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poodleshooter1
07-12-2011, 23:16
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.

crsuribe
07-12-2011, 23:26
I can tell you my Gen3 G.20 will be with me for as long as I manage to stay around

JBP55
07-13-2011, 03:42
No, G4 here.

emore
07-13-2011, 04:06
I'm not completely sure of the generation, but the guy at the Glock LE store told me that my G27 is the oldest one he's ever seen. I've been carrying it since I bought it new in about 1996.

ku4hx
07-13-2011, 04:36
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.

My daily companion is a G23 circa 1993 manufacture S/N AHF1##. When I feel the need for a different carry piece often it's a "T" series Browning Hi-Power I bought in 1969. When I feel the need for more power it's a Gen 2 G20 S/N UW6## bought in 1993.

What's not to like about the old stuff? Why we're well broken in, reliable, predictable and smooth operating.

CDW4ME
07-13-2011, 05:24
"Old Timers" :crying:

"Back in the day" :faint:

My 19 & 23 are from around 1991; yes, I bought them new.
Yes, update was performed, long ago.
I replaced their original faded night sights last year.
I'd wager that neither has been shot over 600 rounds.

Thanks for putting me in my place, OLD. :miff:

Kasinefect
07-13-2011, 05:31
My 19 is second generation and sees frequent use. All others are 3rd generation and are also used often. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

byf43
07-13-2011, 05:47
Old Timers?

Old Timers???

Who are you calling an Old Timer!?!?!?!?!?

Look here, youngster. . . . .
I won a G21 Gen2, back in 1994, at the "Capital Classic IV", as a R.O.

There's absolutely NOTHING 'wrong' with that old Gen2 pistol!!!
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/CupG-21cropped.jpg

This grand OLD pistol shoots just as well as my Gen3 Glocks (G19, G23, G30SF) and my Gen4 (G26).



Old Timer. . . . . . . Yeah, right.

:fred:



















:supergrin::rofl:

grecco
07-13-2011, 06:01
My favorite glock is my science project.
Its a 2nd gen G23c.
I will never get rid of it.

Beanie-Bean
07-13-2011, 06:58
Here it is, kid--still kicking. Was purchased in 1993, ser # ALMxxx

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/IMG_7605.jpg

In a Galco KingTuk IWB:
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Glock/f73ef8dd.jpg

I've since removed the Pachmayr grip after all these years, and found that I really like the flatter feel to the grip.

GunFighter45ACP
07-13-2011, 08:27
I see no need to change/upgrade unless it brings something else needed into the equation. For me, being a Southpaw, the Gen 4s are nice so I can switch the mag release over. I'm still not parting w/my other Gen Glocks, but new can be good, too.

Zapfenstreich
07-13-2011, 08:53
I've traded out my Gen 2 Glocks for Gen 3s as the years went by. The only reason I traded older Glocks for newer was because I like Gen3 frame more. Otherwise, no need to upgrade.

Hunng
07-13-2011, 08:53
I carry my Gen 2...am i old???

SergeantC
07-13-2011, 09:08
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm sure your 2nd Gen Glock still works, and works well. No need to upgrade just because there's something newer on the market.

At least 2/3 of the guns I own, possibly more, are used.

RYNOCG201
07-13-2011, 09:16
What's not to like about the old stuff? Why we're well broken in, reliable, predictable and smooth operating.

This. My 98' G23 Gen3 (CZK prefix) is my favorite Glock. Smooth trigger, smooth operation, and flawless. My next Glock will be 9mm and I am looking for a used/worn in 19 or 26

bruzer
07-13-2011, 09:27
Funny how we won't spend around $500 bucks to upgrade to a new gun but will spend around $50,000 to upgrade to a new truck. And the truck looses much value as soon as we drove it off the lot! Facts and figures are for entertainment only and represent no real knowledge.
Started out with the Gen 4 so we'll see if Gen 5 catches my eye when it comes out.
Mike

G23G21
07-13-2011, 09:28
I've got a Gen2 G23, #PG, that I bought new in '93. Swaped out the slide lock, slide release and entire trigger group w/smooth trigger and 4.5 connector and installed a lanyard plug so's I can hang it on the wall next to whereever I'm at at the time. 100% reliable! :tongueout:

tango44
07-13-2011, 09:39
My father who is very old school, still carries his Gen2 G19 since 1993 or a Colt Commander, no other guns for him!

