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Old 01-10-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me if there is any benefits of any kind in purchasing a Glock 23 vs. 32 and then purchasing the other barrel? Would also like to purchase a 19 barrel so you can shoot 3 calibers with one gun basically.

I know .40 is less expensive than .357 sig at the moment as one very obvious benefit.

But if you have both barrels then you can shoot whichever you want. Then you can customize the gun in the way you want and it will have the same feel.

I have heard that it is better to get the 32 for the .357 magazines over .40 magazines. Apparently the springs could be different? So right now leaning towards a 32 and buying a 23 and 19 barrel (and magazines) later.


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The current 40/357 followers for both look the same to me. Gen4 guns will have different ejectors for .40 and 357. I'm still running .40 mags from 2002 in my 31 with no issues. Granted they are range mags and beat to snot but they still work.

I prefer the 32 since I like seeing 357 on the slide. I did a conversion barrel route on my 23 for awhile but in the end I just bought another 19. My 22/23/27 sit in the safe since I gave up on .40. My mom has my gen2 19 and my exwife has my gen4 19. So right now I lack a 9mm Glock. My carry Glocks are the 32/33/21.

If you don't plan on sticking with 357 because of costs just get the 23.


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I would prefer .357 to .40 when it's in the car with me.

Having the option to shoot .40 at range would be nice though. But I agree, and think .357 is the preferred caliber for me.
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Based on the assumption you are buying the conversion barrel(s) either way, the only real advantage of buying a 23 over a 32 is resale (in my opinion). May never matter, and is solely speculation on my part.
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Based on the assumption you are buying the conversion barrel(s) either way, the only real advantage of buying a 23 over a 32 is resale (in my opinion). May never matter, and is solely speculation on my part.
So one of them has a higher resale value? Or is it just dependent on market prices and ammo costs at that time?
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I'm guessing 23's are easier to find. I had to buy a gen.4 27 then put a 33 barrel in it, because I couldn't find a 33 gen.4 for sale at the time.
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FWIW I got the 357 and have a 9mm conversion barrel and a 40 cal barrel as well.

For me, I wanted the 357 because that's how I would use it for SD.

The other barrels are for 'entertainment' / backup purposes only. The gun wasn't specifically designed for them. I've not had any issues shooting either alternate barrel, but I wouldn't want to stake my life on it either.

If you would sell it, I'd think as long as you have the "other' barrel for it, you can get the same price either way
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FWIW I got the 357 and have a 9mm conversion barrel and a 40 cal barrel as well.

For me, I wanted the 357 because that's how I would use it for SD.

The other barrels are for 'entertainment' / backup purposes only. The gun wasn't specifically designed for them. I've not had any issues shooting either alternate barrel, but I wouldn't want to stake my life on it either.

If you would sell it, I'd think as long as you have the "other' barrel for it, you can get the same price either way

I run an oem 33 barrel in my 27 gen.4. I've never had a failure, except when I put a ghost 3.5 connector in it. Running the 27 with oem 33 barrel. No failures. I lost round count but it's in the high hundreds if not 1000's.
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I run an oem 33 barrel in my 27 gen.4. I've never had a failure, except when I put a ghost 3.5 connector in it. Running the 27 with oem 33 barrel. No failures. I lost round count but it's in the high hundreds if not 1000's.
Yeah, thanks Lucian, I should have caveated. Per Glock, any 357-40 or 40-357 is seamless, fully reliable, and the only "Glock approved" conversion.
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So one of them has a higher resale value? Or is it just dependent on market prices and ammo costs at that time?

It's mostly perception. .40 is a more familiar, 'known' caliber...might be easier to sell as a .40 with a .357 extra barrel versus other way around.


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