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Buying my first handgun.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by njFFRescue, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. njFFRescue

    njFFRescue

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    Good day all.

    I am looking to pick up my first handgun.

    I'm looking at the 9mm Glocks.

    I am in emergency services and I'm looking at getting a Glock under the discount for Emergency responders.

    Debating really between the Glock 17 or 19 Gen 4.

    I live in NJ where concealed carry is pretty much non existent, but I plan on keeping it on me while I'm home.

    This will be my home defense pistol, range pistol and survival pistol should the need occur.

    They both feel relatively good in my hand.

    The 17 comes with 10 round mags in NJ. The 19 comes with the 15 round mags which are legal in NJ.

    Any help or insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. Unk

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    Keeping it "on" you while at home will be interesting in practice..lot of putting on and taking off as you enter and leave your home..or removing from the holster to use the toilet and replacing. I'd try a kydex OWB cross draw and good belt..accessible to your strong hand but not in the way of that hand/arm.

    Have you thought about securing your pistol when you're not home?

    I've been fortunate enough to live in "free States" for my life to date (74 years)...thus spoiled, I would not live in CA, IL, NJ or NY..a citizen, not a subject.

    Oh, my Glocks are 26 and 21SF..and I can and do carry.

    Best wishes.
     

  3. njFFRescue

    njFFRescue

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    Yeah I figure it will take some effort to take it on an off when I leave.

    I have purchased a safe already to secure the pistol when I am not home. (I own a few rifles already)

    My big debate right now is 17 or 19...
     
  4. Alcoy

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    In your case, I suggest G19. Goodluck and enjoy it.
     
  5. jvbronco

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    From what I've read, most people seem to shoot the 19 as well as the 17 (myself included). Since the 19 has a higher capacity available in your state, I would suggest going that route.


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  6. mj9mm

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    my vote is for the 19,:wavey:, i like the size a little more, but you may have another opinion:cool:
     
  7. ChuteTheMall

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    Weird that NJ allows higher capacity in the G19 than the G17.
    :crazy:
    Unless you can compare and decide first, go with the G19 for the 15 round capacity.
     
  8. bill1725

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    The more rounds, the better. I vote for the G19
     
  9. Just_plinking

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    I got the gen4 19 for my first handgun a month or 2 ago. I think it's a good all rounder. It can fill a lot of roles until you get some other guns that could be better for some things like ccw (the g19 isn't tiny). I really like it so far.
     
  10. Casper19

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    I own a 19 and love it, my only suggestion is that you make sure the finger groves fit your hand properly, that is if you go with a 19. I have smaller hands so it fits me perfect.

    Goodluck & Have Fun
     
  11. ithaca_deerslayer

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    This is a no bainer.

    Congrats on your new Glock 19 :)
     
  12. tremor64

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    G19: perfect combination of size and capacity
    or
    G30: 10+1 of.45ACP - 'nuff said
     
  13. chrisbritt15

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    Glock 19 for sure, feels better in my hand plus... more rounds and just as he said lol Congrats on your new Glock 19
     
  14. TSAX

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    Welcome to GT, I vote for the G19









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    :agree:
     
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    G19, with boolits, more always=better!
     
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    I would get the G19.
     
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    one more vote for the 19
     
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    More capacity is definitely a plus, but definitely go with what feels best in your hand, and the one you're most confident with.
     
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    Check out gtdist.com, they have pricing and sell to emergency personnel, military, etc...