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Durability of two models

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by xRecon, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. xRecon

    xRecon Senior Member

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    G23 vs G19, both calibers .40, 9mm operate at the same pressure, although .40 with slightly more recoil. Which gun will survive to the higher round count? Do you think that the 19 will outlast the 23, because of the smaller round? Does the .40 cause more wear to the gun?
     
  2. Toorop

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    The Glock 19 will last longer simply because the .40 S&W puts more wear on the gun as you stated.
     

  3. ColdBlooded

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    You are more likely to get a higher round count with the G19 simply because ammo is cheaper. Unless you reload .40, factory non bulk ammo is about 1.5x more expensive for range ammo, on average. I really do not think you need to worry about frame wear on any Glock, considering Glock's frame replacement option for $150. By the time you reach that point from shooting, if you ever, a $150 frame replacement shouldn't really matter.
     
  4. humphreys19

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    Either one will probably outlast the guy trying to wear them out!

    Tom
     
  5. Glock4President

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    Agreed.
     
  6. tuf8seconds

    tuf8seconds TEXAS COWBOY

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    The G19 (9mm), will last the longest....It's simple physics...The G19 (9mm), is forcing a smaller diameter projectile with less power....If the power was the same, the 9mm would still last longer due to less resistance in forcing the smaller diameter projectile out of the pistol which equates to less stress/strain on the pistol.....Now, y'all didn't know that Texans were that smart...Did Ya?????....That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!!!!
     
  7. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    By the time you get to 200,000 one or both it may be your kids that are shooting it and by then $500 would have been well worth it.
     
  8. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    While Glock 9's are know to have a life of over 200,000 rounds, the Glock 40's life expectancy is shorter. Now if a Glock 40 lasted for only 50,000 rounds, that's still $15,000.00 worth of ammo fired through a $500.00 pistol. No room for complaints there. I do think the life expectancy of a Glock 40 may be closer to 100,000 rounds.
     
  9. CBH

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    We still don't! :rofl:

    (Just yankin your chain :supergrin:)
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Going to tke a long time to wear either one out then send it to Glock for rebuild.:supergrin:
     
  11. tuica

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    I have heard of shooting range Glocks (probably a 9mm with weaker target ammo) exeeding 400,000 rounds before major repair/replacement. But who knows? Anyone have any hard (or anecdotal) data source on this question?
    Cheers
     
  12. Sonnytoo

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    Yeah, I knew that, but I left there anyway. Darned wheat fires and locust kind of drove me north. But I enjoyed it while I lived there.
    S2
     
  13. xRecon

    xRecon Senior Member

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I guess it's irrelevant, both will last quite some time.