Planning on purchasing first glock (or handgun ever for that matter) have ?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by paul2241, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. paul2241

    paul2241

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    Hello,
    Please be kind as I'm new to handgun ownership. I'm looking to purchase a very good condition glock 23 2nd generation from a good friend of mine. He informed me that it has something called a secondary frame on it, and to be honest I don't know what that means, so instead of being embarrassed by one person, I figured it was a good idea to be embarrassed by potentially millions of people on the web.:rofl: I'm just curious what this means, and want to make sure that this will still be a legal firearm to carry with my new permit in the law's eyes. Thanks for all of your help.
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Welcome to GlockTalk Paul!

    First guess would be that he was trying to say that it's a second generation frame, or the frame has been replaced and would not have the same serial number on it as the slide and barrel have.

    It's perfectly legal as the slide and barrel are not required to have serial numbers on them, the serial number on the frame is legally the serial number of 'the gun'.
     

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    SIUC4 Glockness

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    Listen to butch my friend....
    Welcome to GlockTalk....
     
  4. ronin.45

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    Butch is right, due to a recall some Glocks have replacement frames. This is not a bad thing it just shows that Glock is willing to correct it's rare mistakes.
     
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    Thanks to all for explaining this to me. Just wanted my mind settled before I picked it up. nothing like getting in trouble when you're actually trying to be legal. I'll post pics later today when I get it.
     
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    ok you have had almost three hours where are the pics lol jk but really hurry up
     
  8. paul2241

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    Sorry to keep you all waiting, I won't be picking it up until after work, I will be putting pics up. A bit unrelated question. I'm looking for a good left handed iwb holster, any suggestions?
     
  9. paul2241

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    Took a bit longer than I expected, but here she is, hope you all enjoy!
     

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    G8Kpr Sheep Dog

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    Welcome aboard! And GREAT choice for a first gun BTW. Probably won't be the last (Glock) once you get the feel for it. 40 S&W in a 2nd Gen is a little snappy for first handgun (I know, it was mine also back in 1991). Finger grooves on the 3rd Gen help; try one of the many slip on grips with finger grooves built in if it gets a little twisty for you.

    Cheers and be careful out there,
    G8Kpr
     
  11. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Looks like a fine 23 to me.:thumbsup: Welcome to GT.
     
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    Welcome and nice Glock! You've made the perfect choices for your first handgun. I've gone from complicated to complete simplicity over a 6 year period. A lot of experience has taught me Glock's are the best handgun around. Silly stupid I fought it for so long. Experience creates knowledge.
     
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    Well your bathroom looks well protected and your pants appear droopy...Did you just pinch off a grumpy when you took those pics?

    Seriously though - congrats!
     
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    HA! I was waiting for that one, I just took my belt off, so they were droopy, I blackberry doesn't have flash, so you have to deal with the toilet in the background, so the answer to your is no. I **** at work usually, nothing like getting paid to poop!
     
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    G8Kpr Sheep Dog

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:Seriously, man, I'm cryin' here!
     
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    By the way, thanks to all that have posted welcomes. I want to let everyone who may read this thread, that I have enrolled in a basic firearms and safety course. I know and understand the responsibility, and I will be damned if there is another uneducated firearm owner in this country.
     
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    SCC just me

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    nothing like getting paid to poop ! now that is funny :rofl::rofl:
    welcome to GT !!!! :wavey:
     
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    Congrats! G23 was my first firearm and I couldn't be happier with it.

    Don't shoot unjacketed lead. Don't let oil, solvent, other liquids, or foreign debris get into the firing pin channel or other internals of the slide. Every time you field strip it, before reassembly make sure the base of the guide rod is fully seated in the half-crescent cut-out for it in the barrel lug(even if you didn't take the guide rod out, it pops out slightly on its own when you field strip). Most importantly, be safe and have fun at the range!
     
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    I'm glad many are saying this is a first handgun, the guy at my local shop told me that a .40 would be too much for the novice shooter. My motto has always been go big or go home, I'm sure I'll adjust to it.
     
  20. Steel Head

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    Oh Man-A 2nd GEN G23-that's a GOOOOOD way to start:wavey:
    You now own one of my FAVORITE GLOCKs-HAPPY SHOOTIN