First Handgun

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Panicbutton, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Panicbutton

    Panicbutton

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    Im looking into my first handgun, either 9mm or .40
    Im pretty sure im going to stay with 9mm because of the price of cartridge.
    I am going to be a police officer in my future, so i figured i would go with a Glock 17 i think that is what we carry.

    Does anyone have a ideal price range?
     
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    Depends on where you live, night sights, etc. General rule of thumb is anything under 500 for a glock 17 is a good price. If you are planning to enter the law enforcement field soon, you may want to wait until then as most places will do a LEO discount (I know places that do a public safety discount and you get a glock for 350)
     

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    I'd also look into the Glock 19. Great capacity (15+1) in a slightly smaller size. That way, you can have one gun that doubles as a home defense pistol and a concealed carry weapon. You should be able to find one for $500, and for much less if you have a LEO discount.
     
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    Join GSSF for $35 and get a new G17 or G19 with standard sights for $398.
     
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    thanks for the warm welcome, this is all new to me. So thanks for the info the glock 17 is about 465 in my area.
     
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    Price of bullets is fine, just ad brass, primer, and powder so you can shoot it.

    But go with 9mm and $500.00 range
     
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    also don't forget extra clips for it...:cool:

    Just kidding with you. Welcome, I'm new here myself.
     
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    Yep. I'd stay with the 9mm, unless the department you're going to join issues or requires that you carry a .40 S&W or some other caliber. The 9mm is cheap to practice with, available anywhere, and is one of the most versatile calibers around.
     
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    I am planning to buy Glock26 in near future, will joining GSSF help? Also, what price will it cost me if buying thru them?

    Cheers :cheers:
    Sandy.
     
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    I would go with the G17 if you can't wait till you are a LEO. I have had lots of Glocks over the years and finally got a G17 and it love it. The price is good at $465 but after you get the G17 I recommend a G19 also!
     
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    Checkout the G34 & G35 also.
    Their the same as the G17 & G22, but better.
    .75" longer barrel, and a better slide & mag release.
     
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    .40 for sure. .40 is what most LE Agencies and Federal agencies carry. G22 or G23. According to the Glock web site the FBI has adopted the G23 as their pistol of choice along w/ countless other agencies. I love both G22 & G23. My wife shoots a G35 (.40 competition/practical/tactical)
     
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    This. You would be crazy to do anything else.
     
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    Id go with the G19 for carrying but the G17 is just as good.
     
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    I agree
     
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    I think i am going to consider the 17 or 22.

    What do most police departments prefer the officers to have?
     
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    Panicbutton, perhaps you should do some simple research and be sure which the department carries; 9mm. or .40- That ought to help make the decision easier I would think.