Towards the later years of the 3rd generation, some special versions of existing models were introduced along side the standard models. The slightly larger subcompact models 29 and 30 (10mm and .45 ACP) were always made with the checkered finger grooves but eventually produced with the previously omitted accessory rail. Posted: 7/31/2011 2:14:36 PM EST GlockTalk serial number database [ARCHIVED THREAD] - Glock date of manufacture chart ? A History of Perfection: TFB’s Definitive Guide to all Glock Generations Alien Gear Holsters is bent on crafting the worlds best concealed carry holsters on the planet. Please, anyone, an answer would be nice to know. This is where the first of the Tiffany Blue glocks entered the picture. I recently bought a second hand Glock with a purple tag. Versions of several models described as having a Rich Texture Finish (RTF) were made that incorporated a distinct texture on all surfaces of the grip and cosmetically unique slide serrations. Thoughts? Glock Serial Numbers Information System. (770) 432-1202 or their toll free number 1-866-225-4098 I could give you the E mail address for Glock customer service but then someone would find me cut off my head and lock it in a safe Regards, Rob As you might already know or imagine, Alien Gear Holsters offers a wide selection of holsters for Glock pistols. For this reason, all subsequent magazines were made with this additional forward cutout, although the military competition never happened and these design features have not been repeated on subsequent models. Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by corton93, Oct 19, 2015. However, the Glock Gen 5 does NOT fit in most Glock Gen 3 or Gen 4 holsters. Just call Glock an give them the serial number and they can tell you the exact date it was assemble in Georgia. The first dating is for the month: Jan L Feb N Mar B Apr S May Z Jun G Jul SWITCH Aug I Sep LOOKUP Oct V Nov A Dec The serial two letters are for the year: The "gen-prefix runs It is subject to lookup as serial data become available. It does have finger-grips, but since these are in the store for like a DAY, I am leary of thinking it is a Gen 4. “generation 2.5”) but these can be considered rare. Thanks in advance! By Aaron Brudenell Introduction: Serial Numbers According to company literature, the first Glock pistols imported into the U.S. came in January of 1986. Glock pistols have always had two cartouches on the top and bottom of the right side of the grip. Additional models added after the switch to generation 3 included the 29 (10mm), 30 (.45 ACP), 31-33 (.357 SIG), 34 (9mm), 35 (.40 S&W), and the slim frame model 36 which was unique in that it was a .45 ACP pistol with the slide dimensions of the 9mm and a single stack frame that was even thinner! Glock added a steel plate with the serial number to appease ATF regulations. The Gen4 frame keeps the proven thumb rests, finger grooves and accessory rail of the previous generations but features a new frame texturing. However, be assured it is indeed a Glock. I really appreciate the info bro I'm from Tacoma my self and reside in Arizona. The first Glock pistol emerged in 1984, with the Glock 17. So...they have some Gen 5 features, some Gen 4 features and then some features all their own. I second the call Glock first comment. Glock pistols have always had two cartouches on the top and bottom of the right side of the grip. If you notice that it's definitely removable, with a line tracing the palm swell, rather than one solid housing, you got a Gen 4. The reason? It does not have the Gen stamped on the slide. Gen 1. Later first and second generation Glock 17 and 19 pistols were for a time and then later this feature was deleted. This occurred before the arrival of the 4th generation designs or the U.S. made Glock pistols that appear to all use the longer four letter plus three number serial number structure. Earlier models tended to develop tiny cracks in the polymer of that area due to the impact of the locking block corners during recoil. These numbers appear on a metal insert on the bottom of the frame just ahead of the trigger guard. The Glock 43 was late to the single-stack subcompact party, having been beaten to the punch several years previously by Smith and Wesson, Walther, Springfield Armory and others. The first Glock pistols imported into the U.S. came with serial numbers beginning with a two letters followed by the typical three numbers and a “US” suffix indicating they were for export to the United States. However, this is less of a concern today for the most part because Glock Gen 1 and Gen 2 pistols are becoming less common on the used market. Keep up thd good work. It turns out that interested civilians wouldn't have to wait too long to get their own, either. However, our Cloak series of holsters will fit all five Glock generations. What makes it fun is that on special order guns--commemoratives and police dept guns etc.