Should I or Shouldn't I: Glock collecting!


December 5, 2007, 02:05 PM
Hello THR Family. When you've found the brand that you'll bet your life on, your pretty much committed to it: Hk lovers, XD lovers, Springer lovers, etc. results.

So here's my dilemma: I own a GLOCK 35 and 23, both in .40S&W. I love the round so should I complete my collection with the G22, G27 and G24?


Should I just have variety and get a classic GLOCK 17 or 21 in .45ACP? I'm very option to have 9mm, 10mm, .45ACP or .45GAP in my ammo pile.

What would THR members do in CountGlockula's pointy shoes? Thanks.

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December 5, 2007, 02:17 PM
nothing wrong with Glocks, but I don't like them myself so go ahead and buy all you want won't hurt my feelings.

December 5, 2007, 02:21 PM
No Glock collection is complete without the G17. ;)

December 5, 2007, 02:22 PM
Can't hurt to have everything using same standard ammo and standard mags.
I'd stick with .40. Only one caliber to stockpile, and if TSHTF the standardization might be more practical than a variety of rounds.

December 5, 2007, 02:23 PM
Well i hear some folks collect empty beer cans and bottles .. a glock collection makes more sense to me than that lol .

December 5, 2007, 02:24 PM
I'd be all for mixing uit up in the GLOCK family.

19-3Ben... not picking on you, but it struck me reading your reply. That for years and years and years upon years everyone talks about IF the SHTF ........ it just seams so over concerning.......

if IF if If iF ........... It never bothered me much.

December 5, 2007, 02:26 PM
"Collection" is kind of a misleading word.

I "Collect" old Winchesters, Colts, and S&W's because of the interesting variety, and because they continue to appreciate in value, and will never get any cheaper then they already are.

I doubt any Glock made will ever be worth as much as the day you bought it new.

And they are all boringly the same thing, regardless of the model number.
Seen one, seen'm all!

December 5, 2007, 02:37 PM
so should I complete my collection with the G22, G27 and G24?

Then you should collect Golck's in other calibers. I have the 17/19/26/23.

December 5, 2007, 02:46 PM
Every collection needs at least one Glock 19 ;)

December 5, 2007, 02:50 PM
I'd finish it by size, then branch out to other calibers.

December 5, 2007, 03:08 PM
If you have the money after the bills are paid, and the kids' (if any) college expenses funded, have to at whatever makes you happy.

I must admit, that I am the wrong one to ask if you should purchase a pistol, if the answer that you want is one of temperance. :)


December 5, 2007, 03:14 PM
I'm planning on doing the same as soon as I have all the guns I need. I have a G17 and want to buy the 19 and 26 also. I don't like the longer competition versions though. But an 18 would be cool to have too. They don't cost much more than the 17 here.

December 5, 2007, 03:14 PM
Thanks folks. My hidden agenda on picking up some new GSSF member (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation), I get a discount that's lower than the LEO price! Nice Holiday gift for the Count.

If you guys don't know about it, it pretty's their site:

December 5, 2007, 03:23 PM
Just because you found what you like to carry or use for defense doesn't mean you are commit to anything. There is no reason not to collect any gun on the market.

December 5, 2007, 03:41 PM
"Glock Collector"

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Nothing against Glocks, but I don't see them as "collectable".

December 5, 2007, 03:48 PM
Oh come on. People collect rocks, they collect leaves. Something is "collectible" if one decides he wants to collect it. This is the second time time this week I've seen a thread wherein someone disparages the idea of "collecting" the things they want rather than things that will appreciate in value.

Not all collections are investments. Some of us collect stuff because we enjoy owning a variety of things within a particular type. If that's not a collection I don't know what is.


Anyway, personally I think it would be more fun to branch out to other calibers. But then I'm more of a one-of-each type collector.

