Explain the differences between gens

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  1. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

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    I shot my first Glock back around 1990 wasn't too impressed with the trigger or accuracy, I have shot 4 new Glocks in the last year and a half and was very surprised with the feel, trigger pull, and accuracy of them to the point I am seriously considering getting one for CCW.
    Explain the generational differences to me.
    BTW I am a Die hard 1911 fan.
     
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    Look at the front grip strap. 1st gen is smooth, 2nd is checkered, 3rd has finger bumps, 4th has the “Polymids” on the grip. The RTF2 is its own variant, not sure if it can be considered a transitional between the 3rd and 4th.
     

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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The difference in the first three generations was all in the frame.
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    The RTF2 is a Gen3.

    The Gen4's have differences in the slide, frame, and recoil spring assembly.
     
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    I have only owned 2 Glock pistols,a G17 bought in 1987,and a G19 bought in 2005.The feel of the trigger and the accuracy of the pistols are almost identical.I have no experience with the gen 4 versions.The difference between these pistols is mainly in the texture of the grip and the addition of finger grooves.I think the added pin in the frame was for stronger calibers.
     
  5. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

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    Maybe it is a case of Me adjusting to them instead of trigger evolution.
    But my Buddies gen 4 G22 and a new G19 both seemed to have very good triggers on them.
    My 1911s run very little to no takeup and 4 lb pulls.