Beat me to it!looks like you were taken, a used, field tested hard, poorly taken care of. then someone let a child draw all over it with a sharpie. do us all a favor and send it to me, i will render it safe and dispose of properly in my gun safe!!!
besides, you will never be happy with it since you had your heart set on a G 23!!!
It's the lighting which makes it's finish seem less apparent. Look at the first image...the subtle change(s) from grey to black from the front to the rear of the accessory rail, between the 2 frame pins above the trigger, and around the thumb rest indentation. Once I noticed these differences, the grey just jumped out at me.Maybe it's just my screen, but it looks pretty normal to me...other than the mag release and aftermarket mag. Is it really noticeable in person? I'm guessing not if even you didn't notice it right away...
Concerning the Glock 19 vs. the Glock 23, my first Glock was a 19, but I like my 23 more. It’s a 23C and I love that gun. I shoot it when I shoot my 20. Great, great, fun weapons. I carry a 43 and my 23C, both easily concealed.I actually won my Glock 19 in gun bingo if you can believe that although I've been wanting a Glock 23 for some time now. The 19 will fill that void just fine. Anyway I got the gun home and examining it being skeptical since I didn't pay for it. The frame looked worn and I was afraid it was used but doing some research It seems to be the Battle worn tactical grey glock 19. Does anyone have any info on these, was this a special edition or is it just a regular factory option?