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Old 11-15-2013, 18:22   #1
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G17 for first glock?

OK guys, i have 1911s, revolvers and a couple of Berettas.

I am considering buying my first Glock tomorrow: a G17 or G19 Gen 3. It seems to fit my hand better than the 19; not a fan of finger grooves but I hope I can adapt.

Couple of questions:
1) How hard are magazines to obtain?
2) Will I be able to reload the brass?
3) Any other advice?

I am considering buying another Beretta 92 in place of the Glock.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-15-2013, 18:24   #2
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You can reload brass and mags are easy to come by right now. Out of the two you listed I'm a fan of the G19. You need to go with whatever fits your hands the best. You'll be happy no matter what one you pick.
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Old 11-15-2013, 18:42   #3
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You cant go wrong with either one. I started with the G17 but ended up buying the 19 and 26 as well. I've also got an Inox Beretta 92fs. All of them are great, but if I had to keep just one, it would be the G19 .

In my opinion, it is the perfect combination of size, weight, round capacity, accuracy, simplicity and reliability.

However, I recently got a G19 magazine and Xgrip adapter for my G26, which feels really great. It may become my new favorite if it shoots as well as it feels. Here it is along with my G19
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Old 11-15-2013, 18:54   #4
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I would suggest getting the 17 as your first Glock if it fits your hand and you want a house/range pistol. If you want to CCW then the 19 is smaller and easier to conceal. I do CCW my 17.

Couple of questions:
1) How hard are magazines to obtain? Very easy to buy. Compared to many other pistols I think it is easier to get Glock mags than others. Buy on line and sign up for email notice if a company is temporarily out of them. Most Glock mags are cheaper than other brands as well.

2) Will I be able to reload the brass? Yes, no problem.

3) Any other advice? Practice with your pistol and get proficient with it. Dry fire it till the trigger is second nature to use.
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Old 11-15-2013, 18:58   #5
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One more vote for the 17.
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Old 11-15-2013, 19:30   #6
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I have a 17 and a 19. To me the 19 does feel better in hand. If you plan on only buying one Glock only, the 19 might be the way to go. If you think more are in your future get the 17. It is a great range/home/competition gun that you can CC. Buy the 26 next for dedicated CC.

Then get the 19 cuz you just want to finish out the set!
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:14   #7
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In Gen 3, the G19 fit my hand more comfortably than the G17. When I handled a Gen4 G17 (without its backstraps on) for the first time at a gun show, I was genuinely surprised at how much it felt like a Gen 3 G19/G23 to me.
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:19   #8
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The 17 is a great first, last, or only Glock.
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:24   #9
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My opinion is that if you are considering a G17 and they have one look at and handle a G34 too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:30   #10
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The G19, some great sights, and some "rubber" Talon grips, it is a wonder to behold.
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:33   #11
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I Prefer the Glock 19. It does everything the 17 can, in a slightly more compact package. The 19 was my first Glock. It also fit my hand better. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-15-2013, 20:57   #12
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You can't go wrong with a 17 or 19. And if this is your first dive into plastic,, go for it.

I own two Glocks. A G31 & G20. The 31 is the best .355" bullet launcher I've ever owned. And it's just like a G17.
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Old 11-15-2013, 21:23   #13
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Proud Gen 4 17 owner here, that gets my nod!
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Old 11-15-2013, 21:33   #14
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Both are great, but the G19 is my favorite.

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Old 11-15-2013, 21:45   #15
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I love my Beretta 92. But I'd say I favor my Glock 17 over it

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Old 11-15-2013, 21:55   #16
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My first Glock was a Gen2 G23, bought before the Clinton assault weapons ban. The .40 S&W was all the rage. Still have it and it was my ONLY Glock until the Gen4's hit the market. Bought a Gen 4 G17 and couldn't be more pleased. If I had it to do over, the G17 would have been my first Glock.
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Old 11-15-2013, 22:02   #17
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Huge fan of the G19, G17 and 92FS. I own all three. The G19 is the most compact of them and great for ccw. I would get the g19 first. The rest later.

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Old 11-15-2013, 22:08   #18
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G17 as a first Glock? Sure. Why not?

1) How hard are magazines to obtain?........ Virtually every gun store carries them.
2) Will I be able to reload the brass?........... Of course. I use the Dillon 1050. Get one.
3) Any other advice?................................. Shoot well, shoot often.

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Old 11-15-2013, 22:12   #19
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:38   #20
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Whatever you feel more comfortable shooting Sir.
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