Glock 23 generation differences?


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GAMALOT
January 12, 2013, 03:13 PM
I bought mine back in 1993/94 and think it is probably generation 1.

I just want to figure out which one I have and what is different than the newer ones. If it helps the numbers are AWX***US.

I do like it a lot and it has been a perfect performer in every way.

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Dan-O
January 12, 2013, 03:52 PM
Gen 2 is what you have.

Gen 3 has a light rail and finger grooves.

Gen 4 has a light rail, finger grooves, and inter-changeable back straps.


I personally prefer the gen 2's over the others.

GAMALOT
January 12, 2013, 05:08 PM
Thanks Dan O.

So what would a Gen 1 have that is different from my Gen 2?

I added an internal LaserMax and trijacon night sights to mine but the sites have gone dead. Laser still works great and I do not have any issues with this Gen 2.

Dan-O
January 12, 2013, 05:25 PM
.40 cal Glocks were never available in a Gen 1 variation.

Gen 1's didn't have the agressive texturing (as they do now) on the front strap nor back strap of the grip. Gen 1 Glock 17 pictured below:

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww266/yeahitsthatbig/F60ECD61-FBF1-4E65-9476-8A5C14C7E672-337-000000DB264BDCD8.jpg

GAMALOT
January 12, 2013, 05:33 PM
Thanks Dan O.

Are there any upgrades or known issues with the Gen 2 .40s I should know about?

Dan-O
January 12, 2013, 06:48 PM
Nope. Just shoot it like you stole it.

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