Glock Gen 1,2,3???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Wildbillz, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Member

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    Hi all
    So what is the differance in the differant Gens of Glock pistols? I have an older Mod 19. Am I missing somting by not having the latest and gratest? Or is it only a differance of the finger groves and light rails sort of thing?

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    WB
     
  2. REAPER4206969

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    Your 19 is a GEN2. The only difference between it and a GEN3 are: accessory rail/finger grooves/thumb rests. Your GEN2 is a superb weapon and is sought after by many.
     
  3. rellascout

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    Agreed if I were looking for a Glock 19 I would get the Gen 2. I find that if the finger grooves do not match up to your hand perfectly then the 19 or any Glock feels off in your hands.
     
  4. Ledgehammer

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    Here is a Pic of my gen 3 Glock 19 with my CW9. It's not the clearest picture it was taken with my iPhone but you can compare to what you have.
     

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    I like the Gen 2 and 2.5 Glocks more than the Gen 3. I dont know why, but I don't need the light rails, so I think the Gen 2 looks better IMO.

    Glock made some gen 2.5 pistols. My friend has a Glock 21 with finger grooves, but no light rail. I wouldn't mind having one of these.
     
  6. Quiet

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    You can determine the generation of a Glock from it's exterior.

    Gen 1 = non-RTF with no rail
    Gen 2 = RTF with no rail
    Gen 2.5 = RTF with finger grooves & no rail
    Gen 3 = RTF with finger grooves & rail or RTF2 with finger grooves & rail
    Gen 4 = RTF3 with finger grooves, replaceable backstraps & rail

    Gen 3 Glocks had minor internal adjustments from the previous generations.
    Gen 4 Glocks have additional internal adjustements, use a reversable magazine release system and a dual-recoil system.
     
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    I also like the gen. 2.5 finger grips no light rail.
     
  8. Wildbillz

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    OK, dumb question. What is RTF?

    From the sound of things it just a cosmetic change between the generations of pistols. Not somthing that would affect funtion and reliablity?

    WB
     
  9. bartman06

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    Its like the 3rd gen and a half. Mostly cosmetic but i think they changed the recoil spring but I'm not sure.
     
  10. LiveLife

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    RTF = Rough Textured Frame

    Gen1 Glock smooth finish was fairly slippery with sweaty palms. RTF provided more grip.
     
  11. PO2Hammer

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    1st and 2nd gen Glock also had a phosphate finish on the slide, 3rd gen uses a teflon-like finish that is shiny and slippery.
    My 2nd gen Glock 20.
    NewG-20-1.jpg
     
  12. varoadking

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    I'm into the Gen4's myself...have 4 of them so far...sold 4 Gen3's to make room for them...

    I like everything about them...
     
  13. dnr1128

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    I bought a gen 2 19 for my escorting and I love it. I put hogue grips on it because I like the groove feel, but I don't use lights or other toys so I don't need the rail. I paid $350 for it on gun broker for like new condition.

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  14. REAPER4206969

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    I'm sorry.
     
  15. dnr1128

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    I meant edc not escorting. Stupid phone won't let me edit.

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  16. PO2Hammer

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    We were hoping you weren't in the escort business.
     
  17. pabst_20

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    My 19Gen4
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  18. GlockFan

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    Call me sick but I always liked the look of these guns. I have a Gen2 22. Pabst...your barrel and ejector look polished.
     
  19. pabst_20

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    Yes they are, i know i prolly ruined it by doing it but i think it adds a little show to it. I have a nickel mag release ordered and titanium pins so ill have some more variety to it. it gives it a different look. Do you think it looks bad?
     
  20. GlockFan

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    No I am digging the look. I was just wondering if that was something you did or if that was the way they were being made. I have not seen a Gen4 up close yet.
     
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