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Old 02-02-2013, 07:16   #1
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Gun AND Glock noob...

Hi all, I am new to guns and looking towards the Glock 27 as my first Glock.
My plan is to have a home defense, car and ccw (or 3,)...
As I am new to guns I have been reading and watching YouTube vids constantly trying to pick "the best" handgun.
I've held, no local shooting range, ruger sr's, sig p250/sp2022's and Glock 27, 19 and 30sf's. Oh, and Walther ppk-s'. Problem is I like the feel of all mentioned!

So which one first? And should I stick with 9mm's or 40 S&W's? My opinion is a well placed shot ends the argument so caliber is not an issue. Am I wrong?

Look forward to hearing your input!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:37   #2
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:58   #3
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:11   #4
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Shot placememt is the key. A 50AE round to the arm is nothing compared to a 380ACP to the heart.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:15   #5
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Shot placememt is the key. A 50AE round to the arm is nothing compared to a 380ACP to the heart.

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That's my theory. A shot between the eyes or bridge of the nose ends all discussion.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:17   #6
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Welcome! While I can't tell you what you need, if I were to have only one handgun for carry, range and home defense, the Glock 19/23 would be my choice. I have the 23 and love .40, but I also have 9mm guns and like them as well so that part is subjective.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:20   #8
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I was looking at the 19 and 23 then switched to the 30, but I keep coming back to the 19 & 23... so many choices!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:11   #9
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G27 is a great start. It is my daily ccw. The other guns you mentioned are all good choices but for an all around defense gun the simplicity and reliability of a glock is hard to beat. The only downside to the G26/27 is that it is a little thick being a double stack. I wear jeans, khakis, and sorts most of the time and it is not a problem but when I wear dress pants and a button down I want something thinner so take how you dressed into consideration. As far as .40 (27) vs 9 (26) they are very close. If you have a preferred caliber you like to shoot stick with it. I went with the 27 because I already had a 22 so it made sense. It is also nice to know I can get conversions to 9mm and .357 sig for practice or a dire ammo shortage of a single caliber though I would not carry with a conversion barrel. The snapyness of the 27 is much more hype than reality imho. There is a little more kick than the G26 but it is not a problem for anyone who is familiar with firearms. My wife hates my G27 but she is not a regular shooter so if you have someone else in the house that is recoil sensitive you may want to look at the 26 if they may also use it to defend the family. (Or buy something dedicated for them so they stop whining abouy your Glocks being too big for her hands *sorry flashback*)

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:45   #12
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@jopela: Thanks! I have the 27 and a ppks on hold hoping to pick up both before March 1. I think I am going to go with either the 19 or 23... OK, more likely both... as I want at least a 9 to leave in the car (I drive 90+ miles one way to work daily). But I also REALLY like the sig sp2022 which would fill the home defense roll really well.

My wife has the weak wrist thing going on to so I figure she is good with her .38 and can work her way into the PPKS. Maybe mid spring I'll look for a pocket carry .380 or a Glock 36, although the PPKS will fill that roll also... MAN! so many guns, so little money! Worse, I can't find a Ruger Mini 14 to save my life and that is the only rifle I'm liking so far.

@oily oink & pipedreams: Thanks guys! apologies if either/both are gals... I am liking what I see so far and feel very welcome!
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Thanks Skeeter!
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let us know how all this works out after you're done hyper-ventilating, paperbag helps
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:00   #15
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Welcome.

I would recommend a 9mm for your first handgun. Perfect for SD or range time. And when ammo prices come back to normal the most affordable to shoot.
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