Glock 32 My Gen4 G32 has become my favorite Glock ever

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  1. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    Now that I have some miles on her tread, I could never carry anything else. I now exclusively carry DoubleTap 115 TAC-XP in it. 10 shot chrono average was 1439. I need a set of sights next for sure. Trigger is all stock, and polished. Well, save for, a reduced safety plunger spring. I'm running a 20 lb Wolff RSA, and it is a dream to shoot. My wife has now ordered that I make her 33, similar to mine......women lol

    I'm using an X-Grip for a G31 look/feel.

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    I've also got a mag to carry it 19X style. Strange fun fact, the 15 round mag will hold 16, with the stock spring and floor plate. You don't have to strain to get them in there. But when you try to seat the mag, there is a hard bind. Mehh, oh well lol

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    Then of course showing my support, I'VE ALWAYS GOT YOUR 6!

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  2. norcalAF

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    I recently picked up a gently used G31.3 with a lone wolf 9mm conversion barrel, two .357 mags, 1 9mm mag, and two boxes of hollow points and one of sig fmj. All for $400. I think I did very well. It was a ton of fun at the range, kicked harder than my 44 mag super Redhawk! The conversion barrel worked like a charm as well. It's my first .357 sig handgun, but it sure won't be my last. Now I'm looking for a G32 or G33 to go with it! I completely understand why you like yours so much!

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  3. quasii

    quasii

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    The G32 is great...
    Accuracy reliability, stopping power, with good capacity, felt recoil and shoot-ability.,, A classic Glock.
     
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  4. thewoods868

    thewoods868 thewoods868

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    The 357 sig is one of the best self defense rounds ever made. I carry a g33.4 everyday. With its small footprint I’m getting ballistics equal to or better than a g34 or g17L with +p+ 9mm. What’s not to like.
     
  5. gatorboy

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    The 32 is a great one. Did you chrono any other loads from your 32?
     
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  6. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    @gatorboy yes I did. I did my own expansion and penetration tests using all 3 flavors of 125 Gold Dots below. As well as the 115 TAC-XP from DoubleTap, 125 Ranger T, Underwood 147 XTP, DoubleTap 124 Gold Dot (error rounds I got from DT).
    125 grain Gold Dots
    Glock 32
    Underwood - 1527 fps, ES=39
    DoubleTap - 1438 fps, ES=57
    Speer - 1325 fps, es=58

    Glock 33
    Underwood - 1480 fps, ES=42
    DoubleTap - 1367 fps, ES=45
    Speer - 1283 fps, ES=30

    @gatorboy here are pictures of 125 Gold Dot built for .357 SIG power, and a 124 Gold Dot made for the 9x19
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  7. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    .....dag gum double post... freakin' overzealous forum button.
     
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  8. Sig M11

    Sig M11

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    I am in the process of obtaining a Blue Label Glock 23, Gen 4, but plan to add a OEM 357 Sig barrel. Have always enjoyed the 357 Sig since my Sig Sauer P229 days....
     
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  9. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    I had a Blue Label Sig P229. It came with the .40 & .357 barrels, 4 mags, and bright bright Night Sights. I only had $900 in that gun. A cop had ordered it from my friend's shop, and the order got fulfilled twice. I regret trading that pistol away.

    There was a catch though. That was the ONLY .357 SIG I have ever seen with FTF jams.
     
  10. Mike-M

    Mike-M

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    The choice of 357SIG as a defensive WEAPONS round is excellent, unless:
    1. A few extra cents per round is the owner's MOST important defense ammo selection criteria, or
    2. It is important to follow the latest pistol fad set by some federal agency bureaucrats catering to skill limitations of their diverse workforce, or
    3. One believes that magic bullets exist that make a weak cartridge better than cartridges of higher velocity and energy even when those cartridges fire that same magic bullet.

    However, I have some remarks on the 357SIG pistol in this thread.

    If I were a user of Glock "Compact" models (I'm not...I hate them!) and wanted more than the G32's 13-round standard capacity (I wouldn't.), I'd use a Glock standard 13-round 357SIG Magazine with 7151/7165 two-round Extension. That is a TRUE two-round OEM Extension of the standard Magazine to 15 rounds of 357SIG. It is seriously poor technical judgment to jam more rounds into a polymer Magazine than Glock has specified. That often later results in the Magazine Floorplate spontaneously disassembling itself from the tube. (That's even been reported when the 7151/7165 Extension is used as a two-round 40SW Extension.)

    IMO, the X-Grip plus Magazine Extension looks really bizarre...a jury-rig. The G31would be a better choice if such effort is needed for just a few more rounds. The G31 has a negligible one-half inch longer Slide and better ballistic performance as a bonus.

    An All-OEM 357SIG pistol used as a weapon needs only Glock night sights instead of polymer. Then it's done.

    I used (and still own) a Gen4 G31 with TLR-4 as my outdoor and camp handgun for several years before returning to my traditional 357MAG six-inch GP100. A G33 has been my preferred EDC weapon for seven years. IMO it serves much better in that role than a G32 ever could. (Underwood 125-gr JHP produces MV=1410 ft/s, ME=552 ft•lbf, and PF=176 kgr•ft/s.) Its 9+1 capacity is much more than I'll ever need for real-life self-defense in the universe I live in. :)
     
  11. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    First off, I don't jam too many rounds in a magazine. I was loading my mags, and grabbed my chamber round by mistake and loaded it too. I immediately removed it.