---they replace the date code with a code for the special run guns. (The Glock 18 is the select fire version of the model 17 and while 1st generation versions exist, because of their rarity and distinct internal geometry they won’t be discussed in this article.) This particular model was made with a new ambidextrous magazine release that was very different from the previous designs. More will be coming, of course, but the Glock Gen 5 line is only a couple of years old. Glocktalk.com has a ongoing research database for Glock serial number prefix information. Overview of Glock Generations, Terminology and Associated Models Using this assumption as a framework, this article will seek to identify changes in individual Glock cosmetic and design features and identify their sequence in the model history. Good enough is not good enough for us. The models 20 and 21 were the first of the wide frame sizes made to accommodate the 10mm Auto and .45 ACP cartridges, respectively. And that SKU number isn’t a Glock SKU. The Generation 4 Glocks also received a dual magazine spring, which reduces felt recoil and lengthens service life. These black serial number plates were used in the early Generation 2 Glock 19 pistols in the same serial number ranges as their Generation 1 Glock 17 siblings. The 1st Generation Glock, as it came to be known, was introduced to the US market in 1984. All Glock pistols the size of the model 19 or smaller were fitted with serrated triggers for importation, although it’s not uncommon for their owners to prefer the smoother trigger and retrofit the parts since they are interchangeable. In some cases, this post production vernacular sets the standard for terminology in use by most. The first Glock generation emerged sporadically - often referred to as Glock Gen 1 - as the company was getting off the ground and diversifying their product lineup. Was it a slip on your part? Adjustment will be required to dial in the fit, but the adjustable height of the mounting hardware makes the requisite fitment possible. The Glock RTF2 - or "rough textured finish" - pistols featured revised stipling on the sides, front and back of the grips, along with fish scale serrations at the rear of the slide. And boy are they easy to spot! I've not seen others mention this "US" attached to the frame plate SN. The only technical difference between the two seems to be in the metal finish – the Tennifer process used in Austria has been replaced by a Melonite process for U.S. made handguns. The Glock 26 in 9mm and Glock 27 in .40 S&W were launched around 1995, mostly with the civilian market in mind but also to serve as backup guns for law enforcement. The gimmick about the 46 is that it uses a rotating barrel like the Beretta Px4 Storm, a first for Glock. While this upgraded trigger bar had a distinct shape, this author has seen at least one example of an earlier shaped part that has a bronze/gold color. The Glock 47 is the Glock 17 Gen 5 MOS slide on the Glock 45 frame, which has the 17's grip length but the frame length of the Gen 5 Glock 19. Called Glock the next day and was told that my Glock 42 is the latest built because my magazines ended with an 03 on the serial number. All Rights Reserved. These will be described hereafter as belonging to the standard frame size designed for pistols chambered in 9mm Luger, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, .380 ACP, and eventually the .45 GAP (wide frame guns came later). One smaller subset of these models is the Glock 21 SF with the larger 1913 rail built into the frame instead of the usual single notch accessory rail. Glock Gen 4 debuted at the 2010 SHOT Show, with a host of new upgrades. If you have been looking to add a nice lightly used Generation 1 Glock 17 to your collection this example would be an excellent choice. There's more accessories available. These models arrived around the same time as the addition of the accessory rail on the subcompact versions (29/30) and were marked on the right side of the frame above the trigger guard with a short cartouche bearing an “SF” embossed on the smooth polymer. These guns sold in great number, but are becoming somewhat rarer as fewer are in circulation, but are out there. Glock Generations: Detail and Feature Evolution. The most common that you'll find are Glock Gen 3, Gen 4 and Gen 5, but others are out there. Association of owners and fans of GLOCK pistols, now also on and on News: 12.5.