Randy Lee from Apex Tactical Specialties recently posted information about the performance of his G-FRE (GLOCK Failure Resistant Extractor). While the extractor has been a huge success in Gen 4 guns, he has been disappointed with its performance in Gen 3 guns. As a result, he has announced that he will begin work on a Gen 3 specific version of the G-FRE. You can read his thoughts on M4Carbine.net.
Not only is this great news for shooters who are struggling to get their late manufacture 9mm Gen 3 Glocks to function as reliably as they would like, but it is also a display of the type of transparency and self-evaluation that makes a company great. Check out ApexTactical.com.
Is there a problem with gen 3 extractors that I don’t know about?
I have about 3k rounds through my gen 3 G23 and haven’t had an extraction issue, did I get lucky or something?
Some of the later Gen 3 guns have experienced the same issues as the Gen 4 guns.
Can anyone with first hand experience using these extractors comment in regard to the power and predictability of extraction? The extraction on both my stock Gen 3 G26 & G30 is weak and unpredictable compared to a lot of other pistols I’ve used such as Springfield XDs. The G30 especially has a tenancy to either eject casing up into my forehead or very weakly spill them to side. Out of 500rnds I’ve had 1 failure to extract (only failure so far) but the extraction in general has always bugged me with both guns.