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Old Sarge
July 09, 2013, 16:07
Hi All
How do I tell what Gen a Glock pistol is. The Gen 4 guns I understand are marked on the slide.

Thanks
Old Sarge

L Haney
July 09, 2013, 16:15
I'd say take it apart, take a single decent picture of the assorted, and there should be about fifty responses here in the next two hours.

Some of them may even be correct.

ftierson
July 09, 2013, 17:47
I'd say take it apart, take a single decent picture of the assorted, and there should be about fifty responses here in the next two hours.

Some of them may even be correct.

It's probably either a Gen3 or Gen2 or Gen2.5 or maybe, just stretching a bit, a Gen1...

:)

Forrest

L Haney
July 09, 2013, 17:49
Forrest, like me, you are a through going asshole. I raise a drink to 270 degrees.

tdb59
July 09, 2013, 17:56
Forrest, like me, you are a through going asshole. I raise a drink to 270 degrees.

I am attempting to lower a drink to 38 degrees..


To the A of A !

Association of Assholes !

Salud !!

tdb59
July 09, 2013, 19:18
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ftierson
July 10, 2013, 00:13
Forrest, like me, you are a through going asshole. I raise a drink to 270 degrees.

Flattery will get you no where... :)

Actually, I had meant to come back with the following link when I had time and forgot to do it...

So, at least an informative thorough going asshole... :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock

Of course, people have included somewhat different models in their generation schemes.

For example, Terry's "Glock Generations" linked video is somewhat incorrect in most generation schemes (the video seemingly based mostly on the G22). A second pin above the trigger was used in the big Glocks (G20/21) before being used in the little framed ones (like the G17/19), therefore it doesn't occur in the G17/19 until well along in the 3rd generation production.

What I call a 2.5gen G17 is one with the 2nd generation frame and no rail, the abbreviated rail being added in later 2nd gen production and later generations.

In addition, when any Glock is sent in to Glock for work, the Glock people update most of the parts to the newest version, including extractors and the internal striker parts, which means that older Glocks are often found with newer generation parts.

Just sayin'... :)

Forrest

tdb59
July 10, 2013, 09:29
Whadda eye no ?

The only Model 19s that I own are S&W.

W.E.G.
July 10, 2013, 09:45
OK, first you take the slide assembly off.

Then, looking at the underside of the slide assembly, you use a ball-point pen to push-forward that black plastic "sheath" looking thing around the firing pin about an eighth of an inch.

Then you step outside on the back porch (the later at night, and the more beers you've had, the better), and you slide that flat plastic "back plate" off.

ftierson
July 10, 2013, 11:14
What I call a 2.5gen G17 is one with the 2nd generation frame and no rail, the abbreviated rail being added in later 2nd gen production and later generations.


Whoops, in my zest to get this out, I didn't state this correctly.

What I call a 2.5 gen G17 is one with the 2nd generation frame and the rail, the original gen 2 G17 having no rail.

Sorry...

Nothing like a disconnect between your fingers and your brain... :)

Forrest

homelandprotector
July 10, 2013, 19:23
The new Gen 5's have an improved grip....

http://imageshack.us/a/img6/5352/glock34stipple3.jpg

Naw! Just kidding!

With a soldering iron you can easily improve the grip texture...

http://imageshack.us/a/img4/1926/g19b2.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/520/dsc01850dy.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img838/6321/lg0000016587a1295525648.jpg

Scott V2
July 11, 2013, 16:47
It is easy.

Gen 1 look like a 2x6 that was roughed out in the shape of a gun in shop class, dull black in color.

Gen 2 look like a 2x6 block of cheese that was cut in the shape of a gun in home economics class and spray painted black.

Gen 3 look like a synthetic 2x6 that was roughed out in the shape of a gun by a first day trainee in a high school shop class.

Gen 4 look like a potato that was roughed out in the shape of a gun by a convict and colored black with iodine.

Gen 5 look remarkably like a 1911 and are made of real steel.

JohnnyReb
July 14, 2013, 02:26
I bought my Glock 17 in 1999 (for y2k). What gen is it and why should I care? It shoots great, accurate and reliable ... :confused:

jugrunner
July 14, 2013, 13:30
I have never seen one of those, but would prefer it since I really do not like the "target grips".

I have seen a PD marked 22 that had the finger grooves and thumbrest, but no rail once upon a time.



no one is listening Jason ... everyone has you on "ignore" except me ...

I will say this ... the "Glock forum" is a good place for you ... !!!

JasonB
July 14, 2013, 21:29
no one is listening Jason ... everyone has you on "ignore" except me ...

I will say this ... the "Glock forum" is a good place for you ... !!!

Apparently not so based on the insults being flung my way!

What else would you like to lie to all of us about today?

acolonelofcorn
July 14, 2013, 21:35
smash it apart with a rock, and cast the remains into a fire. The color of the flames will tell you the answer.

DYNOMIKE
July 17, 2013, 22:44
GEN 1
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/brickone_zps32977b09.jpg

GEN 2
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/bricks2_zps857db048.jpg

GEN 3
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/brick4_zpsd15ced32.jpg

GEN 4
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/bricks_3_zps2465f9f6.jpg

:rofl:

homelandprotector
July 20, 2013, 12:34
Mike, You forgot Gen5.... :rofl: we've come a full circle.

http://imageshack.us/a/img687/7003/i41066.jpg