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Would you trade a 38 for a 19?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TheExplorer, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. TheExplorer

    TheExplorer

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    The reason being to save money on ammo. The 19 would be used primarily for the range.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
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  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I would not trade, but instead look for a good deal on a used G19.:wavey:
     

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    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    What Danny said. If you have the 38 that you've already paid for, keep it. Consider reloading 45 gap maybe; cost you .20 cents or so for a jacket bullet.
     
  4. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    It's probably close to an even swap if it's a good brand .38.

    I've seen used G19's and used S&W .38s, both for around $350 - 400 where I live, with an occasional $250-300 deal showing up every once in a while for either.
     
  5. TheExplorer

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    Sorry, meant Glock 38. Not looking to spend money, so this would be an even swap.
     
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    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Well, in that case, never mind! :supergrin:

    (I've never even shot a Glock 38). :supergrin:
     
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    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Don't because if you do, you will own one.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :agree:

    I'm not a huge GAP fan, but I'm not into trading one gun for another.
     
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    How much do you shoot? That's the most important question.

    I can reload .45 ACP for $0.12 per shot or $120/1000. I don't think 9mm factory is quite that cheap but I also reload 9mm.

    Here's the problem: To get down to $0.12, I have to load lead bullets and that MIGHT be a problem with Glock barrels. I haven't seen a problem but I just ordered a KKM barrel for my G21SF.

    If I have to load FMJ, my cost goes up to about $170/1000.

    A press capable of making 200 rounds per hour and all the other stuff necessary to reload a single caliber will cost about $300. Yes, there are cheaper ways to go and you could get started for less than $200 but the production rate would be about 100 rounds per hour.

    So, it comes back to "How much do you shoot?". Is the volume high enough to justify spending money on reloading?

    FWIW, shooting 3500 lead bullets through my KKM barrel versus 3500 FMJ through the Glock barrel will save enough money to pay for the barrel. Am I going to shoot 3500 rounds through my Glock? Sure!

    Richard
     
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    well after reading the whole thing, atleast i wasnt the only one thinking you were trading a wheelgun for the glock lol
     
  11. B_RAD

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    I agree with this except in the case of a .45 gap. Im an .45 acp lover. So the gap for me is never going to happen. In this case I would trade a .45 gap for a 9mm pistol. Though, I would most likely never buy the .45 gap pistol in the first place so.....


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  12. JW1178

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    Well for the range, the G19 would save you a lot of money in ammo. I think I have spent more money on ammo than on actual guns, and I don't shoot very much.
     
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    If you'd never own a .45GAP to begin with, then why chime in??
     
  14. TheExplorer

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    Good point. This one would only be a thousand per year, if that.

    I'm still kind of leery about self loading and prefer to buy the boxed stuff. My shops always have Federal 40 and 9 ammo on on sale, but I have never seen GAP ammo on sale. By me, the savings between GAP and 9 would be $12 per 50rd box.
     
  15. WarEagle32

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    Glock 19 all the way!
     
  16. B_RAD

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    Where do I start?..... Ok. Here goes. Because I can for one reason.

    I was just offering my opinion to a question that was asked. I don't remember reading that the OP only wanted to hear from folks who owned a G38.
     
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    I only know of one individual in this state that uses a .45 GAP and his primary pistol is a G26. Most local dealers do not stock the .45 GAP and their resell is lower than any other Glock HERE. The .45 GAP may be a great pistol but a G19 in this area is at the top and any GAP is at the bottom.
    Not bashing the pistol just stating the facts in this State.
     
  18. TheExplorer

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    That's another concern, availability. Will they even continue producing GAP ammo 10 years from now?
     
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    I don't think the GAP has taken off/over like Glock thought/hoped it would.
     
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    The .45 GAP round will be extinct by next Tuesday or Thursday. Just like the .470NE.