Gen 4 Glock 35 Review

Discussion in 'Other Handguns' started by plouffedaddy, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy New Member

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    Here's a quick synopsis of what I've found through a little over 1k rounds through my Gen 4 G35:

    Pros:
    -Reliable (despite the internet lore, I have never seen any issues personally with Gen4 40 caliber Glocks)
    -Accurate (more accurate than 99% of the shooters that will own one)
    -Durable (I'm pleasantly surprised with the lack of finish wear on the inside of this gun, the newer Glock finish is holding up well)
    -Easy to maintain
    -TONS of aftermarket support; especially competition sights if you are looking to use this gun competitively
    -Accepts 15, 17, and 22 round factory magazines
    -Similar in size to a full size 1911, yet has increased capacity and is lighter (I realize it's a different caliber, just pointing that out as not to start a caliber war)
    -Glock's customer service is second to none
    -Cheap replacement parts, should you ever need them
    -Low Bore Axis resulting in a relatively soft shooting gun
    -Easily modified to fit the shooters' preferences
    -Requires very little cleaning/lubrication to run reliably (that said, clean your guns!)
    -Comes with 3 mags standard

    Cons:
    -I'm not a fan of the design of the Gen4 backstrap system
    -Very little to no magwells on the market that can be used with the backstraps
    -More expensive than the standard size Glock pistols
    -I dislike the factory adjustable sights

    Here's a video with some shooting on steel plates from the 12m line, the 40m (really 38m but I round up so it seems more impressive :D) line, a table top discussion with a demonstration of disassembly/assembly and a size comparison to a standard 1911, G22, and G23 followed lastly by a chronograph test:

    [video=youtube;Sr9PDB97WXg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr9PDB97WXg&feature=g-upl[/video]

    Chronograph results:

    Winchester Ranger 135gr JHPs: 1208fps, 437 ft/lbs energy
    Federal HST 165gr Bonded JHPs: 1114fps, 455 ft/lbs energy
    Federal HST 180gr JHPs: 1095fps, 479 ft/lbs energy

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  2. ETH77

    ETH77 Premium Member

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    You do good work Sir! Thank you for taking the time!