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Old 12-19-2012, 07:45   #41
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Gen 3 or Gen 4 ?
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:02   #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, 08:17   #43
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Hands down the 19, 3rd gen.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:45   #44
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:20   #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, 09:56   #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, 11:18   #47
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The 19 and a lot of ammo.Have a safe day.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:16   #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, 11:18   #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, 20:24   #50
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Buy the G23 and don't look back.

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Old 12-20-2012, 20:27   #51
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G19 !
All new shooters should start with 9mm, for lots of reasons.
The snappier .40's recoil is irritating to new shooters, and makes many of them develop a flinch.
.40's extra kick feels good, but throws off your accuracy & doesn't give you much more in terms of stopping power.
You really notice this difference when shooting IDPA competition.
Even though the .40 is scored major power factor, which automatically scores you better than 9mm.
Still the accuracy of the 9mm will over take the .40's scoring ability.
As all of our best IDPA shooters use 9mm's.

9mm is much cheaper.
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Old 12-20-2012, 20:30   #52
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Get a G19 and get a Gen 4. Youll get an extra mag and the grip texture is much nicer in my opinion.
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Old 12-20-2012, 20:57   #53
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bought the gun from cdnn on monday, they shipped it tuesday, I picked it up from my ffl today(thursday). And they did that quick of turn around time while being bombarded with calls due to the panic. The gun is from april 2006 based on its serial number. The night sights still glow as its only 6.5 years old. I will shoot it tomorrow and post back. I believe the put a new recoil spring in it, as it makes the noise my g19 makes that i just replaced the recoil spring in. I bought the 399 one that is in excellent to like new condition. I wouldn't call it like new, but it is definitely excellent.
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Old 12-20-2012, 21:20   #54
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bought the gun from cdnn on monday, they shipped it tuesday, I picked it up from my ffl today(thursday). And they did that quick of turn around time while being bombarded with calls due to the panic. The gun is from april 2006 based on its serial number. The night sights still glow as its only 6.5 years old. I will shoot it tomorrow and post back. I believe the put a new recoil spring in it, as it makes the noise my g19 makes that i just replaced the recoil spring in. I bought the 399 one that is in excellent to like new condition. I wouldn't call it like new, but it is definitely excellent.
Congrats ! You got a Glock that was produced back when Glock Perfection was spelled with a capital P. Shoot it like ya stole it. SJ 40
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Old 12-20-2012, 22:05   #55
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G19

I started with a 17, went to a 19, then a 22, and settled on a 23. I don't have any issues with carrying it concealed, daily.


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Old 12-21-2012, 05:21   #56
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OP, I was in your same boat last year. Never having owned a service caliber gun and not having a lot of extra "fun" money to blow buying a bunch of guns.

My first Glock was a G23. Research told me that if I did not like the snap of .40sw that I could always drop in a conversion barrel and shoot the cheaper/softer shooting 9mm. It is also kind of concealable if need be.

Since that original purchase I have aquired another Glock. A G27 that is strictly for CC. I also have 9mm conversion barrels for both pistols.

You are looking for that one first (and maybe only) gun. In hindsight, and if I were in your shoes, at this time, I would recommend you get a G27.

Reasons......

You can "unsnap" it with a conversion barrel and a 9mm mag.

It is small enough to use for CC.

The sometimes problematic short "2 finger" grip can be extended for more comfort and control with various aftermarket doo-dads. Those being "Plus 2", Pearse grip plates, GAP floor plates and (my personal favorite) the Xgrip sleeves on a longer magazine. Love that Xgrip for range plinking.

During the last Obama panic buying episode, one of the only available ammo choices was .40sw because everybody was snapping up 9mm. I found this again last weekend. Nobody had 9mm because of the current Obama scare. I was able to go to the range with some .40 at least.

Last, but not least....I've found that I can shoot the baby Glock almost as accurately as I can shoot the larger compact 23. In either 9mm or .40 modes.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:36   #57
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If you can't buy both, a G23 will take a 9mm conv barrel
and G19 mags. Also a G32 .357 Sig Glock factory barrel
drops in and uses the same mags (23/32). 3 calibers in one.
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Old 12-21-2012, 13:37   #58
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Looking to pickup a G30SF or possibly a G27

Hey guys i have posted here a long time ago when i picked up my first G30SF and someone was telling me about this place you can pick them up fairly cheaply I cant remember the name of it for the life of me but I think it was somewhere you may have had to be a member of?

with that being said where is the cheapest place to pickup a new glock?
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Old 12-21-2012, 15:49   #59
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If you want 2 calibers - get the G19 now - then add a G21 or G30 in 45 ACP.

.40 cal is ~$4 more a box / $.08 round VS 9MM

If the G19 costs you $560 - after you shoot 7,000 rounds

You will have SAVED $560 - so you get the G19 for FREE.
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Old 12-21-2012, 15:54   #60
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well i shot the gen3 17 trade in today. It ejects strongly, but I do get a few landing on my right shoulder every now and then. I'll do some more shooting over the weekend. May go through and update all the springs in the gun. Overall I'm very happy and glad that i have strong ejection most of which is to the 3-4o'clock posistion.
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