-14.05.2017 X. Glock pistols have always had two cartouches on the top and bottom of the right side of the grip. The brief advent of the Glock 21 SF with ambidextrous magazine release required a new magazine design incorporating a cutout on the front face of the magazine wall. The first dating is for the month: Jan L Feb N Mar B Apr S May Z Jun G Jul SWITCH Aug I Sep LOOKUP Oct V Nov A Dec The serial two letters are for the year: The "gen-prefix runs It is subject to lookup as serial data become available. This means for every two letter combination, there were up to 1,000 pistols produced with numbers from 000 to 999. However, they weren't offered for long. You can improve on perfection, however, which led to: The second Glock generation was released in 1988, including updates to the Glock 17 and the release of an all-new gun, the Glock 19. The GLOCK Gen4 models deliver more individuality with multiple backstraps which can be mounted onto the frame and a reversible magazine catch. The Generation 1 guns are an exclusive club consisting of only the model Glock 17 and a very few of the earliest model Glock 19 pistols. These guns share a frame and magazine, a little wider and longer than that of the Glock 43. I would really want to know what generation my Glock 21SF is. 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The second generation guns had rectangular checkering on the front and back grip surfaces and can safely be counted on to include the models 17 through at least 24. The striker and firing pin are unique to the 42/43/43X/48, rather than the standard firing pin and striker in Gen 4 pistols. These guns had serial numbers beginning with a two letter alpha prefix of “AF” followed by a three digit number. I’m more curious if it’s worth anything because of the early serial # and has become a safe gun because I upgraded to a Gen 4 Glock 23 so I have a rail for a Surefire X300U light. This caused some issues with early Gen 4 magazines, but that problem has since been corrected with newer mags. Deciphering the Glock generations! The following are the Austrian Ministry of Defense specifications that the first Glocks were designed to meet. However, it was eventually discontinued just before new long slide models were introduced for Gen 3. Generation 3 Glock Features Technically, you could classify these pistols as something like Gen 4 pistols, except that they aren't and - strictly speaking - neither really are the Glock 42 or Glock 43. All of these models are 2nd generation or later with both locking block pins in their design. The second generation of Glock pistols only made minor revisions. Make sure all three serial numbers on the pistol match exactly. The first addition to the Gen 4 was the Glock Modular Backstrap, swappable backstraps that increased the trigger reach (and adding to the beavertail of the frame) as the user may wish. This system captured the magazine with a thin paddle on the forward interior of the magazine well and would not function with older magazine designs. He resides in the great Inland Northwest, with his wife and child. (770) 432-1202 or their toll free number 1-866-225-4098 I could give you the E mail address for Glock customer service but then someone would find me cut off my head and lock it in a safe Regards, Rob It's easy to tote, easy to conceal, and easy to shoot. Reply. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. If you searching to check on Glock 34 Gen 3 Serial Numbers And Glock 34 Generation 4 Review price. However, be assured it is indeed a Glock. Grip shape and texture on generation 1, 2, and 3 Glock 17 pistols seen with corresponding generations of magazine floor plates. The Glock Gen 5 does have some refinements, however, many of which were cribbed from the FBI's desired specs for the Glock 17M. ... but “elite tactical coating” isn’t used by Glock. Export, import? Tags: glock; Thread Status: Not open for further replies. I would really want to know what generation my Glock 21SF is. I have a 19 and love it dearly. Really interesting brief history, can anybody tell me how many 17 Mb's were produced. 