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Old 10-10-2012, 18:19   #26
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For me, G19 all the way. The G17 size just doesn’t feel right in my hands, and I shoot the G19 just fine, all the way out to long distances (100 yards). There is no reason for the G17, since it's harder to conceal, offers negligible increases in velocity, and a tiny increase in sight radius. As was stated above, add a G17 magazine if you need to, or carry one as your spare and get the best of both worlds.
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Old 10-10-2012, 20:11   #27
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The G19 is my favorite go to gun.
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Old 10-10-2012, 20:26   #28
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G17 or G34.

You said this would be for home defense and range - the G19 gives you NO advantage over the G17 or G34 in these roles...

With that said, you need to rent and shoot both then get back to us...

FWIW, I owned a 26, 19, and 17 - I sold the 19 as it just didnt fit... G26 is perfect CCW and G17 is perfect HD/Range/SHTF.
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Old 10-10-2012, 20:59   #29
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Wow you guys shire are a lot of help. I will go to the store this weekend and hold both. I think I need the gen4 for the reduced handle. But I'll try both. If the gen3 feels good then I can rent a 17 and 19 at my range and shoot both. After all you help I'm now leaning towards the 17.
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:21   #30
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I own both. I prefer a 19 for carry due to the grip not printing as much. That might be easily corrected with the correct holster but currently I don't have one (it's in transit) so I can't say definitely. The increased sight radius is nicer on a 17. In a perfect world I'd have a G17 upper on a G19 lower. I think that would be the right combo. One of my guns is getting modded right now to kinda be that gun. It's a G17 with a grip reduction to allow G19 magazines. The sight radius I like with the option to use more magazine choices. If your range has both in the range box shoot about 100 thru each (or more). When I was buying a new one with my GSSF coupon I did that. I consistently shot the G19 better. I frequently carry a Commander sized 1911 so that might have something to do with it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 22:46   #31
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I have big hands so i would like a G17 lower and a G19 upper.Even with the finger humps taken of the 19 its still about 1/4 inch too short for my hand
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Old 10-11-2012, 13:07   #32
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I have big hands so i would like a G17 lower and a G19 upper.Even with the finger humps taken of the 19 its still about 1/4 inch too short for my hand
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Old 10-11-2012, 13:26   #33
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i'm itching to take my 17 out shooting after reading this thread
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Old 10-11-2012, 13:47   #34
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if it was me and i already had a EDC i would go with the G17, however that's because I'm more comfortable with it. If you like the size of the G19 then go with that. what ever is more comfortable for you will be better in the long run. if you spend enough trigger time behind the gun there shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 10-11-2012, 19:28   #35
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19, 19 and the 19. You'll be happy. I personally like my 19's with the Glock -connector (3.5), extended mag release and the extended slide lock along with the Glock/Trijicon white dot (steel version) front sight.
Practice, practice and practice some more.
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Old 10-11-2012, 21:48   #36
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Get the model that you feel fits you. I would at a bare minimum hold both, but the recommendation to shoot at least 100 rounds through each is a very good idea. I know my preferences on Glock sizes, but what fits me may not fit you.

Don't discount a G34 if the primary use is home defense and range use.

Good luck, I am sure you'll be happy either way you go, but find what is best for you!
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Old 10-11-2012, 22:33   #37
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I honestly think you'll be happy with either one. I currently have a 19, but if I had to choose a favorite 9mm Glock... 17 hands down.

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Old 10-12-2012, 15:09   #38
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G34 !
Best range & home defense gun.
Right out of the box it has a better trigger than the other Glocks.
Exact same size as the G17, except a longer barrel & sight radius.
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