Gen 2.5???

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by NvRBanArms, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. NvRBanArms

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    I'm still kind of new with glock pistols. I only own a gen4 G21 and I like it. I just want some input if you all know about the gen2 G27. Is it as good as the new ones and if it was a used/holstered sidearm would you guys buy it? I'm asking because I'm getting one in a few days and want some input on them. The slide is quite worn from being holstered but still good looking. I actually kinda like it looking like that cuz it says I actually use it. Even though I didn't. Are they as reliable and last just as long as the gen 3/4. Just don't want to have issues since its so old. But some ppl told me they would prefer a gen2 over the 3/4.
     
  2. NvRBanArms

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    Nobody has any input on them huh?
     

  3. jonm61

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    There's no such thing as a Gen2 G27. They all look the same, with the 3rd gen finger grooves and no rail. They are too small to have a rail, and that's true of the Gen4 as well.

    I would never hesitate to buy a used Glock. Thoroughly inspect it to make sure nothing is broken. Check the serial number against the recalls. You can even send it in or if you're local take it in to the factory to have them inspect it and do any internal parts upgrades that it may need. You would probably have to pay for shipping, but they would do the upgrades for free. They will also, if you wanted, refinish it for (last I heard) $65 and you can have it looking like new.

    Depending on how many rounds have been through it, it might need a recoil spring, but those aren't expensive. Same with the mag springs. They could be fine or they could be a little weak, but even if they're a little weak, they usually function fine.

    Odds are, it will be perfectly fine and will function as well as a new one. That said, there have been minor design changes with both the internals and the magazines. In a gun of that age, the magazines will not be able to be updated past the #5 follower, where the new ones (again, last I checked) are on the #8 follower, because of internal changes in the magazine. I had no problem with any of my magazines over the years, regardless of what follower was in them, but I do like to keep everything up to date.

    My Glock 23 was built in 9/90 and my 27 was built in 9/99. The 23 needed updates, the 27 didn't, but it already had the updated recoil spring assembly. I never had problems with either one, but I still took them in for inspection and upgrade at the factory anyway. My 23 functioned fine before the parts upgrade, but it was called for, so I had it done.

    If you're happy with looks, function and price, then go for it.
     
  4. NvRBanArms

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    Ummm. There is a gen2 G27. I have one on the way. It has finger grooves but no grip on the grooves. And it also says .40S&W on the slide. Look it up. U will see. I will post pics of it when I get it.
     
  5. NvRBanArms

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    Also thank you for the info. That was very detailed and I appreciate it.
     
  6. jonm61

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    You're welcome. :)

    Ok, to clarify...All Gen 2 Glocks have no finger grooves and no light rail. All Gen 3 Glocks have finger grooves and light rails, except the subcompacts beginning with the G26/27, which do not have rails.

    Since they never made a G27 without finger grooves, there are no Gen 2 G27s. You may have a very early one, that was released while other Gen 2 models were still in production, but there is no Gen 2 G27.
     
  7. markerbeacon

    markerbeacon New Member


    Where are the pictures of your Gen 2.5?
     
  8. docrocket1967

    docrocket1967 Active Member

    I carry a gen 2.5 g26. Im not sure if they made a gen 2.5 g27. I love mine and shoot it often and carry it quite a bit. No performance issues or hiccups to this day with it. I dont have a ton of rounds theough it but i trust it.

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  9. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I know a retired U.S. Marshal who carried his 27 generation 2.5 as his on duty bug. He now carries it as his EDC.


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