Be Heard: New or Used GLOCK?

We recently discussed whether or not your trust in GLOCK handguns has been shaken as they continue to have ongoing issues with their Gen4 and newer Gen3 handguns. The vast majority of you expressed that you trusted the GLOCKs that you own and have proven on the range but that isn’t really what I was after so I think I’ll rephrase the question.

Let’s say that you have the choice between a brand new Gen4 GLOCK and an older, used Gen3 GLOCK for a handgun training course that you were attending the next day. Which would you choose assuming all factors are the same (price, accessories, etc.)? Does a perceived loss of reliability affect your decision?

9 Responses to Be Heard: New or Used GLOCK?

  1. hunter October 31, 2012 at 07:57 #

    i would pick the gen3

  2. Gregg October 31, 2012 at 10:33 #

    Both would be a better choice than a Kimber… In all seriousness a Gen 3.

  3. Josh October 31, 2012 at 11:43 #

    Definitely the Gen 3.

  4. David Spicer October 31, 2012 at 12:55 #

    I believe I would still take the GEN4 I still like the recoil management of the new spring system in that caliber. I did not think Glock really had to do any tweeking to the 9mm. Other thatn the new fram style. I really like it. Although as I stated in the original post my wife caries a GEN4 model 19 and has of yet, with well over a thousands through it, had any issues with brass from her weapon hitting her in the face or head.

  5. David Spicer October 31, 2012 at 12:57 #

    “That caliber” I was refering to above is .40. I was interupted while writing that.

  6. Ron Larimer October 31, 2012 at 14:17 #

    Almost no one actually shoots their gun, I wouldn’t consider either more reliable simply based on the facts presented.

    I would still prefer a GEN3 (RTF2 actually) but that is my preference regardless if it is used or not.

  7. Patriotic Sheepdog October 31, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Used Gen3….tested and trusted

  8. Matt November 1, 2012 at 00:21 #

    I would definitely go with the used gen 3

  9. Ryan November 26, 2012 at 00:34 #

    +1 to Gen 3.

    Unless the Gen 4 is a better deal and fits your hand more comfortably.

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