at a crossroads

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by whiskeyx89, May 16, 2012.

  1. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    Hello, this my first post on the forums but I've been browsing on my android phone for awhile.

    I currently own 2 glock 19s, and a glock 23. I'm in the market to purchase a subcompact and a fullsize within a years time in either 9mm, or .40 s&w. I'm having difficulty deciding on the models although after browsing i'm convinced the glock 26 would suffice as the subcompact. That leaves either the glock 17, 22, 34, 35. Please give me some advise, it will be used as a recreational and duty firearm.

    Things to consider;
    I do use my firearms for employment, i'm an armed guard and NRA pistol instructor (although the instructors license isn't utilized as much as I'd like)
    I live in CA so I can only own generations 1, 2 & 3, with 10 round mags.
    I'm only licensed with 9mm and .40; although 357 sig interests me I'd like to keep recommendations to 9 & .40.
    I normally use a OWB serpa for ccw, and serpa level 3 for duty.
    I have 8 g19 mags and 3 g23 which is why i'm leaning towards a g26 over its .40 counterpart. Similarly why I've been thinking about a g22 or g35.

    still the critical failures reported with glocks chambered in .40 s&w have given me cold feet about purchasing another even though my glock 23 works like a charm.
     
  2. Ghost23

    Ghost23 New Member

    If you want the .40, I'd say go for it. But if the barrel is what you're worried about, check out KKM or Lone Wolf barrels. Both fully supported, both great barrels.
     

  3. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    Don't after market barrels run about 200-300?

    I'm kinda trying to avoid that after spending so much on my glock 19 exo. the only thing I really would have an interest in changing is the sight.

    Either way that didn't specify wether the 22 or 35 would be a preferred choice. But thank you for the input I'll consider that as an option if needed.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  4. Hubbpd8250

    Hubbpd8250 New Member

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    I love the glock 17! We carry it on duty at my dept. And I carry it on the swat team! We fire thousands of rounds through it, and she never misses a beat.
     
  5. chilly613

    chilly613 New Member

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    Hi Whiskey, welcome to the forum. I live in Ca as well. And you actually can get a gen 4 but in single shot exemption but it cost a couple hundred more... Not worth it in my opinion. I'm planning my next purchase as well and I'm leaning towards the 17 or 22. More likely 17 because all I shoot is 9mm and I already have a G19. Seeing how you have both a 19 and 23, I don't think you could go wrong either way. If you do go with a .40, a barrel isn't that much more to change calibers. Also if you do go .40 you can change the barrel to .357 as I believe they do use the same mags.
     
  6. I too LOVE my 17 that I just picked up.... fantastic firearm!
     
  7. officerX

    officerX Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm partial to the .40, so I'd say get a 22 & a 27.
     
  8. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    Is there any benefit or fun factor to getting a g34 or g35 over a g17 or g22? I know that the gtl2 doesn't extend past the barrel on the 34 & 35? and the minor like the extended mag release, 3.5lb trigger and slide stop doesn't interest me overall since those can be changed/added to a g17 or g22.

    (except If you modify the trigger in CA you basically can only use it at a range gun, from what I've been told)

    Does anyone carry a g34 or g35 for duty? Any concerns over the 3.5lb trigger as a duty weapon?

    I think i'm set on the glock 26. But i'm leaning towards a g35, if I could find one at blue box price. I know glock 17 and 22s are readily available I just want to have a set mind before I begin to save.

    Tends to make the goals more satisfying to achieve and less buyers remorse.
     
  9. chilly613

    chilly613 New Member

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    34s and 35s are more for target shooting and competition from my understanding. I have no problems personally with a stock trigger but I know a lot of the people here run the 3.5lb trigger, buy it and try it, if you don't like it go back to stock. But go with what you want... It's a Glock, its a win win to me.
     
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  10. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    I have no qualms with the stock trigger i'm just testing the waters to see how versatile the 35 is compared to the 22. The fact that both can be converted to 357 sig with a slide in conversion is interesting. I do have a pondering interest in gssf or maybe hunting small game but as I'm lazy by nature... I doubt it. it'd just be icing on the cake. Accuracy wise i'm interested in the longer barrel of the g34/35, although it wouldn't be a burden on a drop leg, I can't imagine wearing it on the belt for 12 hours.


    Just trying to weigh the pros and cons of each.

    And I'd feel redundant purchasing all nines but that may be an option as well.
     
  11. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    I'm think I'm going to plan on purchasing the 26 short term.

    And juggle the 17, 22, 34, and 35 for awhile. I'm guessing although the 34 and 35 seem to be the best bang for my buck are not really as practical given what I'd like them to be used for. Also at 398 vs 480, I think the glock 17 and 22 has the 34 and 35 Beat.

    So now its down to 17 vs 22.
     
  12. chilly613

    chilly613 New Member

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    I'd say the 22, you'll have the versatility of being able to change calibers.
     
  13. bringtheheat

    bringtheheat New Member

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    Get the 22, shoot 40s&w, then purchace .357 sig & 49-9mm barrels & a 9mm mag. Multi caliber is the way to go.
     
  14. whiskeyx89

    whiskeyx89 New Member

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    Glock 26 and 22 it is. Thank you guys for the info.
     
  15. figurethatout28

    figurethatout28 New Member

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    Go with the 34. With that long slide and a stainless guide rod, u wont have any recoil at all. Follow up will be cut in half. Sounds like ur good on the service front with the 19 and 23
     
  16. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    I have a 34 gen 4 and I love it. I can pretty much do surgery with the 34. Besides my XD, it's my favorite gun.
     
  17. dutchs

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    Hey hoovco, The 34 is a nice gun! Welcome to the forum, If you get a minute maybe you could go to the Introduction section and tell us a little about yourself? Maybe a picture of your 34 as well. Enjoy