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Old 04-02-2013, 15:33   #1
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Can't decide on model

So ever since I purchased my G36 3 months ago, I am completely obsessed with Glock. Compared to my Smith M&P 9, its a no brainer which one I like better. Not that the M&P isn't a good gun. I just like every aspect of a Glock.
So to get to the point, I will be transferring my M&P into my wifes name and I plan to purchase a 9mm Glock. I've shot a full sized Glock 21 and obviously my Slim 36. And I like the feel of the subcompact. Now my question is, since I'm getting this 9 for target/range shooting, should I look more towards the 17 or 19 rather than my previous obsession with the 26? All are great guns I just want something that will fit my use of it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 15:42   #2
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I'd go for the 19. It's more concealable because of the shorter grip. Really not that much velocity gain from the 17's slightly longer barrel.
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Old 04-02-2013, 15:45   #3
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I'd go for the 19. It's more concealable because of the shorter grip. Really not that much velocity gain from the 17's slightly longer barrel.
The 19 is what I've been leaning towards. Need to see the comparible size difference of the two.

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Old 04-02-2013, 16:28   #4
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I feel your pain (?) Since 2005 I've probably bought and sold a dozen Glocks, mostly 9mm and .40 caliber. Now in my third year of retirement I chose to concentrate my shooting on just ONE Glock, a Gen 4 Model 26 and I couldn't be happier. It serves me well as a concealed carry gun (which you have covered with the G36), a car gun and a home defense gun. I've got nearly 1,000 flawless rounds down the tube and I finally managed to reach Expert in the SSP division of the IDPA with this little gun ... so I certainly can't complain about its speed on double taps nor its accuracy from 20 yards against the clock.

All that aside, if you are looking for a range gun and have hopes of ever competing with a Glock, I'd have to go with the gun that dominated the IDPA nationals last year, the G34, especially the Gen 4 version with the dual recoil spring assembly. I'd say you've got it all with that particular model, including the option of attaching a tactical/laser light to the rail for home defense (the ONE feature lacking in my G26).

If you think you might want to carry your next Glock concealed, then I agree with the other poster regarding the G19, which has earned the reputation of being the Glock that most Glock shooters would want if they could only own ONE Glock.
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:41   #5
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:46   #6
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:51   #7
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Thank you barth. That 34 would be nice. But what are the price differences and availability between that and say a 17 or 19?
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:04   #8
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Thank you barth. That 34 would be nice. But what are the price differences and availability between that and say a 17 or 19?
I don't own one, just want one - LOL.
If I wanted a range only Glock 9mm?
It would be a G34.
Someone else can chime in on price and availability.

They aren't as common and will cost more than a G17.
But not that much more.
And aren't you worth it?

Update:
Looks like ~$700 NIB
http://www.gunsamerica.com/958875858...34_9mm_NIB.htm

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Old 04-02-2013, 17:06   #9
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I have the 17 & 26 with no desire for the 19.
Ultimate concealability with the 26 and is AMAZINGLY accurate.
17 is what made Glock famous, and its awesome for shooting matches.
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:28   #10
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I keep hearing how accurate the 26 is. And as far as a range gun would go, accurate is good. And on top of that I love the size of the baby Glocks. Ahhh! Why does this have to be so hard?!
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Old 04-02-2013, 17:32   #11
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I keep hearing how accurate the 26 is. And as far as a range gun would go, accurate is good. And on top of that I love the size of the baby Glocks. Ahhh! Why does this have to be so hard?!
I too love the babies.
Have a convertible G27.
With barrels and mags to run 9mm, 357 Sig and 40 S&W.
Plus X-Grip adapters and larger mags to grow the grip.

Maybe you can go to the range and rent various models.
That always works for me.

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Old 04-02-2013, 17:36   #12
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Unfortunately any of the local ranges aren't like that here. More or less come and go places. Not sure where I could rent/ tryout guns around here. But I've held the 27 and love It. But still can't decide if I want the 26 because of my liking of the size, or the 17 for the full size/ longer barrel for target shooting.

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Old 04-02-2013, 18:32   #13
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You could get the G23, then a 9 mm barrel and mags. A 357 barrel too. 3 in one gun
You could do the same with the G22.
I have a G17, but I like the G19, G26 better. I also Have the G23, G27. The smaller Glocks shoot just as well if not better then the larger ones.
The G19 size is perfect IMO. You can use the G17 mags in it
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Old 04-02-2013, 18:36   #14
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Hm. So from what I've been trying to put together, I've narrowed it down to either the 19 or 26. Hmm

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Old 04-02-2013, 18:40   #15
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EVERY Glock collection should include a 17
The G17 is the flagship model.
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Old 04-02-2013, 19:29   #16
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:17   #17
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My G19 was a 'Goldilocks' choice... Not too big, not too small, just right for carry, adequate capacity (15), and the grip feels perfect in my hand (subjective, of course). It would be worth your time (without a huge outlay of money) to rent a 17, a 19, and a 26 at your local range. If target shooting is more your objective, then I believe you should consider options which other poster have given. See which one feels the best for you. I was leaning towards a M&P 9c at first, then tried a Sig P226. In the end, I am very pleased with my 19, and don't feel I compromised in any way.
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Old 04-02-2013, 20:46   #18
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Hm. So from what I've been trying to put together, I've narrowed it down to either the 19 or 26. Hmm
26 all the way. Get yourself a few G19 mags with x-grip adapters and you esentially have a G19 with slightly shorter barrel that shoots just as well if not better.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:32   #19
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Well if you go with a G19, you can usually use the same holster with your G36...
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:18   #20
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Well if you go with a G19, you can usually use the same holster with your G36...
I was wondering about that. Would the 26 work with the 36 also?

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