First Glock

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by CourtJester, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Never been a huge Glock fan. No real reason. Never shot one, just haven't liked them. Well I fondled one and it felt good.
    Anyway, they have a Glock 17, 18, 19, and a 26 all within a few bucks of each other.
    So for you Glock folks before I shell out a few hundred bucks, which is better and why?
     
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  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I don't believe the G18 is available to the general public as it is fully automatic capable, requires class 3 FFL.

    I like the 17 for its capacity and the overall size of the gun. The 19 would be a good compromise for a CCW. The 26 would make a good BUG.

    Just my 2 coppers.
     

  3. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Could have sworn it said 18. I'm sure it would be a little more than $489 if it was fully auto though. But that would be cool though huh?
    I held a a slew of them and they all felt good. Dunno. I'll ponder a bit and swing by Friday or Saturday and make up my mind.
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Of those that are actually available to mere mortals I'd rank the 19 first. I have its near twin the 23 and love it. Also have an older 22 but the 23Gen4 is a perfect fit.
     
  5. HeroesTactical

    HeroesTactical New Member

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    The 26 performs just like its older brothers as well as being a great concealed carry option. You can also use the g 17 and 19 mags in the 26 if you are need of more fire power. You can always put more rounds in the 26 but you can make the 17 or 19 smaller!
     
  6. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    They are all good guns. I have a 19 and as was mentioned before you can put larger magazines into the smaller guns, but for size I prefer not to go smaller than the 19 but that's due to my preference and large hands. Plus I can still throw the 33 round G18 mag in the 19.:cool:
     
  7. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I once was in favor of purchasing a Glock.
    Went to the gun shop, as this was my first
    time in one, didn't know a darn thing about it.
    I asked the shop attendant what was the
    difference between the S&W 457 I had in one
    hand and a Glock 17 in the other. He pointed
    to his partner behind the counter, a rather large
    man about 300 lbs, and said: "If you shot him with
    this Glock he will fall against the wall but will be
    pretty pissed off. If you shot him with this here
    S&W 457 he will fall back and never get up again."

    So, needless to say, I bought the S&W 457. I have
    always been enarmoured with it but have from time
    to time looked with curiosity toward the Glock family
    ... and wondered.
     
  8. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    17 or 19 hands down. 17....the original, can't beat the original.
     
  9. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The Glock 19 is a great pistol. It has never jammed on me once and will eat any type of ammo. It is a great conceal gun and with the right ammo will put anything down. I rank it right up there with my Colts, Kimbers and Sigs. Ed
     
  10. afi1

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    PanBaccha, I'm sorry you got BS'ed by some gunstore ninja. I really hope you don't believe that.

    And I'm sorry to tell you CourtJester, but it wasn't an 18. There are a small handful of transferable Glock 18's in the country (less than 10, I think), and they go for north of 30-40K.

    Get a Glock 19.
     
  11. afi1

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    I take that back, there are no transferable Glock 18's.
     
  12. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I find that the Glock 17 and Glock 22 are excessive in their size, but that's only because I have medium to small hands. The Glock 19 size pretty much for me is a full size handgun, and the Glock 26 size is pretty much a carry size for me. I prefer the Glock 26 mainly, because if I'm going to carry a 9mm handgun I want it to still have good capacity, but also be fairly concealable.

    All that said I use my carry guns at the range all the time so for me I have two sets of handguns; range and carry/range.
     
  13. lonewolf101

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    just boght a glock 19 soft recoil good CCW gun! and 9mm is cheap to reload also
     
  14. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Is 457 a caliber or a model number? I don't think it matters what the brand of the gun is if/when the slug hits the target.
     
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    He compared apples to oranges, a G30 or G36 would be the same caliber as the S&W 457..................lame gun shop ninja
     
  16. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I misreaded the G18 apparently.
    Made another stop after looking at prices on the net and they are a little higher than I though there. I did find a 1911 at a decent price though. I don't have one of those either. I held the 19 again too. It feels sexy in my hand. Hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... I may hold off till the next gun show and do a little more searching and price comparing. I'll get something soon though.

    I finally hit the time frame that I was able to renew my CCP (has to be less than 30 days before expiration) so now I can legally carry any time. Not just to and from the shooting range.
     
  17. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes, what he said ^ . I have a 17 for home defense and a 19 to carry. I like 'em both..... ;)
     
  18. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    457 is a model number. It is a 45 calibre firearm made by S&W.
     

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  19. djsethall

    djsethall New Member

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    New to this forum, but a long time cc. I've felt that the G31 is a nice option. It was recommended by a nice customs official. Speed of a 9mm but knockdown power of a 40 cal