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Christopher67
02-15-2012, 23:40
Gen 1, Gen 2 or Gen 3? Whats the easiest way to tell the difference between these 3 Glock versions? I purchased a Gen 4 G23 today & im looking to buy another but wanna buy used to save a few bucks and wanna make sure i know what Gen Glock im looking at. I asked the dealer and he wasn't sure unless it was a Gen 4 lol. Thanks in advance. Chris.

dglowe343
02-16-2012, 00:05
Gen1 has a completely smooth grip with no checkering.

Gen2 has checkering on the front and back of the grip.

Gen3 has finger grooves and a light rail.

There may be other differences but those are the main ones I know of.

Christopher67
02-16-2012, 00:30
Gen1 has a completely smooth grip with no checkering.

Gen2 has checkering on the front and back of the grip.

Gen3 has finger grooves and a light rail.

There may be other differences but those are the main ones I know of.


Awesome, thank you.

Christopher67
02-16-2012, 10:37
Are there any other ways to tell?

tooomey
02-16-2012, 12:09
Gen 4 says Gen4 on the Slide! Others don't what Gen :uglylol:

pureform1278
02-16-2012, 12:13
http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=294430&stc=1&d=1240624104

Christopher67
02-16-2012, 20:40
http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=294430&stc=1&d=1240624104


Awesome, thank you!
:thumbsup:

MotoXXX
01-27-2013, 00:52
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/27/mu2e7y3a.jpgSo is mine a gen 3?

cadillacguns
01-27-2013, 03:49
Yes it is.

SARDG
01-27-2013, 06:00
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/27/mu2e7y3a.jpgSo is mine a gen 3?
Yes, and I can't figure out why you got 3 mags with Red Label Gen 3.

INEEDMILK
01-27-2013, 12:35
http://i.imgur.com/E0bL6.jpg

MotoXXX
01-29-2013, 18:46
Yes, and I can't figure out why you got 3 mags with Red Label Gen 3.

I think the lady working the counter had the hots for me....:eek::eek::eek: LMAO

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Lee-online
01-29-2013, 19:36
A G17 is the only Gen 1. (there are possibly some Gen 1 G19's but extremely rare)

The compact Glocks like the G29 and G30 can be Gen 2.5. look like a Gen 3 but have no rail.

bigcix
01-29-2013, 22:33
Gen 3 sub compacts don't have tactical rails.

Weste
01-30-2013, 21:10
Some Gen 3 sub compacts do not have a light rail. I have in my hot little hands a Gen 3 G29 SF with a light rail. I have another Gen 3 G29/30 frame with light rails.