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Eroland7
03-15-2009, 11:44 PM
I was thinking about putting up my glock for sale. All other glocks i've seen for sale either say 2nd or 3rd generation. How do i know which mine is, since im sure someone will ask? I bought it about 7 years ago new. Its a Glock 23.

69Mach1
03-15-2009, 11:46 PM
What are the different frame styles or 'generations'?
The Glock frame has evolved through 3 styles known as generations. There are quite a few sub-generations, limited runs and experimental frames but these are the major breakdowns:
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*
*accessory rails are not available on the subcompact Glocks

Here's an EXCELLENT picture contributed by Butch Barton that shows all three frames together:
http://www.glockfaq.com/images/pics/framegens.jpg

Here.
http://www.glockfaq.com/gunsmithing.htm

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 11:49 PM
Sweet, simple, THANKS!

69Mach1
03-15-2009, 11:50 PM
No problem. :thumbsup:
I maybe wrong, but the only models that were 1st gen were the Glock 17 (L) and Glock 22.