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    I'm having second thoughts...

    I'm having second thoughts. Not about the G19 but whether or not I should wait on a Gen 4. I kinda feel like I'm about to buy last years model car just before the new ones hit the showroom. I don't mind buying a Gen 3 but should I wait for Gen 4s to be on the shelf so that the price drops a little on the older model?

    It seems silly to rush out and buy one now instead of waiting for the details to be in.
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    I don't like the Gen4s.

    Also glock never intended to phase out the Gen 3s. Gen4 is simply another choice.

    I don't think the prices are going to change anytime soon.
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    The word is that Glock is going to continue to make the Gen3 models; the Gen4 is an addition to the line, not a replacement.

    With that being the case, I don't think the price of a Gen3 is going to drop; and Gen4's seem to be slightly more expensive right now.

    Add in the few issues that the Gen4 G17's seem to be having, I think I'd get a Gen3...because that's what I did a few weeks ago.
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    It's all about choice!

    What do you want? If you want the 4G version, wait for it. I wouldn't think Glock's reputation would make you think there are any glitches or problems that would need to be worked out. Their track record is excellent.

    Personally, I am on the hunt for G1 or G2 G19. I don't like the changes to the grip they made on the 3G, so I am only searching for a G1 or G2 model.

    I don't care that they are used, factory re-furbished, or "last year's model". If it has the features that I want, that's what I will spend my money on.

    So...your question to answer is which version has the features that you want? Answer that one, then go buy it!

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    Stick with the Gen 3 and I wouldn't bother waiting because I doubt the price will drop on the Gen3 when the Gen4 comes out.
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    I've seen the Gen 4 and I'd still go with the Gen 3 Glocks...

    It's not like a new car model...stick with the Gen 3 Glocks.OMO
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    gen4's have numerous issues, simply google it, and the price isn't going to drop on the gen3's. the price wasn't dropped on gen3 glock 17's or 22's, why would you expect it to on the gen3 glock 19 model?

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    Agreed, forget the Gen 4 go with the Gen 3.

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    what to buy

    I am a very technical person who has worked as an engineer for electronic product. I am also a senior citizen. I will not buy anything that just came out. Let the manufacturer have a year to find out their real problems. We call it: "field engineering"
    Ruger, and even Walther had recalls for the first year of their new guns. What does that tell you?
    Wait a year and see if you sstill want it.
    Note: I know that Glock has a good reputation, and I am not flaming them. However, you don't know you have a product until it works in a consumer's hands, and they accept it.

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    I really like the RTF models (gen 3). That's what I have; I wouldn't trade it for anything. I think that's the best thing that's happened to a Glock since Glock became Glock.
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    Seems like every generations has its issues and naysayers, but Glock always seems to make good on them. By the time the Gen 4 G19 hits the shelves, most if not all of those issues will probably be null and void. But they will live on indefinitely on the wonders of the internet.

    Let's turn our noses up at all improvements. Give up your Glocks, your Colts and S&Ws, your Kimbers and Wilsons. Grab a rock or big stick. It worked well once before, why not now? After all, aren't all firearms just a "new generation"?
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    Now for a dissenting view...

    I NEVER wanted a Block, err...Glock til a friend handed me his new Gen 4...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Seems like every generations has its issues and naysayers, but Glock always seems to make good on them. By the time the Gen 4 G19 hits the shelves, most if not all of those issues will probably be null and void. But they will live on indefinitely on the wonders of the internet.

    Let's turn our noses up at all improvements. Give up your Glocks, your Colts and S&Ws, your Kimbers and Wilsons. Grab a rock or big stick. It worked well once before, why not now? After all, aren't all firearms just a "new generation"?


    guess you missed the multitude of complaint threads on this and other forums concerning the gen4's....

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    Haven't missed a thing. Just as many if not many more have had no issue with the Gen 4s. Everything has birthing problems. New cars, new guns, etc. People love to complain on the internet where they have everyone's attention. Those who haven't had problems spend their time on the range instead of the screen. They complained about the Gen 2, then the Gen 3, now the Gen 4. But Glock keeps on selling and Glock owners, for the majority, keep on smiling, so Glock must be doing something right.

    I haven't seen any make or model that someone hasn't griped about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Haven't missed a thing. Just as many if not many more have had no issue with the Gen 4s. Everything has birthing problems. New cars, new guns, etc. People love to complain on the internet where they have everyone's attention. Those who haven't had problems spend their time on the range instead of the screen. They complained about the Gen 2, then the Gen 3, now the Gen 4. But Glock keeps on selling and Glock owners, for the majority, keep on smiling, so Glock must be doing something right.

    I haven't seen any make or model that someone hasn't griped about.

    so, you're admittedly recommending a product that has "birthing problems"?


    no trying to be a tool, my friend. just trying to understand your line of thinking. simply stating there's been complaints on every gun out there doesn't justify a products with obvious issues. heck, even glock said they see no military/LE use for the gen4. they just made it to meet a new market demand in america.

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