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New to site and to Glock

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    Junior Member joesscamaro's Avatar
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    New to site and to Glock

    What's up everybody. I'm fairly new to the gun scene and a new owner of a Glock 26. I recently got my concealed license and just bought a new G26. I love it so far and have been doing some reading and trying to learn the gun better. I did have a question about it though. I was learning the difference between the gen 3 and gen 4 and I'm confused. Do all gen 4's have gen 4 stamped on the slide? Mine doesn't, but from what I can see, it has all the other signs of it being a gen 4. Any advice? Thanks and looking forward to browsing the site. Joe

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    my gen three is not marked so I can assume that not all are. the most obvious signs of the different GEN's is the lowers along with some internal changes.

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    Welcome buddy! Every gen4 I've seen is marked as so. I have never seen a gen3 marked.

    Here is the frame of a gen4.


    Here is how all gen4s are labeled.


    Gen3 frame you can see is much smoother.


    This 23c is from June of this year, which is a gen3. As you can see, no label.

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    Thanks for the pictures! I don't have my gun with me at the moment, but I need to check and see how it compares to the pictures you posted. The guide rod hole on my gun tells me that it's a gen 4 and the ability to change the mag button to the left or right side. But, the magazine button itself is small like the gen 3. I'll take a better look at it tonight when I get home and hopefully find out for sure. Thanks again!

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    No problem buddy.

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    According to the pictures you posted of the grips, I have a gen 3. Oh well, I bought it brand new and I've enjoyed it so far!

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    Gen3s aren't an old style/technology, they still make them and aren't going anywhere. I think the big reason for the gen4 is just like another option if grip. Not like it's better or anything, just Glocks way of options.

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    Welcome to Glock forum! Yeah the Gen3 isn't an old model or outdated, just like lineman475 said its Glocks way of offering a different option! I bought 2 new Glocks this year (( G23 & G27)) and both are Gen3 brand new and they both Rock!!!!

    Enjoy that fine new pistola and let us know how it performs!!!

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome and the help.

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