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intenseneal
01-13-2013, 10:28
I Got my first ever Glock. It a G23 .40SW Gen 2 with night site. I got it for $370 out the door, it was a police trade in and is in very good shape. I will post up a pic later.

Butch
01-13-2013, 10:36
Sounds like a deal!

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lyodbraun
01-13-2013, 11:07
very nice Congrats, enjoy your new Glock

OhioGlock90
01-13-2013, 11:08
Great price! Now be prepared to want more and buy many more!


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Joshhtn
01-13-2013, 11:24
Congrats and welcome to GT!!!!

failsafe
01-13-2013, 11:27
Welcome and congrat's...My first Glock was a 2nd generation G23 as well...Does it have Trijicon night sight's..If it does, they have a born on date on the side..the 2 numbers is the date of the sight..Like mine is 93...=1993

MotoGlock
01-13-2013, 11:37
Congrats! Great price for such an great firearm. :)

intenseneal
01-14-2013, 09:15
Thanks everyone. Yeah I got a pretty killer deal on it. It also came with 2 13rd clips and a holster not the best but it works. The night sites have TRU DOT written in red on the rear site and the front and rear both have MH3 stamped into them. I will be replacing the sites since there is not a lot of glow left to them. I will also be replacing the recoil spring and rod just as a precaution since the gun is a little older. Is there any way I can find out when and where it was made??

Beanie-Bean
01-14-2013, 09:20
Congrats! That was the very first Glock I ever bought back in 1993. Mine is ALMxxx. I hope to pass it alon to one of my kids later on.

Butch
01-14-2013, 09:37
Is there any way I can find out when and where it was made??
What's the serial number prefix?

intenseneal
01-14-2013, 09:45
Mine is ANRxxx US. It has a 2 pin lower as well dont know if all .40SW Glock Gen 2's had the 2 pin lower but I know all 9mm only 1 pin and Glock added a second pin on the Gen 4.

Butch
01-14-2013, 10:35
Mine is ANRxxx US. It has a 2 pin lower as well dont know if all .40SW Glock Gen 2's had the 2 pin lower but I know all 9mm only 1 pin and Glock added a second pin on the Gen 4.
ANR isn't yet listed in our serial number project, but it would seem to fit in pretty well in September of 1993.

ANH*** G-17 2.0 1993-09-01 dated by Glock
ANL*** G-19 2.0 1993-09-01
ANN*** G-19 2.0 1993-09-01
ANP526 G-22 - 0000-00-00
ANR
ANS*** G-23 2.0 1993-09-01 per Glock Cust Service
ANT*** G-17 2.0 0000-00-00 adjustable rear sight
ANW*** G-17 2.0 0000-00-00 2 pin, stock sights
ANX*** G-17 2.0 1993-10-01
ANZ*** G-20 2.0 1993-09-01

Your G23 is a three pin, and the third pin was added to 9mm after Gen3 production started. All Gen1 and Gen2 9mm's (except G26's) had two pins, Gen3's can be found two and three pin frames.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/firstpinplus.jpg

intenseneal
01-14-2013, 12:02
Hummm wonder why ANR is not listed. Well here are the pics of my G23.
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1308.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1309.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1311.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1313.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1310.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1315.jpg

intenseneal
01-14-2013, 12:04
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1317.jpg
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1318.jpg
It is in very good shape for being a police carry gun. Things on the list are new night sites, recoil spring, a grip plug, Bio Hazard slide back plate from GlockMeister and +2 mag extensions for my 13rd mags making my carry capacity 30rds.

intenseneal
01-21-2013, 12:45
I made a trip to Glock Meister today and picked up a grip plug and Bio Hazard slide plate. Next will be new night sites (turns out mine are not Glock factory sites someone added Tru Dot sites to it), stainless steel recoil spring (they side mine is still in good shape) and then the +2 extensions. I will post up a pic of the new backing plate. I would really like to get a gill slit slide for my Gen 2 G23 but it looks like there is no way that will happen.
Pics
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1333.jpg ready for zombies lol.
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1336.jpg

intenseneal
02-11-2013, 17:21
Range report. Went to the indoor range to run 50rds threw the G23 to shoot for accuracy. I shot at 15ft since I figured that would be about the range of a conflict. I was pretty happy with the results. Shooting Remington 180 grain FMJ to closely match my Remington 180 grain Golden Saber that I carry with. First 5 shoots grouped in about the size of a baseball. Got back on target quickly and easy to control the gun. So after I was finished at the range I went home and was getting ready to clean her up and I noticed a rattling in the grip so I cycled the slide and the tigger would not reset. I pulled out the grip plug because thats where the rattle was coing from and something fell out but I did not see what it was. SO it was down to GlockMeister to see what broke. Turns out the ejector broke on my trigger housing and that caused the trigger spring to brake. They also found an 8lbs connector in my G23 as well. GlockMeister is great they not only had the parts in stock and installed for free but they had a 4.5lbs connector that they gave me and all was completed in 10 minutes. I also went with a GlockMeister competition trigger spring and of coarse a new trigger housing. So now my trigger pull is much lighter than before. I also called Glock this morning to find out more info about my gun. It was made in Austria in Aug. 1993 and was ordered for Arizona LE.
One dead zombie, 48 out of 50 on target not too bad.
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1354_zps9670b283.jpg
Broken parts
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr93/intenseneal/DSCN1357_zpseb51ba21.jpg

SCmasterblaster
02-11-2013, 17:41
Good deal!!!

mattallamerican
02-11-2013, 18:49
nice gun. the only problem is your going to want more glocks

intenseneal
02-11-2013, 19:56
Yeah I want a G30S and a G19 and maybe a G27.

