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Old 10-17-2009, 8:24 PM
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Default Difference between Glock generations

I'm seriously thinking about getting a glock 21 and possibly a 19 (cheaper ammo) and am looking at getting a used gun. I see lots of talk about the different generations of the glock and I can't seem to find anything explaining this. What is the difference between the generations? What should I look for in getting a used glock? Are there particular generations to steer away from? Would I be better off just getting a brand new model? Any help is appreciated.
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http://www.glockfaq.com/content.aspx...ng_Parts#frame
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The second generation and on are all good.
The only difference was the checkering on the frame and finger grooves and newer generation have light rail. Generation 4 has the best texture. RTF Rough texture frame.
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The second generation and on are all good.
The only difference was the checkering on the frame and finger grooves and newer generation have light rail. Generation 4 has the best texture.
Technically not Gen 4, it's just a RTF of the 3rd gen.

There is thread on the 4th Gen Glock coming out in 2010, supposed to have a standard rail and replaceable grip straps, and some redesigns.

Up in the air if it will pass the roster at this point.
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Here's the other thread link
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=232249
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What is RTF?
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What is RTF?
RTF is Rough Texture Frame

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Would I be better off just getting a brand new model?
I don't think so. I'm sure even glocks wear out eventually but I wouldn't have a problem buying a used glock (or any of the other well-reputed polymer-framed pistols available).
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Get a gen 3 with or w/o the RTF. Also, they are so cheap, and hold their value so well you may very well just buy a new one. My Glock 20 was $600 out the door ordered from Glock. My Glock 19 was under $600 out the door as well.
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Actually, I just found a G19 for $399 in perfect condition used.

http://turners.com/shop/gundetail.php?id=7469
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