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One Glock too many.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Pier23, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Pier23

    Pier23 Silver Member

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    Gentlefolk,

    New to this forum and to Glocks, so I am seeking more learned opinions.

    I was waiting for an NYPD-used 23 to come into my dealer. Delays mounted, NYC would not ship them. Finally found what I thought was a decent deal on Gunbroker for a Gen4 23. So I got that. of course the next day the dealer called and sd the NYPD Glocks had come in. Since I had essentially promised to buy one, well, I ended up with a very clean Gen3 23. So now I have a Gen 3 and an as-yet unfired but cleaned Gen4 23.

    My question then...do I keep both, trade one for something else, if so what, and how much value have I taken off the Gen4 by cleaning and fitting a backstrap, but not yet fired?

    Many thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    keep both for dual-wielding awesomeness.

    Seriously though, you haven't "lost" any value, but depending on the market where you are, you could lose money. Armslist.com is a place to sell guns locally with face to face transactions, so long as you live in a state that allows FTF.

    How much did you pay for it and where do you live? I would imagine you could get close to your money back.

    BTW, WELCOME and enjoy your Glock(s)
     
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  3. Pier23

    Pier23 Silver Member

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    The NYPD Gen3 23 was $400 with one mag.

    The new Gen4 23 was was $569 with 5 mags.

    Live in Ohio which is fairly civil regarding weapon purchases.
     
  4. jv56

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    Just buy a 40-9MM conversion barrel and 9MM magazine and you will have 3rd gen Glock 19 and a 4th gen Glock 23. Problem solved. You could always sell the 40 S&W barrel!
     
  5. Frank V

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    Keep them both! There is nothing wrong with having one as a backup. Guns have been known to malfunction & a second like the primary is a good idea!
    Besides, there is no such thing as too many guns! :supergrin::supergrin:
    Frank
     
  6. Pier23

    Pier23 Silver Member

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    Hmmm...I could use a 9mm...what are the conversion barrels going for? These are drop-in...no addtl maching or parts required? I could swap back to .40 if I wanted?
     
  7. G30Mike

    G30Mike Say When!

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    Hang on to both if you can afford to, which it seems to me you can, considering you bought the gen 3 one because you said you would. One is none and two is one. Congrats on the new Glocks! :D
     
  8. stolenphot0

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    thats an idea too, I have a Lonewolf 40-9 for my G22 and finally got my mags for it today. i bought my Glock, practically brand new FTF. I am in Ohio also. If you do the FTF, just make up a receipt.
     
  9. BroncoAZ

    BroncoAZ Glockalfeliac

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    Should be limited loss on the unfired Gen 4, but realize it is still a used gun. Around here I see people trying to sell Gen 4 models for $550-600. I can buy a new red label for $590 with tax, GSSF blue label is $464 with tax. I don't think you will lose much more on a Gen 4 with 100 rounds shot through it, so I would fire them both side by side and keep whichever one you like better. I'd try to trade one of them towards a G35.
     
  10. MonsterB

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    I had a gen3 RTF g23, and now have the gen4 G23. I like the gen 4 much better, seems softer shooting, less abrasive to the waist while carrying, and 100% reliable. The slightly smaller grip and bigger mag release are big improvements to me. I think the gen4 G23 is amazing. Honestly, if you can afford it, I would keep both. As long as you have a g23 you dont really need another handgun, and two is even better.
     
  11. Pier23

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    Where does one find conversion barrels?

    Any of the ejection problems I have been reading about with a converted .40-9mm?
     
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    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    Keep em both!! You won't be sorry.
     
  14. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    Be sure to read this, it seems to be rare, but worth mentioning.

    http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Products.aspx?CAT=241

    I bought mine FTF for $500 with 5 mags and only 50 rounds through it. Guy switched to a 23 to carry.

    If you're up near Cleveland you could get $550. Dayton/Cinci/Columbus is 500-525 range. If the 2 extra mags are factory, you could easy get your money back and maybe profit or save them for the Gen3
     
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  15. James Dean

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    I would keep both, and the Gen4 I would buy a G32 barrel for it. I bet with the duel recoil spring 357 sig will shoot nice out of it.
     
  16. Pier23

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    Hi Stolen...
    In the Cowtown area...the mags I got with the Gen4 are factory Glock.

    Not familiar with 357 Sig...what are the benefits?
     
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    Lonewolf distributing, stormlake, kkm, all sell conversion barrels. For a little extra you can have it coated black so it looks stock, and some places will even mark a serial number on your new barrel for you.
    To convert your G23 to a true G19, you need the conversion barrel, 9mm extractor, 9mm ejector (which is attached to the trigger mechanism housing, so you have to buy the whole housing, no biggy, theyre cheap), and 9mm magazines. I recommend doing the conversion with your Gen 3 23, instead of the Gen 4...
     
  18. Pier23

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    Ohhhh....so I need to swap out the extractor and ejector too?

    How much of a hassle is that?

    And is that swap to make it functional for 9mm or just for those who are more pure in spirit than I?

    Would the .40 extractor/ ejector work on 9mm brass?
     
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    357 sig is an outstanding round. Its a .40 brass case with a 9MM head. It mimics the 357 magnum. You can get over 1400 FPS out of 357 sig. With your G23 all you need is a stock G32 barrel. It would drop right in, and your mags from your G23 will also work with 357 sig. The 357 sig ammo is more expensive, but you get what you pay for.
     
  20. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Last Saturday my LWD 40-9 barrel came in. I took it to the range on Tuesday, threw the barrel in, and using G19 mag popped off 21 rounds of PDX-1 124gr and 200 rounds of weak Federal 115gr with NO PROBLEMS. Just throw the $110 barrel in and shoot it! :supergrin:

    Edit: after shooting 200 rounds of Federal 180gr .40, the 9mm feels like a *****cat! So much fun, 3-guns-in-1! Next up is a .357sig barrel...
     
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