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Gen 1 slide on Gen 3 frame?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by IAmMcLovin, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. IAmMcLovin

    IAmMcLovin

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    Will a Gen 1 Glock 17 slide fit and function properly on a Gen 3 frame from a G17L? (As far as I know the 17, 17L and 34 all use the exact same frame. Is this correct?)

    Conversely, will a Gen 3 G17L slide work on a Gen 1 frame?

    I have a G17L that I'm trying to convert to a 17 or 34 to shoot production in USPSA and also shoot IDPA. A fellow member has a Gen 1 G17 slide to trade. Just wondering if his slide will work on my frame and if my slide will work on his frame.
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Should work.
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Why?.

    Dang it G.
     
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    IAmMcLovin

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    :upeyes:

    Does it really matter to you?

    Anyway, the 17L is too long for IDPA and USPSA Production division.
     
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    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Actually yes,I don't respond outta whim.I'm curious,that's why I replied.'08.
     
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    IAmMcLovin

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    Nobody else knows anything about this? :whistling:
     
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    They fit just fine. I've installed the third gen slide on the first gen frame. I never test fired it though. :dunno:
     
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    It will work both ways.

    <--- Glock/Colt PD armorer
     
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    snipe1 Perfection

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    If this supposedly works then does anyone know why the Lone Wolf stainless slides only work on 3rd Gen frames (according to Lone Wolf anyway.)

    :dunno:
     
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    Good question. :dunno:
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Call LW and let us know.
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Some of the early G17s had a pencil barrel.
    Could be part of it.


    Call Glock and find out.
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    GunQuest NRA Member

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    I placed a Gen 3 G19 upper on a Gen 2 G19 lower and it did not function well at all...numerous jams...I put everything back to normal and both function fine on their respective frames..it would not work for me
     
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    it will work. the slide are all spect. out the same. it will fit no issues. glock swaps out frames all the time for people for variuos reasons.