like the backstrap system.

The 17 I had was flawless for the 400ish rounds I put through it, but many people have had issues with Gen4. I saw a video on youtube where a guy showed both a Gen3 and a Gen4 firing in really slow mo, and while the Gen3 has very positive ejection, the Gen4 seems to bounce the case around a bit before it finally comes out. I'll see if I can find the video.

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Here's the video.The part where he's shows them while firing starts around 2:34. This is an old video, so these issues could've been fixed by now with the new parts, but I'm not sure.


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To be fair it must be pointed out that the Gen 4 Glock 22 and other .40S&W Glocks don't have nearly the ejection issue that their 9mm siblings do. I have a Gen 4 Glock 23 and didn't notice a problem with the old RSA. I've since taken advantage of Glock's free upgrade RSA and it works well too. I have not bothered with the new ejector and dot connector but may look in to it later when they're more readily available. My Gen 4 has been just as reliable as my Gen 2 G22 and Gen 3 G27.

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I'd heard the reason the 40s had less issues were because they were using the same recoil springs on the 9mm that they were using on the 40s&w, and it was too heavy for the 9mm.

Whether this is true or not I can't be sure though.

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I heard that too, Fred. And Sturm's excellent video that you posted pointed out that the new RSA for Gen 4 was designed to correct problems in the 40S&W. I think at first both calibers came with the 03 RSA but now the 9mms get a 04 designed for that caliber. Also there have been further tweaks to both RSAs over last year. I think my G23's original was 0 3 and the current is 0 3 4

I like the feel of the Gen 4 over the Gen 3 but it's not that big a deal so doubt I'd upgrade my Gen 2 and Gen 3 since I'd no doubt lose money in the trade up.

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