Debating... Gen3 or Gen2 G19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by YogiBearFan, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. YogiBearFan

    YogiBearFan

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    I can get my hands on a Gen2 for $419 all said and done, or, go with a new G3 for $495 and out the door.

    Like the Gen 2 "clean" look, but, nothing shabby about the Gen3 either.
     
  2. Brent10mm

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    I had a Gen 3 G23, long story short... I now own a Gen 2 G19, its perfection. so, yeah save some dough, forgo the finger groves, in favor of a smoother, broke-in trigger and overall weapon. you wont look back :cool: it fits sooo well.
     

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    If the Gen3 fits your hand, I would go for that. I just removed the finger grooves on my G19 because I couldn't find a decent deal on a Gen2 that was in good shape. The grip feels tons better and I can still add a light if I want.
     
  4. Geezer Glide

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    For me, the Generation 2, hands down.
     
  5. mr smithglock

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    This is true. I was at the gun show this last weekend, they had a new old stock 2nd gen g19 for 395.00 and a 1st gen g17 for 395.00
     
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    Gen2 and the money you saved towards ammo
     
  7. Steel Head

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    I just had the same dilemma. I really like the looks and feel of the 2nd gen G-19, but I went with the 3rd gen for several reasons. There are a few upgrades available for the 2nd gen G-19s, firing pins and some other parts. Plus I couldn't find a good one for under $500 + shipping + transfer on Gunbroker.
    I can get a 3rd gen for the same money, it would be new, not used, and the 3rd gen frames are built to G23/G32 standards.

    If I could find a local 2nd gen for a good price like you did, I'm sure I would jump on it. I really like the finish on the 2nd gen slides, my hand doesn't slip on them and they're not shiny.
     
  9. guns54

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    stay safe and warm.
     
  10. BadAndy

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    I like my 2nd gen 19 a lot more than the 3rd gen G23 I used to own. The grip feels different in a good way. Though I may be selling it to get a 4th gen when they're released.
     
  11. Davegrave

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    Gen 2.
    They should have thrown a rail on and called it quits.
     
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    I prefer my Gen 2 G19 to the Gen 3 but I don't like how the Gen2's don't have a rail.

    Of course a rail doesn't really serve a purpose for a carry gun but it would have been a nice option.

    Price is the other issue, you can't really save any money with going with a used Gen 2.
     
  13. Rubicon46804

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    Join the GSSF and buy a brand new GEN 3 or RTF2 G19 for $398.20
     
  14. conpro

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    I would go with the gen 3 latest and greatest with some upgrades glock did.
     
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    For the price difference go new. Sand down the finger bumps and presto -> Gen 2 with rails!!
     
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    I will soon have both,......:supergrin:
     
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    i just sold my Gen 2 G19 with a lone wolf barrel and stock barrel for $450.
    i do miss the no finger grooves, but honestly when i shot the 17 the other day in competition, i didnt even notice the grooves. AT ALL.

    both are great guns.
    the price is what swayed me from trying to find a Gen 2. i got my Gen 3 17 for $350 w/ heinie night sights. only 200 rounds through it from a friend who is an armorer.
     
  20. DEADLYACCURATE

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    can't go wrong with either