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Posted: 10/22/2020 7:32:30 PM EST
A buddy of mine hates his inherited Glock and as a favor I may buy it as a backup to my G19.4.

Any reason to avoid it? Are magazines compatible with newer models? Availability of parts?

Seems like the biggest differences is the finger grips and the lack of an accessory rail.

Would you buy?
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:36:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2020 7:36:54 PM EST by Steamedliver]
I did buy it.  

It’s been perfect since 1995.
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:40:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2020 7:41:08 PM EST by Bigger_Hammer]
One of THE Most perfect Defense Pistols, period!

Mine has been a great shooter for decades!

The Finish on 2nd Gen is better (old school Tenifer)

It doesn't have a rail, but I don't see the need on a holster carried gun like a G-19

It doesn't have the pre-placed finger grips, and that is a Great advantage that Glock is only now finally coming back around too.

Love Mine!
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:43:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2020 7:44:29 PM EST by sgtlmj]
I sold mine a couple years ago and still regret it. Plan on replacing it someday. Best thing for me about the Gen2 is the rounded underside of the trigger guard. When they went to Gen3 they started making them pretty sharp in that area. On all my post-Gen2 Glocks, I've had to relive the rear of the trigger guard a bit so my knuckle doesn't get raw.

Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:44:18 PM EST
bought one in 1993 or 1994, still have it
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:45:38 PM EST
Magazines for newer generations will fit the Gen2.
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:52:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2020 7:52:29 PM EST by dwhitehorne]
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I sold mine a couple years ago and still regret it. Plan on replacing it someday.
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Same here.  Bought mine new in 1994 and got rid of it and kick myself.  I have a Gen5 and would grab a Gen2 without a thought.  David
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 7:53:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By PeteyPete:
A buddy of mine hates his inherited Glock and as a favor I may buy it as a backup to my G19.4.

Any reason to avoid it? Are magazines compatible with newer models? Availability of parts?

Seems like the biggest differences is the finger grips and the lack of an accessory rail.

Would you buy?
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Yes, I would.

If you don't like it, sell it to someone who would. You don't know till you try, as they say.
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 8:10:08 PM EST
Best Glock ever
Link Posted: 10/22/2020 8:31:00 PM EST
My 1993 has been flawless. It's a safe queen now because it's so much nicer than my newer ones, in spite of daily carry for about 12 years before I got my second G19.

As mentioned above, it has the tennifer finish which is probably why it's worn so well.

IIRC there's a minor recall on some of them from that era that results in some new internal parts.
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 7:04:53 AM EST
As mentioned - worth the buy if it's not too expensive

The original front sight can be a little fragile if they haven't been replaced with the current screw-in version; they used a little ball to act as a sort of rivet and expand the front sight tenon under the inside of the slide. This attachment method could fail, so they went with the screw in type front sight after. If your front sight takes flight, nbd, just get a new front sight and attach as the current normal. It won't be "original", but it would be a "correct" repair simply because that's how Glock fixed the problem, and that's how any department that issued a Gen2 Glock would have fixed it as well, if you care about such things.

No light rail, as mentioned...

Mine is a pre-ban per the serial number, made right before the ban...and ironically the serial prefix is AWB

Mine was iirc an ex-NYPD tradein; came with the crappy NY trigger and all. I couldn't source any original Gen2 parts when I got it, so I swapped in Gen 3 springs and trigger, which works just fine. The grip is a little slicker than current gens, but nothing unusual compared to Gen3s.

I wish I could find a Gen 2 17...I'd love one of those to go with my 19.
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 8:11:16 AM EST
I have one, I like it. For guys that hated the finger grooves, they brought a small premium at one time. All the parts interchange with later ones.

I REALLY doubt there's any pre-"1992 recall" ones out there anymore, but check.
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 9:10:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2020 12:40:53 PM EST by triburst1]
My first Glock was a very early 2nd Gen 19 from 1988. I bought it used and still have it.

ETA: Pics of my old Gen 2

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Link Posted: 10/23/2020 9:34:26 AM EST
Mine was a pre-ban, so they sold at a premium to folks in MA, especially with the original mags. I made some money off of mine, but still wished that I'd kept it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 1:25:04 PM EST
They're cool but gen 5 is a better pistol with more features.
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 4:33:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Holdemdown:
They're cool but gen 5 is a better pistol with more features.
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'Better' is a relative thing.

