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.40 or 9mm

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by GLOCComa, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. I recently purchased a G17 Gen 4. My 10 days is up on 2/6/11. I'm now regretting 9mm and kind of want a .40, what do you think? I purchased the Glock as a range gun in the beginning but now realize it should have some stop power. _Should I buy a G22 Gen 4 and later on purchase a .40 to 9mm conversion barrel?_ I'm leaning towards that option pretty heavily right now (easily influenced by YOUTUBE videos). Is the barrel a bad idea? Is it accurate? Is the 9mm the way to go? Any help will be just that, so Thanks in advance people. I kind of rushed in to this buy after shooting the G17 3rd Gen, Sig, & Springfield 1911. I chose Glock :winkie: HELP!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. yort81

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    Keep the nine :) when you are shooting paper at the range....you dont need much stopping power.... and your pocketbook with thank you at the end of the month.

    Besides.... those guys that like the .45 and the 40 cant hit anything anyway :p
     


  3. argento

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    What are you trying to stop? An NFL center?
     
  4. There is nothing wrong with your 9mm Glock. You are watching too many Youtube videos.
     
  5. boomhower

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    A proper 9mm round has plenty of stopping power. If I didn't have to carry a 40 I wouldn't own one, either 45 or 9mm would be my choice.
     
  6. SARGENT AT ARMS

    SARGENT AT ARMS G22gen3 G19gen4

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    Theirs nothing wrong with a 9mm. There are plenty of hot loads out there you can shoot out of a 9mm. That do just as much damage as a .40 trust me.
     
  7. tonyparson

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    Trade it for the G22 that way you will have 3 guns in one. You can shoot 9mm and .40 and .357 Sig with just a change of the barrels. You will have to get a few G19 mags but your G22 mags will work with .357 Sig rounds.:thumbsup:
     
  8. j-glock22

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    I've had .40 and .45's, now all 9's for budget and simplification for ammo. I don't feel any less powered than when I had my .40 collection. a 124gr +p 9mm will serve you well.
     
  9. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I actually have a G23 and wished I got the G19 instead because of ammo prices. I would say keep the 9mm and don't regret it, especially if it will be used as a range gun. Good Luck!
     
  10. tonyparson

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    Why not get a .40 to 9mm conversion barrel? :dunno:
     
  11. mainegunner

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    Personally I don't care for the 40 s&w round it's a little snappy for me. I have a G19 which I think is just about the best glock out there next to my G38. Good bullets and shot placement.
     
  12. James Dean

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    Your best bet is to rent a G22 snd shoot them side by side I did that and found that the 9mm is a great round. Than that day went and rented a Sig P229. That day I shot my G19, my G23 and that rented Sig. I found I really like my G19, and that Sig P229 in.40
     
  13. hooterman

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    With the technological improvements of today's projectiles and propellants, the 9 mm diameter bullet is very effective. We give it to our kids who are fighting for our freedom to use to protect themselves.
     
  14. gumby223

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    If the 40 is a little snappy for ya, you better not shoot a 10mm because you might wet your pants. :supergrin:
     
  15. pugman

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    YouTube is one of four horsemen of the internet apocalypse (facebook is the second...the other two haven't emerged yet).

    Keep the 9 mm; take the savings in ammo to buy more ammo and practice more.

    A 9 mm or a .40 to the head will stop the biggest lineman in the NFL (its also more practical for zombies)
     
  16. mrt949

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  17. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    ~ "9 mm or a .40 to the head will stop the biggest lineman in the NFL (its also more practical for zombies)" ~

    ~ "Theirs nothing wrong with a 9mm. There are plenty of hot loads out there you can shoot out of a 9mm. That do just as much damage as a .40 trust me." ~

    This...^

    `Yes Keep the 9mm ... a very **smart move over-all ...and it has plenty of nastiness for BG`s...
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
  18. Oaklane

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    First off, congrats on the new Glock!Keep the 17 and learn to become proficient with it first.A well placed 9mm rd trumps a missed larger caliber rd any day. Learn trigger control and shot placement with the 9mm and then step up when you think your ready. I've seen a lot of people get turned off by the .40 when it's been their first gun or only experiance shooting. These have just been my experiances, yours may differ, but that 17 will serve you well and the price difference in ammo will get you a lot more shooting time with the 17 than the 22.
     
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