Todd from Pistol-Training.Com is running a Gen4 Glock 17 through his endurance test. Previous guns included the S&W M&P, the HK P30, and the HK45. The Gen4 Glocks have been the subject of all kinds of internet speculation, with reports of failures coming in from across the country. In fact, I had issues myself with the one T&E Gen4 Glock 17 that I used.
Todd’s Gen4 Glock 17? 5 stoppages in the first 548 rounds. Now, HK and M&P fanboys are likely rejoicing at this news, however early reports indicate that the issue with the Gen4 is partially related to the extractor. Todd replaced the extractor on his Gen4 gun with a Gen3 model, and the gun then fired 300 trouble free rounds. 300 isn’t a lot, but it appears to be a step in the right direction. This weekend, Todd will be out here in Gun Nuts Land teaching a Speed Kills/Get SOM class, and I’ll be there to report on the class…and on the Gen4 Glock.