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Old 08-10-2017, 10:06 AM
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A few years ago I purchased a Glock 23 gen 3 to be my carry gun. That gun has ran flawless with 40 and with my 9 conversion barrel over hundreds of rounds. I could never get past the finger grooves or the ribbed target trigger though.

Well I found a Gen 2 23 for $380 with 4 mags (including a pre-ban U notch mag) so I decided it's time I "upgraded". Ran one mag of FMJs and one mag of 147+p HSTs through the 9mm conversion barrel and it is definitely a lot more enjoyable to shoot than the Gen 3. I will be swapping the trigger for a smooth trigger and adding Tru Dot orange rear/green front sights.

I will test the 9mm conversion barrel more and if it has any hiccups I will install a 9mm ejector

Yes I am crazy I still hold to the belief that Gen 2 was the best Glock made

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Old 08-10-2017, 10:14 AM
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Gen 2 Glocks,stock..are one of the most reliable and rugged handguns ever made.I like Gen 3s just as much. Haven't found a stock Glock I didn't like,actually. People call them ugly tupperware..but they sure can cook!!

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:31 AM
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The folks over at glockforum.com would love to hear about this.:
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:55 AM
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Nice! I carry a Gen 2 G23.

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:10 PM
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I never liked that U notch. Always bothered me when shooting.

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I wish my Glock 19 Gen 4 came without finger grooves.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:13 PM
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Did the same to my Glock 23 .. actually my favorite Glock of the bunch .. it was inexpensive to do the conversion and fun. I expected it to be just a range gun but it is 100% reliable with the conversion.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:14 PM
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I wish my Glock 19 Gen 4 came without finger grooves.
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I never liked that U notch. Always bothered me when shooting.

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On the grip? I actually like it because if you have an older non-drop free mag or a mag that was stuck you can get a better grip on the mag to pull it out
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On the grip? I actually like it because if you have an older job-drop free mag or a mag that was stuck you can get a better grip on the mag to pull it out
It bothers me from the standpoint that I feel like something is missing and it keeps drawing my attention when shooting. Distracting!

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:28 PM
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If that happens I'll start buying new glocks instead of used
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:32 PM
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If that happens I'll start buying new glocks instead of used
Lol. I buy used but only because to me a Glock is a Glock is a Glock so why spend $550 on a new one when I can save $200 and get a used one. Finger grooves don't bother me.

The gen 5 is supposed to be smooth grip with ambi controls. It's actually the FBI gun now and supposed to hit the market soon. As far as I know it's only the 17 but that because the only articles I've read were on the FBI and they use 17.

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:40 PM
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I have a Gen 3 G23 also that I have run countless rounds through over the years. The finger grooves don't fit everyone but, they work fine for me.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:02 PM
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Congrats, can never have too many Glock 23s. I ccw'd my Gen2 23 for 10 years (and it shows) before I retired it from service and it is still a favorite handgun.
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Nice! I carry a Gen 2 G23.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:42 PM
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Lol. I buy used but only because to me a Glock is a Glock is a Glock so why spend $550 on a new one when I can save $200 and get a used one. Finger grooves don't bother me.

The gen 5 is supposed to be smooth grip with ambi controls. It's actually the FBI gun now and supposed to hit the market soon. As far as I know it's only the 17 but that because the only articles I've read were on the FBI and they use 17.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:44 PM
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Cool! So there are 19s! I figured there would be, it's one of the most popular Glocks but not seeing the articles I didn't want to speculate

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