Gen 1, Gen 2 or Gen 3?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Christopher67, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. Awesome, thank you.
  4. Are there any other ways to tell?
  5. Gen 4 says Gen4 on the Slide! Others don't what Gen :uglylol:
    #5 tooomey, Feb 16, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012

  6. Awesome, thank you!
  7. [​IMG]So is mine a gen 3?
    #8 MotoXXX, Jan 27, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  8. cadillacguns

    Millennium Member

    Yes it is.
  9. Yes, and I can't figure out why you got 3 mags with Red Label Gen 3.
  10. I think the lady working the counter had the hots for me....:eek::eek::eek: LMAO

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  11. Lee-online

    Lee-online Mul-ti-pass

    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.
  12. Gen 3 sub compacts don't have tactical rails.
  13. 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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