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I have a very good friend that is a former ATF agent. He lives in MS. so I don't get to visit him as much as I would like to. I also have a son that is 30 years old. Like dad, he has always chose S&W firearms over any other brand. There was that one time we both bought a Glock G17.4. I sold mine because I could not get comfortable with the grip ergonomics. He sold his to fund a new S&W FS 2.0 .40 cal.
Just recently my son and I went to my aforementioned friends house to shoot at his indoor range. Long story short, my son was shooting my friends Glock G23's, Gen 1-4. Now he wants one! He sold his M&P 2.0 .40 cal. to my friend. My friend also told him he can get him an almost excellent-very very good LE trade in G23 in either Gen 3 or 4. He has to decide. My friend explained the differences between the 3 & 4 to him, the Gen 4's extra mag., new RSA, etc. He advised my son to go with the Gen 4. But, here's the kicker; I "MIGHT" be buying one as well! At the prices my friend can get them at, I would be foolish NOT to get one. He's an FFL, so no fees.
Which Gen would "YOU" select, and why?
One more thing; Are you sitting down? He has a Class 3/SOT (?) license. He also owns a G18 AND a G18C! Those are some bad "BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP" guns!!!!!! :alex:
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My vote is Gen 3. It is proven reliable and no spring, trigger issues. As I recall there were a lot of issues with some Gen 4 Glocks. They have all been worked out by now for sure. Point is if you have a connection buy it. Parts are cheap. You can’t go wrong with Gen 3 or 4. Good luck!
I have a very good friend that is a former ATF agent. He lives in MS. so I don't get to visit him as much as I would like to. I also have a son that is 30 years old. Like dad, he has always chose S&W firearms over any other brand. There was that one time we both bought a Glock G17.4. I sold mine because I could not get comfortable with the grip ergonomics. He sold his to fund a new S&W FS 2.0 .40 cal.
Just recently my son and I went to my aforementioned friends house to shoot at his indoor range. Long story short, my son was shooting my friends Glock G23's, Gen 1-4. Now he wants one! He sold his M&P 2.0 .40 cal. to my friend. My friend also told him he can get him an almost excellent-very very good LE trade in G23 in either Gen 3 or 4. He has to decide. My friend explained the differences between the 3 & 4 to him, the Gen 4's extra mag., new RSA, etc. He advised my son to go with the Gen 4. But, here's the kicker; I "MIGHT" be buying one as well! At the prices my friend can get them at, I would be foolish NOT to get one. He's an FFL, so no fees.
Which Gen would "YOU" select, and why?
One more thing; Are you sitting down? He has a Class 3/SOT (?) license. He also owns a G18 AND a G18C! Those are some bad "BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP" guns!!!!!! :alex:
 

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I was never cool with the addition of extra parts of the gen 4s. Gen 3 and older for me. It wasn't broken so there was no need to fix it. My G23 is well used gen 2.
...your ex-ATF buddy has a G18 and G18C! Imagine that..
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The older G23s were "broken" in the sense that I'm a leftie and I like the gen 4 ability to switch the mag release to the other side, so that it isn't a two-hand operation for me any more. Just in case a guy has to reload in a hurry if 15 rounds (G22 mags) aren't enough. I live in a rough area; the LEOs have to carry a lot more evidence markers nowadays if they want to log the positions of all the spent brass.
 

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I've lost count on all the posts I have made extolling the virtues of the G23. I carried it for years on the cop job while I was assigned to plainclothes or investigative squads. Dead-nuts reliable, easy to carry due to its light weight and packs a punch due to the .40 caliber round. I love all things Glock, but I must say that I have a particular affinity for the 23. Served me well...
 

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Back in the day, my duty gun was a G23 Gen 2, I carried it off duty too. Great all around gun. Never gave me a hint of trouble. I still have it to this day and it will be here long after I'm gone!
 
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