Gen 4 spring

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by keith82930, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. keith82930

    keith82930 New Member

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    I have a gen 3 G17 and I heard the gen 4 G17 recoil spring reduces recoil, if so, will the gen 4 spring fit in the gen 3???
     
  2. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    I think there is an adapter for that but I am not sure...
     

  3. noob

    noob Noob the forum boob

    Far as I know, the gen 3 spring can be used on a gen 4 gun but not vice versa due to the size of the hole for the spring
     
  4. BLCKWLF

    BLCKWLF GrassHopper

    Maybe I have that switched around... Hmmm
     
  5. noob

    noob Noob the forum boob

    I could be wrong someone with more experience will come along and give further info
     
  6. keith82930

    keith82930 New Member

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    Hmmm thank you! I'll have to do some experimenting!
     
  7. MrG2286

    MrG2286 New Member

    This is how I know it as well. The gen4 is a dual spring system and definitely has a noticeably bigger hole/seat in the front pf the slide. Eyeballing it, it won't seat in a gen3

    You can use a gen3 assembly on a gen4 only if you have an adapter plate.
     
  8. keith82930

    keith82930 New Member

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    Awesome thank you guys!