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Glock for the boat

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by G8RDave, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. G8RDave

    G8RDave

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    New member. I'm looking for a new boat gun. Does not have to be concealable as it will live in a pelican box most of the time. I'm looking at Glocks due to their reputation for corrosion resistance. I'm thinking Glock 17 or 19 for the mag capacity versus a 45. If size isn't an issue, which would you choose?
     
  2. u n v kenny

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    If you want a Glock, ideally I'd choose the 22, for mag capacity and for a median between the .9, and .45. Just MHO
     
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    I would get a 20SF 10mm, then order a 6" longslide and barrel from lonewolf....


    BTW, Glocks aren't as corrosion resistant as you think. I personally have dealt with a Glock 23 that had prolonged exposure to salt air, possibly mist, and the rail points rusted preventing the slide from being able to move.

    It took a wood block and rubber mallet to fix...
     
  4. G8RDave

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    Ideally I would like to stick with either 9mm or 45cal as my other handguns are a Colt 1911 and a Kahr CM9 and I have a very large stock of both calibers. Adding another caliber would get very expensive. :)
     
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    I'd go for an LEO trade in G22 - usually well under $400. Full frame, 40 S&W is a solid round and at available prices shed no tears for replacement or repairs.

    Edit: go for the G17 in that case - IMHO.
     
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    My vote would be for the 17! Just don't lose it in a horrific boating accident.
     
  7. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Hello G8RDave, welcome to Glock Talk.

    For a Glock 45ACP, I highly recommend the Gen4 Glock 21 (13+1). Besides the OEM 13-rnd mag for the G21, with aftermarket extensions your other mag options are 15, 17, 27, or 30 rnds in a single mag.

    For a boat gun, another consideration when buying the Glock pistol is to check that it has a lanyard hole at the base of the grip (some do and some don't). Landlubbers rarely have use for the lanyard hole, but it has been very useful to me to tether the pistol on a lanyard when carrying OWB and climbing around on an open boat deck.
     
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  8. SCC

    SCC just me

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    a 19 on my side not in no box ...
     
  9. G8RDave

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    The 21 is certainly an option. I love 45's. They get expensive to practice with though. And the 21 runs about $100 more than the 17. That's 200 rounds of top level self defense 9mm ammo. But I do love 45's!
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    This.
     
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    In the situation you mentioned I would go with 17 most rounds and it is not like you are going to conceal it.
     
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    get the marine cups
     
  13. G8RDave

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    What are marine cups?
     
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    17 or 19 9mm is a lot cheaper than most calibers to plink with.
    With a Glock you can boost it up with some +P ammo.
     
  15. G8RDave

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    Agreed. Plus with the right ammo 9mm can be very effective. The extra shots could come in very handy on the water as it is very hard to hit a target when your foundation is moving.

    I'm also considering the Springfield XDm's. But I'm not sure they are worth the additional money.
     
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    I still vote for the 10mm. And some Arrendondo mag extension. Maybe even a 9x25 dillon barrel in the mix.

    Nothing like having 19 rounds of semi-auto firepower 125gr @ 1700fps with 800ft lbs... Seriously!

    I wouldn't bother with maritime spring cups. They have a notches to allow water to channel around the firing pin for firing underwater. Just a waste of money.
     
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    One would think that the coating would help ward this off on the coated portion and generous use of a water displacing oil often on every corrode-able surface.

    On that note, would the firing pin channel be prone to rust in this type of situation?
     
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    I'd go with a 17 or 19 loaded with NATO ammo and a few 30 round happy sticks for good measure. Might also want to pick up a nice assault rifle to go along with it. You can never be too safe on the high seas these days.
     
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    9mm - 19, 17, 34.

    More importantly do you have a rifle?
     
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    I'd carry a G38, don't leave it somewhere on the boat.