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I just received my brand new gen 4 g22 yesterday. I want to throw a Wilson combat barrel in it. Wilson's page said that they are not compatible with the gen 4 guns. If I wanted to use it, all I have to do is get a gen 3 recoil spring and guide rod right?

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dunno what would make it not fit a gen4?.. Get a BarSto, just as accurate and fits gen4.

The relief cut for the guide rod is larger on the gen 4

I have installed several aftermarket barrels in Gen 4 Glocks and the same barrel works in Gen 3 Glocks.

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Put a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel, not marked for any specific gen, in my Gen 4 35 and it worked fine with the dual capture recoil system and also an aftermarket stainless steel guide rod.

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What's wrong with the oem barrel? No one makes a stronger barrel than the oem Glock barrel.

If you're getting it just so you can shoot lead in it...why? You're going to have to put a lot of lead vs jacketed through it to make up the cost of the replacement barrel.

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Marketing Team (Wilson Combat Support)

Apr 08 13:27 (CDT)

Matt,

Unfortunately, its more than just the guide rod assembly. While it may look like the Gen 3 and Gen 4 barrels are "nearly the same", they are not compatible. The barrel we sell will NOT work reliably in a Gen 4 pistol. Thanks for your interest.

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Will - WC

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Matt Huhn

Apr 08 12:56 (CDT)

I am looking into getting your Glock 22 barrel but I have a question

about the compatibility Your page lists that they are incompatible

with the Gen 4 guns. Is this something that be solved by swapping out

the guide rod assembly, or are there other part compatibility issues?

Thanks for your time,

Matt Huhn

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Ive tried calling and specifically asking and all i ever get is silence, literally, silence.

I havent measured anything but i believe the only area that is different between generation 3 and 4 guns is the lug area where the recoil spring fits but again, i havent measured anything.

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I want to know why too. I called Lone Wolf after reading the above as I am using their barrel in a Gen 4 and they said they work fine in either Gen 3 or Gen 3. Doesn't matter. When I shot it it didn't seem any different.

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Does anyone know someone who has one? I would love to be able to get some measurements from it to figure this one out. The only thing I can think of is that maybe their locking area may be narrower?

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