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Old timers: do you still carry an older gen Glock?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by poodleshooter1, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. poodleshooter1

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    I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.
     
  2. crsuribe

    crsuribe 10mm Auto

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    I can tell you my Gen3 G.20 will be with me for as long as I manage to stay around
     


  3. emore

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    I'm not completely sure of the generation, but the guy at the Glock LE store told me that my G27 is the oldest one he's ever seen. I've been carrying it since I bought it new in about 1996.
     
  4. ku4hx

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    My daily companion is a G23 circa 1993 manufacture S/N AHF1##. When I feel the need for a different carry piece often it's a "T" series Browning Hi-Power I bought in 1969. When I feel the need for more power it's a Gen 2 G20 S/N UW6## bought in 1993.

    What's not to like about the old stuff? Why we're well broken in, reliable, predictable and smooth operating.
     
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  5. CDW4ME

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    "Old Timers" :crying:

    "Back in the day" :faint:

    My 19 & 23 are from around 1991; yes, I bought them new.
    Yes, update was performed, long ago.
    I replaced their original faded night sights last year.
    I'd wager that neither has been shot over 600 rounds.

    Thanks for putting me in my place, OLD. :miff:
     
  6. My 19 is second generation and sees frequent use. All others are 3rd generation and are also used often. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
  7. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Old Timers?

    Old Timers???

    Who are you calling an Old Timer!?!?!?!?!?

    Look here, youngster. . . . .
    I won a G21 Gen2, back in 1994, at the "Capital Classic IV", as a R.O.

    There's absolutely NOTHING 'wrong' with that old Gen2 pistol!!!
    [​IMG]

    This grand OLD pistol shoots just as well as my Gen3 Glocks (G19, G23, G30SF) and my Gen4 (G26).



    Old Timer. . . . . . . Yeah, right.

    :fred:



















    :supergrin::rofl:
     
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  8. grecco

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    My favorite glock is my science project.
    Its a 2nd gen G23c.
    I will never get rid of it.
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    Here it is, kid--still kicking. Was purchased in 1993, ser # ALMxxx

    [​IMG]

    In a Galco KingTuk IWB:
    [​IMG]

    I've since removed the Pachmayr grip after all these years, and found that I really like the flatter feel to the grip.
     
  10. GunFighter45ACP

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    I see no need to change/upgrade unless it brings something else needed into the equation. For me, being a Southpaw, the Gen 4s are nice so I can switch the mag release over. I'm still not parting w/my other Gen Glocks, but new can be good, too.
     
  11. Zapfenstreich

    Zapfenstreich oh, come on!

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    I've traded out my Gen 2 Glocks for Gen 3s as the years went by. The only reason I traded older Glocks for newer was because I like Gen3 frame more. Otherwise, no need to upgrade.
     
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  12. Hunng

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  13. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    I'm sure your 2nd Gen Glock still works, and works well. No need to upgrade just because there's something newer on the market.

    At least 2/3 of the guns I own, possibly more, are used.
     
  14. RYNOCG201

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    This. My 98' G23 Gen3 (CZK prefix) is my favorite Glock. Smooth trigger, smooth operation, and flawless. My next Glock will be 9mm and I am looking for a used/worn in 19 or 26
     
  15. bruzer

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    Funny how we won't spend around $500 bucks to upgrade to a new gun but will spend around $50,000 to upgrade to a new truck. And the truck looses much value as soon as we drove it off the lot! Facts and figures are for entertainment only and represent no real knowledge.
    Started out with the Gen 4 so we'll see if Gen 5 catches my eye when it comes out.
    Mike
     
  16. G23G21

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    I've got a Gen2 G23, #PG, that I bought new in '93. Swaped out the slide lock, slide release and entire trigger group w/smooth trigger and 4.5 connector and installed a lanyard plug so's I can hang it on the wall next to whereever I'm at at the time. 100% reliable! :tongueout:
     
  17. tango44

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    My father who is very old school, still carries his Gen2 G19 since 1993 or a Colt Commander, no other guns for him!
     
  18. Batesmotel

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  19. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    Awesome. Here's my "old" 2nd Gen 17



    [​IMG]

    She has over 50K rounds and counting. If I could only carry ONE handgun, this is the one. I would pick it over my daily carry of my G26 due to its grip comfort, trigger and a bit of extra barrel. Purchased brand new direct from Smyrna in March 1993.

    HR
     
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