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Old 04-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
Regardless of manufacturer, I think the most important thing for a new gun owner is what are YOU comfortable with in your hand and when you are shooting it?

None of us have to carry or shoot it, so what works for us, might be horrible for you.

You said you like the 19? What did you like about it specifically?

Because if it's 'stopping power' you are worried about, you can get better ammo than the 115gr that you shot originally.

Shooting well, doing double taps or controlled pairs, is just a matter of a lot of practice. Lots and lots of practice.

If you are comfortable with the gun, if you are not "afraid" of the recoil and are willing to practice, you can achieve very good results if you have enough time behind the trigger.

My best recommendation would be to buy the weapon that fits your hand the best and that you are comfortable shooting.


Quoted for truth. Get what fits you. The rest will work out with trigger time.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #12
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If you had one gun to own, would it be the 19 or 23?
It would be whichever I shot better. In your case, that sounds like the 19.

And as a bonus, the ammo is cheaper.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:29 AM   #13
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I'm getting a 23 as my only Glock because you can easily convert it to 9mm or .357 Sig if you want by dropping in a barrel, ejector and mag. It's like 3 calibers in 1. You can't go up so easily with a 19 and some don't recommend it.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:52 AM   #14
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As it has been stated you need to get something that is a fit for you. The 9mm is a cheaper round to hit the range with alot and in many tests has been shown to be an effective self defense round. The g19 feels really comfortable in my hand and is a great CCW. That goes a long way into how much I go to the range and carry.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:13 AM   #15
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For CCW I'd go G19, it is what I carry.
For HD or just casual shooting at the range G17. But the 19 could be that for you as well.
Either one is a great gun, and will fit the bill..
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #16
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Default thanks for the great info

I think the 23 option sounds like the best bang for your buck, however is it safe and a good idea to get conversion kits and barrels? How reliable and do they do harm to the original gun at all? If it literally is just buying a lonewolf barrel and magazines for 9mm, that is awesome. Why wouldn't everyone do this? (instead of just buy a g19).
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