6 = Engraved/Special Serial #’s (Glock U.S.A.) 7 = Engraved/Special Serial #’s (Glock Austria) 8 = Unique Special Orders Domestic 9 = FBI / ATF special configuration A = Orange follower w/TFP. The Glock Universal Rail. The first of the long slide Glock pistols - the Glock 24 in .40 S&W - was created in this era, for competition use in Major power factor events. These improved early trigger bars had a “+” stamped on the top rear portion near the area of striker engagement. Our ShapeShift Glock holsters fit the Gen 3 and Gen 4 series only. So, prior to Glock Gen 5, the first two and second two generations would both fit the same holsters. Because of the nature of the firearms manufacturing industry, terminology can be inexact due to the influence of non-anticipated design changes, marketing language, and customer terminology not originating from the manufacturer. That is the serial number and the letters are just a way to get shorter serial numbers. Any planet. For a time, Glock would retrofit earlier guns if requested, although, there’s little indication these small cracks were more than a cosmetic issue. Had multiple FTE’s and FTF’s, about 20 % failure rate. In fact, the very first Glock 19 pistols (1st generation) were actually made from Glock 17 frames that were trimmed to accommodate the smaller slide and magazine. of Perfection: TFB’s Definitive Guide to all Glock Generations Glock Generation Around 1990 & about half-way through the two-letter serial number ranges, Glock started importing the models 20 (10mm), 21 (.45 ACP), 22, and 23 (both .40 S&W). Glock pistols are categorized into four distinct generations (with a 4th ultimately being officially acknowledged by the gun’s markings). The first generation had few features, being little more than a polymer frame with a bit of texturing around the entire grip, controls on the left side, some sights and...that was really about it. The upper cartouche on the generation 1 pistols reads: “GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA.” while the lower marking read “US. I’m pretty sure it’s a Gen 2. Additionally, checkering was added to the front and rear of the grip housing for better hold on the gun. Any way you can help me get my hands on a glock at the moment brother? The texturing pattern on the grips from the Glock RTF2 were added to the entire Gen 4 lineup. or gen 4? A long-slide version of the 17 known as the 17L was also produced using 1st generation frames but the slides are interchangeable and the frames are indistinguishable with other model 17s. Around the time of the SF models, the serial numbers on Glock frames dropped the “US” suffix and all slide, frame, and barrel numbers were identical. Each of these is a single line of text that appears with embossed characters over a smooth background surface in the polymer of the frame surrounded by the existing texture. 4,539, 889”. This was a good read but, not even mentioned, Glock 18, I know, I know, this is a handgun capital of being fired "FULL AUTO". The extractor was also revised to stick out when the pistol was loaded, thereby serving as a loaded chamber indicator. The addition of a slight “thumb rest” at the upper edge of the grip is also among these third generation features and this particular feature relates to U.S. importation criteria. Hypothetically, were the people at Glock, Inc. to discover an old batch of early generation 2 serialized frames; they would surely complete these upgrades before assembling them into pistols to be sold as new. Just call Glock an give them the serial number and they can tell you the exact date it was assemble in Georgia. * a steel plate with a stamped serial number was embedded into the dust cover If you plan on accessorizing your Glock then get a Gen 3. Therefore, if you have a Glock 19 Gen 3 holster, it will fit a Glock 19 Gen 4. This beefs up the capacity compared to the 43, or reduces it in order to make the Glock 19 slimmer and lighter. The Glock model numbers appeared sequentially although some models like the select fire 18 and the .380 models (25 and 28) are less common due to NFA and import restrictions. If it's a solid grip housing, that's a Gen 3. The Glock 19 has been one of the most popular pistols ever created, and for good reason. If they just stuck with numbers they could only get 10 numbers per place, 0-9. In 2016, a new variant called the Glock 17M was produced for the law enforcement market with some significant departures from the Glock Gen 4 pistols. Tracy, it says 1991. Thanks Sam! GLOCK Gen5 pistols are the latest examples of GLOCK'S constant pursuit of perfection. Meet other GID members in real life like many have already done. The model 17 is categorized as a full sized pistol while the 19 is considered to be a compact in size. Thanks for the article. It was added to the Glock Gen 3 pistols, so any holster for Gen 1 or Gen 2 - which had the same slides and mostly the same frames - would not work in a holster for the Gen 3 and later. The model 19 had another feature change from the 17 to add points towards those required for importation into the U.S. All subsequent magazines have incorporated this feature even though the ambidextrous system was short lived. That is to say, a firearm bearing the serial number ABC001 may not have been completed prior to the same model numbered ABD001 but it’s a fair assumption that they were made around the same time and that EFG001 came later. They are THE definative source for this info. Guns of this type are rare and typically described as transitional or “Generation 2.5.”  