Parts availability of discontinued models???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by top banana, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. top banana

    top banana

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    I want to purchase a brand new G23,3rd gen now. With the 3rd gen being discontinued,would it be wise to purchase a G23 now or wiat until the 4th gen G23 is released? Will there be parts support for 5-10 years for the 3rd gen?
     
  2. SCC

    SCC just me

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    I'm sure they will have lots of parts
    or do like lots of us and buy them now
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  3. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    When was it announced that the 3rd Gens would be discontinued?
    :dunno:
     
  4. SCC

    SCC just me

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    chris edwards said it would be !!!!
    seen it on you-tube when the 4 gen came out
     
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  5. tinman517

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    I agree with SCC. I have spare parts for all of my Glocks. Simply because, if something fails, I do not want to wait for a part(s) order to arrive.
     
  6. MrVvrroomm

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    Welcome to GT.

    They still make replacement parts for Gen 1 Glocks.
     
  7. top banana

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    That makes sense. So what parts should I have spares of? Which parts will need to be replaced due to wear and tear?
     
  8. MrVvrroomm

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    1) buy Glock
    2) put 10,000 rounds through it
    3) order new recoil spring
     
  9. just a shooter

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    this.

    while any man made part can fail on any gun, Glocks seem to rate the fewest parts breakage per number of all guns out there.

    maybe get a full set of springs and pins in case you drop one and lose it. that's about it.
     
  10. jack76590

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    Most parts are shared by Gen 3 and Gen 4 glocks. Only a few "unique" parts to each. I would wait until Gen 4 models are out and then you can double check what parts are unique to Gen 3, such as, recoil springs and I believe trigger housings.

    I am sure that parts unique to Gen 3 will be available from many years. And Glock may continue to product Gen 3 models. But once smoke has cleared I will probably buy a few extra of the parts unique to Gen 3. Glock unlike Sig has been good in this regard, but you never know.
     
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  11. remat

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    I wouldn't worry, there are more than a few Gen 3's currently in service to warrant parts for multiple lifetimes.