December 5, 2007, 03:49 PM
I have a 17, 19, 22 and 26 and I can tell you I find the 19 to be the best of the bunch. It was the last one that I bought and the one that I shoot the most, it is just the right size and it handles perfectly. You can't go wrong with the 19.

Tully M. Pick
December 5, 2007, 04:12 PM
"Glock Collector"

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Nothing against Glocks, but I don't see them as "collectable".

I think the proper terminology would be "Glock Hoarder."

December 5, 2007, 04:40 PM
Well, here we have the official definition:

Per: "collect:" means:

2. To accumulate as a hobby or for study.

Sounds right to me. Go forth, and collect your Glocks.


Josh Aston
December 5, 2007, 04:44 PM
Well if you're gonna collect Glocks might as well get one of every model and generation that that model was available in. Should add up to quite a few Glocks.

December 5, 2007, 05:50 PM
To answer the question, go with the Glock 17. I am in the same situation. My Glock collection has grown, but I lack the original. I would like to get a 1st or 2nd generation Glock 17.

December 5, 2007, 05:51 PM
Interesting thoughts folks.

I don't really care about how much one gets more use/range time than the others, but it's always good to have more than two Glocks...right?

December 5, 2007, 05:52 PM
"Collecting" Glocks is kinda like "collecting" pine 2x4s.

December 5, 2007, 06:10 PM
Hell yeah!! :D :D

December 5, 2007, 07:03 PM
I'm thinking of getting a Glock 26. Is it too small to be comfortably

December 5, 2007, 08:00 PM
No Glock collection is complete without the 17 longslide and the 24C longslide.

December 5, 2007, 08:34 PM
Is it too small to be comfortably

Absolutely not. It's a great gun.

To the Count, I respond:

Collect, my man, collect. I would start by collecting each size in a given caliber. I started this with the G22. Unfortunately, I was bitten by the G26 bug and had to have one, which was then followed up by a G19. Now, because the G22 was a gift from my father, I cannot get rid of it in favor of the G17. So...unfortunately I'm invested in collecting both 9mm and .40cal glocks.

My glock collecting habit has been put on hold though, in favor of the M&P. I'm only missing one as we speak (M&P40c).

The only problem is I don't know what to do with all these evil black guns. :D

December 5, 2007, 08:54 PM
I would go for a sub-compact, in this case the G27. Lot of flexibility with mags and ammo with this and the G35 and G23. I am doing the same in 9MM.
Some will differ, but the nicest is the G34/35 imo.

December 5, 2007, 08:56 PM
Collect, my man, collect.

That pretty much sums it up!

December 5, 2007, 09:01 PM
I would stick with one caliber. Enjoy your Glocks.

The Lone Haranguer
December 5, 2007, 10:36 PM
I don't feel the need to do this, but if you collected a single example of each caliber on each frame size and other changes made to the design (e.g., types of checkering, finger grooves or not, accessory rail or not) over the years, you would have a pretty good-sized collection.

December 5, 2007, 11:00 PM
I'm in favor of compartmentalizing. First "collect" all of the 40 cals. Then if you like, collect all of the whatever you want next.

December 5, 2007, 11:14 PM
This is the second time time this week I've seen a thread wherein someone disparages the idea of "collecting" the things they want rather than things that will appreciate in value.

I hope you are not insinuating that Glocks will not appreciate in value. Whoever thought those metal Flintstones or Beatles lunch boxes in the '60s would ever be worth anything? I wish I'd bought and preserved a bunch of those......

I think any gun collection will increase in value after a national gun ban (heaven forbid). If that ever happens, a lot of people would wish they had a collection....

December 5, 2007, 11:49 PM
Is it too small to be comfortably shootable?

Absolutely not. It only takes a couple of magazines to get past the hanging pinky thing. Or, if you just can't get past it get a couple of Glock 12 round magazines.

December 6, 2007, 12:12 AM
Glocks are fine guns but I don't see why you would bother collecting them.

Nothing different or outstanding about them except size. To me it would be like collecting bricks, fun bricks, but just bricks.