Butch
02-11-2013, 20:27
The breaking of the trigger spring was not caused by the ejector breaking.....the ejector wasn't broken.

The 4340 ejector was the original 'correct' ejector when the gun was made, it was used in the .40's and the big frame Glocks until ejectors for both were eventually re-designed/upgraded.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/40Ejectors.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/45Ejectors-1.jpg


As for the trigger spring breaking.....no big deal.....you just need to learn how to use it if it should break again. Yes, it will fire semi-auto just like always. Click to find out how-> http://glocktalk.com/forums/blog.php?b=10

Don't forget to post your guns 'birthdate' on the serial number research project now that you have the info! :)

bac1023
02-11-2013, 20:36
:welcome: and congrats

intenseneal
02-12-2013, 07:27
Well The gunsmith at Glockmeister told me it had broken at some point so I have no idea. If you look back at the pics of my lower you can see that the ejector was short even when I first got it. I never had a problem with it until the trigger spring broke. I know how to operate it even with a broken trigger another reason I choose Glock, had it been a 1911 I would be done/dead in a life death situation. Seems weird that Glockmeister would have been wrong on something like that but I can see the the difference in the pics. Range time is now needed to see how the gun shoots and ejects with the new parts.

Butch
02-12-2013, 11:15
Well The gunsmith at Glockmeister told me it had broken at some point so I have no idea. If you look back at the pics of my lower you can see that the ejector was short even when I first got it.
That's how I saw what it was - here's a pic of my 1994 vintage G22 with the original short ejector (that works just fine).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/DSC01689_zps51bf5edb.jpg

I never had a problem with it until the trigger spring broke.
You had a problem with the ejector?

I know how to operate it even with a broken trigger another reason I choose Glock, had it been a 1911 I would be done/dead in a life death situation.
Excellent! All too many people don't seem too interested in learning that. One thing I find to be outstanding about Glocks is how often they keep on working after they break!

Seems weird that Glockmeister would have been wrong on something like that but I can see the the difference in the pics.
Never having been there, I know very little of Glockmeister's, is it a one man operation? Or do they employ people that may be less experienced with the older Glocks? I've been doing this since I got my first Glock in the spring of 1986 right after they started importing them.....experience can be a great thing.

Enjoy your G23, it's great package. Here's the one I carried for the last 12 years of my career...the bottom one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/G23s-RPD.jpg

intenseneal
02-12-2013, 13:54
No never had a problem with the ejector. Glockmeister has 2 locations and they have 2-3 people working in the stores and always have a Glock certified gunsmith in house. I guess they just did not know that older Glocks have a shorter ejector but that is fine it was cheap and because they swapped in a new trigger housing they found the 8lbs trigger spring. Yeah I was amazed that I had a malfunction at some point but the gun operated fine at the range and it must have broke while at the range. Cant wait to shoot it again with the new trigger parts I should get tighter groups now. Is it normal for LE Glocks to have the heavier 8lbs spring? Nice pair of Glocks you have there.

4095fanatic
02-12-2013, 13:58
Good find, welcome to the club!

Gravitas
02-12-2013, 13:58
nice pick-up! good deal

intenseneal
02-12-2013, 18:46
Thanks

Butch
02-12-2013, 19:33
Is it normal for LE Glocks to have the heavier 8lbs spring?
It's not uncommon.

When switching to auto pistols from revolvers, a lot of police agency's felt that the standard 5lb trigger pull on Glocks was too light and thus required an 8lb pull.

An 8lb trigger can be done two ways, an 8lb connector with a coil trigger spring, or a 5lb connector with a NY1 trigger spring.

Your's appears to have had an 8lb connector and the coil spring, which was always my preference, I had an 8lb connector in my first G17 for about 20 years. Yes, I used it that way to win a lot of matches over the years. :)

Kamo
02-12-2013, 19:39
Nice find at a great price. Enjoy and be safe. Welcome :)

mongo356
02-12-2013, 20:50
Very cool G23.

The Tru-dot sights I think are actually Meprolight sights, my CNW G22 came with factory Meprolight sights that the front is staked in (still tight).

You have the slide marked 40 "SW" Glock stopped producing the S&W on the slide. If I recall correctly- I read it was because he didn't want someone else's name (S&W, winchester, remington etc.) on his gun.

Listen to Butch and you will learn a bunch about Glocks.

mongo356
02-12-2013, 20:50
double tap

intenseneal
02-13-2013, 07:02
Yeah I can see why LE would want a heavier trigger pull. I thought it was a good trigger the way it was but now I love it, but range time will tell more. Now I really want the SS RSA from Glockmeister.

intenseneal
02-13-2013, 07:14
Enjoy your G23, it's great package. Here's the one I carried for the last 12 years of my career...the bottom one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/ButchG17/Glock%20pics/G23s-RPD.jpg

What is engraved on the slides? Is it for your LE department, assuming from your post ect that you are a former/retired police officer or some form of LE.

intenseneal
02-18-2013, 14:44
Picked up the Glockmeister SS recoil spring assembly today for my Glock.