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Old 10-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Glock Generations help

I am toying with trading my current carry pistol to a Glock and had questions for you experts.

I think I want to go with a 23. I don't want subcompact as I know I will not be accurate with one. The question I have is, if I'm trading someone, what is the best generation to look for? And what are the differences? I have never owned a Glock, I have only fired 1, and I think it was a 21 but don't know the Gen.

Any help would be appreciated.
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If you want a rail you want to Gen 3 or 4.
Aside from that the differences in generations are negligible.
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The gen 4 has a better texture on it and interchangeable backstraps and beavertail. It lacks aftermarket support for a few things if you ever want to modify it though.
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The gen 4 has a better texture on it and interchangeable backstraps and beavertail. It lacks aftermarket support for a few things if you ever want to modify it though.
Why do I always forget about that?
The charge in the trigger bar is the only thing that sticks in my head for some reason.
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OK, so there is no major difference in recoil springs or trigger tactile function or any of that? That's good to know. Thanks.
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Gen 1 and 2 do not have the finger grooves , gen 3 and 4 do . Gen 4 had interchangable back straps , the Gen 3 and older does not
Bottom pic is a gen 4 .
Also the Gen 4s come factory with 3 mags instead of 2 like the gen 3's
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Not sure where you are located, but the Cabellas by me always seems to have a butt load of police trade ins. Mostly Gen 2 glock 23's but every so often they get some Gen 3 23's in.
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I'm in Knoxville, far...far away from any decent store. I'm looking more at the facebook firearms groups I belong to as well as Armslist. That graphic helped a lot, thanks. At least now I know that I can spot what gen it is by the grip alone.
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I'm in Knoxville, far...far away from any decent store. I'm looking more at the facebook firearms groups I belong to as well as Armslist. That graphic helped a lot, thanks. At least now I know that I can spot what gen it is by the grip alone.
You know you can order from cabellas, or from most any gun shop and have it sent to a FFL that is local to you. The local shop will probably charge you for the transfer, but depending on the deal may be worth it.
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I'm looking to trade up, not buy outright, and I'm looking used. I wouldn't buy a used gun from any store sight unseen. I would want to inspect it first.
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