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Gen 2 Glock 19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Illini_Glock, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Illini_Glock

    Illini_Glock USAF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2012
    You can see from my post count that I'm new to this site and in truth to owning a handgun. I've done a good bit of research and some good hands on testing and know what I like in a handgun.

    I purchased a Glock 26 Gen 3 and have shot around 400 rounds with it. Very nice gun for me. I've got an opportunity to pick up a Glock 19 Gen 2 but not sure what the difference between the Gen 2's and the Gen 3's are. Is there anything that I would need to look out for? Thanks in advance for the information.
  2. fortheboys


    Feb 21, 2004
    New Jersey
    The 3rd gen have the finger grooves in the front of the grip and a light rail.
    BUY the 2nd gen if he is offering it up for a good price.
    The 2nd gen 19 is known for it's undisputed reliablity.
    I have a 2nd gen 19 and 23 and both have fed EVERYTHING I have put through them without a hiccup. If you purchase the 19, check with Glock to see if it had the upgrades done to it. If not and you want the upgrades done, they will ship the parts to a Glock armorer close to you for free. They will NOT ship them to you unless you are a Glock armorer. They will also do the upgrades for free but you will have to pay for the shipping.
    Good luck and if you don't want to buy it, give me the info on it, I will :)

  3. Illini_Glock

    Illini_Glock USAF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2012
    Thanks for the info! I appreciate that. And sorry, I'll be making that purchase.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004

    The gen 2 frames don't have the finger grooves. Many prefer the looks of the gen 2.
  5. vtducrider


    Nov 13, 2008
    Austin, TX
    My girlfriend has a Gen 2 G17, I am trying to trade one of my Gen 3's for it :) So far, no luck... :(
  6. Motor City Glocker

    Motor City Glocker Gun Addict

    Sep 28, 2011
    SE Michigan

    I prefer the looks of the gen2 as well! I can do without the finger grooves.
  7. I prefer the gen 2 as the finger grooves are too big and spaced too closely for my fingers. They are ok on the longer frame of the 17 though.

  8. OP, Would you reconsider? You are really lucky, my friend.
  9. gtalum1996


    Sep 25, 2007
    Dallas, Ga
    I love my Gen 2's. I have fat fingers...
  10. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Jan 20, 1999
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Me too, I can tollerate a Gen 3 full size (G-17/22), but in the mid size (G-19/23) I have to have the Gen 2 that fits my mit.
  11. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    or you could join GSSF and go to a match.

    Your Glock will be updated (if there were any)

    for free by the on site armorer.

    You get to shoot a match, make friends and have a good time.

    If it is your first match sign up for the new shooters drawing.

    One of the newbies gets to take home a certificate for a free Glock.

    all and all not a bad deal.
  12. Illini_Glock

    Illini_Glock USAF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2012
    Picked it up last night and promptly took it to the range. Completely impressed with it. It's had the upgrades from Glock (Done at Glockmeister) and has upgraded night sights on it. Very nice!
  13. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Bravo! My 1996 Gen2 G19 now has 87,000 rounds fired, and I'll be using it in competition this afternoon.:wavey: