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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tomski12, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. tomski12

    tomski12

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    My new GSSF coupon is in the mail. So, I'm trying to decide on my next Glock. I currently have a Gen4 G19 that I've shot the heck out of and like quite a bit. Thoughts? When I purchased the 19, I debated between the 19, 26, 23 and 27. The 19 won out based on its all around capability and the use of the far cheaper 9mm round. I'm debating getting the 17, 26, or 34. Staying with 9mm has its benefits. I'm also thinking of a 45 and the 45 gap has some appeal. Let me hear some thoughts.
     
  2. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

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    Brother, I am in a very similar situation. Coupon in my pocket and I am down to the G17, G19, G26. I'm sticking with 9mm. Just can't decide either. How you liking that G19? I'm leaning G17 though. Owned a G17 Gen2, G34 Gen3, G27 Gen4 and sold them all to fund other projects. I'd love to go 45 cal but I am NOT going to start buying another caliber with the prices out there for projectiles! Good luck with your decision- although I know I wasn't much help.


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  3. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Personally I'd stick with the 9mm platform due to mag interchangeability. I carry a 19 just fine so it's hard for me to justify going with the smaller frame, ymmv. Eh I vote for the 17 personally.
     
  4. The 19 is a great "all-around" pistol. If your planning on staying in the 9mm range, I personally would opt for the 26. Great for concealed carry, still very accurate, and hardly a change in felt recoil. If your looking at stepping up to a .45, I recommend the 30. It has great accuracy and soft recoil. Some have issues with carrying it concealed, but at 6'3"/175, I have no issues. I currently own a 19, 30, and 36. The 26 is next on my list.
     
  5. Spartan24

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    I just got a 34, do that's my vote. People were right. Until you own and handle a 34, you just won't know. I know now, and knowing is good!


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  6. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    Love my Gen 4 G21. Love everything about it except the finish. :)
     
  7. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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    Can't go wrong with a good .45 that way you'll have something a little different to shoot. Get the G21 or G30.
     
  8. Glock40man

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    It depends on your intended use.

    CCW: G26

    Range/HD: G34
     
  9. I had the same debate before purchasing my 19. My next will be the 23 for what it's worth. :)
     
  10. hsprincipal

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    The gen4 17 is a great shooter, but so is my gen4 21. The 21 is my favorite of all my Glocks.
     
  11. djegators

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    This right here. Either will make a great compliment to your 19, just depends on your primary use. I thought would not like the 26, but I love it.
     
  12. tomski12

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    I'm leaning toward the 26. That will give me more options for the GSSF matches.
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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  14. stolenphot0

    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    I rented a 26 a couple weeks ago and thought it was ok. I only put about 30 rounds through it (cycling between other guns too). I shoot my 22 better, but its larger obviously. I am sure with more time on it I could grow to love a 26, but I think my next will be either a 21, 30, or 34. I find 34's used around here, but not 21s really. I'm waiting on my GSSF to be processed, so I have time.
     
  15. DannyII

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    The one common pistol in both of your lists is the 26.

    You wanted it before, and you still want it. Get it.

    Nuff said.
     
  16. Bananas

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    Definitely. I was in the same situation as you: started with Gen 4 19, currently have on order via GSSF a Gen 4 34, and just picked up a Gen 3 26. To me, the 19 fills the role of the mid-size perfectly, so I have no use for a 17. YMMV, any choice is a good choice!!
     
  17. Rustin

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    If you plan to carry-G26 hands down.

    If for range/HD role-G17C would be cool.
     
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  18. rog54

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    Hi,
    If you are looking at the sub compact I would suggest the G33. Why? Several reasons, first, the ballistics of the 357 sig are excellent, you can have three guns in one! I have a 33 and bought a Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel for it. So secondly, you can practice cheaper with the gun that you need to be familiar with. Third, yet another barrel and you can have a 40 cal. 357 and 40 can use the same mags. Remember, you can go down from 357 or 40 but you cannot go up from G26. Yeah, sorry I'm spending the GSSF savings but look what you get...cheap practice and superior stopping power when carrying.
    I own a 34 as well and as the other member posted you will probably like that as well. Big difference between full size long slide and sub compact!
    Let us know what you end up with!
    Rog
     
  19. tomski12

    tomski12

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    My coupon came in. Unfortunately, my dealer doesn't have any blue label 9mm in stock. However, they do have a g30. Going to check it out today. Will keep you posted.
     
  20. Bruce M

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    If you have any intention of carrying it, the G26 may well be the choice.