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G17 or G22?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by FobulousGlock, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. FobulousGlock

    FobulousGlock

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    I currently only own one Glock (G23) and would like to add another to the collection. The G23 is my main carry weapon and it will be for awhile. The question is, do I buy a G22 so I can practice with teh same caliber that I carry or should I just get a G17 and just practice and practice? what is the general rule of thumb on this?
     
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    I'd get the G22. Same ammo, same magazines, etc. If you only have to buy one caliber and bring one caliber to the range, you'll carry more.

    Also, you should always practice with your carry ammo. Practice with a .22 is nice, but at some point you need to learn to shoot as you would under stress.
     

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    I would vote for the G22 as well... But I can understand the desire to have multiple calibers for variation... There are probably more advantages to having the G23/G22 combo versus G23/G17 (or 19)...

    Good luck...
     
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    JTMarlonINC .40S&W .45ACP

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    Just gonna throw out the idea of maybe a 27, same caliber as your 23, but if you aren't looking for subcompact then no.
     
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  6. FobulousGlock

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    yeah I guess G22 is the best choice. I am going to thin out the safe of my oldies and get a G22 this weekend. Hope I can find one in OD. Thanks for the input guys.
     
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    I'm late to the thread, but I'd get the G17. Then I'd sell the G23 and put that money into a G19. I don't care about caliber so much as the cheapness of 9mm ammo.
     
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    My advice is stay with the same caliber so, G-22. If I had it to do all over again, I'd have the autos all in one caliber.
     
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    Personally I would go with the G17. I like a little variety in my life. :) That being said I would probably get something other then a Glock if I was looking for another handgun, but thats just me.

    9mm is dirt cheap, you can find it in surplus, and its fun to target practice with. Its easy on the hands, high cap in the 17, and just a good round.

    You'll ALWAYS want to practice with your carry gun some not just the round. Even being the same caliber a G22 will feel a little different. There is no rule that says you can only be good at shooting one caliber. I feel I'm "pretty decent" with all my calibers (.357sig, 9mm, .17HMR, .45acp, 12gauge, .22LR, 5.56 and .223), some more then others but good enough to put someone down in a life and death situation.

    Sure I have a lot of ammo, but who cares? Its not like I'm not going to shoot it. I just feel there are too many quality guns to limit myself to one brand, and too many types of quality ammunition to limit myself to one caliber.

    Thats just MHO on it though. To each there own...
     
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    Get the G22!!! If you don't already have guns in other calibers then get after market barrels for the 22 or 23. Makes sense!
     
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    ^^^^^^^
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    Every Glock collection should include a 17
     
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    BLASPHEMY!! :tongueout:
     
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    I would get a G17. I like variety in my pistol calibers, plus everyone should own a 9mm and the G17 is the original...
     
  16. zysus

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    I have this combination of Glocks.

    I find that after shooting the G23 for 50 - 100 rounds that the recoil really starts to beat up my hands. (I shoot w/o gloves)

    I can shoot my G17 all day without much discomfort.

    That being said, when it comes to taking care of business, I like the deeper penetration potential of the .40 S&W.
     
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    I look at it like this;

    If I were getting strapped up to roll out into a situation like Katrina, I'm grabbing my H&K Sig Glock.
     
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    I love my Glock 22 and am completely happy with it. I don't own a Glock 17, but I've fired plenty of them and the cheaper price for 9mm opposed to .40 is nice, but I still like my .40s better.
     
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    I'd get the 17. Really why would you need a 22? You have a 23. No real difference. Marginal size & capacity differences.
    With the 17 you can use cheaper 9mm ammo & then have another option.
     
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    My very bias opinion. G22 and get a .357 SIG conversion barrel.

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