Batesmotel
07-13-2011, 09:41
Gen 1 G17. Still works great. Why change?

Hugo R
07-13-2011, 09:49
Gen 1 G17. Still works great. Why change?

Awesome. Here's my "old" 2nd Gen 17



http://i55.tinypic.com/2vn3vyv.jpg

She has over 50K rounds and counting. If I could only carry ONE handgun, this is the one. I would pick it over my daily carry of my G26 due to its grip comfort, trigger and a bit of extra barrel. Purchased brand new direct from Smyrna in March 1993.

HR

9mm +p+
07-13-2011, 12:43
Got a Gen 2 G-21 here, lightly used and it's one of my house guns and my backup primary, vintage 1993. It shoots just as good as my 2009 vintage Gen 3 OD G-21.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-13-2011, 13:17
<------Not an old timer, but I carry a gen 2 G23, manufactured in 1997. Heck I traded new for old, a gen 3 for a gen 2.

I don't have a use for the ninja rail, and I don't like the finger groove placement on the gen 3 and 4, so the gen 2 will remain my carry gun until I have a reason for it not to be, like the addition of a gen 2 G19:whistling:.

djkj6
07-13-2011, 15:49
Daily CCW Carry. G19, handed down from original owner (My Mom...lol)
I wasn't old enough to own a firearm on my own at that time, Feb. 1990
serial LW xxx US...

Been through the ringer, and was my test piece for God knows what and too many "I wonder what happens if I do this?" Barrel still isn't shot out and the only replacements have been the guiderod and spring (for a new OEM captured set) and the trigger spring (which eventually got rusty from not getting the water totally out after swimming I guess?) and I put ghost rings on it last year...
Used to be in the water with it about 8-10 hours a week at least, but always rinsed with hot soapy water and allowed to air dry before assy and lube). There is nothing like a 21 year old trigger! LIKE BUTTA!!!! The spring has nothing to do with how smooth your trigger gets, it is all about rubbin and lovin that metal on metal!!! LOL

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1458/5643572/11217480/397683184.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1458/5643572/11217480/397683182.jpg

Bren
07-13-2011, 15:53
Old timers - Gen 2 Glock? If anything newer than that existed when you started shooting, you're a newb. gen 2 guys who bought them new are just about ready to call themselves shooters.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-13-2011, 17:29
Old timers - Gen 2 Glock? If anything newer than that existed when you started shooting, you're a newb. gen 2 guys who bought them new are just about ready to call themselves shooters.

Thanks for clearing that up for us.

elde
07-13-2011, 17:43
I was fortunate enough to trade my POS Gen4 19 for a Gen2 19 that I had stupidly sold years ago. Best gun deal I ever made!

pennywise
07-13-2011, 18:02
I have a quite a few glocks new and older ones. But i always end up carrying my older Glock 23. It just seems to feel better in my hand and it was my first 23. By the way this is a Great thread..........John

Maine1
07-13-2011, 21:39
gen 2 g-21 bought used, carried and shot it, used it for training and qualification, and it was TOUGH to swap it out for my gen 3 G-20. I like the Gen 2 grip with no grooves much better. I filed off the grooves on my g-20.

rvrctyrngr
07-13-2011, 21:47
At the moment, my EDC is my original G23 (mfg Aug '90).

dogcaller
07-13-2011, 23:24
Bought my G19 in '95 or '96. I'm thinking that makes it Gen-2. Became my CCW in '98 when I got my permit. We've been through alot together. Good times, bad times, chances are she was riding in the horsehide Kramer IWB#3 I bought when I first got my permit, and is every bit as solid now as then.

