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Thread: Glock instructor Gen 4 to Gen 5 accuracy improvements

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    gen5 includes several tweaks that make it the most advanced Glock yet. If you're buying new, get a 5. If you have older versions that are meeting your needs you may or may not benefit from upgrading depending on your needs and what you're capable of. For example, if you can't hit a standard sheet of paper at 25yds the GMB isn't going to do anything for you yet.

    The GMB and trigger attributes are commonly mentioned as reasons to upgrade to a 5. Others may suggest just upgrading older models with a new barrel or trigger kit. That is indeed an option, but those modifications can compromise reliability and quality options approach or exceed the costs to upgrade. Along with time/ammo to vet the gun.
    Some great feedback overall. Very helpful. Thanks ST and everyone

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    I shoot gen 4 G19s almost exclusively. Stock triggers. A few months ago, I rented a gen 5 to see if the hype was real. Much to my surprise, I acheived better precision than my gen4 gun. I did not measure, or attempt to do an objective comparison, which is something Id like to do sometime.

    Yesterday after reading this thread, I decided to put my KKM barrel in my beater. Since everyone is discussing group sizes. Rezeroing my giant dot dual illuminated RMR, I shot 4 (measured roughly by my hand width, and a known 3 dot target) groups off the bench. I was using literal garbage ammo, cast wheel weights powdercoated, sized a little too small, with magnum primers and unsorted well used and abused range pickup brass.

    I drew 3 conclusions from my groups in comparison to the ones posted here:
    1) try better ammo before you buy a new gun
    2) I suck, need glasses, need more practice. A lot more practice. A lot more dry fire. A lot more B8. A lot more Dot Torture. I cant come even remotely close to this unsupported, which is how pistols get used.
    3) I am more than happy with the performance of that weapon. There were no stoppages, and paper got punched.

    Ill prolly run my gen 4s for another year or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    I drew 3 conclusions from my groups in comparison to the ones posted here:
    1) try better ammo before you buy a new gun
    2) I suck, need glasses, need more practice. A lot more practice. A lot more dry fire. A lot more B8. A lot more Dot Torture. I can’t come even remotely close to this unsupported, which is how pistols get used.
    3) I am more than happy with the performance of that weapon. There were no stoppages, and paper got punched.
    Great example, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    I shoot gen 4 G19s almost exclusively. Stock triggers. A few months ago, I rented a gen 5 to see if the hype was real. Much to my surprise, I acheived better precision than my gen4 gun. I did not measure, or attempt to do an objective comparison, which is something Id like to do sometime.

    Yesterday after reading this thread, I decided to put my KKM barrel in my beater. Since everyone is discussing group sizes. Rezeroing my giant dot dual illuminated RMR, I shot 4 (measured roughly by my hand width, and a known 3 dot target) groups off the bench. I was using literal garbage ammo, cast wheel weights powdercoated, sized a little too small, with magnum primers and unsorted well used and abused range pickup brass.

    I drew 3 conclusions from my groups in comparison to the ones posted here:
    1) try better ammo before you buy a new gun
    2) I suck, need glasses, need more practice. A lot more practice. A lot more dry fire. A lot more B8. A lot more Dot Torture. I cant come even remotely close to this unsupported, which is how pistols get used.
    3) I am more than happy with the performance of that weapon. There were no stoppages, and paper got punched.

    Ill prolly run my gen 4s for another year or so.
    I like this.

    Im not getting rid of my Gen 3 or Gen 4 but Gen 5 has it going on. I have a work Gen 5 and will buy my own. But if anything I will just rebarrel my prior Gens when time comes.

    I want, SO bad, a non MOS G34. Not everything needs a red dot. Plus my guiltiest pleasure is my Gen 2 17L. No mods. Factory. Yowza.

    Honestly thats all I do. On a personal gat, I just put in a minus connector, the extended slide stop lever, and maybe Dawsons.

    Totally agree on B8 and good ammo. I am snobby and wont put Carcinogenic Soviet made Wolf in my Glock. I used to would put it in my Kimber on dares and it worked but....yuck.

    But that is another story

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    IMO the first best thing about the Gen5 IMO is the grip not having finger grooves. The second best thing is the trigger. Accuracy wise, I noticed no improvement over Gen2, 3, or 4. (I have a 19.5, 19X and G45.)
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