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ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 09:23 PM
http://s1.postimage.org/FE1pA.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2cji185vo/)

ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 09:24 PM
http://s1.postimage.org/FEnRS.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2cjwx2abo/)

ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 09:25 PM
http://s1.postimage.org/FEFjS.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2ck8htps4/)

Moeen
01-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Salam,
@Achilles - please check your email.

AK47
01-11-2010, 09:50 PM
Salam,
@Achilles - please check your email.

@Achilles......Bro, it would be appreciated that you do speak a few words in assistance to your posts!!! :)

Aquarius
01-11-2010, 09:50 PM
ACHILLES brother.. can you explain the problem given in the above pictures and the reasons which causes these problems.. :|

ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 09:54 PM
simple part of the slide is damging the frame. Part of slide responsible for damaging the frame is encircled in red and the portion of the frame getting damaged is also encircled in red.

Aquarius
01-11-2010, 10:07 PM
simple part ot he slide is damging the part of the frame.

But this is possible only if the internals have been changed in 4th Gen frame or slide.. did you notice any difference in the slide or frame of 4th Gen and 3rd Gen ?

ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 10:14 PM
3rd gen slide is laying side by side with the 4th gen slide. just compare the portion on 4th gen slide incircled with red with the same of 3rd gen slide laying on the other side.

ACHILLES
01-11-2010, 10:16 PM
@Aquarius
if you enlarge the picture i think you will see the difference and the problem as well. but if anything is not clear i am at your service. :)

Aquarius
01-11-2010, 10:32 PM
Ok now I understand your point.. thanks for sharing brother.. :)

AK47
01-11-2010, 10:51 PM
@Achilles.......Ok bro, thanks, some better understanding now. :)

This is a thorn in the side of the new Glock, do we have a substantial number of complaints internationally on this, I mean in reviews, or has Glock solved the problem by now? :rolleyes:

Glocky
01-11-2010, 10:55 PM
While the Gen 4 is definitely plagued with problems this is not one of them. These pictures if i am not mistaken appeared on a thread on Glocktalk in which it was identified that the trigger mechanism housing was of a Gen 3 mistakenly installed in a Gen 4 gun at the American Symrna facilities. This is not a recurring problem and no other incidents have been reported.

On the other hand problems being reported with weak recoil springs and replacements being sent out by Glock are far more common and a cause for concern for anyone looking to purchase the Gen 4.

regards

AK47
01-11-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks Glocky for the add up. :)

Aquarius
01-11-2010, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the useful information Glocky brother.. :)

Glocky
01-11-2010, 11:26 PM
You are welcome brothers. Personally i am apprehensive of the Gen 4, why reinvent the wheel ??? :rolleyes:
It seems they were afraid of losing market share to other manufacturers due to their latest offerings, but forgot the golden rule if it ain't broken don't fix it.

ACHILLES
02-11-2010, 08:58 AM
those gen 4 glock 17 having 3rd gen trigger housing are production guns and as you said they are made in smyrna usa. so by all practical means it is a 4th gen. glock. So the glock corrected the problem later on. The recoil spring problem is also addressed and the spring has been also changed. this does not mean that 4th gen glock were not having this problem but rather they have rectified it. But still, they produced those glocks having this problem and those glocks are going to be in market (correction came later). No recall issued and if issued who is going to take that glock from pakistan to USA for recall upgrade. so be aware those guns so as to avoid any problem, thats the whole point of the Post.

AK47
02-11-2010, 09:04 AM
Thanks ACHILLES bro, for the awareness. It would really have been interesting for prospective G-4 buyers to know from which serial number the faults had been corrected to. I am sure some serials must have been recalled, less those lying around in our markets, etc. :)

ACHILLES
02-11-2010, 09:07 AM
no such recall i am aware of has been issued by the Glock Inc. I have no real update on the serial as well. The 4gen folks should also look for the upgraded spring assembly as well.