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Next gun- .40 or .45?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ashecht, Jan 27, 2012.

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  1. ashecht

    ashecht

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    I have a g23,g19,,g26 and beretta 92fs. Was all set to go with a g30 as my next gun. Then the thought of maintaining 3 different caliber ammo stashes hit me. Now I am thinking a g27 or a G22 as a more sensible purchase, since I could stick with my current two piles of ammo. Ideas/opinions ?
     
  2. moishlashen

    moishlashen Senile Member

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    I was .40 and 9mm for a long time. Then I shot a G30 and had to have it. Then for some reason I picked up a GAP at a good price and a coupla of 357Sig barrels for my .40s and overnight I'm maintaining 5 calibers of ammo stock. I like it though and its not too big of a PITA. For me personally a .45acp Glock is a must and 3 calibers isn't too bad to maintain so I'd say go for it.
     

  3. Bruce M

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    I would go for the .45.
     
  4. DubfromGA

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    Keep 9mm...


    Drop .40 S&W......


    Add .45acp.


    I've had Glocks in each of those plus 10mm. The G30 is the only one I want now. Best Glock I've ever owned.
     
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    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    Shoot both. Keep the one that makes you happiest.
     
  6. Buckshot John

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    If it were me I would have to say get the 45 acp. I have a G27 and G35 myself and just recently purchased a LWD barrel so I could shoot 9mm out of my 35. For me its just a different feeling shooting my 45 which is a springfield xdm. It can be a pain sometimes keeping up with the different calibers of ammo but it just gives me more choice when I want to go to the range. If I could do it all over again I would buy a glock 30 as I would like a smaller package 45 than my springer.
     
  7. Tank44

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    From the looks of your collection in your sig line, you are in bad need of a 1911 in .45acp.
     
  8. Glock Authority

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    I would go for the .45 for sure.
     
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    Ammo for 9mm is cheap. Ammo for 40 is only about $1 a box of 50 cheaper than 45 so I would just have 9mm & 45acp.
     
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    it is good to have all calibers in my opinion. When 45 goes on sale I buy a **** ton of it as I do with all other calibers. I would suggest the G30 to anyone..
     
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    I've been thinking of getting a .45 glock. Why does it seem like most of you like the G30 more than the G21. Just curious
     
  12. tango44

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    Get a G21 and get rido of the .40 and 92FS.
     
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    GAP all the way. 37,.38, or 39 all will do just fine.
     
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    Glock 30SF for sure!
     
  15. MattyIce

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    I had the same questions a couple years ago. I was a 9MM only kinda guy, the 9MM was cheap, gave you more rounds, and with the right load JHP was still plenty of knockdown power. However, I all of the sudden got a real desire to buy a 1911 which obviously is .45 ACP. I was worried about keeping up with 9MM and .45 ACP, as well the .223 Rem for my AR-15. I was at my LSG and the gentleman there put it to me this way: Though it can be a pain keeping different ammo types, if the stuff ever really hits the fan, you may not have a choice of which ammo you want. You may have to take whatever is available. In this sense, having multiple calibers makes you more flexible. While this gentleman's take is a little paranoid, it does at least make sense. Plus, I have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of being able to "change it up" at the range. I now have 9MM, .40 S&W, and .45ACP; and that's just the handguns.
     
  16. Check my Gat

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    I have pistols, Glock and otherwise, in 10mm, .45, .40 and 9mm.

    Of all of them .40 seems to have little practical benefit over the other two "big three" calibers and is the loudest/snappiest which I don't dig.
     
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    These are intelligent individuals.
     
  18. Made in Austria

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    That's a difficult question. All three calibers are great and all three have their advantages and disadvantages. Get a forty I have one too!.... j/k. I like them all.

    My favorite caliber is the forty because it has a more punch and a greater expansion than the 9mm. Disadvantages: more expensive and less magazine capacity compared to 9mm.

    A forty five is of course a awesome classic caliber. But, it's a outdated caliber in my mind. The impact energy of good defensive ammo is equal between the .40 and the 45. it's also more expensive to shoot and you get less mag capacity with the 45.

    The .40 is an excellent compromise in price and damage IMO. Some will say the 10mm or the Sig is the best compromise between 9mm and the 45. But not for me because I don't like a rather rare caliber.
     
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    Add the .45. Regardless of what you shoot most it gives you the ability to shoot a caliber that you currently do not have. I have a G22, a 1911, and a S&W 686-- .40, .45, and .357/.38spec. I will eventually add a 9mm of some sort simply to have the caliber available to me. And it seems as though I always read glowing reports of the G30. Ammo flexibility can be a good thing.
     
  20. Opie 1 Kenopie

    Opie 1 Kenopie Regular Guy

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    OP, you can't go wrong with the 22 or 23, but the Glock .45s are just a miracle of accuracy and comfort. Get either the 30 or 21 depending on your intended use. Then watch how dang accurate these guns are.