The Definitive Defensive Carry "First Glock/Oldest Glock" Thread

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    The Definitive Defensive Carry "First Glock/Oldest Glock" Thread

    OK, the 1911 versus Glock thread has given me an idea that drifts too far from that thread's topic. There were not one, but two Glocks from the late 1980s featured in that thread.

    So let's try a Defensive Carry First Glock/Oldest Glock thread. It can take any form you like.

    -Who has the very oldest/earliest Glock?
    -Who has owned a Glock the longest?
    -Who has the first example of any one of the various Glock models that have been introduced?
    -Who has the rarest factory variation?

    We'll create a "collector's market" right before our very eyes. Next thing you know I'll be chasing "first-year-of-production" Glock 17s or something to supplement my yearnings for Bangor Punta or earlier (especially) pre-war Smith & Wessons along with pre-1970 Colts.

    Photos are needed.

    Let's see some old dinosaur Glocks crawl up out of the primordial ooze of Forum-land.
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    I have a G21 with an XL6XX serial number I bought in the early 1990's at the gun range where I worked part time as one of the first batch of 45ACP Hi-Cap Glocks into the US. Still have it and have more than 35K rounds thru it with most of them Reloaded SWC 200 GR boolits. No KaBooms with reloaded lead boolits! You gotta know what and how to reload the boolits to make them go downrange!
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    "You gotta know what and how to reload the boolits to make them go downrange!"

    Somehow that seems so simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    OK, the 1911 versus Glock thread has given me an idea that drifts too far from that thread's topic. There were not one, but two Glocks from the late 1980s featured in that thread.

    So let's try a Defensive Carry First Glock/Oldest Glock thread. It can take any form you like.

    -Who has the very oldest/earliest Glock?
    -Who has owned a Glock the longest?
    -Who has the first example of any one of the various Glock models that have been introduced?
    -Who has the rarest factory variation?

    We'll create a "collector's market" right before our very eyes. Next thing you know I'll be chasing "first-year-of-production" Glock 17s or something to supplement my yearnings for Bangor Punta or earlier (especially) pre-war Smith & Wessons along with pre-1970 Colts.

    Photos are needed.

    Let's see some old dinosaur Glocks crawl up out of the primordial ooze of Forum-land.
    I like the idea, Bryan.
    With as many Glock aficionados we have here, it should be informative.

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    I have a 17 I bought in the late '80s (1988?). I have no idea how many rounds have been through (many), but I have never had to replace the tube recoil spring assembly. It's all original and it still runs like a top. I have a 17L I bought around 1992. It has the one piece assembly. My 27 was in about 2004 I think. Those are the the ones I still have. I've traded a few with friends who coveted them over the years for other guns and pistols.

    I try to buy a M1911 style pistol every year.
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    Great thread idea; unfortunately I can't contribute much. Although, my first handgun purchase was a Gen. 2 G22 back in 1994 around the time of my 21'st birthday. I carried it for a while and then traded it for a Colt 1991A1.
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    Never cared much for 'em, same as ARs, but after I moved to AZ my perspective changed a bit. So my lone, unremarkable Glock is a G23, 2003 vintage, which I believe makes it a Gen 3. About as special as a Chevy Impala, but it works and I shoot it fairly well.
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    I purchased my (first and only at that time) Glock-36 back in 2006. At that point I was a Kimber fan and had three CDP's. I would take my Glock along to the range with my Kimbers and the Glock got limited use. It wasn't until about three or four years later that I started to appreciate my Glock-36. It started to grow on me...it was at a point shooting course that the Glock-36 made me a believer, and I started carrying it ever since.
    I took the Glock Armorer Course up in Georgia and very much enjoyed learning more about Gaston, the history of Glock, it's simplicity, and it's basic mechanics.
    I sold my three Kimbers and now have six Glocks, including a second '36'.
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    I bought my first Glock in the summer of 86 with bootcamp money. It was a G17 with non drop free magazines. I sold it to finance a 1988 Yamaha Vmax.

    My best Marine buddy and I purchased 7 guns total between us in Summit , Ky. Among his purchases was this 1989 Glock, which his dad gave to me after his death. It will always be with me.
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    Great thread Bryan!
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    Imported Nov. 1989,

    Doesn't look like his now.

    Imported June 28, 1994.
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    When I was doing some remodelling a while ago, I took down some old wallboard and found a whole bunch of them, and they look pretty old!

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    I'm not sure what that stuff they're packed in is, maybe linseed oil that's hardened due to age, but it seems to have preserved them pretty well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    enjoyed learning more about Gaston, the history of Glock, it's simplicity, and it's basic mechanics.
    Have you read "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun" by Paul M. Barrett? I'm no Glock fanboy, but it's an excellent book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    When I was doing some remodelling a while ago, I took down some old wallboard and found a whole bunch of them, and they look pretty old!

    brick_texture118.jpg

    I'm not sure what that stuff they're packed in is, maybe linseed oil that's hardened due to age, but it seems to have preserved them pretty well!
    Lotta's Blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Have you read "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun" by Paul M. Barrett? I'm no Glock fanboy, but it's an excellent book.
    Man, was that an excellent read. I just recently finished it up. My now ex-girlfriend got me that book along with "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms" by Chris Kyle which I just now started reading.
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