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Glock 32 (357 SIG)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 654Boomer, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. 654Boomer

    654Boomer

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    Greetings Gents,

    I have several questions concerning the G32. I own a G19 and G23--both Gen3--and I think that they are premier CCW/Self Defense weapons. I am somewhat interested now in getting a G32 chambered in 357 SIG. It looks to be dimensionally the same size as the G19 and G23, which would fit in my current holsters (a cost savings). Certainly the same "manual of arms" between the G19/23/32 would be a major advantage.

    1) Anyone know if a "Gen 4" version will be released this year? It looks like the G17/19 and G22/23 are slated for release (G22 already released).

    2) Are all of my G22/G23 .40 S&W magazines compatible with the 357 SIG G32? I would think so, since generally speaking, both types of ammunition are compatible in the magazines with other manufacturers, such as SIG P226, P229, HK P2000, HK USPc, etc. (another cost savings?) due the same case dimensions.

    3) Would it be possible, or is it even possible, to just get a G32 barrel and "drop in" my G23?

    Thank you in advance for your responses.
     
  2. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    yes, a simple drop in barrel will work. Glock OEM or aftermarket is fine. I bought a lone wolf for 99 bucks. The 23 mags will work fine too.
     

  3. goosedowner1

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    There's no word on when the Gen 4 32 will be released but it won't happen until after the 19 is out and rumor has it that we are still a few months away from that yet. The Gen 4 32 will be the next Glock I buy.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    Get the barrel for your 23. It will immediately transform into a 32 for 20% of the cost of a new gun. The mags will work fine and you can play with a cool new cartridge.
     
  5. Slug71

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    Not to hijack the thread or anything but i think this could help with the OPs decision too. Im contemplating the G23/32 for my next Glock purchase, after my G19 next week that is.
    I plan on getting the barrel for the caliber i dont have depending on what i choose so i can shoot both but wasnt sure if it is generally recommended to either choose the G23 over the 32 or vice versa?

    So in terms of strength/reliability is it recommended to go one way or another?
     
  6. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    Go for the G32 barrel and see how you like the .357 Sig. It's a bit of a hassle to reload and it's louder than the other two. Federal claims it's the most accurate handgun cartridge they load. I have yet to seen that, Mike.
     
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    Doesnt matter. If you can find the 32 cheaper then the 23 then I would go that route or vice versa....
     
  8. mesteve2

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    Worked great and had the .40 s&w barrel and the 9mm barrel and 9mm mags sweet set up.

    One gun three calibers.:wow::wow:
     
  9. 654Boomer

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    Greetings all,

    Thank you all for the replies! I appreciate you taking the time to address my questions.

    I have some time to ponder one of the two (or both?) options that I see: Wait for a Gen 4 32 to be released or just get a 357 SIG barrel. I may just purchase a 357 SIG barrel for my G23, and if it is as good as I hope it will be, then purchase a Gen 4 G32 :cool: It is nice to know that my inventory of G22/G23 magazines are "good to go" in a G32.

    The 357 SIG looks to be a fantastic round. You can definately tell when someone launches one inside the gun range! :supergrin:

    I'll tell you what though, I have no complaints with my G19 or G23! I generally carry the G19 in the Spring/Summer and the G23 in the Fall/Winter. Excellent ergos and performance for me--and millions of others.
     
  10. unit1069

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    It won't matter one bit which model you choose in G-23/G-32 as long as the G-23 is a third generation model (or a second generation with the 3-pin frame). A simple barrel swap will allow you to shoot the caliber of the other model.

    However, you cannot swap out barrels in the G-19; that pistol will always be 9mm, even though it's the same dimension as the G-23/G-32.

    If you want three calibers in one gun, buy either the G-23 or the G-32. That way you can flip .40S&W with .357sig with a barrel change. When you want to convert to 9mm you can buy an aftermarket barrel (the G-19 barrel won't work), use G-19 magazines, and if you intend to carry for self defense a lot of people recommend installing a G-19 extractor.
     
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    muad Lifetime Member

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    Or you can get a complete 19 slide from someone on here (check the Gun Parts & Accessories forum), or Glockmiester and truly have 3 calibers in one gun. That's what I did :cool:

    Now all I need is the 32 barrel for .357sig :wavey:
     
  12. GlockVol

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    For what it is worth; just got in from the range with my new 32. I had seven jams in 300 rounds.

    150 each:

    6 with Speer Lawman 125gr
    1 with Fiocchi 124gr

    Not too damn pleased with it right now!!!

    Just posted this and waiting to see what the faithful have to say...
     
  13. glocknbruce

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    glockvol,

    see my post in your thread......