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Old 01-13-2013, 09:28   #1
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My first Glock

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.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:36   #2
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Sounds like a deal!

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:07   #3
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very nice Congrats, enjoy your new Glock
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:08   #4
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Great price! Now be prepared to want more and buy many more!


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Old 01-13-2013, 10:27   #6
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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
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:37   #7
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Congrats! Great price for such an great firearm.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:15   #8
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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??
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:20   #9
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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.
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Is there any way I can find out when and where it was made??
What's the serial number prefix?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:45   #11
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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.

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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
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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.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02   #13
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Hummm wonder why ANR is not listed. Well here are the pics of my G23.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:04   #14
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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.

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:45   #15
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 16:21   #16
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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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 16:41   #17
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Old 02-11-2013, 17:49   #18
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nice gun. the only problem is your going to want more glocks
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Old 02-11-2013, 18:56   #19
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Yeah I want a G30S and a G19 and maybe a G27.

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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.
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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!
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:36   #21
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:27   #22
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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.
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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).
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I never had a problem with it until the trigger spring broke.
You had a problem with the ejector?

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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!

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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.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54   #24
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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.

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Good find, welcome to the club!
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