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Glock Question??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CTGunner, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. CTGunner

    CTGunner Member

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    I picked up a Glock 27, used, and it doesn't have any front strap checkering between the finger grooves. Was this standard at some point in time? What Gen is this?
     
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    I believe that is a first generation Glock (Gen 1) but I'm no expert.

    Dan
     
  3. CTGunner

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    Thanks. It does have backstrap checkering and checkering on the front of the trigger guard. I'm wondering if it may have been a customization. The gun was refinished in cerakote so maybe they took off the checkering when they did the finish...I don't know.
     
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    Actually, there are no Gen 1 G26s or 27s, as they were introduced in 1995. I have an early G26...but not where I can get at it tonight. I believe it has the frontstrap checkering. I can tell you for sure in a few days, if you still need the info.
     
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  5. CTGunner

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    LH - that would be great thank you
     
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    [​IMG]I'm pretty sure that it has to be customized. As far as I know, the finger grooves started in generation 3 and they all have the checkering.
     
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    Wasnt the 26 and 27 have a 2.5 gen with finger grooves
     
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    I can tell you the year if you give me the first three numbers on the frame.

    Bob
     
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    It's an early second gen glock. They added the checkering in between the fingers when the model 33 came along.
     
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    It's a Gen 2.5

    The early Glock 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 were Gen 2.5.
     
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    If it's got finger grooves, it's a Gen 3 or 4.
     
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    The first run of the sub-compacts didn't have checkering for whatever reason.
     
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    Around Oct 1996....a gen 2.5 finger grooves without checkering.

    Bob
     
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    It's called a Gen 2.5 by the Glock community. The very first G26's and G27's didn't have checkering between the finger grooves, they had an adjustable plastic rear sight, and a guide rod with a black plastic base. The newest guide rods for the sub-compacts have a silver metal base.
     
  17. CTGunner

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    Thank you folks
     
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    I see you've already got your answer, but I did say I'd check. Yes, my early G26 has finger grooves, no checkering on the front strap.

    The first G26s and G27s had BMX and BMY for prefixes. I have a later B--.
     
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