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Old 01-06-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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I am on the market for a Glock but I am undecided between the Glock 17 and the Glock 23 and I am also undecided on the Gen 3 or Gen 4... I have shot a Gen 3 before and held a Gen 4 and I really don't like feeling of the grips on the Gen 4. What do you all think?

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:24 PM   #2
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Why Glock ?

If Glock is only choice: Gen 3, I like model 34-35.

Yet, I saw HK's new striker pistol on sale for $589 last night. PPQ M2 - might have the best- out of box trigger in mkt.

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Why Glock ?

Because it is one of the best!
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I would get a G19 gen 4. I love mine and I do not regret spending a penny on that pistol. I have a cousin who is a federal marshal who has been getting under my skin for years about his G23. We finally met when we both had our Glocks. It was a bad day for the marshal.

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Hello everyone!

I am on the market for a Glock but I am undecided between the Glock 17 and the Glock 23 and I am also undecided on the Gen 3 or Gen 4... I have shot a Gen 3 before and held a Gen 4 and I really don't like feeling of the grips on the Gen 4. What do you all think?

Thank you in advance for your responses!
Any Glock is an excellent all-around choice. Every Gen 4 has a dual captive recoil spring. It is supposed to last longer, but the Gen 3 spring/rod assembly is plenty tough. (The subcompact Gen 3's also have dual spring assemblies). You will not feel the difference, unless you are the Princess on the Pea.

There are many good choices, but Glock is classic. If you like guns, you need to experience it.
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Gen 4 19. If you change your mind on a glock, get a walther ppq m2. I have a ppq and the trigger is superb right out of the box.

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A 17 is a full and a 23 is a compact. Why two caliber choices mixed with two slide length choices? An extreme example might be saying you are thinking about an airplane purchase, or a small strip mall.

17 is where it all started. A 23 makes a great CC gun IF you can tame the recoil and hit multiple targets consistently. A Glock 19 is easier to CC with and shoot small groups with for some people. I CC two G23s. One is a G23C and the other is a G32 with a factory .40 barrel.

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Gen 4 23 is my vote. If money becomes an issue down the road and you want a 9mm then a $125 dollar drop in barrel and a couple $25 dollar mags will give you a new gun. I've seen where people use their .40 cal mags for range time just fine with 9mm ammo.

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You can use the 40 cal mags to shoot 9mm. I just do not like the 40 cal cartridge. A 9mm is all you need in a pistol. ER doctors cannot tell if someone was shot with a 10mm HP or a 9mm FMJ. The FBI didn't make their caliber choice on what they heard in an internet forum. They made their choice based on thousands of shootings all across America. You have to have a pistol that shoots a bullet at over 2,000 FPS before there is a noticeable difference in the wound channel. Human flesh is elastic. Unless you have something with enough velocity (hunting rifle) to create hydrostatic shock the human body just stretches around the bullet.

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My vote goes to the G23, with drop in barrels and an extra mag or 2, you can have a 9mm, .40 S&W or .357 Sig. all on the same frame and slide. Ammo availability has been an issue in the past and will likely be an issue again.

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