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Thinking about a new G17

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by PittsburghFrank, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. I currently have a Glock 26 and a Glock 19. I love the sizes for carry and capacity. I see that many on GT carry G19s and G17s.

    I am looking for your opinion about a possible new Glock 17 for carry, range, and home defense. Considering that a Glock 17 would only give me 2 more rounds than my G19, with a only a little more sight range, would I be better buying the new G17 or consider getting another G19? I am 6'2" and 235lbs so carrying a G17 should not be a problem.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    There are a lot of people who prefer the 19 over the 17 or 23 over the 22 mainly because of size. They prefer the compact and find it shoots the same. I wouldn't recommend the 17 for concealed carry but there are people who do it. Home defense and range I think it makes a great gun. Plus if I were you I'd use the G17 mags as spare mags when carrying the G19 or 26.

  3. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

    Feb 21, 2010
    If you can conceal a G17 to your liking I would say buy it. I carry a G22 in the winter then on down to the G27 in summer with the G23 in between. I am only 5'11" and 160 so I have to dress accordingly.
  4. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    If you already have a 19, then the 17 is not really needed.
    On the other hand. If you had had the 17 already. The 19 is always an added bonus
  5. shockglock


    Apr 26, 2011
    Mid MO
    I just purchased a gen4 17 to go along with my gen3 19 and gen4 26. My initial reaction is that I prefer the 17 over the 19. I was messing with my holsters today and think you can conceal the 17 fairly well with the right clothes in the winter. For summer definitely go with the 26. I think you will not be disappointed with the 17. Just my .02 cents.
  6. EAJuggalo


    Jan 17, 2005
    Eagan, MN
    I feel a difference between the 19 and 17 but I understand some people really don't. I also take advantage of the extra 1/2" sight radius for competition shooting.
  7. tcruse


    Jun 10, 2011
    Do not own a 19, however the 26 and 17 make a really nice combo. The gen 4 17 is just about as good as it gets. The only down size to the gen 4 17 is the cost of ammo, you just shoot more because it is fun.