Looking for a first Glock...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by johnstevens, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. johnstevens

    johnstevens

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    2010 resolutions: Learn to shoot and handle a gun safely, buy a Glock. What's a good first Glock to purchase? Any advice for a newcomer?
     
  2. G-31

    G-31 .357 Sig

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    You need to try some out! What are you using it for, concealed carry, recreation etc. they come in full size compact and subcompact I recommend going to a gun store and feeling the difference. I prefer the .357 sig but you should try as many calibers you can to find what you prefer.
     

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    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Let's see how many of us recommend a G19! :wavey:
     
  4. tmbrwolf40

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    ok I will. Go with a G19 unless you don't like 9MM
     
  5. ranger56528

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    G19....or.....OD19,sorry couldn't help myself,like my OD....Pluss the 9mm dosnt cost a arm and leg ta shoot 100,200,500+ rounds thru it and as a CW it will do the job just fine..

    Then if you like the Glock its up ta you how big of a bang ya want...
     
  6. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    G19, or A G20 or G29...SF if your hand requires!!!

    Red
     
  7. soundwave

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    Depends on what it is for and your experience as a shooter.

    My recommendations:

    Range Fun - G17 (9mm) G22 (.40) G21 (.45)

    Competition (IPSC/USPSA) - G34 or G35

    CCW - G26 or G27

    Hunting/Huning sidearm - G20 (10mm)

    All Around - G19 - Can fulfill the Range Fun, Competition (Production Class in IPSC), and CCW needs.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. mr smithglock

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    G19 or G23 (.40 S&W plus with a conversion barrel, you can shoot 9mm)
     
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    Just buy the first one, original one, I mean 17 :)
     
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    I just bought my first Glock, which was also my first firearm, in November. I went with the 19. For whatever it's worth to you, here were my reasons for choosing this model after doing research and kicking some tires at a gun show:

    - Not too big, not too small. If I get a concealed carry permit, I will be able to carry this gun. However the smaller "compact" models just felt too small in my hands.

    - 9mm caliber. The .45 is a ginormous bullet. Some people insist that you need the .45 if you are serious about personal protection, and I'm sure they have their reasons, but I think 9mm hollow point bullets will get the job done. The benefit of 9mm is A.) cheaper ammo, and B.) less recoil. This means it's easier to shoot and easier to double tap. Always double tap.

    Anyway I hope this helps. Have fun.
     
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    This.
     
  14. TriggerHappy007

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    I vote for the G23 with a conversion barrel (two guns in one) first followed by a G17 or G26.
     
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    fnfalguy Supreme Advisor

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    My first Glock was a 23 and the second was a 19. They are both fantastic pistols. However, I believe that the Glock 19 would work for most anyone since the ammunition is cheaper and some people don't like the recoil of a .40 S&W round.
     
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    G19 for your first Glock and a case of ammo!
     
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    Find a range that rents different ones and see what works best for you. Good luck.
     
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    That saved me a lot of typing. Glock 19 for sure.
     
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    nineteen, you'll love it
     
  20. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    G20, all the way. Ammo can be a bit difficult to find and is typically expensive, but one should never compromise their safety. Most of us are running around with hotrod glocks in the $500-and up range, so expense isnt that big a deal for most of us. 10mm has the versatility to address many different situations. Lighter loadings are common, and are just as good, if not better than .40 premium loads. Stuff like BB or DT are good performers, too. 200gr bullets are awesome for hunting, and 135-165 grainers are the best rounds for two-legged predators without stepping up to Magnum revolvers (with their extremely limited capacity) or crap like Desert Eagle, and old AMT's and Deltas (which were not designed for 10mm). Versatile firepower, 16 round capacity, reliability, who wouldn't want one? For carry, the G29 is smaller, but still not the best for one with small hands or too tight of a budget. I sleep with a G20 at my side, and I sleep VERY well knowing its there.:supergrin: