glock22 gen3 vs glock22 gen4 guide rod spring

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by Rene, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Rene

    Rene New Member

    Thay say the gen three spring isnt good people. But that the gen three is a tried and proven pistol! Also the gen 4 has a better guide rod spring but is still iffy.
  2. cjs83

    cjs83 New Member

    no problems with my Gen4 G22, I love it.

  3. Dezmo

    Dezmo New Member

    My shots was all over the place with the stock spring (glock 22 gen4) Had it replaced through the glock gen4 replacement program and my grouping was perfect and a perfect score at qualification.
  4. Shootit

    Shootit New Member

    If you are going to leave the gun slide stock, go with the Gen 4. i personally like the Gen3 single spring if modified with a Wolf spring. Also a few good spring guide rods rods out there. With a single spring it is easier to adjust the slide to work just right. I don’t want the spent brass falling out of the slide, or flying 10 feet in the air. I am told it’s just right when the spent casings are 2 to 3 1/2 feet from the gun. The ammo you decide to use will have an affect also. But stock to stock the Gen4 seems to be liked by more shooters. Felt recoil seems to be better with the Gen4 as well. I also like the Gen3 transfer bar better too. Some of the after market triggers come with a stock Glock Gen 3 transfer bar. It’s pull is about a 1/2 to 3/4 pound lighter. The Apex trigger kit comes with a stock Glock Gen3 transfer bar.
  5. Shootit

    Shootit New Member

    The New NDZ Generation 4 Stainless Steel Guide Rod Assemblies are designed specifically for Generation 4 pistols and allow a user not only to have a guide rod that will be more durable but also allows for different spring weights to be purchased or changed which means the ability to precisely tune the pistol for optimal performance. The NDZ Generation 4 Adapter Ring installs under the retention end screw thereby making up the difference of space in the front of a generation 4 slide as well as retaining the spring accordingly. Our Generation 4 specific guide rods have an enlarged base similar to that of the stock OEM guide rods allows for the single spring assembly to sit at a more parallel position to the barrel for better performance. You can choose from 11-22 pound springs for the stainless guide rod.
  6. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Hi, Shootit!

    The posters in this thread haven't been active since January, 2014.

    If you wish to participate in similar discussions, there are several much more current RSA threads, such as...

    Stainless Steel Rod Recoil Spring

    ... which was started on February 26, 2019 and last active on March 20, 2019.

    There are some slightly older RSA threads as well... in which we've truly 'flogged the dead horse to a pulp'. :rolleyes: :D

    Just thought you'd like to know... :)

    Best regards,

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2019
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  7. Bayou

    Bayou Well-Known Member

    Same with me, and that is also the case when I use the .357 Sig barrel with it.