Please explain the different Glock generations

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    Please explain the different Glock generations

    How many are there and what makes them different? Thanks.
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    Gen 2 introduced checkering on the front strap and serrations on the back strap, also to meet regulations at the time a steel plate was stamped with the serial number into the frame in front of the trigger guard. There was a few improvements in 1991 as well the magazine floorplate was modified and the spring had a resistance plate added. I believe they also introduced the integral recoil spring assembly at this time as well.

    Gen 3 has finger grooves, an accessory rail, thumb rests on both sides of the frame. Later a new extractor that served as a loaded chamber indicator was added. The locking block was also modified.

    Gen 4 has a user replaceable back strap to change the grip's size, the basic (no extra panel installed) is smaller than the Gen 3. There's a new mag release button design that is easier to hit, and you can reverse it for left handed use. If you reverse the mag release you need to make sure you have the new magazines with the cut out on both sides. The old magazines work fine in the Gen 4 gun when the mag release is installed for a right handed shooter. The recoil spring is new as well, it's a dual recoil spring assembly. Supposed to help recoil on .40sw models. Various parts had to be modified to accommodate the new spring.

    This is all I know off the top of my head.
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    Thanks. Now, when I buy my Glock 19 in a few weeks, which gen will be more readily available?
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    You probably will have to buy the Gen 3
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    cmdrdredd nailed it. Except on the Gen 3s, the baby glocks don't have accessory rails.

    Or at least my Gen 3 G27 doesn't have one.
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    Make sure to hold the Gen3 Glock 19 RTF2 (Rough Texture Finish). It's hands down my favorite grip on any gun.

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