And, since I don't need 'more features,' I soldier on with a couple of Gen2 Glock 17s, my favorites of all of them...

Forrest
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 5:51:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/23/2020 7:04:59 PM EST
triburst’s pic above is a good example of what Glock got wrong on all models past Gen2. They just made the trigger guards too sharp. I don’t mind finger grooves, and the rest of the improvements are fine. They just screwed up the tg.

Link Posted: 10/24/2020 8:31:53 AM EST
It is a great gun and hard to kill. If you get it, I would upgrade-for free from a Glock armorer - to the newer parts. There is a post in the Glock area about which parts are the older ones and should be replaced for safety reasons. Some will say the original "black coated" parts are worth more but in my experience, it is not so true. I have a couple over the years, gen 2 that is, and they just work llike any modern Glock will. Most parts can be interchanged with gen 3 parts but being a 2 pin model, other obvious parts won't fit.
Link Posted: 10/24/2020 10:12:07 AM EST
Problems with the slide lock spring and slide lock itself-upgrade to current GEN 3 models.

Doubt it has the black parts. If it does those were recalled. Upgrade to GEN 3.

I would replace every spring in the pistol to refresh.

Don't send the gun in for parts replacement if it does not have the black parts. You will loose the better tool steel parts in the process (extractor,firing pin safety,firing pin).
Link Posted: 10/24/2020 10:37:10 AM EST
I still carry my Gen 2 Glock.

10's of thousands of rounds.  Only failure has been bad primers in the ammo.
Link Posted: 10/24/2020 11:00:13 AM EST
As long as it's not a rape pricing I'd say buy it!

Had a G19 gen 2 for 17 years and for some reason sold it  It was a great gun and I wouldn't mind having another one someday, but I wouldn't pay a premium for it as  gne 5 will give you everything and more of what the gen 2 has to offer.

If it has the black internals, replace with new but save the black in the event you decide to see it at a premium down the road
Link Posted: 11/2/2020 8:53:52 PM EST
My daily carry is a Gen 2 G19. I've had it since 1992.
Link Posted: 11/2/2020 9:05:08 PM EST
Still have 2 Gen 2's, a 17 and a 22, wish I still had my Gen 2 19.

As long as he's not doing election prices, I'd buy it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2020 8:22:17 PM EST
Mine gave me brass to face.  I know, limp-wristing! But my other 9mm Glocks don't do it.  Must be me.  

Got the Suarez extractor, plunger, and spring.  Much better than it was.
Link Posted: 11/13/2020 10:47:41 AM EST
They can crack at the locking block, as shown in this picture:



I've had a few Gen 2 G19s.  The one I shot a lot cracked just like the photo above.

Gen 3 and newer Glocks have a relief hole drilled at this location to prevent a crack starting here.
Link Posted: 11/13/2020 11:50:34 PM EST
My Gen 2 built in 1993 has the relief holes FYI.
Link Posted: 11/14/2020 8:13:54 AM EST
My (barely; made a few days before Sep 13 1994) pre-ban Gen2 also has the relief holes drilled..
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 6:45:28 PM EST
My old Gen 2 G19 is one of my favs.
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 6:52:39 PM EST
Wish I could get a Gen2 19, Ill just have to stick to my Gen5.
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 6:58:12 PM EST
Sold my gen 2 19 last weekend for $720 with 1 ten round magazine in Massachusetts.  It was my first glock and ill probably regret it.
Link Posted: 11/18/2020 10:21:28 PM EST
I miss my gen 2 19. Was my first defensive pistol and back then when it was my only pistol i could shoot the dick off a fly with it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2020 2:25:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2020 2:25:52 PM EST by XJ700AWR]
I'd buy it if I were in your shoes and it was a good price. They work fine with all the later gen mags and its been rumored that Glock will "refurb" old models with springs and such for free if they are sent in for service.

Link Posted: 12/13/2020 9:12:27 PM EST
Gen 2 checking in.