For the collector or firearm examiner wishing to evaluate this firearm, it’s safe to say that guns of this type were produced in relatively low numbers and for a short period of time. The following are the Austrian Ministry of Defense specifications that the first Glocks were … These black serial number plates were used in the early Generation 2 Glock 19 pistols in the same serial number ranges as their Generation 1 Glock 17 siblings. Glock is now in its fifth generation of a pistol that first emerged on the world stage in 1982. The second generation of Glock pistols only made minor revisions. Big summer rendezvous of GLOCK's fans in Březová Production date of your GLOCK * a steel plate with a stamped serial number was embedded into the dust cover If you plan on accessorizing your Glock then get a Gen 3. What this means is that one may encounter a model 24 with the earlier 90 degree ejection port angle but all models 26 and later had the newer geometry. Reply. Around 1990 & about half-way through the two-letter serial number ranges, Glock started importing the models 20 (10mm), 21 (.45 ACP), 22, and 23 (both.40 S&W). It hasn't been made available for commercial sale yet, but ostensibly will be soon. The first two introduced were the Glock 17 Gen 4 and Glock 22 Gen 4 in early 2010, followed by the 19, 23, 26, 27 and every other 9mm-frame Glock. This change occurred between the introduction of the model 24 and the subcompact models 26 and 27 in 9mm and .40 S&W respectively. The early model 26 and 27 pistols were the first to incorporate finger grooves in the front strap of the grip; however, these were not checkered like those that came before and after. Both models were almost exclusively chambered for 9mm Luger although a few special exceptions have been known to exist (e.g.-9x21mm in Europe). However, it was accurate enough for government work and - being ruthlessly simple - very reliable and easy to maintain. All models produced during the various generations were made consistently with the features of that generation. Contact To contact Glock Corporation to directly ask about a specific serial number call (770) 432-1202 or toll free at (866) 225-4098 GLOCK ID will keep you updated with upcoming GLOCK events in your area. The various Glock pistols get upgraded every so often with revised features, usually just a natural incremental change or new feature, that keeps the line evolving but without losing the central theme of polymer-framed, striker-fired goodness. The first generation guns had a relatively uniform grip texture around the entire handle of the frame behind and below the trigger guard and consisted of the original Glock model 17 and a few scarce early model 19 pistols. "Gen 4" is also added to the slide so you'd know which one it was. The next ones...took some time. While a strict serial number sequence is an inexact assumption, an accurate time line of importation for serialized firearms can be dated through records available from Glock. The pistol was revealed by the news that it had been selected as the new duty gun for the US Border Patrol, which was a bit of an eye-opener as a 47 had been unknown to anyone up to that point. Glock Model 26, 9mm caliber, serial numbers DGU, DHR DKU. Glock 26 serial number help. The 48 has the same barrel (as well as slide length) as the Glock 19, and the Glock 43X is literally the same barrel and slide as the standard 43. Cant find any info from the serial#. Third generation guns are described as those with finger grooves superimposed on the front strap checkering and an accessory rail forward of the trigger guard on models large enough to incorporate this feature. jimmyalbrecht, Feb 15, 2012. jimmyalbrecht, Feb 15, 2012. Prior to reaching the end of the two-letter serial number ranges, a second line was added to the upper cartouche on the grip of the pistol which now read: MADE IN AUSTRIA / GLOCK, INC., SMYRNA, GA. Along with updates to the then-current design, new calibers - .357 Sig and .45 GAP - were added to Glock's lineup, both fitting with their 9mm architecture. Alien Gear Glock holsters are available for almost every factory Glock pistol...but there are some fits that are different. Mention this `` US '' attached to the impact of the locking block pistols ever created, spending! First Glock pistol emerged in 1984, with a slim slide similar to the Glock 17 Glock. 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