Identify this gun, please:

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Matthew780, May 14, 2012.

  1. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    This is a G-21, 45 auto. I just assumed since it didn't have a "gen 3" stamped on it, that it was a gen.1 . Can anyone confirm? All the numbers match, by the way.


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  2. MarinewithaGlock

    MarinewithaGlock Premium Member

    My Glock 23 Gen3 doesn't have a "Gen3" stamp anywhere on it. I don't think they started putting "gen" stamps on the slides until "gen4". So I assume that it's a Glock 21 Gen 3.

  3. ckuenzer331

    ckuenzer331 Member

    Gen 1s, as far as I know, don't have rails... So I'd have to say its a Gen 3 also...
  4. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    For future reference.

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  5. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    Well bust my britches and call me breezy...

    Thanks guys.
  6. CincyG27

    CincyG27 New Member

    Correct. Only Gen4 says "Gen4"
  7. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    My first glock was a gen1 G21. Great gun ... no rails ( just like the pic shows)
  8. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    Just to be clear, Gen1 was G17 & 19 only. Everything else is Gen2 or later.
  9. iamthedood

    iamthedood The dude: "This aggression will not stand, man."

    Then I guess I technally should've called it the "first interation" of the g21
  10. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    Still going to school here. Thanks guys...
  11. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    It has the finger grooves but the texture doesn't match the sides. That's easiest way to tell Gen3. Gen2 didn't have FGR (finger groove rails). If its Gen4 but you can't see the left side of the slide look for the FGR and the side texture to match the same texture in the grooves.
  12. GunnerGSP

    GunnerGSP Active Member

    Is that your gun, Matthew, or is it a potential purchase?

    Looks nice.
  13. SquadCapt4

    SquadCapt4 New Member

    You think we can apply all this schooling we get in here toward a Bachelor's Degree of some sort?
  14. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Maybe, If we all plan on being bachelors!:confused:
  15. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

    Well done TampaBaySean!
    Educate the Masses. A picture is worth a thousand words.
  16. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    A lot of people don't realize that the 1st Gen was so limited and call the Gen2s Gen1 because it was the first generation of that model. It can get confusing, and not just with Glocks!

    For a long time after the Gen3s came out, Glock refused to recognize them by generation. It was only on the Glock forums that people referred to them by generation. Obviously, by Gen4, Glock got on board. :)

    One day, if you study hard, you too can be a Glock Master! ;)

    For Gen4 you can also just look for the backstraps. It's obvious, even if there isn't one installed.

    I think we should use more of a belt system...eventually you can achieve a 3rd degree blackbelt in Glock-Fu!:D
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  17. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    It's my gun. Bought it a couple of years ago.
  18. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

  19. Regardless of the generation (its a gen. 3 :p) you still have a fine hard hitting glock there Matthew. :D