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Old 10-25-2012, 09:39   #1
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Need a Glock

I'm new to this forum. I have several guns, both long and short, but I don't own a Glock. I have a couple of 9mm pistols and have been reloading 9mm for a number of years. I guess that should steer me to a particular Glock, but I'm still not sure. Any suggestions or guidance?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52   #2
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If your married to 9mm, you have several Glock options depending on your personal preference/fit/application.

I bought Glock 20 (10mm) because I carry and hunt with it. Plus, I can buy dropin conversion barrels so it'll shoot. 357 Sig, 9x25 Dillon, .40S&W, plus the G20 can be modified to shoot .22lr and .50 cal as well. To me, the G20 is not only the most powerful pistol in the world (comes with (2) 15 round clips), but its the most versatile too. But YMMV.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:57   #3
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The Glock 19 is worshipped and it is probably one of the best choices for a range/carry/home gun. I prefer the Glock 26 for carry and I prefer the Glock 34 for range use and I have some other 9mm non locks. But if I only had one I could certainly see the G19 as a prime choice.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:28   #4
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what is the primary role of this Glock?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:41   #5
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The Glock 19 is worshipped and it is probably one of the best choices for a range/carry/home gun. I prefer the Glock 26 for carry and I prefer the Glock 34 for range use and I have some other 9mm non locks. But if I only had one I could certainly see the G19 as a prime choice.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:53   #6
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Another vote for G19.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:03   #7
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You cant go wrong with any 9mm Glock, just go fondle a few and see what fits your hand best. My choice is a Gen3 G17
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:02   #8
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I'm new to this forum.
Then browse around and look for the MANY threads re: ejection and extraction problems with late model Gen 3 and Gen 4 9mms. Sometimes the discussion moves to other calibers including the 40s and every once in a while to the 45s.

It's worth looking around a bit...

FWIW, my late model Gen 3 G21SF (.45 ACP) works fine. Ejection isn't robust but it is adequate. OTOH, even though I would like to buy a G17 or G34 for IDPA competition, I going to give those a pass. If I decide to compete, I'll use something else.

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Old 10-25-2012, 13:00   #9
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what is the primary role of this Glock?
Home defense, range, some carry.
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Old 10-25-2012, 13:32   #10
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You really just have to pick a size, then. If it is for carry, don't rule out the G26 until you shoot one - the little buggers just work! Between the G19 and the G17, people differ in which they find the most comfortable, I think mostly because the palm swell is different. The only way to decide is to get them in your hands and see what feels good to you.
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Old 10-25-2012, 14:37   #11
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Home defense, range, some carry.
G17 would be recommendation. I own the 17,19 and 26 and the 17 is by far my favorite. I find the grip on the 19 to be a tad short for me and I hate the grooved trigger as well as where the finger groove humps hit my fingers(my Wife feels the same way despite having much smaller hands).People always recommend the 19 if carry is included in the mix, but the 17 actually still really easy to conceal and most shoot it better than the smaller models.
The G19 is said to be the best combination and do all model, but I feel it's the ultimate compromise doing nothing all that well and feel if I can conceal a G19,then I can also a G17 and be armed with a gun I like and shoot better. The 19 is an oddball size that really isn't necessary IMO since if you need a real small Glock,the 26 is a better choice. There is no equivelant size S&W M&P or Springfield XD to a Glock 19 and I think that's because it's the worst of all worlds and just simply isn't needed. Kind of like a 3" Revolver.
You really need to hold and shoot different models though to determine which you like best as it truly is all subjective.
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Old 10-25-2012, 14:40   #12
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Glock 22!! Gives you some real stopping power plus u can get a conversion barrel and shoot 9mm with glock 17mags! 2 guns in 1!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 14:40   #13
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i only own one and its a g36, but the g19 would be high on my list if i wanted a 9mm
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Old 10-25-2012, 14:41   #14
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Home defense, Range and some carry = Glock 19
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Old 10-25-2012, 22:22   #15
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I got my first Glock just a couple months ago. Went with the Flat Dark Earth G19 I just was crazy about the look and the G19 seemed like perfect size. I think I will look for my 2nd Glock this winter trying to find a good use G26!

Go with the 19 first you cannot go wrong!
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Old 10-25-2012, 23:17   #16
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Another vote for the G19!
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Old 10-25-2012, 23:31   #17
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Old 10-26-2012, 00:33   #18
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The G19 is my favorite.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:40   #19
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I have the 17, 19, & 26. I carry the 26 every day IWB.

As someone else (above) said, don't overlook the 26 until you've shot one. However, since you only intent to carry it "some", I vote for the 19.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:58   #20
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g19 first, g17 second, g26 third.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:56   #21
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A Glock 26 can be a good choice. It's great to carry, and will accept the G17 magazines. With the mag adapter it feels pretty good in your hand. I know you loose some accuracy due to the shorter barrel, but you gain flexibility.

For strictly home defense you can't go wrong with G21 or G20.
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Old 10-26-2012, 23:26   #22
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In another thread about the G23, someone said (and I concurred), "If I could choose just one glock to have it would be a 23, best overall gun "in my opinion" between size, weight, capacity, firepower, and concealability".

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:32   #23
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I've never been let down by a G19, and I've owned 7 over the years. If I could only have one pistol, I'd pick the G19 without hesitation.

Of course, you should definitely get your hands on the different frame sizes, and shoot them if possible.


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I find the grip on the 19 to be a tad short for me and I hate the grooved trigger as well as where the finger groove humps hit my fingers(my Wife feels the same way despite having much smaller hands)..
I have replaced all of my compact/subcompact serrated, target triggers, with smooth triggers. You can just swap in a G17 trigger w/ trigger bar.

And how dare you insult the wondrous G19?!



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Old 10-27-2012, 11:49   #24
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I've carried the G27 and G22 and the G23 is the perfect blend of the two. (Same dimensions as the 26, 19 and 17.) If you want to go 9mm I would go G19 in a heartbeat. I mostly carry the G23 but would feel just fine carrying the G19.

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:17   #25
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My choice would be the Glock 17, as I shoot full size guns better. The full size models aren't that hard to conceal now that it's getting colder outside (at least in Michigan!)
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