I was wearing them at the birth of my 3 kids (just as I had my wallet and keys), and though the holster may eventually wear out, the Glock will not be replaced. It's plenty accurate, boringly reliable and ultimately practical. I've changed recoil springs a few times and replaced two trigger springs. Added Heinie Straight-8s which are getting pretty dim now. Many, many thousands of rounds.


I'd post a pic but it's on my other computer...

Old timer I guess at 38. :supergrin:

cadillacguns
07-14-2011, 03:20
Old Timer?!? Why I'll "Dance on your grave" "whippersnapper"!
Most of my time is spent with the G-23 2nd Gen, CUG prefix, or a BSA prefix G-27 slick front .40 (no checkering on the front strap 2.5 Gen), but for the longest time a GS prefix G-19. No Need to reinvent the hammer with lights and sights and springs and things, to keep up with the competition if the original will kill you just as dead.

off road
07-14-2011, 06:10
I'm all Gen 3, and not at all anticipating a Gen 4 switch. My older stuff (Gen 2 and 2.5), has been given to my kids.

ADK_40GLKr
07-14-2011, 15:26
At 68, I guess most of you'd call me an "Old Timer", but not to handguns. I still have every gun I've ever owned, a grand total of 7 as of today (That's the average, right?) but I've only had my Gen 2 G22 for about a year now.

Hmm... Now where's that Red Ryder BB Gun I got for Christmas at age 10?
Correction: All but 1.

One, a 7 round British Bulldog .32 Revolver has been in the family for 112 years. Just getting it restored. (There's a story for another time.)

Whut wuz yer question, sonny?

smokin762
07-14-2011, 15:54
I own two second generation Glocks. A G23 and a G32. I bought the G23 new in the early 90s. it was my first Glock. I bought the G32 used a few years ago from a friend, whos dad had bought it new.

I shoot my G23 regularly and I used to use it in IDPA. I still use it as a CCW gun and a nightstand gun.

A few years ago, I replaced the barrels in all of my Glocks with KKM barrels and I had the sights replaced with Mepro Night Sights.

Deaf Smith
07-14-2011, 16:47
There's absolutely NOTHING 'wrong' with that old Gen2 pistol!!!
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/CupG-21cropped.jpg

And that it the truth.

There is not a beans bit of real difference between Glock generations.

I have one Gen 2 Glock 17 and in any realistic self defense (and most unrealistic ones) it will do just as good and the latest and greatest generation.

Deaf

txgunguy
07-15-2011, 10:04
I'm not an old timer but I carry a 23 that was made in feb 91. Serial is SLxxx. When I bought it used it already had the parts upgrade. I replaced the trigger spring, recoil spring, slide lock spring, and ejector. It has been 100% reliable. I bought it about 4 years ago. I put 125 rounds through it the other day.

Donn57
07-15-2011, 10:23
The idea of any Glock being "old" makes me laugh.

HarleyGuy
07-15-2011, 10:55
Not sure of wha Generation my G-27 is but I bought it in the mid-'90's.

No need to replace it sinece it still does what it was made to do.

Of my three carry guns (Kel-Tec .32, Kimber Ultra .45, and the G-27) I probably carry it the most especially in warm/hot weather in a Kramer IWB holster.
BTW, I have two or three finger extensions that I never use because they make concealed carry a little more difficult.
FWIW, if you're that worried about magazine capacity just get the G-23.

doubletap**
07-15-2011, 11:02
For only being 27 I am stuck in my ways I dont think I will or could ever part with my GEN 3 glocks " glock 17, 30sf and the next one I plan on buying is actually a GEN 3 21sf

tango44
07-15-2011, 11:12
I want:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/gotm4/hatfieldgunsmiffin/hatfieldgrip4.jpg

David Armstrong
07-15-2011, 12:38
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.
My 17 is gen 2 as is my 19. And I finally found a Gen2 G22 in good shape and price so I got it. Personally I find the Gen2 guns to be superior for me than the Gen3 and the Gen4 so no need to change what works.