Now something like 1911's or Hi-Powers or CZ's there are so many variations it can make collecting fun but Glocks just don't do fill that niche for me.

December 6, 2007, 12:14 AM
Glock 22 is a outstanding gun and you should consider getting the model 21.

Prince Yamato
December 6, 2007, 01:29 AM
Is it too small to be comfortably

Hell no. I just bought one after mulling about Glocks for 2 years. I swear it's one of the most accurate pistols I've ever shot. It can be shot one-handed, very easily.

December 6, 2007, 02:44 PM
Is it too small to be comfortably

not at all. i had a G27, and it started to hurt after 3-4 mags of ammo. That was with the +1 Pearce pinky extension too..the .40 is just alot to handle without a full grip. my G19 and my buddies G26 are a breeze to shoot compared to the 27. glock + 9mm = perfect marriage

December 6, 2007, 04:18 PM
i am in the same boat with xd's and i plan to own more than the 2 that i already have. i have the service and sc .40 and need the tactical mdel to make the .40 xd collection complete. so i say get em all, but i personally would go with the 9mm models, i always thought t would be cool to have a 17, 19, and a 26!

December 6, 2007, 04:35 PM
What no Glock 33 shooters ?

December 6, 2007, 04:50 PM
get the Long Slide.....get the Long Slide.....get the Long Slide.....

December 6, 2007, 08:07 PM
Actually, I'm really tempted to buy the 26. Would go nicely with my 34, 17, and 19. :)

Don Lu
December 6, 2007, 09:05 PM
Glock 20....

December 6, 2007, 09:13 PM

A G21-SF followed me home today! Santa, you know. Current count:

G17 America's Heroes


December 6, 2007, 10:00 PM
Here's my "collection" as of today...

G20 (best of the bunch):cool:

Keep that collection growing CountGlockula:evil:

December 7, 2007, 08:21 AM
I don't see a problem with collecting Glocks. If you buy all used they won't be dropping in value like others have mentioned, they will only drop so far from new prices.

If you don't want a different caliber I would collect by model and by generation.

If you want a different caliber you might keep it to one generation. ( I would get all 2nd gen personally)

Collecting things just to be able to make a profit later takes a lot of the fun out of collecting. Collect what you like not what you think will support your retirement, that is what investing is for.

December 7, 2007, 10:31 AM
"Collecting" Glocks is kinda like "collecting" pine 2x4s

well, isn't that special... Except for an SKS, Ive never shot a 2x4. But, if he wants to collect Glocks, great.

I have a Glock collection, and I like the guns. reliable, simple, elegant.

It always amazes me the disparaging remarks people make when someone wants to chat about their hobby, but the gun isn't good enough for some snobs. Their nose goes in the air so high that if it rains, they drown. Time to get that picklectomy, salute the OP for enjoying his hobby and say... get a Glock!

Heck, get a bunch of Glocks! Have one hard chromed, paint one with Duracoat.. Do a torture test on one. have fun with your collection and don't let the snobs ruin it for you.

December 7, 2007, 12:21 PM
I don't own a Glock they don't fit my had the best, but I may choose one in the future and do some mods to make it fit. I would 2nd the suggestion of buying used if you can, Glock is one manufacturer that has proven it's reliability and as long as you go through a store that you trust you should be fine, after 3 used Glocks you could add a fourth for the price saved on not buying new and it sounds like you'll be buying lots more. I would go with a 19 or 17 but also look hard into the longslide models. Have fun and let us know.
Good Luck and Be Safe!

December 7, 2007, 12:51 PM
What no Glock 33 shooters ?

I have one and plan on completing the .357 family. I'm working my way up starting with the baby bear.

December 7, 2007, 08:15 PM
I'm still early in my collection. I have a Glock 26 and G33. I had a G19 Homeland Defender, but had to sell it for the cash. I'm financially back on track now, so I'll be replacing the G19 soon. After that, I'll be after a G17.

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