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    Glock gen combatlity

    Will a gen 4 glock slide fit/work on a gen 5 frame?

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    Gen5 frame/lower has ambi slide release lever - no cut out on the Gen4 slide for that. I'd imagine that would lead to effectively having no slide release levers...

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    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirlwind06 View Post
    Will a gen 4 glock slide fit/work on a gen 5 frame?

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    It will as long as you have a G5 backplate on the slide.

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    Just want to confirm, a G17.4 slide will work on a G17.5 frame if you use G4 internals and a G5 backplate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lon View Post
    Necropost.

    Just want to confirm, a G17.4 slide will work on a G17.5 frame if you use G4 internals and a G5 backplate?
    As noted you need a G5 back plate.

    If you want the slide catch to work you will need to either swap out for an single side or cut the right side lever off a gen 5.

    One of my long term projects is to put a KKM comped 23.4 slide on a G45 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    As noted you need a G5 back plate.

    If you want the slide catch to work you will need to either swap out for an single side or cut the right side lever off a gen 5.

    One of my long term projects is to put a KKM comped 23.4 slide on a G45 frame.
    Great. Thanks.
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    Necro but just to confirm, with a Gen4 factory glock 19 I just need to find the 3.50, gen5 backplate and it will run? I have A spare Glock 19 gen5 lower and I have a new never fired gen4 19. I also have a gen4 glock23 slide and was thinking of just swaping the gen4 19 slide (with gen5 backplate) on the gen5 frame and the gen4 23 slide on the gen4 19 frame because reasons.

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