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Gen 3 is the best and I dont care what anyone says. All of my Glocks are Gen 3 except my 43 and I've owned Gen 2, 4, and 5 guns also but I just prefer Gen 3.

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The 19 isnt my favorite either, and the grip has always been the issue. The early guns with the cutout in the front strap were the worse. I seem to remember seeing they were back on some of the new guns.

Personally, I really dont see the point to the 19's, but that seems to be my problem. Not sure what point there is to the 19x and 45 either. But, thats my problem too.

The 17's and 26's are my favorites.




The majority of mine are Gen 3's, including the gun above. I also have a Gen 2 17, and a couple of Gen 4 17's, 19's, and 26's as well.

Im not real picky, other than the cutouts on the frontstrap of some 19's. I shoot them all pretty much the same, and havent had any troubles with any of them in what most would consider "normal" use, other than that first Gen 1 I had.

It would be nice if Glock offered the RTF2 texture on the grip, at least as an option, but stippling the grips is easy enough for those I want a more aggressive texture on. The Gen 4's are a bit better than the Gen 3's in that respect too.
The Gen 3 I think is currently the best "bang for the buck." The Gen4 and Gen5 are a higher cost and little gained, generally speaking.

I have wide inventory of guns, but I most often carry a Gen3 Glock 23 .40 caliber, which is the sister to the G19 9mm.

I have other guns that fit my hand a bit better, like the Sig P229 or CZ75 P01 or HK USP. But gosh, it's just hard to argue against a Glock. I'm sure any of these would suit me just fine, in reality.
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Our PD still has the very first Glock 17 Gen 2 we took delivery of, back in 1993. As of the last time I checked the log on it, we were closing in on 250k rounds through it, with nothing but factory-recommended parts replacement (eg RSA switched out every 3000 rounds; firing pin spring, firing pin safety spring, extractor depressor plunger spring, magazine catch spring, trigger spring, slide lock spring, and slide stop lever spring switched out every 15,000 rounds), and sight replacement (one time - tritium inserts died on the original). Rifling is still visible in the barrel.
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RSA switched out every 3000 rounds
Any idea what the actual suggested number is? Ive yet to find a solid answer.

5000-7500 or fail "the test", for the full size guns seems to be the most common answer, and 3000-5000 for the 26's.

I probably should have just called Glock.

Ive been changing them twice a year or so with this gun (which is around the 7500 mark more or less each change), and have yet to have it fail the test.
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Any idea what the actual suggested number is? Ive yet to find a solid answer.

5000-7500 or fail "the test", for the full size guns seems to be the most common answer, and 3000-5000 for the 26's.

I probably should have just called Glock.

Ive been changing them twice a year or so with this gun (which is around the 7500 mark more or less each change), and have yet to have it fail the test.
Gen 1-3 was 3-4000
Gen 4 was 7,500
Gen 5 is 10,000

or...when it fails the test. We are very proactive as a department on changing out parts. On my personal guns, I am much less so. I went 19k on my Roland Special, and only changed it then, because I was having FTE.

ETA: the recommended numbers from Glock are looking at it from a "let's be 100% sure to catch it in time," and also from a wear on the frame/slide perspective. Failing the test is from a purely "will it still work?" standpoint.
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Just got off the phone with Glock. They are covering the frame under warranty and rebuilding the gun. Wont cost me a cent.

Should have it back late this week, early next.
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Well, the old girl is back. Or I should say, whats left of her. The only things original left as far as I can tell, are the barrel, slide, and night sights. They replaced the frame with a new Gen 3 frame and, according to the list, seem to have rebuilt the rest of the gun.

Stippling the grip apparently wasnt an issue (as Ive been constantly told) as far as the warranty goes. They never brought it up. They really didnt ask or say anything, other than "we are fixing it under warranty". Just over two weeks later, its back.

So, it appears you can literally shoot them to death, and they will still take care of you. Works for me!

I didnt get out of the shop unscathed though. He had a Talo Ruger PC "take down" Carbine in 9mm that he said I "just have to look at". That came along home too.
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Glad it worked out for you. Ever since I read your thread I have been on the hunt for a model 17 Gen3. I really screwed up and missed a used one for $350 with box and 3 mags just a few miles from me on GB. The seller would have sold it to me direct without an FFL involved. No paperwork. That chance won't come again soon.

But I will find one for a price I can live with.

You will like that 9mm carbine. I have a Marlin Camp 9 I love shooting.
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sounds like someone i wouldn't want to get in a quickdraw shootout with, hahahahaha
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Wow, 103,000 rounds is impressive. I did a little math. At 135 grains, that's close to a ton of lead down range.
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That 103,000 number was back when I posted that thread.

The more or less (its actually more) current round count was 147,400. Thats based on the 300 rounds a week I normally shoot, since I started shooting it, right around 10 years ago.

There were a lot of weeks in there that I shot more than 300 rounds a week. So, the actual count, in reality, is somewhere over 150,000+.

And I recently did that math too!

At 147,400 rounds, with my normal, 124-grain loads, it comes out to 2611 pounds.

And thats just from that gun. I shoot a bunch of different stuff each week.
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How does the rifling in the barrel look? Also have you used the same mags?? if so do you notice any sluggishness in feeding, etc?
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Barrel looks good. There are a couple of spots that look like streaks along the rifling, that take a little more effort to get clean when I clean the gun. Don't know what that's about, but they do usually brush out.

Glock did go over the gun and said everything (that wasn't replaced) looked OK. The only thing left that is original, are the barrel, slide, and night sights. Everything else was replaced.

As far as the mags, I'm still using the same lot of around 20 Korean mags I've been using every week for the past 10 years. They work great, and I've had no issues with them.
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I love this thread. Been lurking for quite some time now and finally joined today. I'm a huge Glock fan, but the most that I have through any of mine is ~10,000 through my Gen 2 19. Although I own numerous other models, I doubt that I've topped 2,000 through any of them save for maybe my 22, mainly since it was my duty weapon for my first several years in law enforcement (a field of work I have since left) before my dept starting issuing our weapons.
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