View Full Version : I need the recent skinny on the Gen4 Glock 17!!

04-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Looking at the Gen 4 17 for my wife, and need to know if anyone is experiencing malfunctions on their recent purchases. Any and all input with be appreciated:D

04-24-2012, 3:26 PM
I dont know if this will help but i have a gen4 19 I picked up in january and it's been flawless.

04-24-2012, 4:09 PM
Go for it.

Lumpia is sarap!
04-24-2012, 4:19 PM
No jams on mine.

04-24-2012, 5:10 PM
Sweet!! Thanks for the reply guys. Wifey's a lefty also, And the Glock is looking even better.

04-24-2012, 8:38 PM
No jams on mine either. Just a bit over 300-350 rounds using WWB and Gun Show reloads (I think they were LAX branding- wouldn't buy them again though...).

The casings still have a habit of flinging into your face a few times, even with the new extractor. A hat and safety glasses makes it less annoying. =)

I'm partial to my M&P9, but the glock 17g4 is really growing on me. Your Wifey will love it!


04-24-2012, 8:49 PM
I sometimes get brass to the face. I've gotten a couple of double feed malfunctions but I assume it's a magazine problem. Overall I'm happy with it.

04-24-2012, 8:53 PM
Go to glock talk. Lots of reports from owners of 'older' Gen 4 17's and 'newer' ones complaining of the casings hitting them in the glasses even when the come back from glock. The extraction issues seem to be solved but the ejector and extractor issues in respect to odd ejection arent yet. None really complain of unreliability per say but you have to wonder what glock was thinking when the redesigned a few things in the Gen 4 pistols. It was as close to a perfect pistol as you could get in the Gen 3 config.

04-24-2012, 9:03 PM
No failures at all after 500 rounds of Magtech. I too did a search on G17 Gen4 recent failures before purchasing in February and found nothing.

I do have to complain about the downward trigger angle and slightly longer reach at trigger break (more than the M&P45 and CZ75 SP01) with my medium sized hands.

04-25-2012, 5:23 AM
Look at the 19. It fit my left-handed wife better than the 17 so that is what she chose.

04-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Some of the ejection/extraction problems don't develop until after a few thousand rounds according to people who shoot more than the normal person. I'm taking the plunge and buying a Gen 4 Glock 17 or 19 soon since I'm thinking of switching back to the Glock platform over my beloved M&P's for carry. On a good note, if mine does have a problem and Glock can't fix it than Apex Tactical should be able too :)

04-25-2012, 4:43 PM
My gen4 G34 ran fine on factory ammo. Definitely requires tweaking if you're using reduced loads for competition.