Glock Gen 4 Going Bye Bye

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by SJ 40, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Active Member

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    Looks like the Gen 4 is going away.

    End Of An Era: No More GLOCK Gen4 Guns; .40S&W Will Go Gen5


    It appears that what many of us were predicting finally happened yesterday: GLOCK Gen4 guns are no longer being produced in favor of the Gen5 GLOCK pistols. Residents of California and other more restrictive states have nothing to fear: the Gen3 GLOCKs will continue to be manufactured to support those customers. In addition, the GLOCK Gen4 models chambered in .40S&W will begin a transition to Gen5 production later this year. A brief statement from GLOCK as well as the Gen5.


    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/07/02/glock-gen4-guns/
     
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  2. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    More correctly stated "Looks like some Gen 4's are going away."

    Please refer to...

    Discontinuation of Gen 4 small frames...., post #16
    https://www.glockforum.com/threads/discontinuation-of-gen-4-small-frames.59123/#post-1801777

    Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, Gen4 models available in Gen5 are being removed from production so we are only producing 2 generations of pistols.

    The Gen4 9mm family will be available until July 1. After that the 17/19/26/34 will not be available in the Gen4 platform. As more Calibers are available in Gen5 those calibers will not be available in Gen4 for the commercial market.

    The Gen3 17/19/26/34 will be produced with hi-cap and lo-cap magazines to accommodate all state magazine restrictions.

    Warranty for owners of gen 4 products will still be covered.

    With kind regards,


    [​IMG]

    As noted in Glock's response...

    "As more Calibers are available in Gen5 those calibers will not be available in Gen4 for the commercial market."

    It remains to be seen if 2 pin Gen 5 small frames can tolerate the abuse of .357 SIG cartridges and 2 pin Gen 5 large frames can tolerate the abuse of .45 Auto and 10mm Auto cartridges.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  3. Bayou

    Bayou Well-Known Member

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    Time marches on; I have a discontinued Glock now.
     
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  4. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    As do I. :)

    Personally, I'm glad that Glock is introducing more Gen 5 calibers... in my opinion, the Gen 5 design is notably superior to previous generations. :D

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
  5. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Gen 3 G19 Shooter Supporter

    As long as I can still get parts and upgrades for my Gen 3 G19, I'm happy.

    I've given up turning my Gen 2 G17 into anything more than a stock "duty grade" pistol.

    Maybe I'll add a Gen 5 G34 to the mix...
     
  6. jamesdo72

    jamesdo72 Active Member

    I just swapped my gen 4 34 for a gen 5 34mos. Decided that I’d splash around in the carry optics end of the uspsa pool for a bit.

    Little did I know I turned loose of a collectors item...
     
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  7. Bayou

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    I really like the Gen. 5 too. The only thing I would miss is the finger grooves, but it seems most people never liked the grooves to begin with.
     
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  8. chowser51

    chowser51 Well-Known Member

    if the gen3/4 357 barrels fit the new gen5 .40 guns, I will buy one to test.
    else, I guess I better go buy my twin gen4 32s this year for my blue label purchases.
     
  9. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Given that the same frames are used for the 40's as the 9's, the G32 Gen 3/4 and G33 Gen 3/4 357 SIG barrels should fit the new compact and subcompact 40's... but the lockup (locking block) of the standard size (G17) Gen 5 small frame is different from earlier generations.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  10. NQNPIII

    NQNPIII Well-Known Member

    2 pin 40's,..............again? Didn't they learn the first time?
     
  11. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Actually, they did. :)

    The frame has been strengthened considerably since the early 2 pin 40's. :D

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  12. NQNPIII

    NQNPIII Well-Known Member

    What makes it heavier duty?
     
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  13. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    To answer your question in detail requires a LOT more research than I'm willing to do for you, as there have been numerous internal changes over the years.

    If you're truly interested, I suggest that you start by understanding the Gen 2 frame design, then research the frame changes (particularly around the locking block) through the current Gen 5 design... then you'll have your answer.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  14. NQNPIII

    NQNPIII Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your honesty. I passed on a really nice g22 in North Carolina not too long ago. It was a Gen2. If I remember correctly the Gen 3 g23 models hey cracking frames up in Kentucky for some law enforcement agencies. I don't know everything I have is either a Gen 5 or Gen 4. I have three odg gen 4's. Allegedly they break because of the tint or coloring agents in the polymer. I seriously doubt I will ever hit that high of a round count in any of them.
     
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  16. CaptJH

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    I have one Gen 2, five Gen 3 Glocks, and two Gen 4 Glocks. I much prefer Gen 3 over Gen 4. Two Gen 3s, 19 & 23, were bought last year for use with Trijicon RMR Red Dot.
    Goodbye and good riddance to Gen 4. I love my 3s.
     
  17. NQNPIII

    NQNPIII Well-Known Member

    You sir are a racist!!!! :lol:

    So I have a ODG NIB Gen4 G17.............where shall we start the bidding?? :p:D
     
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  18. CaptJH

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    A proud deplorable racist, but I like black guns!! :)
    As the owner of 8 Glocks, I am definitely a Glock fan. I just do not like my Gen 3s or my 43.
     
  19. NQNPIII

    NQNPIII Well-Known Member

    I can understand the dislike of the 43. I think my sister in law has one. My brother got a 48 and got the 15rd conversion mags. It's his duty back up weapon.