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Old 02-16-2012, 00:40   #1
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Gen 1, Gen 2 or Gen 3?

Gen 1, Gen 2 or Gen 3? Whats the easiest way to tell the difference between these 3 Glock versions? I purchased a Gen 4 G23 today & im looking to buy another but wanna buy used to save a few bucks and wanna make sure i know what Gen Glock im looking at. I asked the dealer and he wasn't sure unless it was a Gen 4 lol. Thanks in advance. Chris.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:05   #2
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Gen1 has a completely smooth grip with no checkering.

Gen2 has checkering on the front and back of the grip.

Gen3 has finger grooves and a light rail.

There may be other differences but those are the main ones I know of.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:30   #3
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Gen1 has a completely smooth grip with no checkering.

Gen2 has checkering on the front and back of the grip.

Gen3 has finger grooves and a light rail.

There may be other differences but those are the main ones I know of.

Awesome, thank you.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:37   #4
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Are there any other ways to tell?
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Old 02-16-2012, 13:09   #5
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Gen 4 says Gen4 on the Slide! Others don't what Gen
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Old 02-16-2012, 13:13   #6
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Old 02-16-2012, 21:40   #7
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:52   #8
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General GlockingSo is mine a gen 3?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:49   #9
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Yes it is.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:00   #10
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Yes, and I can't figure out why you got 3 mags with Red Label Gen 3.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:35   #11
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Old 01-29-2013, 19:46   #12
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Yes, and I can't figure out why you got 3 mags with Red Label Gen 3.
I think the lady working the counter had the hots for me....:eek::eek::eek: LMAO

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Old 01-29-2013, 20:36   #13
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A G17 is the only Gen 1. (there are possibly some Gen 1 G19's but extremely rare)

The compact Glocks like the G29 and G30 can be Gen 2.5. look like a Gen 3 but have no rail.
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Old 01-29-2013, 23:33   #14
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Gen 3 sub compacts don't have tactical rails.
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Old 01-30-2013, 22:10   #15
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Some Gen 3 sub compacts do not have a light rail. I have in my hot little hands a Gen 3 G29 SF with a light rail. I have another Gen 3 G29/30 frame with light rails.
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