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Can't decide on what my next glock is going to be

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by JDSilva87, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. JDSilva87


    Apr 23, 2011
    New Olreans, LA
    I searched and have read pages and pages of blogs in the last week. I can't find one that has my situation. I only own a G26. I'm getting my CCW soon and when I do I want another gun to have as a home defense pistol (and it's a great excuse to get another :whistling:)

    I've been reading 9mm vs. .40 debates and thats the last thing I want to start here but the simple fact is that I love the size of the 19/23. I shoot the 19 really well, better than my G26. At the same time I don't feel that a G19 can do anything my 26 cant do.

    That being said I'm debating on either the 23 or 19. I already have a 9mm so should I go ahead and get a .40? I also reload 9mm but I could easily get a .40 die set for around $40.

    Then I'm thinking well if i go ahead and get the 23 maybe I should just go ahead and get a 27 instead so I could CCW a bigger caliber pistol. I know I could always do a conversion but I really do not want to go that route. I want whatever gun I buy to stay in that configuration.

    What do you think?
  2. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    Shoot both. Pick what you shoot better. Simple. 9 is way mor controlable for me. I'm decent with 40. I don't feel under gunned with a 9 at all.

    Even to make it more complicated for you I know you said you like the size of the 9/40 but have you ever shot a 45 Glock? I prefer them over the 40.

  3. JDSilva87


    Apr 23, 2011
    New Olreans, LA
    I haven't shot a 45 glock but a 45 was the first pistol I shot and I loved it. I have also been thinking about the G30 but I know that it will be much more money to feed and right now even with reloading I don't think I can really afford to feed a 45.
  4. J.P.

    J.P. Intergalactic

    Apr 6, 2002
    Actually, yes, it can.
    With the subcompact G26 you don't have a long enough grip frame to allow smooth/fast reloads like you can with the G19.

    Go for the G23!
    13 rounds of .40S&W in a package that size is very nice.....and given my experiences with both I would most definitely give the reliability edge to the G23 over the G19.

    IMO, the G23 is just about as perfect as a conceald carry pistol can get.

    (plus you can use both 9mm & 357sig conversions if so inclined)
  5. troysglock

    troysglock Member

    Jul 6, 2008
  6. haha, as long as we're entitled to our opinions, i'll say Glock 32!

    Loved mine. carried it for years, then i bought a 33. the 32 sits in the car now.

    the 33 will retire when the gen4 32 comes out.
  7. Vance665


    Nov 13, 2009
    Get both.

  8. Mahalo_.32

    Mahalo_.32 Patriot

    Oct 3, 2009
    The Desert
    I am a 357sig guy myself..... Nothing wrong with a .40 at all, 9mm is the least expensive to shoot and you can always load it with +p+ sd ammo
  9. JDSilva87


    Apr 23, 2011
    New Olreans, LA
    I am also a really new shooter. I have only been shooting my G26 for 6 months and it is the only gun I've ever owned. I don't know if that would make a difference. I heard that if you shoot the same type of round it makes you a better shooter? I don't know if that statement is true though.
  10. pitt1011


    Mar 31, 2009
    How about a G17 or a G34? It can give you an added dimension of variety but you keep your ammo supply standard which can help over the long run. Both would fit the bill as a HD or range pistol. You can also hang a light on it it that's your thing. You also pick up a larger magazine you can use in the G26.
  11. JDSilva87


    Apr 23, 2011
    New Olreans, LA
    Thats exactly what I was thinking. So out of the 34, 17 and 19 which one is the best? eventually I would like to go into competitions when I get good enough (which is wayyy down the road) But the g19 cult has been catching my eye. The 19 is a very very balanced pistol. How does it compare with the 17 or 34?
  12. pitt1011


    Mar 31, 2009
    I don't have a G34 but am strongly considering it for my next Glock. I have and carry both a G17 and G19. I prefer the G17. I shoot it better and it "balances" better in my hand. I can carry a G17 year round but I do need to think about what I'm wearing to make it work.

    I will say this for the G19. It fills a unique niche because it can be used for just about anything. It is small enough to conceal easily. Its large enough hold 15 rounds and allow for a full handed grip. For me, I can shoot it more accurately than a G26 I used to carry.

    Can't really go wrong with either. I would shoot both if I were you. The grips are a little different and fit me differently.
  13. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

    Oct 23, 2008
    My suggestion is a Glock 19 and put the CT laser on it.
  14. jay-bird

    jay-bird goin' broke

    May 17, 2011
    G19 for the car. G26 for the carry. G17 for the nightstand. G34 for the fun of it. G17L to feed the addiction.
  15. .50 cal

    .50 cal

    Jan 4, 2011
    No question 19 next, everyone needs a G19, why complicate things with another caliber just yet, you may find with the right holster you can conceal it as well as the 26 and you said you shoot it better
  16. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim come get some

    Apr 27, 2011
    Miami, FL
    First, shoot the caliber you can shoot well with.

    Second, I had a G19 and then bought a G23, and will follow it with a G32. I like owning all calibers just to have them. But that is my personal preference.

    G19/G23 is very concealable, it's my everyday carry on my SideArmor IWB holster. It's barely noticeable to anyone except me. It's very accurate, easy to control. Saw a video today that amazed me, the G19 is similar in length to a Beretta 92FS, as least the side radius is. Barrel is longer on the 92FS.

    9mm has been very good to me. I love it and am more than comfortable with it's "lethality." I also own .45 ACP 1911s, but I don't believe that it's better or worse than the 9mm, just different.

    The G23 will be my first 40 S&W, and I will have an opinion of that caliber also. It won't be better or worse than any other caliber (I don't think) it will just have it's own challenges and benefits.
  17. Braden


    Feb 10, 2005
    Unless you just want to get another caliber, I'd go with a 19 or 17. That would allow your carry gun and your home defense gun to use the same ammo, same mags, etc if necessary.

    That said, if you want to go .40 then I'd get the 23 before I'd get the 27. I have the 23 and and it is my primary carry gun (though I often carry my 17). I'm personally not a huge fan of the 26/27 frame size. I really like to get a full grip on the gun I'm shooting.
  18. JDSilva87


    Apr 23, 2011
    New Olreans, LA
    braden, why do you choose to carry the 17 instead of the 19?
  19. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I much prefer 9mm.
  20. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    I don't know one is better than the other but I do like the G34 best out of the three. I would be quite happy with a G26 and a G34 as my only Glocks.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011