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What Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sprice, Oct 23, 2010.

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What first? 21sf or 17rtf?

  1. 17

    100 vote(s)
    73.5%
  2. 21

    36 vote(s)
    26.5%
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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    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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  2. DonRon

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    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.
     
  3. Zerodefect

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    26,23,35,34 are my favorites.
     
  4. REAPER4206969

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    No way would I buy a .45 now. Have you seen the ammo costs!?
     
  5. DonRon

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    Believe it or not. 9mm is a formidable round.
     
  6. postalnut25

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    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.
     
  7. Wade Wilson

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    Glock 19!!!!
     
  8. Roughneck08

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    Love my G17. That would be my vote. More trigger time and hardly any recoil.
     
  9. md7

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    glock 17
     
  10. M2 Carbine

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    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.
     
  11. Mikhail Weiss

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    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.)
     
  12. KBintheSLC

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    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.
     
  13. and103

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    I love my G21. It shoots very smooth and is extremely accurate.
     
  14. bds

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    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).
     
  15. FatPants

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    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.
     
  16. MTMilitiaman

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    G17 or even the 19.
     
  17. jon86

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    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.
     
  18. CSA 357

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    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!
     
  19. MTMilitiaman

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    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.
     
  20. JTQ

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    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.
     
  21. Jed Carter

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    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.
     
  22. possum

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    the 17 would be my pick, easier to shoot, and cheaper to shoot.
     
  23. Quiet

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    Get the Glock 17RTF2, since the RTF2 Glocks have been discontinued for civilian sales.
     
  24. amprecon

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    My favorite Glock is my Glock 21, second would be the Glock 19, then the Glock 23.
     
  25. MTMilitiaman

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    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...
     
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