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Old 12-18-2012, 15:55   #26
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Well... you will get a bunch of answers

What is the guns primary purpose?

Is is a home based gun or a carry weapon?

A .40 is kind of down the middle. kicks more, not as easy
to get off accurate repeat shots.


Personally I like to carry a 9mm
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Keep a .45 for home

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Same here, carry 9mm and G21 with a light for home defense.
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Old 12-18-2012, 15:57   #27
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First gun, and last gun, all in one.


Only because many have come before you with this thought. Then they get a Glock. Then another, and another, well, you get the idea.

If you REALLY are committed only one gun, the compact frame is a great choice. You truly cannot go wrong. That is, until you expand your collection. Then,you'll want a more specialized carry gun like the 26/27 or max capacity full size or maybe a .45 just for fun, and so it goes.

I don't have a 19 (glad to have the 26 and 17) but I allowed myself only one .40 so got the Gen4 23 and I love it. Definitely get a Gen4' better grip (both in texture and size options). The dual RSA makes a big difference in the .40. The fact is, you can't go wrong. So.......heck.......get the 23.

Oh and cost-wise,if you buy cases of 1000 via the Internet, it's about $.05/round so NBD.
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Old 12-18-2012, 17:58   #28
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The 9mm G19 will be easier to control, less expensive to shoot, and will probably, in the long-term overall scheme of things, be more durable. Due to modern increases in bullet/cartridge technology, I currently see no reason to choose a .40 over a 9mm-unless you just want something in that caliber, or have access to a lot of it to shoot for free (and/or if that's what your duty gun/caliber is).

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Old 12-18-2012, 18:20   #29
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I have said several times if I could only have one handgun the Glock 19 would be about at the top of that list.
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Old 12-18-2012, 18:28   #30
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19 then a 26 for concealed carry.
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Old 12-18-2012, 18:53   #31
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Find a range, rent some, and shoot some to see how you feel.

I tried my friend's 19, liked it, so bought G19 at a gun shop.
When I went to pick it up, I saw a G30 which followed me home with G19.

After a while, I did not like G19 any more, and I traded in G19 for G29.

I am keeping G30. I really like it.

Things may change along the way but I strongly suggest trying some before you buy.

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Old 12-18-2012, 18:54   #32
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19 then a 26 for concealed carry.
Great combo. My wife and I both have 19's, and I carry the 26 IWB daily.
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Old 12-18-2012, 20:20   #33
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either gun you choose to go with you will not be dissapointed, i have both & love them equally.
the best part is you'll get your $ back out of them if & when you decide to go a different route, or if it's able just keep the 1 you choose & add to your family.
as for ammo your talking a couple of bucks per 100rd box.
the big diff between the gen 4 vs gen 3 is the grips that you can change size on the gen 4, if the gen 3 fits your hand good then stick with the gen 3 it'll save you $ on the purchase.
the feel of the gun in your hand is the most important thing to consider, it keeps you comfortable & that in return makes you a better shot along with practice.
you will always have diff views on a question like this 9vs40.
the 9mm gives you 2 more rds (15) & more velocity, the .40 gives you more stopping power & (13) rds.
so if it's mainly for home defense & plinking around at the range, keep in mind when for home defense your usually talking within 20ft of the bad guy.
with that being said 13rds you will hit the body sooner or later.
good luck with the new gun enjoy & be safe.
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Old 12-18-2012, 21:21   #34
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Old 12-18-2012, 21:36   #35
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9mm > all
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Old 12-18-2012, 22:09   #36
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I personally own a G19 and load it with Winchester ranger +p. I like the 9mm, it's cheap, easy recoil, accurate and will do it's job.

The .40 is a snappy round that I don't mind (I love my .44mag), but prefer a day shooting with 9mm instead.

It's going to be a personal preference in the end.
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Old 12-18-2012, 22:13   #37
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Old 12-18-2012, 22:14   #38
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g19. No question. The essential Glock.
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Old 12-18-2012, 22:19   #39
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Get the 19. 9mm is enough, probably easier to shoot, and you are more likely to practice with it since the ammo is cheaper.

If you were to have one handgun the glock 19 is the one. (in my opinion, i'm no expert but I think many experts would agree.)
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Old 12-18-2012, 22:21   #40
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:45   #41
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Gen 3 or Gen 4 ?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:02   #42
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Thank you for the replies!

It will be m first gun. And I have no handgun experience.


I am looking for a weapon that I can not only carry, but will be a good home defense weapon as well.

One would think that a 9mm would be a good choice in this situation. But I would hate to buy a 9mm, and then be wishing shortly thereafter that I would have purchased the 40Cal.

Basically, what I am looking for is: First gun, and last gun, all in one. What is the best "Bang, for your buck" if you can only have one?
i dont believe that this will be your LAST gun,but having said that,im a 9mm guy and love my g19,i hate the 40 but like i always tell my students,if you can only have one gun and thats all you are ever going to own,then get the 40smith glock 23.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:17   #43
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Hands down the 19, 3rd gen.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:45   #44
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:20   #45
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Glock 19.. and get it NOW! with lots of Glock 17 Full capacity magazines, buy a couple 10 rounders as well... so you can be legal.... (If things go from bad to worse)
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:56   #46
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So really both Cal are great. Down the road your going to own both I do and a lot of people do as well. So it comes down to what do you want to buy first I think start small than work your way up.


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Old 12-19-2012, 10:18   #47
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The 19 and a lot of ammo.Have a safe day.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:16   #48
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Ok, going to buy my first Glock. Have it narrowed down to 2 choices. Looking for advice from the experts.

The reason I have questions is basically because; 9mm or 40Cal? Which is the best route to go?

I went to a gun show and handled all the currently available sized Glocks. And, I came to the conclusion that the 19/23 size was the perfect size for me.

So, Logic dictates that either a Glock 19, or a Glock 23, would be the correct size for me personally. Only problem is; now I need to decide on either 9mm or 40 Cal.



My personal circumstances allow me to have only 1 gun. I am not able to own both.


If you could only own one GLock;, in either the 19 or the 23, which one would it be, and why?


I realize there is quite a debate as to Caliber size. But I am honestly willing to make my decision based on this forums opinion.




So... Which one is it? The Glock 19? Or the Glock 23?
The 19 is pretty easy to shoot and control. It will likely stop anything you need stopped.

I personally think the G19 would be the far better choice.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:18   #49
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Gen 3 or Gen 4 ?
I love my Gen 4 - 2200 flawless rounds through it.

The changeable backstraps are a nice feature if
you have larger hands.

My brother has a Gen3 and he likes his also.
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Old 12-20-2012, 19:24   #50
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Buy the G23 and don't look back.

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