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elijah58
01-21-2013, 20:48
Thinking of selling my G22 Gen2 is there much demand for the Gen2's anymore?
Eli

jtrudel31
01-21-2013, 21:30
Some will only buy gen 2 's . So yes

janice6
01-21-2013, 21:35
A working brand name gun always has good value.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Gen 2 for a good price. It's still good.

ejs54
01-21-2013, 22:14
I'd say yes if they can be found for a better price than Gen 3. The variations aren't that significant for some people with the rail being the one main thing missing. Otherwise aftermarket parts can make it fresh again.

chemboy
01-21-2013, 22:16
I've not seen a Gen2 for sale in my area for a long time. I would jump on a gen 2 in a 19 or 23 in an instant.

bsg1
01-21-2013, 22:39
i currently have a Gen 2 G17 (1992) on layaway at my lgs. it's as lnib and i've been trying to find one this clean for awhile now. my preferred Glock is a Gen 2.

Photoman642
01-21-2013, 23:08
I would love to find a nice Gen2 G17 to go with my Gen2 G19 and Gen2 G21. :)

JohnP82
01-22-2013, 04:07
Gen 2 is my favorite Glock.
That is what I look for when buying a Glock as long as it is priced right.

MSDGlock
01-22-2013, 04:14
I think there is definitely still a demand for the Gen 2 pistols. My Gen 2 G23 is by far my favorite and has given me thousands of trouble free rounds. Glock Perfection.

mymini40
01-22-2013, 04:28
Ive got a 17 (never fired. like new in the box), 22 and a 27. Im not parting with any of them.

smokey240sx
01-22-2013, 04:28
I see gen 2 prices cost as much as brand new gen 3 and they still fly off the shelf.

ChiTownPicaro
01-22-2013, 04:51
I've not seen a Gen2 for sale in my area for a long time. I would jump on a gen 2 in a 19 or 23 in an instant.

Same here. I have been looking for a Glock 19 that is a Gen 2 gun. I like my 19 now, but the lack of finger grooves makes the Gen 2 fit my hand better. This is not the case with the Gen 3 guns.

intenseneal
01-22-2013, 06:52
I in fact like the Gen2 better than the Gen4 and Gen3 but the 3 is not so bad. I just bought a Gen2 G23 for $360 and it is in good shape. I just wish the Gen2 had the front mounting rails. Hell I would buy up a Gen 1 if I found one in good shape.

donmor53
01-22-2013, 13:31
Since I put a Hogue wrap around grips on my Glocks anyway...I'd buy a nice, well kept Gen 2 all day long.

Wash-ar15
01-22-2013, 19:42
Having owned a gen 2 21/22 and still own a 19 and 23, i don't really see the fascination with them. Before the mad rush, gen 2 22/23 were being offered by companies like SOG and JG for about $350.

I would gladly trade my EDC Gen 2 23 for a gen 3 if I could find someone local

tmds3
01-22-2013, 22:34
I am looking at a Gen2 G23 right now, I own a Gen 3 G19. But am wanting to try the 40cal out.

Marshall Dillon
01-22-2013, 23:35
I've been carrying my Gen-2 19 for 20 years and it's still my favorite GLOCK...and I've lost count as to how many I now own.

rdbjr57
01-23-2013, 07:02
I've had Gen 3 22/27 for several years but all that time wanted a 23 to go with them. I could never afford one when they were available in my area.

I found a Gen 2 23 the last week in December for $389. Shoots as good as my other two. The oddest thing for me was the "Tupperware" type case they used to come in. Oh yeah... and the magazines. They are the old style that are not fully metal lined. I found a couple of new G23 mags and they work fine.

And Whittaker's pays the tax on used guns... :supergrin:

Morris
01-23-2013, 18:03
You will still see Gen 2s hit the market as the last of them get traded out of LE agencies. That was how I picked up mine as my department traded to Gen 4s.

It's the non-finger grooved front strap that is best reason for liking the Gen 2s.

HKLovingIT
01-23-2013, 18:28
I always keep my eye out for them. Put it to you this way, if I go to the store to buy a particular pistol and I see a good condition G17 Gen 2 in the used case, I'm getting it even if that means I might skip what I originally went for. I love em. Late production Gen 2 G17 is the best G17 IMO.

intenseneal
01-23-2013, 18:30
^^^ Yep that is what I like about the Gen 2s is not having the finger grooves and IMO the Gen 4 grip is too spiky, good for gloved shooting though I guess but it is just not right for my hand all other gens of Glocks are fine for me though. I also got my Gen 2 as a police trade in. The local gun store where I bought it gets a lot in but most where pretty beat up from years of daily police carrying. Extra wear on the grip from the car's seat belt. I got the best out of 4 G23s they had and mine is in great shape for being so old and daily carried. Mine also had Tru Dot night sites added on. One the the police departments in my area just went to the Gen 4 Glock and stepped up from the .40SW to .45 so a lot of G22s and G23s will be hitting the market.

JimiWeaver
01-26-2013, 19:12
I've had Gen 3 22/27 for several years but all that time wanted a 23 to go with them. I could never afford one when they were available in my area.

