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Glock 2 pin models

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tercel89, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. tercel89

    tercel89

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    I have a G19 2-pin model . I have read that some people look for these over the newer 3 pin models .
    Why is this and is there any difference in reliability ?
    I think that Glock made the 3 pins for the bigger bores and then the 9mm just got put into the mix to make manufacturing easier . Is this right ?
    Mine is a 2 pin G19 with the finger grooves and light rail .
    What year do you guyys think it is ? I bought it new but forget what year .
    I didnt realize that Glock made 2 pins with the finger grooves and rail .
    Now that I am detail stripping my Glocks , I realized that it had 2 pins instead of 3 .
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Not really.....not that I've seen, there is no advantage.


    Yup!


    What is the three letter serial number prefix?


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  3. tercel89

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    My prefix is DKD. I think I bought it around 2006
     
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  4. tercel89

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    .............
     
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  5. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    All of the subcompacts, including all G26's, have the third pin. The early larger frame 9mm's have two pins. Glock made a couple of prototypes in 40 S&W with the two pin frame and they came apart when loaned to police departments. This is why all production 40 S&W Glocks have three pins and Glock later overbuilt the 357 Sig models when they came out. Then a bit later the 40 S&W models started using the 357 Sig frames and then some time later the same frames were used for the 9mm models.
     
  6. Glock+2

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    Gen 2 1/2....

     
  7. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    I believe gen 2 1/2 has finger grooves but no light rail.
     
  8. bentbiker

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    The only people I know of who prefer the 2-pin models do so because they are Gen1 or Gen2 models with no finger grooves (and some feel the lack of a rail makes it look "cleaner"). You have a model with the grooves and the rail, so no advantage or disadvantage vs other Gen3's.
     
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  9. Glock+2

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    You may be correct, I thought they called all these Gen 2.5, but ya, it sure looks like a Gen 3 with only 2 pins....maybe its a 2 3/4:dunno:
     
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    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    I don't think the number of pins affects the generation. Gen 2 40 S&W models all have three pins. Gen 2.5 is finger grooves and no light rail. Gen 3 is finger grooves and light rail.
     
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    I have 2 of the Gen 2 w/o finger grooves & w/o rails and 2 Gen 3 Glock 19's....I like the fit of the Gen 2 w/o the f/g but I don't think there is any realiablity difference.
     
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    I have a G19 identical to yours with a prefix of DKE. I bought mine in Dec. 1999. I think mine was manufactured in the summer of 1999.
     
  13. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    My 2nd Gen G19,.....dates to Feb 1993
    Sold a new 3rd Gen G19 after I got this one.

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  15. CynicX

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    ^^^

    Looks damn good.
     
  16. oISHUTupNrocKIo

    oISHUTupNrocKIo Glock Lover

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    Sorry, but whats a 2 Pin Glock?
     
  17. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    It would be nice if Glock would build the "retro" Glocks for anyone that wanted to buy one. (Like me).
     
  18. itsgottabeapit

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    Older model glocks only had 2 takedown pins newer glocks have 3.
     
  19. tercel89

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    what is the prefix of you serial number ? ANd thanks for posting a pic.
     
  20. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Hang tight while I run out to the truck and bring it in........will edit this post with info.


    DMH Jan 2000
     
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