Glock 17 or Glock 19

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ajm_g22rtf, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ajm_g22rtf

    ajm_g22rtf

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    Hi guys, its been a while since i posted a thread here. Well now im back. I previously owned a G22rtf, G17 and G19.. but not anymore. Im planing to buy a new 9mm Glock right now and couldnt decide between the G19 3rd gen. Or G17 Gen 4.. ive shot both 19 and 17 and both liked it. So i was wondering if you guys can help me decide which one to buy or buy "first" i currently own a Sig P226R 9mm, HK USP 45, and a Springfield 1911-A1. (I know they are all full size handguns) and can concealed carry em all with no problems. So I'd like to see your opinion about this..

    Thanks guys..

    Aron.
     
  2. Dingus

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    It boils down to which ever feels best and shoots best to you. A Gen4 G17 and a Gen4 G19 are excellent choices.
     

  3. RMD

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    If you don't think you'd have a problem carrying the G17, shoot 'em both and buy whichever one you shoot better.
     
  4. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    being as you have all "full sized" guns now... the G19 might be *easier* to carry for you.

    I have a G17 and carried that for awhile, so I realize it's "doable"... but the G26 I have now certainly makes it much easier, even.

    It really boils down to what you want it for. Range gun? G17. Carry? G19. Competition? While some use a 19, more use the 17.

    I shoot my 17 in IDPA, GSSF, and Steel Challenge. Works for me. Personally... I'll never own a 19.
    For competition my 17 is fine, and I'll probably get a 34 for IDPA & Steel challenge.
    My 26 is great to carry.

    Now, if I could only own ONE Glock... that's when I would think about the 19. One gun to fulfill two roles. It might not be "the best" at either of them, but a suitable substitution. With me... I can eventually see me having another 4 or 5.

    A 27 for carry and I'll use my 26 for GSSF SubCompact competition. Then a G30 for GSSF Major Sub. A G35 for USPSA production. Hey... why own just one? Especially if you shoot GSSF. I've already won ONE gun (I chose my G26) via a random draw, and at 7+ matches a year, can see winning some more either that way or from performance (coming in first place).
     
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  5. mesteve2

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    I can hit a police cal. course with the duty size or compact with the same scores.

    I do not know but have carried the compacts mostly for duty use.

    I would like to get a 34 or 35 now.

    Had a 35 and was not any better than the doty or combat for scores.

    So I think they are all good.

    :dunno:
     
  6. tango44

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    Kin I ask, what do you plan on using it for?

    The 19 has an almost cult status, its really is a jack of all trades kind of gun. I totally agree with Ron59, and myself have a full size and a sub compact, but the 19 was my first, and I do regret letting it go. Its a great gun. But I found that concealing on my smallish frame (5'9") was nowhere as easy as with a sub compact. If anything else, since you already have a few full sizers, go for the compact!
     
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    I have a 19, and considered getting rid of it for something different, but, in the end, the 19 has all the bases covered. Small enough for CCW, big enough for HD, 15 +1 rounds in a perfect-sized version of the 17. It sorta is the "jack-of-all-trades", IMO.
     
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    G19 hands down! I have that one (daily CCW) and a G31. Next purchase will be a subcompact (would actually like to trade my 31 for one)

    You can't go wrong with either choice though...
     
  10. TcRoc

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    I have My Gen3 RTF G17 for sale because I like my GEN 4 G19 more,, just fits my hand better
     
  11. Restless28

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    I'm behind the times, I guess. My 19 is a 3rd gen. stock Austrian proofed gun. I like the looks of the pre-RTF G19.
     
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    love my 2nd gen G19. But my new Taurus 24/7 Pro is the same size and 17+1 capacity! Just sayin'
     
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    Get a gen 3 17.....just say no to gen 4s
     
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    Glock 17. If I want to CCW a 9mm it's my G26. I think the G19 is a great "one gun" gun. I owned three G19 and had ~25k through the lot. I could never shoot the G19 as well overall compared to the G17 and shot the G26 at least as well, maybe even better. The G19 is a great "jack-of-all-trades" but master of none. My G17/26 combo is better in every way IMO. If I want to shoot/CCW my G26 without a dangling pinky I can put my mags with Pearce extensions in my G26.
     
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  15. lucky-gunner

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    +1 Cole

    You seem to have a preference for full sized handguns, and stated concealing them wasn't an issue. With that in mind I would lean towards a G17 3rd Gen. I have a 23 and while it's concealable. I feel like I might as well be concealing a full size. When you get to the compacts there is a marked difference. I've always looked a subcompacts as full sized for those with small hands or compact for those with giant hands.

    I would just get which ever you prefer though. You can't go wrong with a 17 or 19 as long as you like it.
     
  16. deeHKman

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    I like them Both. So i bought 2 of each. I carry my EDC the G32 .357sig on the 19 plarform. There both great guns i can shoot either rather well. Good luck,
     
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    G19 all the way, you give up too much size for 2 extra shots , IMO
     
  18. robin303

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    I have both and shoot the 19 a lot better. :dunno:
     
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    Like you.. I shot both G17 & G19 before buying the G19. Hence, its upon your preference and easy of use.

    I always say that the gun should be an extension of your hand.. that's it.!
     
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    I have both, I like the 19 better. A good balance of size, weight and capacity.