    Also, the extension I have in the picture, IS the Glock part, and it WILL NOT add two rounds to anything but the 9x19. You can jump up and down on it, and eventually force the spring past the plastic "spring guide" (I forget the actual name right now), and get +2. But it is 75% easier to put 16 in the G31 mag, than it is to try and get +2 in that 7151 extension.

    Finally, I DID NOT ask "what you would do". I was just saying I'm happy with my pistola. I too, have a G33, and think it's great, but I do not like the full size. They look unproportionate, and I don't shoot them as well as the "Compacts".

    I will not be putting GNS on it, I'm going to put TFX sights on it. I'm happy you think all it needs is a sight swap to "be done". I like my pistol the way I have it, it's been 100% flawless through 1100 rounds so far. If I shoot a lot of the Underwood stuff, I run the 20 lb spring. If I'm hitting the range with standard shelf fodder, I put the 18 lb RSA in it.

    PS: I'm not trying to be an ice whole, but I found your reply to be very disrespectful. Don't just go around tossing your opinions and your approval/disapproval at folks.

    PPSS: Your Underwood load was slow from your 33. I know my chrono was always enthusiastic, but my numbers match other testers across the web and the YouTube. So I think you have an issue.

    PPPSSS: Send me $475 to cover the cost of my G32, and I will carry it how ever way meets your approval.
     
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  12. DrewBone

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    Thanks for reminding me (!) that I really need to get my dairy-air out there to the range and road test the Gen3 G32C that I scored back in May, using both it's factory barrel and a Lone Wolf G32 barrel that I originally purchased last year sometime for my Gen3 G33...
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    Thanks for posting, and I hope that you continue to enjoy your G32!
     
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    Ouch! That makes my ears hurt just thinking about it. The .357 Sig aural blast is already one thing, but in a ported barrel, wow! I bet it’s a head-turner at the range.
     
  14. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    Try a 9x25 Dillon, in a 3.8" barrel. One fahq up, 2 shots fired, permanent hearing damage/ringing. :(
     
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    You have no idea! My first experience with a Glock was a G32C. Shot it at an indoor range in Florida. Converted warehouse with plywood lane divisions. The concussion actually hurt my skin. It was brutal. Still have the gun and consider it one of my best choices. Great gun! Great round!
     
  16. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    I do love the clean, simplistic look of the stock Glock. Just this time, I wanted one with something a little bit different. I guess some people just get irritated when you go against what they feel is right.

    Throw your 32 barrel in your 33 and have at it. For some reason it has a great fun factor. Here are a couple pics of my 33 running a 32 mag. I suppose that same fella will not like the X-Grip (he only needs the chamber round where he lives), and metal mag release.

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    I carry my guns in many different ways. The X-Grips are for open carry, and range fun. I also have an X-Grip for the 31 in 33.
     
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  17. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    I believe many here have been influenced by the 9mm crowd and or does this make my butt look too big.

    Mike M has forgotten the role of the 26/27/33 was a backup role to the other platforms.
    I know the smaller platforms can be mastered, and I have, but my hands do not fit the smaller offerings and I’ve moved on.

    Realize your choice suggests the norm, Mike suggestion does not.

    Enjoy .......
     
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  18. H&K .45 AUTO

    H&K .45 AUTO Gunslinger

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    In years past, I have owned a Glock 31, a Glock 32, two Glock 33's, and a Sig Sauer P229 in .357 SIG. I have no doubt that when properly loaded, they are among the best choices a person could make in terms of sheer power from a reasonably sized handgun.

    My problem with the .357 SIG is purely related to the cost of good ammunition, and the local availability of it. I came to the conclusion that although I am certainly willing to order ammo online, I don't feel comfortable with that being my only option for good ammo.

    I always found the accuracy of my .357 SIG pistols to be roughly the same as all of my others, although I am not one to shoot from a bench for tiny little groups. Instead, I shoot from varied positions/strong hand/weak hand/on the move/from behind cover/etc. with practical combat accuracy being the goal.

    Recoil is a non-issue, although the blast/concussion of the hot loads from shorter barrels can be distracting as it is LOUD. People complain about the recoil of the .357 SIG, .40 S&W, and 10mm, but as a guy who has long enjoyed the thump of a hotly loaded .44 Magnum... They are all *****cats.

    For a pistol used for self defense, a guy could do a whole lot worse (looking at you 9mm) than a Glock 32. Congrats, and enjoy that new cannon.
     
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  19. GlockinStihl

    GlockinStihl Glocked out, have a new SIGness!

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    Yeah, funny story, my fingers are slender enough, that my pinky doesnt get close to touching the X-Grip on my 32.

    How dare you call me effing normal!!!!! :p
     
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    The fact that DT uses 9mm bullets in the 357 Sig ammo is nothing new. I noticed this years ago, I bought a couple boxes from DT not only noticed bullets were 9mm but bullets also looked ragged and flakes of lead were everywhere. Appeared to have QC issues which gave me the impression DT was using seconds to make their ammo. That was my last order placed with DT.

    Also appreciate your posting a realistic velocity for the G33 when loaded with the UA 125gr round.
     
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