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Should I or Shouldn't I: Glock collecting!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CountGlockula, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Member

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    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 much...so should I complete my collection with the G22, G27 and G24?

    OR

    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.
     
  2. mavracer

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    nothing wrong with Glocks, but I don't like them myself so go ahead and buy all you want won't hurt my feelings.
     
  3. BamBam-31

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    No Glock collection is complete without the G17. ;)
     
  4. 19-3Ben

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    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.
     
  5. redneckrepairs

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    Well i hear some folks collect empty beer cans and bottles .. a glock collection makes more sense to me than that lol .
     
  6. RTFM

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    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.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    "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!

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  8. glockman19

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    YES

    Then you should collect Golck's in other calibers. I have the 17/19/26/23.
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    Every collection needs at least one Glock 19 ;)
     
  10. strat81

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    I'd finish it by size, then branch out to other calibers.
     
  11. Geno
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    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. :)

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  12. Silvanus

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    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.
     
  13. CountGlockula

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    Thanks folks. My hidden agenda on picking up some new GLOCKS...as 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 exclusive...here's their site:
    http://www.gssfonline.com/.
     
  14. Majic

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    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.
     
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    "Glock Collector"

    Isn't that an oxymoron?

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

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    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.

    hmph.

    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.
     
  17. fineredmist

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    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.
     
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    I think the proper terminology would be "Glock Hoarder."
     
  19. Geno
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    Well, here we have the official definition:

    Per: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/collect "collect:" means:

    2. To accumulate as a hobby or for study.

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

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  20. Josh Aston

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    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.
     
  21. Baneblade

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    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.
     
  22. CountGlockula

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    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?
     
  23. jlbraun

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    "Collecting" Glocks is kinda like "collecting" pine 2x4s.
     
  24. BamBam-31

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    Hell yeah!! :D :D
     

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    I'm thinking of getting a Glock 26. Is it too small to be comfortably
    shootable?
     
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