Darkangel1846
07-17-2011, 10:56
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.
My Glock 23 is 18 years old and still works great.:wavey:

hatidua
07-17-2011, 11:03
The idea of any Glock being "old" makes me laugh.

I called Glock this past week about one of my 19's and when I gave them the serial number, they proclaimed "WOW, that's a really old gun". That didn't exactly have the ring of confidence a manufacturer should have in their products... It reminded me more of a walking into an Apple store with a computer that is more than six weeks old and therefore deemed 'OLD technology'.

mikegun
07-17-2011, 19:49
i still carry by G23 and have every day since it was issued to me in the early 90s, i bought it when i retired, and will never part with it, looks like hell but shoots well and has never ftf or jammed in thousands of rounds, i dont like the grips on the newer Glocks, and shoot the gen 2 much better, from time to time i will change it from 40 to 9 with a lone wolf barrel....i must say i do change my bu carry guns though..

SCmasterblaster
07-17-2011, 20:15
I got my 2nd-gen G17 back in 1989, and I had it changed over to a 3rdGen frame last month. I am now shopping for a laser sight.

poodleshooter1
07-18-2011, 20:28
Nice pics.

Hugo R
07-18-2011, 23:50
Old timers - Gen 2 Glock? If anything newer than that existed when you started shooting, you're a newb. gen 2 guys who bought them new are just about ready to call themselves shooters.

Huh?:dunno:

At 68, I guess most of you'd call me an "Old Timer", but not to handguns. I still have every gun I've ever owned, a grand total of 7 as of today (That's the average, right?) but I've only had my Gen 2 G22 for about a year now.

Hmm... Now where's that Red Ryder BB Gun I got for Christmas at age 10?
Correction: All but 1.

One, a 7 round British Bulldog .32 Revolver has been in the family for 112 years. Just getting it restored. (There's a story for another time.)

Whut wuz yer question, sonny?

:rofl:

The idea of any Glock being "old" makes me laugh.

This thread makes me laugh...Good night GT.

HR:cool:

Glockrunner
07-19-2011, 05:04
At some time or another, I have worn out every part of my Glock 23 except the slide. So the slide of my buddy is all that remains with the orginal serial number.

And YES I still carry it!

soflasmg
07-19-2011, 05:39
I have to say, if I got a 2nd gen Glock back in the day and had carried it all these years, I'd be hesitant to give it up for a new fangled gen. Just something about having the same gun, even if it is an older gen. Call me old fashioned.

I carry the same model 19 I've been carrying for the last 18 years. Gen 2

Same Brommeland Defcon 5 holster.

Added trijicon sights, then TruGlos 3 years ago or so.

Added a Harts recoil reducer 10 years ago. A ghost connector 7 years ago.

Beautiful holster wear make this a blaster I am really attached to.

BailRecoveryAgent
07-19-2011, 11:38
My 17 is gen 2 as is my 19. And I finally found a Gen2 G22 in good shape and price so I got it. Personally I find the Gen2 guns to be superior for me than the Gen3 and the Gen4 so no need to change what works.

I'm on a mission to find a gen 2 G19, and a gen 2 G17 to compliment my gen 2 G23. They are getting harder and harder to find where people don't want an arm and a leg for them.

David Armstrong
07-19-2011, 12:07
I'm on a mission to find a gen 2 G19, and a gen 2 G17 to compliment my gen 2 G23. They are getting harder and harder to find where people don't want an arm and a leg for them.
I feel your pain. It took me a long time to find a Gen 2 Model 22 at a decent price and in decent shape.

KeithS
07-19-2011, 15:02
Glock 21 from 1993. Pull the trigger, it goes bang. I bought a G21 SF in 2007. Haven't bothered to fire it yet.

