What Glock?


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sprice
October 23, 2010, 10:30 PM
I have decided I like Glocks better than any other handgun. Well Glocks and single action revolvers, and 1911's as third. I have been simplifying my arsenal and have decided to get a a glock 17 rtf, glock 21sf, and a glock 36 for concealed carry. I am wondering what to get first out of the 17rtf and the 21sf. I won't be able to shoot it a lot after this year, and I want it to complement my AR-15.

So lots of practice out of the 17 or just a little out of the 21? I will get the next one in about 5 years and it will have to be the sf or rtf. Those are the only models I like. Unless it's a sf/rtf.

I've had a glock 23 and I like the full grip size or the slim size of the g36. That is why I didn't list the 19/23/any other glock size. I don't like them. I also hate xd's, I've owned one in .40 also. And I'm looking for a 9mm, or a .45, not a .40. Probably the 9mm as of right now.

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DonRon
October 23, 2010, 10:45 PM
Of all the Glocks I have had, the 26 is my choice. It will accept 19, 17 magazines and also the 33 rounder for the 18.

Zerodefect
October 23, 2010, 10:52 PM
26,23,35,34 are my favorites.

REAPER4206969
October 23, 2010, 10:54 PM
No way would I buy a .45 now. Have you seen the ammo costs!?

DonRon
October 23, 2010, 10:56 PM
Believe it or not. 9mm is a formidable round.

postalnut25
October 23, 2010, 11:00 PM
I would get the 17 RTF first. It will allow you to get more trigger time for the for the same money when you look at ammo costs.

Wade Wilson
October 24, 2010, 04:43 AM
Glock 19!!!!

Roughneck08
October 24, 2010, 05:34 AM
Love my G17. That would be my vote. More trigger time and hardly any recoil.

md7
October 24, 2010, 02:07 PM
glock 17

M2 Carbine
October 24, 2010, 02:18 PM
I don't have a horse in this race since I won't own a Glock if it's given to me (I refused a free G17 and G26 that a friend gave me), but of the Glocks I've have experience with, I dislike the G19 the least.

IMO if you want a Glock, a 19 is a good balance of size, capacity and power.

Mikhail Weiss
October 24, 2010, 02:23 PM
Of those choices, I'd go with the 17.

Even in SF trim, the 21 still doesn't feel right. Less terrible, but still not right. (If I really wanted a .45 in striker-fired plastic, I'd get an XD.)

KBintheSLC
October 24, 2010, 02:27 PM
I would go with a G26 or G19 over the 17. They are far more practical and just as capable. I would not get a Glock in .45 acp because that is the only caliber I have ever personally seen a Glock choke on. As for full-size Glocks, the G20 is hands down the ultimate Glock... IMO of course.

and103
October 24, 2010, 02:33 PM
I love my G21. It shoots very smooth and is extremely accurate.

bds
October 24, 2010, 02:44 PM
I have been simplifying my arsenal

Get Glock 22/23/27 and Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel

This way you can shoot the cheaper 9mm at the range and carry 40S&W for SD/HD. (BTW, G23 barrel will work in G27 and LW also make 40-357 Sig conversion barrel).

Even though I am a fan of 45ACP, after shooting and checking the 40S&W data, you may conclude that 40S&W may be sufficient - many will argue that some 9mm JHP may be sufficient (I would agree that "some" JHP may be).

FatPants
October 24, 2010, 02:50 PM
I have my 17 on my hip right now. Great pistol.

I would check out the 34 if its going to be a range toy.

MTMilitiaman
October 24, 2010, 05:56 PM
G17 or even the 19.

jon86
October 24, 2010, 07:01 PM
After reading your post, I'd say get the G36 first. You did not say if you were carrying anything now. If you aren't carrying, but plan on getting a G21, G17, and G36, then I'd get the G36 FIRST. Then I'd get the G21, just so you can shoot and stock the same caliber. You may find after you have a G21, why would you need a G17? What role does a G17 fill if you already have a G21? Not that I don't like a G17... I own one.

