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Old 12-21-2012, 16:03   #61
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Which model Glock is right for me?

I'm going to purchase my first Glock in January when income tax time comes. I'm stuck between the Glock 17 and the Glock 22. I work as a detention officer and feel the need to have a portable firearm for my protection. However I also want to be able to go to the range and fire off a box of rounds and improve my accuracy. Which Glock would you recommend.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:11   #62
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If you are new to handguns and shooting them My suggestion would be either a G 19 or G 17 in 9 mm.
Learning to shoot a handgun will come along more quickly with the 9 mm than a .40 and I am a .40 fan.Learn how to shoot properly and then branch out,the skies the limit with good fundamentals. SJ 40
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:24   #63
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17 is the easy choice. Look at your favorite retailer and see how much cheaper it is vs. 40cal for both practice and defensive ammunition. I own Glocks on both calibers and 9mm vs. 40cal, one does not make me feel safer than the other.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:43   #64
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I much prefer 9mm.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:51   #65
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G19. Compact. 15 rounds standard. 17, 19, and 33 rounds available. Cheaper ammo. Good beat and easy to dance to. What's not to love?

FWIW, I don't shoot 9mm, but I think this is is one sweet piece. Especially once I saw the price of ammo -- I shoot .45 and 9mm is way cheaper!

Anyway... one more opinion.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:52   #66
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I'm a 40 cal guy but the 9 mm will do you fine also. I own a couple of each and like em all just fine.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:53   #67
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I have never, until recently, even heard of an obsession with brass travel. Circles I've worked and played with only worried about brass particulars for reloading, for telltale marks if there was fine tuning to be done, and for brass to clear the weapon when the round was fired, far enough to prevent a jam or stoppage. Moving and shooting, shooting laying on either side, shooting upside down (yes, part of a qual), and it never once occured to me to obsess about brass travel unless it "didn't" travel sufficiently to make room for the next round and the slide to close, or ended up in my holster and kept me from closing my hood or strap. Being hit about the head and shoulders with my brass, brass bouncing off cover, or my partner's brass just never was seen as a problem unless it got in your collar or trapped inside eye pro. Goodness, I must become more picky and stop focusing so much on the target/threat, and pay more attention to cases.
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Old 12-21-2012, 16:56   #68
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I would always recommend the g22 if you're comfortable with it. Having more energy is always a good thing!
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Old 12-21-2012, 17:05   #69
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I would go for the Glock 17 over the Glock 22 and I would also consider the Glock 19 if you were planning on carrrying/concealing it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 17:08   #70
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The gen4 G22 tames recoil pretty well. But are you sure you don't want something that is easier to conceal: a G19/23 (compact 9mm/40) or even better - the subcompact versions - G26/27? The difference in recoil at the subcompact level is more noticeable than in the larger framed guns.
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Old 12-21-2012, 17:11   #71
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My best advise is to rent/borrow some guns and figure it out.
If that's not an option?
G19
Or a G23 with a 40-9mm conversion barrel.

You can have both.

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Old 12-21-2012, 17:19   #72
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You state "portable firearm", does that mean concealed carry? If so, sounds like you want high capacity so my recomendation is for the G19/23, since they are more compact than the 17 or 22. I would go with 9mm for cost of ammo for practice and recreation. zorro49
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Old 12-21-2012, 18:01   #73
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A lot of good advice everyone! Thanks


I'm kinda leaning towards a 23 with a LoneWolf 9mm conversion barrel. Would this be a good idea? Are the conversion barrels good/safe enough to leave in pretty much all the time?
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Old 12-21-2012, 19:40   #74
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Price Check NEW GLOCKS

Was shopping today, slim pickings, high prives. Any deals around NEW G-19's?

Where?

Price?
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:09   #75
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I bought a brand new Gen 3 G19 yesterday for $529 + tax from Academy in Houston. It was the display, but was "as new". Last G19 in stock. I was glad to find it.
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I got a gen 4 17 for $550 after tax. My local dealers aren't having any issues getting pistols, just ARs.
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Old 12-21-2012, 20:25   #77
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South Florida has plenty at LGS.
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Old 12-21-2012, 21:06   #78
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I just picked up a new G32. $425 + tax with GSSF discount.
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Old 12-21-2012, 21:17   #79
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New 3rd gen G19 yesterday for $500 out the door including a holster.
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Old 12-21-2012, 21:20   #80
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Saw a couple in a shop yesterday 529.99 not the best price but not the worst either. SJ 40
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