Sharky7
07-19-2011, 15:42
I use a Glock 21 that is from 95 or so for duty use - not by choice, it's issued. Still works, no problems. If I had my choice I would upgrade to a SF or gen4 model, but I don't lose any sleep over my older gun reliability.

ozmerish
07-19-2011, 21:06
Bought my G19 in Feb 1991, at a Wal-mart no less!

Gokyo
07-20-2011, 07:22
The 9mm glock I carry is a gen 1

randyc74
07-20-2011, 13:11
On duty EDC since 1997 has been a 2nd generation G23. Before that it was revolvers. Ya, I'm old.

e847fy
04-05-2012, 19:41
I was issued from my dept. a old 17 gen 2 also no rail and grip is shiney smooth lol still goes bang everytime and have never had a miss feed or problem since i have had it.

LongGoneDays
04-05-2012, 19:45
Carrying a Gen 3 26 for 3 years straight with very few days of not carrying, I already knew I would never sell it.

Free Radical
04-05-2012, 20:19
I love my all my Gen 2's without the finger grips. They fit a real hand, not someone's idea of what a hand should be shaped like. About the only exception for enhanced performance after Gen2 was the addition of the third frame pin for the .357SIG models.

pennywise
04-05-2012, 21:23
I have brand new glocks and older ones too. My favorite one to carry and shoot is my Gen 2 23. I just can't get into carrying the newer ones........

Nakanokalronin
04-05-2012, 21:44
I don't own Glocks anymore but I always liked the Gen 2s for the lack of finger grooves.

Cali-Glock
04-05-2012, 21:56
Have both an older G19 and 23 on my permit - 1st gen?. But I carry my G30SF or Taurus 85UL.

FireForged
04-07-2012, 11:59
Gen2 G23

tgmr05
04-07-2012, 13:12
Oddly, no, I do not still carry any gen 1 nor gen 2 glocks, anymore. I do still carry one of the first stainless 1911s, a colt from the 80's. OK, I do not carry the colt but maybe once a year, but I still have it. Not so for the gen 1 nor gen 2 glocks....

Gen 1 glocks, well, they were kinda ugly. If you went through the grief so many of us did, when the first glocks came out and we bought them, you would understand why it is so odd/shocking/somewhat funny to us that newer shooters are drooling over NIB gen 1 17s etc.... The gen 2s, well, they were cool, 40 cal was awesome, and the grip was just so much more improved/user friendly.

When the gen 3 arrived, well, it was like glock finally lived up to its phrase 'perfection'.

My gen 1s were not that hard to part with. It took me until roughly 2 years ago to part with the last of the gen 2's, and it was tough. I doubt I will part with the gen 3s.

HarleyGuy
04-07-2012, 13:48
I'm not completely sure of the generation, but the guy at the Glock LE store told me that my G27 is the oldest one he's ever seen. I've been carrying it since I bought it new in about 1996.

Me too!:supergrin:

blk69stang
04-07-2012, 14:30
Funny how we won't spend around $500 bucks to upgrade to a new gun but will spend around $50,000 to upgrade to a new truck. And the truck looses much value as soon as we drove it off the lot! Facts and figures are for entertainment only and represent no real knowledge.
Started out with the Gen 4 so we'll see if Gen 5 catches my eye when it comes out.
Mike


I actually sought out an older truck for the same reason I like my older guns:

The stuff made more recently has a bunch of crap (some legislated, some designed in because it's an "improvement") that I don't want nor need.

Truck: '97 Powerstroke, 7.3 turbodiesel. The newer ones have unreliable engines with awful fuel mileage because of all the EPA bullcrap that is required now. I'll take my 17+ mpg and 500,000+ miles out of my old crewcab 4x4 versus the 9-10mpg and a motor job at 100k that the newer trucks get, thank-you-very-much.

Gun: Gen 2 Glock 17. The newer Glocks have finger grooves, which I detest. I only wish that I could get my Gen 3 Glock 20SF to somehow become a Gen 2 Glock 20 SF. Yes, I know: they never made such a thing. My point exactly.

bruzer
04-07-2012, 14:54
There is no such thing as an "Old Timer" Glock. We all know the plastic breaks down after a couple of years and they get brittle and melt and disintegrate. Haha
Mike

Beretta92guy
04-07-2012, 15:06
most of the police officers in my city carry 2nd gen. glocks...