CSA 357
October 24, 2010, 07:09 PM
the 17 is what got it started cant go wrong with it, the 21 is fine but the grip is fat and you can get one latter if want, i have a 17 and a 22 nite sights are a must for me and extra mags!

MTMilitiaman
October 24, 2010, 07:10 PM
That's why I suggested the G19--take care of carry needs--while having a better reputation for reliability among the Glocks than the G36 (or the 21, for that matter). The Glock 19 is almost universally considered one of Glock's finest models as well as one of the finest 9mm handguns of all time. I am currently contemplating trading a slightly used SIG P220SAO .45 towards a G19 to complement my G20, as I have decided I am really rather fond of my Glock (obviously more so than my SIG). I contemplated the G21 as well as the G17, but in the end decided I wanted something a little smaller, and between the G19 and the G30, the G19 felt better to me and has very favorable opinion on places like Glocktalk as one of the more reliable, shootable, and useful Glock models.

So I'd go with the Glock 19 first (kinda wish I had), then get the 21 (or the 20, as I did...) to fulfill your fullsize duty gun needs, and decide where you want to go from there.

JTQ
October 24, 2010, 08:05 PM
I would get the G17.

I think Glock is still trying to figure out what they are doing with the G21sf.

I believe there are currently four versions of the G21sf available. Picatinny rail or Glock rail, ambi mag release or strong side only. My reading indicates they have had some problems with the ambi mag release models and have replaced entire frames.

In five years they should have sorted out the problems with the 21sf.

Jed Carter
October 24, 2010, 08:52 PM
My only Glock is The G34, it my stay my only one but I will never get rid of it. I voted for the G17, but only because the G34 was not on the list. I may get another Glock, probably a used G20 10mm, just for fun. I might buy more but why when I already have the perfect one.

possum
October 24, 2010, 11:13 PM
the 17 would be my pick, easier to shoot, and cheaper to shoot.

Quiet
October 24, 2010, 11:30 PM
Get the Glock 17RTF2, since the RTF2 Glocks have been discontinued for civilian sales.

amprecon
October 24, 2010, 11:56 PM
My favorite Glock is my Glock 21, second would be the Glock 19, then the Glock 23.

MTMilitiaman
October 25, 2010, 12:18 AM
Get the Glock 17RTF2, since the RTF2 Glocks have been discontinued for civilian sales.

That would seem to be more of an incentive NOT to buy it for me. As a shooter more than a collector, company support, if not aftermarket support, is essential. If I can't get parts or service for my firearm, what good is it to me? I realize that most of the RTF2's parts are probably interchangeable with the "normal" G17, but still...

GMAN26
October 25, 2010, 12:25 AM
We have the 26 & the 19. You cant go wrong here. for all the reasons above. heck just consider ammo cost alone. I prefer the 26 for summer carry winter brings out the19. If I could only have one it would be the 26. Just my 2/c. Same holster for both too.

exdetsgt
October 25, 2010, 12:36 AM
I have the G19 and G21. I don't have big hands so the 21 is a bit of a mitt-full, but it's very accurate and easy to shoot. Ammo for the 19 is cheaper and it's a good winter carry gun. Many feel the 19 is the best all-round Glock.

Both have advantages and disadvantages, which is why I have both.

DonRon
October 25, 2010, 12:48 AM
The 36 will also fit in all 19/23 holsters as well just in case you did not know.

Quiet
October 25, 2010, 10:31 PM
That would seem to be more of an incentive NOT to buy it for me. As a shooter more than a collector, company support, if not aftermarket support, is essential. If I can't get parts or service for my firearm, what good is it to me? I realize that most of the RTF2's parts are probably interchangeable with the "normal" G17, but still...

All the parts are standard third gen Glock parts.
Only difference between the RTF2 Glocks and standard third gen Glocks is the frame texture.

RTF = standard third gen frame texture
RTF2 = more aggresive frame texture
RTF3 = standard fourth gen frame texture

The RTF2 frame texture was created in response to LE request for a more aggressive frame texture for use in wet/humid enviroments.

