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Old November 18, 2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Gen 2 glock vs gen 4

Is there any functional difference between a glock 23
Gen 2 and the gen 4
My gen 2 seems like a perfect gun to me but if
There is safely or functional difference I would upgrade
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Old November 18, 2016, 04:12 PM   #2
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The biggest difference is a selection of backstraps for the gen 4. There's a couple small internal 'improvements' on the gen 4 but I don't know what they are.
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Old November 18, 2016, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thank you
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Old November 18, 2016, 04:52 PM   #4
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"If you like your Glock, you can keep your Glock."

Seriously though, you won't notice anything better on the G4 if you already like your G2. I'd stay with what you have.
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Old November 18, 2016, 05:24 PM   #5
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Tj for sure unless there is a good reason not to. Plenty of life in my gen 2
Never been abused
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Old November 18, 2016, 05:41 PM   #6
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Gen 4s have a dual recoil spring to cut down on recoil, as well as a better supported chamber. For ergonomic difference, you get finger grooves, rougher texturing, and replaceable back straps.

I've got a Gen 2 19, and haven't felt the need to swap to a Gen 4. Though I have thought about it multiple times.
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Old November 22, 2016, 01:36 PM   #7
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I have Gen2 and Gen4 Glocks. My 2nd Gen model 19 is one of my favorite pistols. I would not trade it for a Gen4 model 19. I have no use for the rails on the Gen4 gun.
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Old November 22, 2016, 02:07 PM   #8
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It's much easier to mount a weapon-light on a G19Gen4.
The Gen4 has a reversible mag catch whereas the Gen2 doesn't.
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Old November 23, 2016, 07:24 AM   #9
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The fact that your Gen2 G-23 does not have front-strap finger grooves makes it more desirable than a Gen 3 or 4, strictly MHO here.
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