Shad Roe
04-07-2012, 15:45
I'm 62;just got my first Glock,a gen4 19.

Getting a very good deal from a friend on a gen2 23. Not sure of serial letters.

I know I'm going about this bass-ackwards;but,enjoying it anyway.

jpa
04-08-2012, 19:11
I've got a Gen 3 G30 that I've had since 2001. After about 10,000 rounds it's just getting broken in....

shotgunred
04-08-2012, 21:47
I ordered my G23 before they were available to the public. It is still my carry gun.

cadillacguns
04-09-2012, 03:53
Well Whippersnapper, my 2.5 Gen baby Glock 26/27's are both BRU/BSA serial prefix #s, My 2nd gen G-23, is a CUG series, and my G-19 2nd gen is a GS prefix. What do I need a newer production Glock for?

C5A
04-09-2012, 08:37
I see no reason to change my Gen 2 Glock 22 and at age 81 will continue to carry it until I am unable to hit what I am shooting at. So far everything is still working fine.

soflasmg
07-18-2012, 19:59
I'm 48 and still carry my gen 1 19 every day.

You goll darn whipper snappers can keep your fancy finger grooves and light rails.

NMPOPS
07-18-2012, 20:23
I've got a Gen 3 19 & 26, though I carry an S&W 642 most of the time.

Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 2

Spiffums
07-19-2012, 05:17
Old Timers?

Old Timers???

Who are you calling an Old Timer!?!?!?!?!?

Look here, youngster. . . . .
I won a G21 Gen2, back in 1994, at the "Capital Classic IV", as a R.O.

There's absolutely NOTHING 'wrong' with that old Gen2 pistol!!!
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/CupG-21cropped.jpg

This grand OLD pistol shoots just as well as my Gen3 Glocks (G19, G23, G30SF) and my Gen4 (G26).



Old Timer. . . . . . . Yeah, right.

:fred:



















:supergrin::rofl:

Unless it's a 40 then it will KILL YA!!!

I still rock a 2 pin 34.

HerrGlock
07-19-2012, 06:08
WTF?

I just sold off a G23 with an Axx serial number and still have one with a Bxx serial number that I bought in 1993. Old?

I've got a Ballister Molina that was made in the '40s sometime and I don't have any issue carrying that either.

tango44
07-19-2012, 08:27
The 9mm glock I carry is a gen 1

Wow 2 G19 Gen1 here in GT :wow::wow::wow:.

tango44
07-19-2012, 08:28
I'm 48 and still carry my gen 1 19 every day.

You goll darn whipper snappers can keep your fancy finger grooves and light rails.

Wow here's the other one :wow::wow::wow:

Please share pics!

Aahzz
07-19-2012, 08:37
If I found a Gen 2 G19 for sale, I might own a Glock again. I liked my Gen 2.

C5A
07-19-2012, 10:31
I am 82 and still carry my Gen 2 G22 all day every day. Has never failed to go bang when I squeezed the trigger.

ChicagoZman
07-19-2012, 10:45
My very first handgun was a Glock 23 with Axx serial number made in 1992 (I believe). While I own many other handguns today, including several Glocks, this twenty year old Gen 2 is still my EDC firearm.

g30sfjeepguy
07-19-2012, 11:00
For those having a hard time finding the gen 2's My LGS, kings firearms and more in columbia tn has 5-6 gen 2 22's with tupperware box $399 for those around mid Tn

SCmasterblaster
07-19-2012, 13:59
a 2nd Gen G17 from 1989-2011. I have a 3rd Gen G17 now.

KingWalleye
07-19-2012, 15:15
Lets see.
Gen 2 Glock 19 made in 1989
GP100 made in 1999
Taurus 85 made in 1992

I guess I shouldn't mention my Mossberg 500 from 1986