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.whiskeyx89 said: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.
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.whiskeyx89 said: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.
I'd say the 22, you'll have the versatility of being able to change calibers.whiskeyx89 said: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.