I found a Gen 2 23 the last week in December for $389. Shoots as good as my other two. The oddest thing for me was the "Tupperware" type case they used to come in. Oh yeah... and the magazines. They are the old style that are not fully metal lined. I found a couple of new G23 mags and they work fine.

And Whittaker's pays the tax on used guns... :supergrin:

I almost bought this gun. Came in the next day to get it and it was gone!

AgentM79
01-26-2013, 22:39
There's so much demand that they don't tend to stay on store shelves for very long. My G19 was a Gen2 factory-refurb LE trade. #1 gun in my safe now; I'd take it over a Gen3 or Gen4 any day. I prefer the ergonomic features of the Gen2 grip - no finger grooves or thumbrests.

G23c
01-26-2013, 23:02
my gen2 G23 (magnaported) is my go to glock.

cadillacguns
01-27-2013, 04:53
I too am a Gen 2 fan, I have a Gen 3 in .40 (a G-22), but choose the "2" because they fit my hand better than those in the mid size G-19/23 series.

WayneJessie
01-27-2013, 05:24
Apparently sellers on GB think a Gen2 is worth $150 more than a new GEN3-4.

AgentM79
01-27-2013, 10:32
Apparently sellers on GB think a Gen2 is worth $150 more than a new GEN3-4.

In 9mm, Gen2 rules (I like Gen1 G17's, too). The Gen2 G17 and G19 kicked S&W, Beretta, and Ruger to the curb in the LE Market. Such durability and reliability has never been surpassed. Nowadays, Glock needed Gen4 to keep their .40 handguns competitive (the rail/light issue, interchangeable backstrap issue, durability issues, etc). But in 9mm, with the Gen4 extractor issue still unresolved, yep, Gen2 is worth more than Gen4, and recent Gen3's with MIM extractors. In .45ACP, Gen3 SF and Gen4 offer significant benefits over Gen2 - the grip dimensions will fit more shooters, for one thing, and the Gen2 .45 extractor and magazine issues have long been resolved.

I'd pay more for a Gen2 in 9mm. I'd go Gen4 in .40 and .45ACP. I'm still waiting for a Gen4 G39. Unfortunately, it appears I'll be waiting awhile...........

rockymtnhorror
01-27-2013, 11:29
I'd jump on a Gen 2 in a heartbeat.

SmithietheFox
01-27-2013, 11:47
I have 2 Gen 2s (17 and 23) as well as a handful of other Glocks (Gen 3 and 4) and the Gen 2s are prob my favorite- my 23 has over 10k rounds thru it and still runs like a champ. I have friends that won't buy a Glock if it isn't a Gen 2 or very early Gen 3.

winchester62
01-27-2013, 12:09
Traded a gen 3 23 for a gen 2 19 a few years ago to a guy from on this board. He was a newb and didn't hang around after the trade. After taking the 19 apart, I found out why. Something had eaten up the back right frame rail to the point that the slide was a little on the loose side.

I was really torqued. I really wanted a gen 2 19 and I knew I wasn't going to be able to get it fixed/replaced with the same frame. I ended up having to "settle" for a new gen 3 frame thanks to Glock. It was very nice of them to not charge me for the replacement.

In the end I basically ended up with a mostly new gun with new night sights for a very good initial investment. And the jerk who screwed me got a decent gen 3 23 with dead night sights and one mag. It only cost me 15 bucks to ship the gun to glock. So I won. He lost.... Jerk.

Still looking for a gen 2 19....

meathead19
01-27-2013, 12:19
Some yahoo on the S&W forum is asking $900.00 for one....but that includes shipping, so maybe not such a bad deal. :rofl:

itstime
01-27-2013, 12:23
My last purchase was a Gen2 G19. I prefer the older ones.

GlockFanWA
01-27-2013, 12:28
I love my Gen 2 G23, been totally reliable.

Motor City Glocker
01-27-2013, 13:20
I have friends that won't buy a Glock if it isn't a Gen 2 or very early Gen 3.

I'm looking for a Glock 17 and 19 in gen2. My gen3's are early production. (Oct.'98 and Apr.'06) My friend refers to these as "vintage" gen3's.

AgentM79
02-01-2013, 21:36
I'm looking for a Glock 17 and 19 in gen2. My gen3's are early production. (Oct.'98 and Apr.'06) My friend refers to these as "vintage" gen3's.

There are plenty still out there, and they are worth the time and energy invested in finding them. It's just a fact-of-life that the LE trade-in market has run dry on Gen2 9mm's, while Gen2 .40's still surface. The 9mm's were a unique phenomenon, in that a LE gun, factory refurbished, could literally go another career without any major component failure. I'd opine that their durability can be attributed to the Tennifer metal treatment, combined with the fact that the guns were designed for a steady diet of the highest pressure 9mm ammo. US LE agencies weren't even causing these guns to break a sweat, and many agencies swapped them out early for .40's because the holsters and mag pouches were 100% compatible. The 3-pin 9mm frames were even stronger, at least categorically-speaking. I certainly love my Gen2 G19, and wouldn't trade it for any other 9mm out there.

Good luck with your search!