GUN Glock Owners Question For Ya

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  1. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I had a G19 in 2000 which I sold before moving to Canada. Im not sure what Gen. it was but now I see there is a gen 3 model can you tell me the differences between Gen 2 and 3? Im looking at getting a G22 this time around. Thanks.
     
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    1st Gen: No finger grooves, no rail. Texture like a spray-on truck lining all over grip.

    2nd Gen: Front (and back?)-strap checkering. No light rail, no finger grooves.

    3rd Gen: Finger grooves, checkering in valleys of grooves, and rail.

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  3. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Sweet thanks my G19 was a 3rd gen but I wasn't sure since I haven't been really following glocks in the last 3 years. 3rd Gen for sure.
     
  4. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Are the 17's the same way. I've been wondering about my dad's.
     
  5. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Yes.

    There were only gen 1 Glock 17's and 17L's imported. Well actually there were a VERY few gen 1 Glock 19's brought in but in reality they were Glock 17's that were chopped down by Glock.

    There are also some transitional frames that don't match these three distinct generations. I had a Glock 26 that had finger grooves but no checkering. Some Glock 20's and 21's have finger grooves but no rails.
     
  6. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Our 17 has checkering and no finger grooves.
     
  7. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Gen 2.
     
  8. kalm823

    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    Some of the 2nd gen glock .40S&W's have 2 pins near the trigger on the frame which means you shouldn't shoot .357 sigs. The later 2nd gens and all 3rd gens have 3 pins which means it's okay to shoot .357 sigs.
     
  9. Chicane

    Chicane Ad Hoc OT Supporter

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    can you explain that a little better?

    From the pic and your descriptions, it looks like I just bought a Glock 22 2nd Generation.

    What were the years of production? Are there any downfalls to the 2nd gen?

    Bought over the weekend:
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  10. Fidel Castro

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    Nevermind.
     
  11. kalm823

    kalm823 He who lives on hopes dies of starvation

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    Sorry, I meant 3 pins in the frame, 2 by the trigger, one in the backstrap. You have a second gen glock 22, old box, no finger grooves, no front rail. You can shoot .357 sigs with only a barrel change.
     
  12. GroundControl

    GroundControl Rock your face like a hurricane!

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    From dmobrien2001 on Glocktalk.com:

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    - 1st Generation has the smooth, rounded “pebble-grip”.
    - 2nd Generation has the “Grenade-style” checkering with NO fingergrooves (see picture).
    - 3rd Generation has BOTH fingergrooves AND accessory rail on the front dustcover.
    - If you have a subcompact (G-26, -27, -28, -29, -30, -33, -36) OR a “transition model” when Glock was putting fingergrooves but no accessory rail, then you have a 2.5 Generation.
     

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