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As much as I dislike the 9mm, I just bought one.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Will Beararms, Aug 8, 2014.


  1. Will Beararms

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    It seems to me owning at least one well made 9mm is wise. I just purchased a Gen. 3 Glock 17. I don't see how you can go wrong.

    I own a Gen. 4 Glock 22 and for the .40 cal, the 4th generation changes make a big difference in how the weapon handles IMHO versus my Gen. 2 22.

    I'm thinking the Gen. 3 17 is one of the most ubiquitous 9mm pistols in existence. I much prefer the ease of slide manipulation with the RSA on this version as I carry condition three.
     

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  2. Totn27

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    Grats on the G17
     

  3. SJ 40

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    I only own two 9 mm's a BHP and G 19,that takes care of my 9 mm fix. SJ 40
     
  4. WT

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    You done good. Congrats.
     
  5. Iamaarmed

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    Love my Gen 4 17. I have to ask why you like the Gen 3 as opposed to the Gen 4 due to slide manipulation? Why does the RSA make a difference for you in slide manipulation? Not saying it does not but wondering why it does.
     
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    I think it is a wise decision to own a variety of calibers. diversity is good. nice choice :cool:
     
  7. farscott

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    If you wanted an 9x19 option and already have a Glock 22, why not purchase a conversion barrel? I did that for my Glock 23, so the same pistol can shoot either 9x19, .357 SIG, or .40 S&W.
     
  8. theflatlander

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    had the conversion barrel for my 23 from storm lake. I liked it a lot. Not one single malfunction. One the price difference is greater between 9 and 40 I might end up with a 9 barrel again or another 9mm pistol all together. Maybe a glock trade in?
     
  9. ChuteTheMall

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    Great choice, now you need a G26 too.:rofl:
     
  10. bigviv17

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    I have the same gun, it was my first glock. I ll never let it go. You made a very good choice.
     
  11. xmanhockey7

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    I find slide manipulation to be easier on my 19/23 than my 22. Although I feel my 22 is the smoother shooters. Granted I carry hot so unless I have a malfunction or need to reload, it's not an issue.
     
  12. moishlashen

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    Congrats bud-good choice.
     
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    Enjoy your G17. The G17 certainly has a bit of history behind it now.
     
  14. hellzno

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    the slide on my 17 is really easy compared to other brand of guns I have. I like it and my wife does too. Are all glocks like this?
     
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    It would be even better if Glocks had decent slide serrations.
     
  16. Will Beararms

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    I just notice a difference with the old style RSA. It's like butter. It's just me. The Gen. 4 22 is easy enough.

    The reason i did not buy the conversion barrel is I got a good deal on a NIB Gen. 17 and I just wanted to have a version of Gaston's 17th try that started it all.

    I do believe every household oughta have a .40. Don't agree? Wait until the next ammo shortage.

    The 9 for me is easier to shoot and ammo in large quantities is less expensive.

    Contrary to my frequent rants against the 9 in the past, I shoot them well with the M9 being my fave but it's not a Glock. Fave in terms of ease of shooting accurately on the range. In a military or police application, I have issues with the M9.
     
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    Hard to beat a Glock 17- congrats!
     
  18. redbaron007

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    G17 is a great gun.....I prefer the G26.

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  20. DLL9mm

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    Why fake it when you can have the "Real thing"?
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    Plus buying new guns is fun.
     
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