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First 9mm Ever... G17?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by brokenprism, Aug 16, 2012.

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  1. brokenprism

    brokenprism

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    I've been shooting since 1978, and have never owned a 9. I've owned several G22s and a couple of G23s, and I like both sizes, but for my first 9, I want to go balls out and get the full-sized G17. Magazine capacity is part of it (I know I could put G17 mags in a 19, but I can't go there). I'm making some assumptions that owners may be able to confirm, or deny. I assume the 9 is inherently accurate. I also assume the 17 will be a soft-shooting gun, compared to 40 and 45. I assume it will be fun, for the reasons stated above. I don't have to assume it will be cheaper, because I hear that all the time.

    One of my reasons for buying a 9 is going to sound weird, but ever since I saw a Browning Renaissance Hi Power on the cover of a gun magazine in 1967, surrounded by shiny rounds of hardball, I've liked the shape of the cartridge. Not too fat (.45), not too blunt (.40), but juuuuuuuust right. Some testimonials would be appreciated. What else is there to do on a gun forum, but recycle the same stuff over and over again? If nothing pops up, I'll search on "Show us your G17s".
     
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  2. J_P

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    Get the glock 17 and dont look back, well maybe look at a glock 19 then a glock 26 then a................. sorry. I love my glock 17 and am glad I got it for my first gun.
     

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    I've owned serveral 17s but have always preferred to carry the 26/19. The 17 is a nice shooter and shoots pretty flat (as expected from a long barrel 9) with quick follow up shots.

    But I've got to say that's a first. Liking a gun because of the look of the cartridge?!?!? Interesting. I do like the look of the .357 sig. Hmmm.... :)
     
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    I prefer the G19.
     
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    TIf you plan to carry whatever 9mm you buy, the G19 or 26 would be best. I have a 19 and shoot about 400 rounds a week and really enjoy shooting it. As for carry, my 27 is my EDC because my 19 is an FDE and I do not want holster marks and wear on it :tongueout:
     
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    Get it!! I had one & sold it (bad move) if I go with another 9mm it will be a 17 or 34!
     
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    G17 is awesome! Get it!:wavey:
     
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    Love my 17. Very nice and fun for the range.
     
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    Love the G17! I had a Gen 3 and now a Gen 4, both have been flawless.
     
  11. brokenprism

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    I know, huh? I like the look of six rounds of Remington .44 Mag 240 gr JHP in an HKS speedloader, too. I value guns for aesthetics as much as function. The 9 is long with a poinyt head. It just looks like a bullet should. It looks AWESOME next to a steel P-38 or Luger. Don't know why.

    I tried to find a true roundnose .40 until I realized they cut the top off to make it fit in what si essentially a 9 mm magazine.
     
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    Its a very soft shooting pistol. Probably the most soft shooting pistol that ive ever tried.
     
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    Yep my gen 3 G17 is a smooth shooter too. For such a light pistol, it surprises me how soft the recoil really is in most Glocks. Low bore axis and the polymer frame really take the sting out of shooting hot rounds. Add a Hogue grip and I can shoot all day long and the only thing that starts to hurt is my wallet from all the money spent on ammo.
     
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    Get the best Glock the 17!!
     
  15. brokenprism

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    I'm going to light up another thread on ammo weight, but that's what I'm looking for -- comfortable shooting. Like .38s in a .357. I want to plink, mostly, and I'll shoot hardball 10 to 1 over hollowpoints. I carry the G22 for SD and have confidence and experience with the .40. It always surprises me how hot it is.

    I need a G23, which will satisfy my compact needs. I'm sure the 19 is awesome. That frame size -- 19 and 23 -- is concealable enough to wear at work, though I haven't yet. It rains here a lot, so, long heavy shirt is everyday wear. Slip it in an Uncle Mike's nylon IWB, and it's invisible.
     
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    I sold my 17 for a 19. I like the 9mm but i figure if im going to have a combat sized gun, i want combat sized caliber :) only full sizes i have now are 20,21,22,37.