XS sights, modded TRL-6, trigger work,
and now wears a Griffin carry comp.

Great gun, runs like a sewing machine.

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Link Posted: 12/15/2020 4:01:39 AM EST
My Gen 2 Boston PD trade in G19 is my second favorite Glock. Only behind a G22 my dad gave me 20 or so years back.
Link Posted: 12/15/2020 5:07:40 AM EST
Get it if the price is right.

Have a 17 and a 19 pre 94 gen 2
Only mistake was not buying the 17 LS when they were in production.

As soon as they put glock back on the market i bought them 92 or 93. Still have both only upgrades have been threaded barrels cor cans.
Both guns have a ton of ammo through them since they were both used at different times in 3 gun and IDPA.
Link Posted: 12/16/2020 4:19:10 PM EST
my service weapon. takes current mags just fine
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:36:59 AM EST
Gen 2. When the parts weren’t MIM. That’s how it became master race.
Link Posted: 12/22/2020 4:40:42 AM EST
I have a Gen 2 Glock 19 that I purchased new back in 1995...  The only thing that sucked about it was the two 10rd magazines that came with it.

I think with any generation of the Glock 19, you can’t go wrong.  I also own a Gen 3, a Gen 4 and now a Gen5 Glock 19...  If I’m around when the Gen 6s come out, I’ll be picking up one.

IMHO, the Glock 19 is one of the best “all-round” pistols out there.
Link Posted: 1/2/2021 1:19:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By highorder:
Gen 2 checking in.

XS sights, modded TRL-6, trigger work,
and now wears a Griffin carry comp.

Great gun, runs like a sewing machine.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/463845/234C4538-B4A3-43B4-828B-D65AD432DA03_jpe-1729947.JPG
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@highorder

Did you document your mod process for the TLR-6? I was thinking the TLR-6 model that fits the G26 should mount up fairly easy. Will you tell me what your process was?
Link Posted: 1/2/2021 7:38:38 PM EST
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@highorder

Did you document your mod process for the TLR-6? I was thinking the TLR-6 model that fits the G26 should mount up fairly easy. Will you tell me what your process was?
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Originally Posted By highorder:
Gen 2 checking in.

XS sights, modded TRL-6, trigger work,
and now wears a Griffin carry comp.

Great gun, runs like a sewing machine.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/463845/234C4538-B4A3-43B4-828B-D65AD432DA03_jpe-1729947.JPG


@highorder

Did you document your mod process for the TLR-6? I was thinking the TLR-6 model that fits the G26 should mount up fairly easy. Will you tell me what your process was?


I didn't take any pics, but the process was relatively easy.  There are two ribs inside the housing halves that follow the contour of a G26 dust cover.  The G19 dust cover is a bit wider.  I used the slow and steady approach with a dremel sanding drum to trim the housing ribs back until they made solid contact with the dust cover, while allowing the housing halves to mate with no discernible stress when assembled.  The three housing screws need to be tightened like lug nuts to assure proper alignment without pinching or torquing the housing.  

Its easy, but requires care.  Good luck!
Link Posted: 1/2/2021 9:21:52 PM EST
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I didn't take any pics, but the process was relatively easy.  There are two ribs inside the housing halves that follow the contour of a G26 dust cover.  The G19 dust cover is a bit wider.  I used the slow and steady approach with a dremel sanding drum to trim the housing ribs back until they made solid contact with the dust cover, while allowing the housing halves to mate with no discernible stress when assembled.  The three housing screws need to be tightened like lug nuts to assure proper alignment without pinching or torquing the housing.  

Its easy, but requires care.  Good luck!
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Thanks, highorder!
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 10:09:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 10:10:16 PM EST by Lanza]
Here's a video I found interesting and enjoyable on the G2 19.

Link Posted: 1/13/2021 3:29:53 PM EST
I have a gen 2 G17 that has been fantastic from day one. The only thing I've ever occasionally wished it had was a rail.
I imagine the G19.2 would pretty much be the same.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 3:43:09 PM EST
I Sold my Gen 4 19 a year ago, worst decision of I've made. Just picked up a gen 3 19 the other day, thankfully. I would say get the 19. Two is one, one is none means more now than ever  in this day and age.
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