A common complaint about the RTF2 frame texture was that it was too aggresive/rough for CCW usage (rubs skin raw & accelerates wear/tear on clothing).

Around Q3 2010, Glock made the decision to discontinue it for civilian sale but keep it as an option for LE/mil/gov only sales.

DenaliPark
October 25, 2010, 11:09 PM
Quiet beat me to it, the RTF2 was to my hands(and clothing)just too intensely aggressive, often causing abraisions to my hands during fire. I would take the G-17 over the 21 for many reasons, the primary one being that the G-21SF I owned blew up in my face, sending me to the ER for stitches to both my face and right hand...

Geno
October 25, 2010, 11:18 PM
Few situations where a G17 would not serve you well. In one of the Advanced Tactical Shooting courses I took, the instructor (a sergeant in a large Michigan PD) asserted, that the 9mm will penetrate through-and-through every time, and with the added number of rounds over a .45 ACP, you have more rounds to take out the spine and stop the attack. Love my G17, G19C and G26. My G34 was front-heavy and my G21-SF was just too durned large. For my G17, I have the "America's Heroes" edition in recognition of the 9-11-2001 NYPD and NYFD heroes who answered the call.

Geno

millertyme
October 25, 2010, 11:19 PM
I'm just a 9mm kind of guy

TomADC
October 25, 2010, 11:38 PM
Model 21's only thing wrong with this one is it only has 10 rd mag's but is more than a 1911.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL174/1021972/18168454/392828018.jpg

Leardriver631
October 26, 2010, 12:02 AM
I'm faced with a similar situation. I have a friend who has a G21 and a G34 for sale and I'm about 90% sure i'm going to buy the G34.

P30shtr
October 26, 2010, 01:14 AM
" I will get the next one in about 5 years "-sprice


5 yrs !?:what: Man, they'll have a 20, 24, 31, 40, 50 model by then. Jeebuz, let us know what you get, I wont hold my breath. Good luck, you've got a long time to decide.

DesertFox
October 26, 2010, 02:08 AM
The RTF are really rough! G20 & G29 combo here btw.

glockman19
October 26, 2010, 02:11 AM
In 9mm Glock is best of breed. 17/19/26/34 you won't find a better 9mm.

They are Accurate, Reliable and Practically Indestructible.

Get the Glock 17.

tinygnat219
October 26, 2010, 11:25 AM
17RTF as it's being discontinued.

subierex
November 13, 2010, 09:10 PM
9mm Glock, and don't look back.

Uridium
November 13, 2010, 09:33 PM
None of the above :D

I'm not a glock-kinda guy.

HKGuns
November 13, 2010, 10:45 PM
Glock's are to the pistol world equal to what Bose is to the HI-FI world.

BushyGuy
November 13, 2010, 10:46 PM
I dont like Glocks, their triggers suck! but if i did like Glock i would pick the 21

sprice
November 13, 2010, 11:00 PM
I actually like glocks trigger

psp7304
November 20, 2010, 12:06 PM
I voted G17. Much cheaper to shoot so you will get more range time.

exdetsgt
November 20, 2010, 02:49 PM
TomADC, I have a Glock 21 and it came with two 13 round mags. I believe 10 round mags are from back when they had a ban on large cap mags.

7thCavScout
November 20, 2010, 03:30 PM
My favorite Glock (of the three I own) G17

BossHogg
November 20, 2010, 04:04 PM
Well,if you just want to shoot a lot go with 9mm. My choice of the three would be the G-36. Great shooter and also great carry,range gun.

jim goose
November 20, 2010, 06:28 PM
I am buying 9mm for 10 a box at wallmart, federal. Vs. 25 for .45 acp!

Glock 17 is a one gun quiver unless you live in Kalifornistan. Then get a 1911!

Strahley
November 21, 2010, 07:04 PM
Of the two, a G17, as long as it is a gen 3. My personal choice? The G19

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