I took delivery from my local FFL dealer of my new Glock (PN2650501T) yesterday and started studying the manual and checking out the contents of teh Glock box.
This is the first gun I have purchased for many year and the first time I have ordered online (from a well-know dealer). Although I had researched which 9mm to purchase and finally which Glock to buy for CC, I naively ordered a Gen3 thinking I was ordering a Gen4. My bad!
Although the Gen4 has been out since at least 4Q2010, evidently Glock and their dealers are still selling the Gen3. I figured that like most manufacturers that the Gen4 was a replacement for the Gen3 and that they would discontinue selling Gen3 when the Gen4 was announced except for what may have been in the factory and/or dealer stocks.
I have revisited several of the gun sites I was checking out to see where I went wrong. In retrospect I now realize that many sites do NOT say Glock 26 Gen3 or Gen4. They simply say Glock 26 and state a part number in the description. One has to either know the specific part number of a Glock 26 Gen4 or at least realize that the Gen3 comes with two magazines and the Gen4 with three magazines & two additional backstraps.
I believe I can return the Gen3 I just received.
I need to decide if I want to return the Gen3. Any input to help me decide will be greatly appreciated.