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My first Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by intenseneal, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. intenseneal

    intenseneal

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    I Got my first ever Glock. It a G23 .40SW Gen 2 with night site. I got it for $370 out the door, it was a police trade in and is in very good shape. I will post up a pic later.
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Sounds like a deal!

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  6. failsafe

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    Welcome and congrat's...My first Glock was a 2nd generation G23 as well...Does it have Trijicon night sight's..If it does, they have a born on date on the side..the 2 numbers is the date of the sight..Like mine is 93...=1993
     
  7. Congrats! Great price for such an great firearm. :)
     
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  8. intenseneal

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    Thanks everyone. Yeah I got a pretty killer deal on it. It also came with 2 13rd clips and a holster not the best but it works. The night sites have TRU DOT written in red on the rear site and the front and rear both have MH3 stamped into them. I will be replacing the sites since there is not a lot of glow left to them. I will also be replacing the recoil spring and rod just as a precaution since the gun is a little older. Is there any way I can find out when and where it was made??
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    Congrats! That was the very first Glock I ever bought back in 1993. Mine is ALMxxx. I hope to pass it alon to one of my kids later on.
     
  10. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    What's the serial number prefix?
     
  11. intenseneal

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    Mine is ANRxxx US. It has a 2 pin lower as well dont know if all .40SW Glock Gen 2's had the 2 pin lower but I know all 9mm only 1 pin and Glock added a second pin on the Gen 4.
     
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  12. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    ANR isn't yet listed in our serial number project, but it would seem to fit in pretty well in September of 1993.

    ANH*** G-17 2.0 1993-09-01 dated by Glock
    ANL*** G-19 2.0 1993-09-01
    ANN*** G-19 2.0 1993-09-01
    ANP526 G-22 - 0000-00-00
    ANR
    ANS*** G-23 2.0 1993-09-01 per Glock Cust Service
    ANT*** G-17 2.0 0000-00-00 adjustable rear sight
    ANW*** G-17 2.0 0000-00-00 2 pin, stock sights
    ANX*** G-17 2.0 1993-10-01
    ANZ*** G-20 2.0 1993-09-01

    Your G23 is a three pin, and the third pin was added to 9mm after Gen3 production started. All Gen1 and Gen2 9mm's (except G26's) had two pins, Gen3's can be found two and three pin frames.
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  13. intenseneal

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    Hummm wonder why ANR is not listed. Well here are the pics of my G23.
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  14. intenseneal

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    It is in very good shape for being a police carry gun. Things on the list are new night sites, recoil spring, a grip plug, Bio Hazard slide back plate from GlockMeister and +2 mag extensions for my 13rd mags making my carry capacity 30rds.
     
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  15. intenseneal

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    I made a trip to Glock Meister today and picked up a grip plug and Bio Hazard slide plate. Next will be new night sites (turns out mine are not Glock factory sites someone added Tru Dot sites to it), stainless steel recoil spring (they side mine is still in good shape) and then the +2 extensions. I will post up a pic of the new backing plate. I would really like to get a gill slit slide for my Gen 2 G23 but it looks like there is no way that will happen.
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  16. intenseneal

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    Range report. Went to the indoor range to run 50rds threw the G23 to shoot for accuracy. I shot at 15ft since I figured that would be about the range of a conflict. I was pretty happy with the results. Shooting Remington 180 grain FMJ to closely match my Remington 180 grain Golden Saber that I carry with. First 5 shoots grouped in about the size of a baseball. Got back on target quickly and easy to control the gun. So after I was finished at the range I went home and was getting ready to clean her up and I noticed a rattling in the grip so I cycled the slide and the tigger would not reset. I pulled out the grip plug because thats where the rattle was coing from and something fell out but I did not see what it was. SO it was down to GlockMeister to see what broke. Turns out the ejector broke on my trigger housing and that caused the trigger spring to brake. They also found an 8lbs connector in my G23 as well. GlockMeister is great they not only had the parts in stock and installed for free but they had a 4.5lbs connector that they gave me and all was completed in 10 minutes. I also went with a GlockMeister competition trigger spring and of coarse a new trigger housing. So now my trigger pull is much lighter than before. I also called Glock this morning to find out more info about my gun. It was made in Austria in Aug. 1993 and was ordered for Arizona LE.
    One dead zombie, 48 out of 50 on target not too bad.
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  17. mattallamerican

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    nice gun. the only problem is your going to want more glocks
     
  18. intenseneal

    intenseneal

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    Yeah I want a G30S and a G19 and maybe a G27.
     
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  19. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    The breaking of the trigger spring was not caused by the ejector breaking.....the ejector wasn't broken.

    The 4340 ejector was the original 'correct' ejector when the gun was made, it was used in the .40's and the big frame Glocks until ejectors for both were eventually re-designed/upgraded.
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    As for the trigger spring breaking.....no big deal.....you just need to learn how to use it if it should break again. Yes, it will fire semi-auto just like always. Click to find out how-> http://glocktalk.com/forums/blog.php?b=10

    Don't forget to post your guns 'birthdate' on the serial number research project now that you have the info! :)