Glock Gen 1-2-3???

Glock Gen 1-2-3???

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    Glock Gen 1-2-3???

    How do you tell the difference in Glock Gen. 1-2-3s?


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    I know that Gen 3 usually has finger grooves in the grip and a rail for lights/lasers. Gen 2 might have finger grooves and Gen 1 is probably w/o finger grooves.
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    I was googling for a picture to show the differences and found this.

    It should tell you most everything you want to know about the differences between generations.
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    Gen 1- No finger grooves, no accessory rail

    Gen 2- No finger grooves, but has an accessory rail

    Gen 3- Has both finger grooves and accessory rail
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    As the link provided above suggests, read the thread. I cannot seem to find the live link I found in the past. Things change on the internet. The 4th generation has just come out, but it's not to be confused with the RTF or RTF2 models which were between generations. Here's the gist of it up to the newest 4th generation models available.......
    1st generation smooth grip no finger grooves no rails
    2nd generation textured grip no finger grooves no rails
    3rd generation textured grip finger grooves accessory rails
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    Quote Originally Posted by G27owner View Post
    Gen 1- No finger grooves, no accessory rail

    Gen 2- No finger grooves, but has an accessory rail

    Gen 3- Has both finger grooves and accessory rail
    Gen 2 does not have an accessory rail.

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    Ram Rod has it right!.

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    Gen 1 is a very even textured surface all around the grip, usually referred to as "pebble grain", no accessory rail. It is generally considered collectible by Glockophiles.

    Gen 2 is checkered on the front and backstraps with pebble on the side panels, no accessory rail.

    Gen 3 has finger grooves, checkering on front and backstraps, and accessory rail.
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