Should I upgrade my frame...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cha2ga, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. cha2ga

    cha2ga Liberty, SC

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    Have a Glock 22 with S/N starting with ABUXXX (april 1992). I bought it new after coming home from Desert Storm while in the Marines. At one point I drilled two holes in the frame in front of the trigger guard to mount a bracket for a red dot scope mount. No finger grooves on the grip. I have always used Hogue grip.

    Been thinking of upgrading frame through Glock. They said they would do the frame, refinish slide, replace sights, all springs, new mag springs for $200. I'm not sure if that is upgrade to Gen3 or Gen4.

    Catch is, the new frame would not have same ABU s/n. The barrel and frame would mismatch s/n's. Is my G22 old enough to have any "extra" future value? If they are all the same, why not upgrade to "mostly" new for 2/5ths price?
     
  2. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    I for one would much prefer the older frames without the finger grooves. The "bumps" land in the middle of my big ol fingers instead of between them.
    The drilled holes may be an issue but I would imagine they could be filled in with something like bondo or some kind of epoxy.
    I would rather have the matching serial numbers and simply buy a new Glock when I wanted one.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I agree with Jim S
    The holes will drastically reduce the value of this Glock, but,
    a MINT condition 2nd Gen will sell for the price of a new model.

    My apologies,.....I thank you for your Service Marine! :patriot:
     
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  4. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    Hey cha2ga,
    Welcome to the forum.
    Semper Fi Marine.
     
  5. RFPhoto

    RFPhoto

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    Have them upgrade it. Likely it will be a Gen 4.
     
  6. cha2ga

    cha2ga Liberty, SC

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I agree as to less value due to holes. That's why I am considering the upgrade.
     
  7. vmann

    vmann Controller

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    i dont believe you can put a gen 2 slide on a gen 4 frame....so thats not an option...it will be a gen 3 frame...
     
  8. RFPhoto

    RFPhoto

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    Your right. I was thinking they would replace with a Gen 4. He could always ask.
     
  9. thunderstrike

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    If your Glock is for keeps I would not worry about the missing SN. My slide to HK USP Compact 40 was lost in transit to Trijicon for night sight install. UPS lost it. I'm getting a new slide without a SN. Not a big deal.
     
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    This would result in a Gen 3.
     
  11. Markasaurus

    Markasaurus

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    Put the money toward a new glock!
    I'd buy new springs for $30-40 and just change em all out. Glock will probably fix the magazines for free. I'd also refinish the slide myself with cerama-kote (Brownells) for $20.

    I'd either learn to ignore the holes, or fill them with j.b. weld and paint them!
     
  12. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    The best thing you could do is just get a new Glock 22, nothing wrong with having two Glocks. :supergrin:
     
  13. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    This :supergrin: