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billydoo 11-14-2012 21:37

I have a Gen 2 G23, but long for Gen 3, help me!
 
Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.

joe0121 11-14-2012 21:40

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Originally Posted by billydoo (Post 19632662)
Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.

Move to a non commie country.
Not even trying to be funny. I would never put up with liberal guns laws.

billydoo 11-14-2012 21:43

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Originally Posted by joe0121 (Post 19632669)
Move to a non commie country.
Not even trying to be funny. I would never put up with liberal guns laws.

I own 2 homes in MA. Easier said than done! Believe me, the wifey and I want to move to Alaska.

Glock40man 11-15-2012 00:06

I'd just keep the Gen 2.

INEEDMILK 11-15-2012 00:21

Gen 2 > Gen 3

Why the hell do you want finger bumps?

Is this all so you can have a rail with a laser/light? If so, let me tell you, as someone with a laser/light on my Gen4, it is a ****ing waste of money.

INEEDMILK 11-15-2012 00:22

Also, how do you have 4 billion posts?

Trapped_in_Kali 11-15-2012 00:34

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Originally Posted by INEEDMILK (Post 19633091)
Gen 2 > Gen 3

Why the hell do you want finger bumps?

:agree:

clarkz71 11-15-2012 03:27

Keep the gen 2.

joe0121 11-15-2012 05:09

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Originally Posted by billydoo (Post 19632684)
I own 2 homes in MA. Easier said than done! Believe me, the wifey and I want to move to Alaska.

I know people who have lived there. If you can handle the winters it is an amazing place to live.

NITE SITE 53 11-15-2012 05:20

I work Security in Ma. Every year I have to go to Chelsea to reapply for pepper spray. Ma. is the only state that considers pepper spray a weapon. Go figure!

SJ 40 11-15-2012 07:27

The real differences between Gen 2 & Gen 3's are finger groves and rail.
Now maybe it's just me but I could live without either of those features very easily.

If one just had to have them well their is Hoge grip sleeves,there's your finger groves.
A add on rail and you now have all the features of the Gen 3 on your Gen 2. SJ 40

NailShooter 11-15-2012 07:57

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Originally Posted by INEEDMILK (Post 19633091)

.....Is this all so you can have a rail with a laser/light? If so, let me tell you, as someone with a laser/light on my Gen4, it is a ****ing waste of money.


Well let me tell YOU as someone who has a light on the rail of his G23 that I couldn't disagree more with you statement. For night stand duty a light is perhaps the most valuable piece of equipment that you can have attached to your gun.

The finger grooves I can take or leave.


Nail

e-man 11-15-2012 08:24

As soon as the gen 3 lowers were available, I got one for my gen2 23 and still have no desire to go back...gen 2 was even blockier. FYI...it has been the most reliable and smooth. I can appreciate a light since I could have to move me and my little one around.

Chesafreak 11-15-2012 09:03

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Originally Posted by NailShooter (Post 19633654)
Well let me tell YOU as someone who has a light on the rail of his G23 that I couldn't disagree more with you statement. For night stand duty a light is perhaps the most valuable piece of equipment that you can have attached to your gun.

The finger grooves I can take or leave.


Nail

I don't want to investigate bumps in the night with the muzzle pointed at everything for safety reasons. I favor a mag light in one hand and my Glock in the other. This was Mas Ayoob's advice as well concerning weapon mounted lights.

Chesafreak 11-15-2012 09:09

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Originally Posted by billydoo (Post 19632662)
Ok, so I live in MA. I was able, to get a Gen 2 G23 LE trade. Nice gun. For some reason I keep looking at Gen 3's and feel like I need it, to the point where I am almost tempted to pay the $675 people are asking. I purchased a LW 40-9 conversion barrel and 9mm mag. I dunno, I just feel like the Gen 2 is inferior for some reason. I cannot buy a new Glock in my state. Is the Gen 3 or Gen 4 a much better firearm? We in MA are totally screwed. I have to buy used or get lucky with someone in state.

I personally favor the Gen 2 grip. I removed the finger humps and stippled the frontstrap of my Gen 3 G23. Next I'm going to flatten the backstrap hump.

billydoo 11-15-2012 10:05

Thanks. I think it is just the "can't have it in MA easily" syndrome! Used Gen 3 glocks routinely sell for $675-750 in MA. I wish I was part of free America. I hope I like the 40-9 conversion barrel from Lone wolf when it arrives next week.

TK-421 11-15-2012 13:04

Damn, $675-700 for a used Gen 3? I'm so glad I don't live there. My brand new Gen 3 23 cost $509. :tongueout:

While I've never held a Gen 2, I find the Gen 3 to be much more aesthetically pleasing, and I like the finger grooves. They look nice and they're comfortable. I know I'll end up with at least one Gen 2 Glock at some point in time, but that's because I want to own a Gen 1, a Gen 2, a Gen 3, a Gen 4, and a Gen 5 whenever they decide to come out with it. But, until then, my Gen 3 will do the job just fine.

SJ 40 11-15-2012 17:18

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Originally Posted by billydoo (Post 19634097)
Thanks. I think it is just the "can't have it in MA easily" syndrome! Used Gen 3 glocks routinely sell for $675-750 in MA. I wish I was part of free America. I hope I like the 40-9 conversion barrel from Lone wolf when it arrives next week.

I wish I was part of free America.
That is the ultimate solution to the problem. SJ 40

curlysir 11-15-2012 20:06

If your Gen 2 has the upgraded parts it is not inferior at all to the Gen 3 or Gen 4. A lot of people will argue that it is better.

I recently got a like new Gen 2 G19 and the only thing that I needed to upgrade was the slide lock spring (it had the old style narrow spring). It and my Gen 2 G20 are as good if not better then my Gen 3's and Gen 4's. I personally like the non grooved grip on the Gen 2.

billydoo 11-15-2012 20:38

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Originally Posted by curlysir (Post 19636113)
If your Gen 2 has the upgraded parts it is not inferior at all to the Gen 3 or Gen 4. A lot of people will argue that it is better.

I recently got a like new Gen 2 G19 and the only thing that I needed to upgrade was the slide lock spring (it had the old style narrow spring). It and my Gen 2 G20 are as good if not better then my Gen 3's and Gen 4's. I personally like the non grooved grip on the Gen 2.

:yourock:


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